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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Christmas Shaker Card

When I saw Dawn's amazing nautical shaker card here I got this idea for a Christmas card. I was inspired by the pattern and layout, and I decided to go with the shaker card theme as well. Since I knew what I wanted to make this card came together really quickly (and that's nothing that happens often to me).
I tend to make Christmas cards in traditional colors, but lately I've found myself wanting to try new color schemes, so this time I went with blue, white and some brown from the wooden reindeer. I wanted to add a bit of sparkle, so I changed my original plan of using white snowflake sequins and replaced them with golden star ones instead. I also used gold glitter EP and heat set my sentiment on a strip of vellum. The DP is from Authentique. To make the frame I used a Marianne die.

This card is for these challenges:
1) CASE Study Challenge – Anniversary blog hop
2) Jingle Belles - use Gold
3) Allsorts - #274 Early Christmas makes
4) ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick and Easy
5) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Something old (sequins)+Blue (paper)+Something new (reindeer and DP)
6) City Crafter Challenge - #226 Shake it up - Shaker Card

37 comments:

Pat K said...

Very elegant shaker card Pia. Beautiful colours and I love the sentiment done on vellum. Pat K x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card Pia, love the colours and beautiful frame and reindeer.
Thank you for sharing Allsorts;-))m

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful Christmas design. So elegant. Loving the frame with the silhouette deer.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Radhika said...

Love this Shaker card ..so beautiful ..

scrAPpamondo said...

Very elegant card, Pia! The reinder looks great on the pattern paper and the colours are perfect! I love so muche the little stars and the vellum stripe with sentiment!!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Pia, I love the blue and white combination and your die cut frame is beautiful.
Pauline
x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for linking up at CCCB!

chrissy xx said...

JUst BEAtiful! What a FABulous scene you've created Pia..LOving everything about it.
Chrissyxx

brenda said...

How very elegant Pia, a beautiful festive card.

B x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous shaker card Pia..love the gold stars and gorgeous frame die and the reindeer just adds that something special..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

sandie said...

What a great idea Pia. I have never thought of a shaker card for Xmas but now you have done it, it just seems perfect. You know I love differs colours for Xmas cards and I think this is just perfect. I think we make so many Cmas cards that I could probably only manage one shaker card as I am so slow and not so good at making them....but you have put that idea in my head now. Enjoy your weekend x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful shaker card love the frame and reindeer
Carol x

Laine said...

Stunning Pia, with a real vintage feel.
Laine
xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I have never seen such an elegant shaker card before. I love the design with that wonderful frame and the colours are beautiful.
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a fab design Pia!! I love the pretty frame and the golden stars… gorgeous ice blue paper and the cute reindeer is perfect on this card!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Just gorgeous Pia! Love the design and colours, and the wooden reindeer looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

SmilynStef said...

Love the gold glitter embossing ... thanks for going for the gold with us at jingle belles.

Jackie said...

Wow! This is beautiful Pia....I LOVE everything about it!!!! Gorgeous just isn't good enough...FAB, FAB work!!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Love this fun card. I have wanted to try something like this for a whil. I like that yours is a bit majestic sith the stag and yet still fun!
The gold stars were the perfect choice.

PS Our hot weather has fled and just after we had a trip up to the pool with the kiddies, the skies opened and we are in the midst of a huge thunderstorm!

I am going to post some photos of the bunkhouse. It is very basic...just a room for guests...in the middle of stripping wallpaper and then we will patch and sand walls and then paint it! In the meantime, ignore the walls as I was posting more to show the size where I craft and my meagre supplies up here! hahaha

Must fly...trying to get supper made before the ice cream social tonight...kiddies have walked up to read the menu and decided on Seasalt caramel icecream...yum yum!

Karen M said...

Your card is gorgeous - love your beautiful design xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Pia, I don't mind non trad Christmas cards and this is certainly beautiful...xx

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful, Pia, just beautiful, so elegant, yet fun, hugs xxx

Loz said...

This is Gorgeous Pia and the non-traditional colors are fabulous..Loz

having a {me} day said...

Hi Pia! I love your beautiful shaker card! loved that you made it in such non-Christmassy colours and with stars instead of snow and yet you can still see it is a Christmas card. It is one lucky person who receives this! keeley ps thanks also for joining us at c4e

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooowww the deer the frame and the background I love all it is a very romantic christmas card dear Pia...many thanks for your visiting you always so sweet my friend...I love to know you...hope you feel too...and I adore this beautiful card...hugs...Monika


PS: when do you like to SWAP our cards Pia...tell me please dear...

Paper Profusion said...

So clean, crisp and elegant Pia and yet wonderfully Christmassy. I think my style is changing too to try out less traditional colours. Beautiful card! Nicola x

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such a nice shakercard I love it. Thanks for joining us over at case study challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty and elegant Pia.
Sorry late with my comment but I have been away.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the colors and that beautiful wooden reindeer!!
Tammy x

Anni said...

Love your Christmas shaker card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CASE Study!
Anni

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Regina said...

What an elegant, lovely shaker card!

sending hugs Regina

Asha said...

Super idea, Pia! Every time I see you make a shaker card, I am inspired to make one too ... ok, so I'm still working on it! :) Love the elegant frame for the equally elegant reindeer. A truly beautiful project.
xxx, Asha

MagsB said...

Another lovely Christmas card, Pia! I love the simple layout and the contrast between the lattice background and the deer. Beautiful!

love Mags B x

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a beautiful and cool take on the shaker card design, and absolutely lovely all-round! thanks for coming on a GILT TRIP with us at JINGLE BELLES! :) :) :)

Lisa M said...

WHAT the freaking cuteness! Oh my gosh..this is fabulous :)