Thursday, December 2, 2010

OCS - Holiday

This month's One Card Swap theme is "Holiday" and you could choose to make any kind of holiday card you want.  I decided to go with Christmas and make this for my swap partner Lynn Lau.

I saw this shaker box card idea on Suzanne Dean's blog and had to try it out.  Never attempted a shaker box before but this made me put my fears aside and give it a whirl.  And with Lili of the Valley's "Decorating the Tree" stamp, it was a pure delight to create!  The shaker box window was created with a Magnolia window stamp and the outdoor background is a retired image from Elzybells.  I included Martha Stewart snow glitter and some beads and the window is dressed with a garland and flower boxes made from shamrock green and russet red Flower Soft mixed together.  A tip about Flower Soft:  you can buy some pre-made mixes like the Christmas mix, but if you buy the colors separately and mix them yourself, you can use them later individually.  Had I purchased the Christmas mix, I would be stuck using it only at Christmas.  To create the silhouette of the cat, I stamped a regular image of a cat, cut it out and flipped it over.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great start to this holiday season!


  • Stamps:  Magnolia window, Elzybells winter background, Stampin' Up Window Dressing cat, Lili of the Valley Decorating the Tree
  • Copics
  • Flower Soft: Russet Red, Shamrock Green
  • Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff - Sugar


  1. So that's why you needed to borrow that LOTV stamp! So cute! I love this shaker card. You'll have to show me how the next time we play.

  2. Such a darling card! Thanks for sharing :)