Thursday, May 4, 2017

Studio Katia's FIRST BIRTHDAY Blog Hop!!!!

Hi All!!!  Welcome to this special blog hop in honour of Studio Katia's First Birthday!!  I am so thrilled and honoured to be a part of this amazing design team.  I have the utmost respect for Katia who does this all by herself.  She has accomplished so much in so little time with much more to come!!!

So let's get this party started, shall we??  The theme for this hop is SHAKER CARDS!!!  Shaker cards are so much fun but to be honest with you, I rarely make them.  So they are actually a challenge for me.  It takes a lot of planning on my part and I usually end up throwing the first one away :)

I started by going through my SK dies, I knew I wanted to make a shaped card.  So I picked one of my favourite sets, Stitched Creative Squares.  I die cut two of the largest square, scored one of them 3/4 inch from the top, applied Scor-Tape and adhered the two pieces together.  Next, I took the two smaller squares, nested them together on top of another piece of cardstock and ran them through my Big Shot.  This created a frame.



I immediately added my acetate to the back of the frame, applied two layers of foam tape and filled 'er up!  For my bits and bobs, I used the crazy beautiful Crystal Rainbow FusionSilver Stars Confetti, and Silver Foil Seed Beads.  I placed another die cut piece of cardstock (using the medium die) and cover the back of my shaker.


After adhering the shaker portion to my cardbase, it was time for the sentiment.  Insert mistake here:  I wanted to stamp INSIDE the shaker part.  And because everything was already put together, I knew stamping/heat embossing on the acetate was not going to work.  Plan B:  I took a "happy" die from an older My Favorite Things set and die cut it from white cardstock.  To co-ordinate with the sequins, I sponged some Jelly Bean ink from Simon Says Stamp on the sentiment.


This die is an "on the edge" die so it doesn't cut the letter right off.  I left a wide enough strip on the bottom so I could stamp the word "birthday".  Then, to get all matchy-matchy, I ran it through using the medium square die so I could get the stitching detail.  The tiny flower comes from Sunny Studio Stamps.  I sponged some Doll Pink Ink (Simon Says) onto some cardstock and cut that out and also cut it out using some teal glitter paper for the centre.  I adhered both the sentiment and flower using Multi Medium Matte adhesive.  And here it is:




This card was totally fun to make!!  You know what else is fun?? Giveaways and Discounts!!!!! 
Here are all the details...



GIVEAWAY INFO:

- You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia at every stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Sunday, May 7th for your chance to win! The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning.

- You can also win (1) Simon Says Stamp goody bag and (1) Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens, 80 Color Set. The winners will be chosen from all the comments along the hop.

- Studio Katia is offering 15% off all purchases to their online shop (link http://www.studiokatia.com) using the code "SKTURNS1" through Sunday, May 7th at midnight EST.

*Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 7th and winners will be announced on May 10th.


The next stop on the hop is the super talented, super amazing:  Amy Kolling

137 comments:

  1. Love all of the gorgeous yummy colours of the sequins in your shaker, and the pop of colour against the white is really lovely! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fun card! I share your struggles with shaker cards too! Nice work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such an adorable shaker card! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a fun shape for a card! Very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think your "mistake" made this card even cuter!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fun and colorful concept!

    ReplyDelete
  7. O M Geeeeeee this is so stinkin' adorable!!! I love everything about this!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Super fun shaped shaker card! Beautiful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow so sparkling! A real and great shakercard!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love this fun shaker card. The shape is so original :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cute shaker card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great card! Love the shape

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great card! Worth the challenge! So much talent on this hop! Thanks for sharing yours!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Isn't it amazing that making a mistake can turn it into a such a great card. Looks like that was your plan all along. Great card

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the shape of your card and your colorful shaker element.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a perfect die cut for shaker cards - love your design.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Absolutely love how you made this card using the die, and how create that die is for shaker cards! Adore all the sequins you chose - what a pretty card thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the shape of this card and all the color sequins! <3

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is so fun! I love the colorful sequins :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. such a beautiful shaker card! love the unique shape of it :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love all the colors you you used.. The die is great. Perfect for a shaker card

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful card. Very creative. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is adorable! I really, really like the shape AND the "happy" mistake. 😀

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful card. Glad to know I'm not the only one who finds shaker cards challenging.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Not a mistake! It looks so great as a Happy Birthday card!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Awesome shaker card! Love the Stitched Creative Squares dies you used! Very fun and festive card to celebrate Studio Katia's 1st birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Totally cute and really fun birthday card!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh, my all the glitter and sparkle with your shaker card says CELEBRATION!!!! Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love the colors and the unique shape of the card.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great card. Love it. Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a fun card! The shape looks fabulous and that mix of sequins, beads and confetti is fantastic!! I'd be shaking away if your card ended up in my mailbox!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Un usual shape! Made a great card.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I believe your mistake turned out beautiful. I like the die cut on top of the shaker part of the card.

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a fun shaker; love this die and how wide it is. Perfect for shakers!
    And they are my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Such a fun and colorful card!! Really smile-inducing!

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a unique and festive card!!!! Great product and the happiest of birthdays to them.

    ReplyDelete
  37. i think it worked out great! lovely shaped card and the green sentiment is really "happy" well done, you need to make shakercards more often it's fab!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the shape and color. Shaker cards are the best.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love your card first time doing a blog hop I believe I left a msg. In the wrong place. Trying to do this right. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Wow! I love this card. For someone who doesn't like to do shaker cards, you've done an amazing job! Thanks for the great inspiration😀

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love your card. I like how you were able to tie in the sentiment with the frame of the shaker.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love your card--so clever.

