Shaker Card Inspiration: Royal Princess Shaker Card

Gosh! It has been like weeks before I updated this post, which should have been done long ago. I have been quite sick, down with a bad flu and fever for past 2 weeks that I have not been able to do much things. Right now, I am still coughing like no tomorrow, but hopefully this will go away real real soon!

Thankfully, I managed to make a card while trying to stop myself from sneezing because the card was requested quite some time back. And for my frequent readers, you must have find the design quite familiar 🙂

Back with another shaker card! Seems like shaker cards have been quite a favorite among my friends and clients, as I have been getting shaker cards orders. For this card, someone requested this design based on my previous work but wanting to go for a more princessy fantasy touch to it. So Cinderella actually comes to my mind!

Royal Princess Shaker Card

You can’t really see from here, but the navy blue card base (WorldWin Papers) was embossed with lovely glittered embossing powder (Rangers). Next, I cut out the name on mixed media paper and do some castle masking using the castle template (Sweet Poppy) and seafoam glimmery color mist (Heidi Swapp) before adding shakers of beads, glitters and diamond dust (Floracraft).

I cut out the silhouette of horse and carriage using my trusty SIlhouette Cameo before spraying with Heidi Swapp ColorShine mist of Gold and Black, and then embossed using clear glittered powder to give a glittery finish. And layering of strip paper was done before tying with twine and layered with the horse and carriage silhouette.

Royal Princess Shaker Card

That’s about it! ❤

And for those who find this design familiar, I actually made a similar design and blogged about it, which is in mermaid theme: Card Inspiration: Mermaid in the sea Shaker Card

Do hop there to take a look of the design too! ❤

I promise I will come back again with a longer post once I recovered!


Layered Card Inspiration: The Secret To a Rich Life

Hello! I am back with a layered card – Secret to a rich life card which I have a sweet floral theme in mind, perfectly described the recipient of this card 🙂

I always love this quote: “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” -Dave Weinbaum

For this card, I prepared a cut out acrylic paper and embossed it using Tim Holtz Textured Fades Honeycomb folder, before spritzing the paper with Heidi Swapp Colorshine Seafoam Mist to give a shimmery effect. I also distressed the edges of the paper to give a nice weathered look to present a vintage look. Layered on top of the paper is another cutout of My Mind’s Eye cardstock (Be Happy theme) and distressed the edges of the paper before using Burnt Sienna Colorbox chalk ink to create a lovely faded shade in the background to give a soft look. The remaining scrap of the cardstock was trimmed into the shape of the ribbon and layered over the card. I always love Spellbinders dies because the templates gave suck an elegant and intricate details! I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Les Papillions Two butterfly die to cut and embossed the shape of butterfly. To add more details, I smudged the top part of the butterfly with blue chalk ink before giving a lovely glittered effect at the edges using Diamond Sticklers.

Close up look of the details

Next I cut of the frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Labels Eight, soften the edges using blue chalk ink and adding the glitter using Diamond Sticklers at the corners of the frame. Quote was stamped using Cloud9 Design (Simple thoughts) clear stamp with black veramagic chalk ink.

The final outcome:

Layered Card Inspiration

I thought it will be easier for you readers if I type down bold and italic the brands of the supplies I used for easy reference. Well, I hope it helps if you want to look for those supplies to follow my design!

Thanks for looking! ❤

Shaker Card Inspiration: Little Twin Stars

For this month May, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our April Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Really Reasonable Ribbon! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Little Twin Stars Shaker

Another shaker craze of mine!

I am always so fascinated with shakers and just couldn’t resist making them all the time. I have been in this DT for 5 months now and next month will be my last month…how times flies!

This card was made on request by a friend to give to her colleague as a farewell gift. And I am so glad that she loves it as much as I do!


Shaker Card Inspiration: Happy Day Shake it up!

Hello! I am back with a short update of another shaker card. This time, I decided to go for a clean and simple look so that more attention will be on the shaker itself!

Happy Day Shake it up!

The window was cut out using Silhouette CAMEO on acrylic paper to give a nice canvas look before adding shakers of glitters and diamond dust, and placing them on top of a white cardstock.

Close up look

I added embellishment of the “Happy Day” quote which is from my scrap stash so I cannot remember which brand it is. If you do, please do tell me, so that I can credit it here. 🙂

Love how this turns out!

Simple yet classy! I hope this can serve a small inspiration to you 🙂

 Thanks for looking! ❤


Shaker Card Inspiration – Eeyore Shaker Card

Hello! I am back with a shaker card with Eeyore theme! Actually, this post is long overdue but as I went for work retreat overseas, and trying to clear projects and stuffs, this was put into draft on hold.

So here I am, back with a shaker card where it was actually a birthday card for someone, requested by a friend.

Eeyore Shaker Card

Cartoony cards are not really in my area of forte but I am glad that I made this work. 🙂 I printed out the eeyore image using Canon Pixma as it gave such vibrant colours, which make it outstanding. I can never do without Canon PIXMA printer! As you take a closer look, you noticed the purple border is kind of glittering. It was actually white cut out border before I sponged using Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink. After which I add Diamond Sticklers, before covering everything up with Glossy Accent. It made the whole border looks so 3D with glitters inside!

