Sunday, March 14, 2010

My April Card Class - Boys are Sew Much Fun!

As I mentioned last weekend, I have been asked to be a "guest instructor" at DAT'S in the month of April. I used to teach there regularly, but I started finding it too much to handle with juggling my travel for work and the family business, so it's been awhile since I actually taught a class and I am really looking forward to it!

Here are the details:

Wednesday, April 21st at DAT'S
7:00 pm Cost $12.00

You will make the two cards pictured in this post.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - THANK YOU to those who signed up!
See you on the 21st!

And here are the cards that I created for the class - the first is a Shaker Card. I will admit that I have only ever made one other, simply because I am too lazy - there I said it and it's true! However, I am glad for the class as it motivated me to make one - they are so worth the effort, don't you think?

I took a close-up in hopes that you could get a good look at the shaker bit. I reused some packaging to make this shaker, so my card qualifies for the challenge this week at Raise the Bar - which is Go Green! They have indicated that you can interpret it in a few different ways - although there is no green on my card, I reused my sticker packaging.

Because my card is geared for boys, I am also entering into the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges - they are looking for masculine cards. It was fun to use those little balloons - I had seen this idea on a card in Paper Crafts (I think), literally years ago and had tried it back then and promptly forgot about it. I think these little ones make a great embellishment for boy cards, especially since I can't reach for a flower to finish it off - having these little balloons on hand just provides more options....

I am reposting my Changito Kick card that I posted last week so that people wanting to check out the post can find both cards in one place.
Hoping you had a fantastic weekend! We sure did, the weather was so far above normal - we are talking like 18 cel. - that we went to a different park each day and BBQd and ate dinner outdoors! I keep wanting to pinch myself since it is March and this weather feels more like May or June. We are in Northwestern Ontario after all - we had colder days last summer than the last few here! No joke! My house is rather a mess as a result of spending so much time outdoors, but isn't that what life is all about - Carpe Diem.........that is exactly what we did! The laundry and mess will still be there in the morning...
On that note, my bed is calling my name - all that fresh air & sunshine.....
Nighty night,
Shanna :)
What I used - Shaker Card:
Stamps: Image - Stamping Bella, sentiment - CTMH Dainty Thoughts
ink: Memento, Moonstruck
papers: Kaiser Craft - offshore collection, Coredinations Evening Sky
embellishments: Bella bling, misc ribbon, small balloons, machine stitching, 1/2 mm Glitter beads
tools: circle punch, EK Success edge punch, 3D dots (1/8 ")


  1. Such darling cards! I love the balloons on the first one!

  2. So cute, love the colors on the first one!

  3. great cards - love that they are for little boys :D

  4. Two fabulous cards and the idea to use the balloons is wonderful! Love it!

  5. both gorgeous cards, so love the shaker style and what a fab idea to add balloons, they look amazing, hope your warm weather continues, hugs debx

  6. Awesome shaker card.... girl... I would be too lazy too. I think that is why I am so CAS... i should really call them LAC... I won't tell you what the letters stand for... ha! Love the balloons tied on there... what a clever idea!

  7. Love that shaker card and the balloons are too cute.

  8. Such sweet little boy cards. Love your shaker card~I've never attempted one, but looks fun. the balloons are really a cute idea too.

  9. These cards are adorable & I love the shaker card! Wish you were closer so I could take your class :)

  10. What a fabulous idea to re-use your sticker packaging! I love this idea, turning it all into a shaker card is just so sweet. I love your ideas, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  11. Very cute! Good luck with the class, I'm sure they'll all have fun, hopefully you too LOL!

  12. So cute, love the colors on the first one!
    bookmarking demon


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