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Friday, October 7, 2016

A Gate-Fold Shaker Card -- WILD!!!

Hi, everyone!

And, first and foremost, I hope that it's a safe weekend for those on the East Coast. We came back early from our trip down to Hilton Head.... and are thankful that our South Carolinian friends have evacuated to higher ground.

Today's WILD Card!

I've really been enjoying this week's Wild Card Online Card Class. The instructors have presented so many great techniques. I especially enjoyed ideas for shaking up shaker cards. (Yep, pun intended. Sorry... I just couldn't resist!)

So, a thought came to me to combine the gate fold and surprise shaker ideas.

The card below was inspired by the current Mojo Sketch, which has an element perfect for a shaker surprise, and the current Shopping Our Stash Duck, Duck Goose Challenge, which is to include feather or bird elements on a card/project.

Doodlebug Design polar pals; Stampin' Up! black cardstock; stash lavender
Lawn Fawn winter sparrows stamp set, inked in StazOn jet black and colored with Prismacolor pencils
shaker window inking in Distress Ink evergreen bough, applied with Ranger blending tool
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon; Lucy's antique Christmas sequins
Paper Smooches wave/scallop die
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Miracle Tape; Elmer's foam tape

This pic was taken before tying the bow. I know myself too well.  :)

I was actually pretty true to this sketch. Amazing, right?! The only change was leaving off the embellishments in the upper left corners. However, since I added a ribbon to close the gate fold, I decided to forego the other banners/ribbons/bows here.

Think I'll also share this over at the SAS4Kids Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids Challenge.


Speaking of SAS4Kids, big thanks to Penny Wierzbicki of TX for the wonderful cards she sent for Nationwide Children's. The boy cards are especially appreciated.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Think that's it for tonight. Have a good weekend!

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Hello Sybrina: I love, love this shaker card and you went further making it also a gate fold card with that sweet pair of little birds, just adorable, what a fabulous surprise for the lucky recipient.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Fun peek a boo shaker card!! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday :)

  3. Such a super sweet card Sybrina! You can't go wrong with the adorableness of Lawn Fawn!

  4. what a beautiful constructed "surprise" card and such a great take on our SHOPPING OUR STASH theme of feathered friends! :)

  5. Wow! A gatefold card and a shaker? Very cool! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  6. Such an adorable shaker card. So glad you could join us for Mojo Monday!