Monday, November 26

ERMAHGERD!!! - My First EVER Shaker Card with 3 Girl JAM!!!

Wow, three posts in the last two days....
I think I have a Crafty Fever!!!

I greet you today for my 3 Girl JAM Design Team Post.

I get to show you the darling miniature bows I am so obsessed with lately!
It's just something about things that are pretty and tiny
that make me feel like a kid again!!!
And, of course they are SUPER EASY to make using the 3 Girl JAM Bow Maker!!!
and the  White ribbon from the July 2012 limited edition Red, White and Blue bundle.
I had started by using my Sizzix Christmas Tree Die on Produce Green Core card stock.
As soon as I picked up the left over scraps, I got the idea to create my first EVER Shaker Card.
I embossed the outer frame with a snowflakes folder, then sanded lightly, and added some Platinum Dew Drop ink.   I applied some Stardust Stickles using a cotton ball for added sparkle.
For my "shaker pouch", I used a plastic treat bag and added some Green, Gold and Red micro beads.  I grabbed some little "bits and bobs" I had kept from different Cricut Cut leftovers
and scraps left from using my punches.  There were some teeny, tiny,
fun Scarlet Pearl Core card stock pieces (from a banner cut off of Pretty Pennants) as well as a few blue and green snowflakes leftover after  using an ekSuccess border punch.
(SEE Heather Lynn, I knew I would use them...LOL) 
Behind the top layer, I used core couture Green card stock, embossed
it with a Swirls folder and sanded the swirls lightly.  I added a touch ofGold Dew Drops ink to finish it.   The ribbon garland was created by simply knotting up the Holly Berry Red  Crinkle Ribbon  and adhering behind the tree cut.  
The JOY sentiment is a rub-on transfer. 
The border was created by using the same Snowflake punch I mentioned before.
I lined the inside of my card with core couture Red card stock.

The current Challenge at 3 Girl JAM  is still open until Thursday night.
The theme is a fabulous Thanksgiving Color Challenge.
I tried to incorporate those colors (a hint of some and a dash of others!!!)
 and jumped over the Thanksgiving theme a bit and skipped straight to Christmas.
I think they work well for both Holidays, don't you???
Please join in the fun and play along
for a chance to win some AMAZING PRIZES 
and a Guest Designer Spot at 3 Girl JAM!!!
 I am also still going strong (well stronger than I have crafted lately...he he he)
and playing along in the Core'dinations Hard  CORE Crop
So many wonderful challenges and tons of inspiration to get you in the mood to 
craft for the Holidays!!!

I decided to enter a 2nd project into the Ribbon Challenge being hosted by Debbie Standard.

I would be delighted to see you join along too!!!
There is also a fun FB Group for the event,
where everyone is chatting it up and sharing their projects!!!
to chat with all of the lovely Design Team and Participants!
Lots of amazing Prizes are up for Grabs at each challenge!!!

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the creative use of the ribbon!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. very pretty Jess!! Great Christmas card :)

  3. Beautiful card Jess! Can you pass that craftin fever this way, cuz girl I'm way behind the crafting curve right now, lol!!

  4. Great card Jessica!
    I received my package today! Yippee! Carri~Abusybee

  5. Congrats on your very first shaker card and you did such an awesome job. I love the 3GJ ribbon add to the inside. Great Card. AJ-

  6. Congrats - awesome job on this! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

  7. Pretty gorgeous creation. I love this.


  8. Your shaker card is so pretty!! Looks even prettier in real life! You are did use those pieces..smartass! lol

    Love ya,

  9. What a great card! Festive and BEAUTIFUL.

  10. Somehow I missed this card when it was posted, but it is very pretty Jess!
    I love the way you treated the edge with the snowflake punch! Really sets off the whole card!

  11. Great card Jessica. The color scheme is perfect for Christmas too. TFS.

    3 Girl JAM DT Sister


  13. I've never made a shaker card! Maybe I should take heart and try! Love the snowflakes and the great directions for this project! Thanks!


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