Close up look

I cut out the “beehive” shape using Silhouette Cameo as well as the name of the recipient, and pasted the transparency film over behind before adding lovely shakers which consists of glitters, beads and diamond dust. The purple background is from Krasiercraft, which complements nicely with the purple border that I made and the Eeyore.

And the final outcome:

Eeyore Shaker Card

Thanks for looking!


Mixed Media Canvas Inspiration: Big Shot Party @ Made With Love

Hello! I am back with another inspiration, this time it was done at Made With Love Big Shot Party with a friend. We had a blast! I have been so busy lately with my full time job that I was grateful for my friend who actually book a slot for me once they opened the slots and I didn’t even know about it until she excitedly sms me and asked if I am interested to join her since she booked two places. 🙂 And of course, I agree since I haven’t got the time to do some crafting myself at home so this will be a lovely break for me to make something.

Meanwhile, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is still on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our March Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Crafter’s Companion! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Crafter’s Companion!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Mixed media Canvas project

One thing I like about joining Big Shot Party at Made With Love(MWL) is that you get to learn new techniques and equipments from Aida,  a talented mixed media enthusiast who is a Design Team member from Sizzix. So we first started out with a blank canvas where I will give it a blue base coating using acrylic paint before adding some nice purple color (Ranger brand) at the corners. My apologies that I could not remember the specific color though.

The frame was cut out using die cut, before painting it with blue acrylic and embossing the words with clear embossing powder. After which I added the “beehive” looking die cut paper (provided by MWL) behind the frame (colored using Tim Holtz distressed inks) before adding foam tape and pasting over a patterned card stock.

Frame die cut and embossed

Next is the cutting out of the butterfly using die cut and embossing the lovely butterfly to create some nice wing pattern before adding spray mist and red and yellow distress inks to create a lovely ombre color. I personally love my butterfly artpiece 😉 Stacey, another MWL staff, helped to add the crystals and metal embellishments.

Butterfly embelishment

The wording was stamped using Archival ink of brown to create a nice distress look. Yellow distress ink was used to create the background. The paper was actually tri-folded which can be opened to reveal a long paper where one can write a personal note in it.

Moving on, I also shadow embossed “Lucky” onto a paper before cutting out and creating the lovely shade of red using distress ink and finalizing the word with some beautiful glitter using Sticklers.

Shadow embossed “lucky”

Flower was also die cut (provided by the staffs), with the floral swirls by using the burlap and plastic to die cut out the shapes and layering them to create a nice flower embellishment. I added my own metal embellishment and rhinestone back at home for a finishing look.

Layered flower

And the final outcome:

Mixed Media Canvas, with mini card

I just love how it turned out! ❤

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I hope this served as an inspiration for you to start cracking and enter your entry.

Can’t wait to see all your lovely entries!


Scrapbooking – Love Blossom

Hello! I am back with a mini scrapbook layout to give my photo print a new home:

The photo was taken at Cameron Highlands where we went there to do strawberry picking during our Valentine date last year. I decided to put a garden theme which suit the photo perfectly!

I started out with a blank canvas paper, dabbing the paper with my flat brush and Faded Jeans distress ink. I use TCW mini stencil and gesso to create the texture of wordings on the background before adding the die cut of the clock (Tim Holtz), adding the pearl onto the hands’ center.

I primed the die cut (cardboard) with gesso before sponging it with Walnut Stain distress ink, and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine to create a gold, shimmery effect. I softened the look by dabbing with a bit of gesso all around, including the hands. I also dabbed a bit of Green Patina Perfect Pearls onto the side of the clock inside.

I cut out the “LOVE” using CAMEO, and sponged it using Black Soot Distress ink before using foam dots to glue over the clock die cut and adding glitters using Sticklers Diamond. And the layering of the flowers, branches and stripes of paper start!

I tore My Mind’s Eye Designer Paper into strips and layered them first onto the card using cardboard as backing to create dimension. After which. the process of layering the flowers continued by layering inside the strips of paper as well as the top of the paper, using different colored Prima flowers and self-made roses. Tucked in between the flowers and underneath the strip of paper, I also included the Die-namites Knobby Branch die cut as well.  On top of that, punched out paper butterflies were also added.

Once I am satisfied with the whole thing, I dabbed abit of gesso to soften the whole look, before distressing the edges of the card and paste onto a bigger white cardstock as a backing. Finally. I layered my photo on top. Finally, my photo has a new home!

I love the whole look!<3

This scrapbooking card will go onto my mini easel stand where I will display it on my table’s platform!

Materials used:

  • Papers (System3, My Mind’s Eye)
  • Distressed Inks Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
  • Stencil Mini (The Crafter Workshop)
  • Weathered Clock Alterations Die (Tim Holtz)
  • Flowers (Spellbinders, Prima Marketing)
  • Knobby Branch (Die-namites)
  • Gold Color Shine Spray Mist (Heidi Swapp), Green Patina (Perfect Pearls)