Sketch Saturday #592

I finally made it back to the craft room, just in time to enter the Sketch Challenge at Sketch Saturday!  They have a super easy challenge this week, you get to pick any previous sketch!  I went with Sketch #326-

The sketch was a perfect fit for my Custom Ornament Thin Cuts!  I decided to mix things up and go with a fun shaker card!  Shaker cards are soo unexpected and really come together quickly! I might have slightly overfilled this one, but it has plenty of bling for the holidays! To create my card, I first die cut the stitched panel and then die cut the ornament shape out of the same panel.  I cut the ornament topper out of Evergreen cardstock, and "hung" the ornament with Silver Embellishing Thread. I then inked up my sentiment from the Stamp of the Month-Reindeer Crossing-

After my top panel was complete, I flipped it over and applied acetate to cover the window.  A quick tip-you can really use just about anything clear for your windows.  You know those clamshell cases that you purchase products in that everyone hates?  Those can easily have a second life in your craft room!  I keep a small stash of empty cases and just cut the acetate to fit.  I would much rather spend my money on stamps and dies, vs buying pristine acetate sheets. After applying the acetate, I adhere 3-D foam around the shape.  Then you can add a little or a lot of sequins and then adhere your bottom layer. Honestly, it took me way  longer to type this than it did to complete the card!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1912 December Stamp of the Month-Reindeer Crossing (Only $5 with qualifying purchase)
Z3533 Custom Ornament Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
Z6512 Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3566 Julep Loose Sequins
Dark Green Sequins-Unknown
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Stitched Frame Die- Gina Marie Designs

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Place to Start-Happy Holidays
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Creative Knockouts-Christmas Delight
Cuttlebug Mania-Christmastime
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Evergreen
Shopping Our Stash-Happy Holidays
Simon Says Stamp-Traditional Christmas
Time Out Challenges-Merry & Cheerful
Winter Wonderland Challenge-Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. gorgeous Festive card-love all the greens and the sparkle-thanks for joining Time Out

  2. What a delightful shaker card! Your project is simple elegance at its best! Thanks for accepting the challenge this month at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  3. LOVE!!! I am such a shaker fan and this is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!!

  4. I love this card, it is a contrast, the design itself is very simple but the shaker aspect and the sequins take it up a notch and make it amazing! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  5. What an awesome shaker card. Love the green color concentration. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

  6. This is too stinkin cute!! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week and see some of the new challenges we have for you. I can't wait to see what you create! ☕💙MissC

  7. Gorgeous shaker card Allisa. I agree, sometimes the planning and writing the blog post does take longer than making the card!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our End of Year Challenge at Winter Wonderland!
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  8. Great shaker. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Mel DT


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!