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Monday, October 19, 2015

CIE Trick or Treat?

Hi, everyone! It's time for another Cards in Envy challenge. 

So, we're approaching the end of October. Hmmm.... Wonder what the challenge theme will be?   :)

Here's a pic of my little shaker card that has been sent to Nationwide Children's as part of an SAS4Kids shipment. Thanks again to Mary Anne for donating some jewelry-making beads.

Bazzill orange; Distress Ink dusty concord; old transparency
Office Essentials removal labels
orange cardstock misted with MFT shimmer spray
Japanese hex black beads; Precise black-ink pen
adhesives: x-Press It foam tape; Scotch ATG; Glue Dots; Ranger mult-medium; Zig 2-way glue pen
[close up of beads]

Elizabeth O. Dulemba is one of my favorite children's book illustrators. On her Web site, she offers coloring pages. So, I used one of her images as the template for my card, and did some fussy cutting -- and repurposed an old transparency.

Since this is a Cards in Envy challenge, I needed to make sure my card would be flat enough to send via USPS in an A2 envelope. So, I used single layers of 5/16" foam adhesive for this shaker card.

[Eye, nose, and mouth "masks" were cut out and used to mark shaker elements on the purple shaker base.]
[Masks were used as guide for placing foam adhesive.]
Hope you'll stop by CIE and join in our challenge. In the meantime, I'm linking this up to the current I-Can-See-Clearly Shopping Our Stash Challenge.  :)
Parting Thoughts

There's still about a week to play along with our fight-like-a-girl Words 2 Scrap By challenge. Our ladies have made some gorgeous cards for a challenge that is very special to our heart, but all things crafty can be linked up for this challenge.

If you're looking for a kid card challenge, SAS4Kids has a Celebration 4 Kids Card Challenge underway.

Think that's it for today. Have a great week. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Hi Sybrina! Wow - a video on your blog! I am impressed! I am just not that savvy with the videos on the computer so I am impressed. I really like the concept of your card - such a cute idea to turn the whole card into the jack-o-lantern! Have a great day!
    Donna (CIE Teammie)

  2. jack-o-lantern shaker card?! what a great idea!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (acetate!) STASH with us this week! :)

  3. This shaker card is fantastic! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  4. Fantastic jack o lantern shaker! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our I CAN SEE CLEARLY challenge!!

  5. Love your jack-o-lantern shaker card Sybrina! It's adorable!

  6. Hi Sybrina! What a delightful jack-o-lantern shaker card! So creative and fun for kids!! Great job, CIE teamie!