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
- Flower Soft: Russet Red, Shamrock Green
- Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff - Sugar