Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fred She Said Design Team Spotlight

You can't believe how excited I was when I saw this fabulous Digi from Fred She Said Designs. With a houseful of baseball fans and players it is the perfect image for a Valentine's Day Card!!! Tracy's images are some of the best on the net. This wonderful image is called "Catch Your Heart" and can be found here at her store!

I LOVE shaker cards and knew this image would be a perfect shaker....but with a twist. If you look closely, you will see a package of Terrifically Tacky Tape. I am forever throwing out that nice domed piece....and suddenly in December it hits me that I could use that...and so this shaker card was born. You too should save that piece, because I am going to tell you how to use it for your next easy peasey "Shaker Card".
The size of my card is 6 x 6. You can see here that I cut around the plastic and left about a 1/2 inch or so. I filled the bowl with this shaker material. Hint: If you are having problems with static electricity inside the plastic dome, you can take a dryer sheet and wipe the inside before placing your shaker material. You are going to glue this to your image....you can see mine in the foreground. I use 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue for my adhesive.

Once that has dried, you are going to make the portion of the embellishment that slips over the dome to hide the edges. In this picture, I cut a 5" x 5' piece of designer paper. This is so easy to do as long as you have your measurements correct. In the middle of that piece of paper, I used Martha Stewart's round circle cutter and put the blade of the knife in the 3-9/16 hole and cut out the circle. I then used the heart around the page punches from Martha Stewart. I used the same 3-in-1 glue to attach it to the card. I love inking the edges of my cards...so I have used the Rangers Tea Dye distress ink around all the edges. The hearts are a Martha Stewart punch and I cut a plain heart to line the underside of this lattice heart.
Here is my card with the envelope I created. Keep in mind you will need a thicker style envelope to place your card in. I used the 6 x 6 Envelope Kit from "Priscillastyles" found here.You can see in this picture what I am talking about with the thickness.

The kit comes with a template to help you cut out the envelope. I have lined the inner part of my envelope and all the flaps, and this is how you form your envelope around the form. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project and will start using those pieces of plastic you would normally throw away. Just think about all the fun and fascinating things you can create with them and reuse these items to help save the earth!
Thanks for viewing my project!!
Carol


Challenges I am entering in as follows:
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Pile It On - Other the Winter Colors
Practical Scrappers - Die Cuts
Saturday Spotlight Challenge - Bigger is Better
Saturday Challenge - Hearts

23 comments:

Carolivy said...

Wow! Simply stunning card Carol! What a lot of work went into this card!

Barb Sampson said...

What a fabulous card!

I LOVE the idea of reusing the packaging for a shaker box!

Thanks for sharing with us on Practical Scrappers!

Barb
DT member, Practical Scrappers

Sherri said...

Wonderful, wonderful card~~

alicaz said...

what a beautiful valentine card - love the hearts and your coloring is just amazing.
Thanks for plying with Paper Sundaes!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my gosh!! This is just GORGEOUS girl!! I love your pretty design and never would've thought to do this with that image!! I love it!! :) HUGS

Conniecrafter said...

such a great idea for recycling! Your coloring is awesome, great embellishing!

Heidi M said...

Hi Carol! What an amazing card! Your attention to detail makes it seem like a card you would buy at the store. Great job and thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers.

Heidi :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

And...forgot to mention that we really appreciate you playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!! :) We hope you can come back to play again!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning inside and out Carol!!!!! I love that image and how you put the hearts in the corners!! Wowzer creation here girl! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Tanya Rudd said...

This is so creative! I love the catchers mitt, and all the red. Thank you for playing with us this week at Practical Scrappers.
Hugs
Tanya

Audrey said...

Wow! I love everything about this project! Great job!Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

di said...

Oh my gosh! You cards are absolutely amazing!!!! You have mad coloring skills! lol These are just so beautiful! I'm speechless! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Carol, this heart is PERFECT!!! I love it. And you have hearts on top of hearts again! This is also a great tutorial, and I can't wait to try it. I know this took an incredible amount of time, not only the tutorial but the card too. And as always, the inside is as pretty as the outside. You really did a fantastic job with this one girl! You rock!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

WOWzers! That is quite the card!!! I can't imagine how long this took to make - it is so perfect. Wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers :)

Deanne

Blankiefinder said...

What a great shaker card, and I love the image you used! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

ScrappinAway said...

I love the inside of this card as well and the fact that you decorated the envelope, a nice touch!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow what a great tutorial on this! I have to try my hand at one of those shaker cards! Love the card .. its just gorgeous and the colors are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

BananaStamper said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

I have a Wesley too!
Shanna :)

Shana said...

Wow! What amazing design and fabulous creating. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

Jamie Lane said...

Love it! So clever to reuse the adhesive plastic box! I have used the American Crafts button boxes before but this one never occurred to me! :) Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie said...

Stunning card! I love all the details! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

~Michelle~ said...

Simply the most clever idea ever....love it! SO fun! :)

Priscilla said...

clever clever :) and what a great envelope tool ;)
Priscilla