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a colourful shaped card! Great colour combination in your shaker! So cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love this design, so very pretty x

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love your shaker and that dies is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your shaped shaker full of so many fun, colorful pieces is delightful. Thanks for sharing it on this blog hop.

    ReplyDelete
  47. What a great card. Love the design.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Cute and festive. I like this shape.

    ReplyDelete
  49. This looks perfectly hand-tied. Makes me want to hold it!

    ReplyDelete
  50. I really like this die set. In face all of them have been so wonderful so far and the cards are amazing. Good job.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Love the non-traditional card shape! Sometimes I get stuck making the same shape!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Love the shape you chose for this one !! So colorful too.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wonderful shaker and sequins/dies.. Awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  54. What a fantastic card. I love making unique shaker cards as well so I am getting tonnes of ideas here on this hop. Laurie this is so precious and these dies are, well, to DIE for! I definitely need to look at the store and make up my list, holy smokes!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Great color for a birthday card love the shape

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thank you for sharing, What a good looking card.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Enjoying this card the shape and colors are Great! Meeting a lots of new blogs on this hop and they are very inspiring! Thank you for sharing AWESOME card!!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Love the shape of the die and the layers! Love all the colorful sequins!

    ReplyDelete
  59. A shaped shaker...and colourful too...wonderful card!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Wonderful colors!!! I love the white card with all the fun colored sequins contrast. As for the mistake, no misstake it's perfect. Thanks for sharing. Love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  61. Great card. Love the dimension and the big green HAPPY.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love the shape of this die! Great use for it!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Oh this is awesome! Love the shape of this shaker. Fabulous ♥

    ReplyDelete
  64. Love your card it looks like a celebration!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Cute card, it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who makes errors in judgement when making cards. Ended up great!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Love this fun shaker card - so colorful! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  67. This is really cute, love the shape of the card and its a shaker, adorable

    ReplyDelete
  68. This truly is a HAPPY card. Putting the sentiment on the outside works perfectly. I'm liking all the frame dies Studio Katia has.

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a fun and almost whimsical card. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  70. This is the cutest shaker card!!!! Love the colors!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

    ReplyDelete
  71. Wonderful shaker card - love the different shapes in the background. Very fun!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Your beautiful shaped shaker adds a whole new level to the meaning of sweet, pretty and smile-making! So glad you 'took to the leap' in designing this, as you've created absolute magic! So fitting that Katia has chosen shaker cards as her birthday theme, as she’s most definitely ‘shaken up’ our crafting community with her success! Thrilled that you're part of it!
    ~carol

    ReplyDelete
  73. this card is so different from what I have seen love it

    ReplyDelete
  74. WOW!!! Adorable shaker card!!! Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  75. HOW PRETTY!!! AND LOOK AT ALLLLL THOSE SEQUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL You DID have fun with this! I do the same thing, I get so excited doing a specific type of card & forget something else! LOL You did WONDERFULLY on this!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY STUDIO KATIA!" ;)

    ReplyDelete
  76. Love all of the stars you filled your shaker with. Fun card. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  77. That card would be totally fun to receive, also!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Awesome card! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  79. this is a very fun card. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Oh I love your design, mistake or not. I think it came out perfect, just like it was meant to be! LOV that big bold HAPPY too! This is a wonderful creation!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Oh, such a fun and festive shaker. Love those dies too.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Colorful card love it. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  83. Love your shaker card. Sometimes mistakes come out better than what we first planned.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Fabulous shaker card!! Love how you did the sentiment!!

    ReplyDelete
  85. This card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for inspiring us to continue being creative in new and beautiful ways. A very Happy Birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  86. AWESOME shaker card, Shakers are so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  87. I love the colors inside your shaker card! They are so me! I love the front of the card and had no idea it was a mistake until I read what you wanted to do but what you ended up doing. If you didn't say that wasn't what you wanted to do no one would have ever known. I love shaker cards! Happy anniversary Studio Katia and thanks for giving us the chance to win some great prizes. I can't wait to win!

    ReplyDelete
  88. What a fun-shaped shaker and great way to add the colorful sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  89. Love this shaker card! I really like all the pretty bits inside the shaker,such a great combo of things.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Love the pop of green, just brings the whole card to life, stunning card, happi birthday to Katia

    ReplyDelete
  91. I really love the shape of your card
    fun idea and sweet shaker area too
    adorable made LOVE!!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Fantastic card, it is so happy and vibrant! All of the sequins look so pretty and I love the way you designed the sentiment on the card.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Fabulously fun, hip and vibrant card! I love the shape.

    ReplyDelete
  94. What a fun shape for a card, and love that you made the whole thing a shaker!

    ReplyDelete
  95. So much fun. Great use of a different shape as the shaker and card all wrapped into one fun package!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I really love shaker cards, thank you for sharing yours.

    ReplyDelete
  97. What a fabulous shaker design. I have these dies so must try this for myself, thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

    ReplyDelete
  98. What a great shape for a shaker card. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  99. Your shaker is Awesome. Love the white with the colorful HB die. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  100. What a fun shaker. I love the combination of sequins, especially the crystal rainbow ones

    ReplyDelete
  101. Such a fun, festive card. The shaker mix that you used is great!!!

    ReplyDelete
  102. There are so many talents along this blog hop to show case all these wonderful products. happy 1st birhtday

    ReplyDelete
  103. SO BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  104. Love these shaker cards. Really cute and playful.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment!

Featured Post

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Entry

Hello everyone!!  So, this is a very last minute entry into the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for December 2017 !  I love me some Pap...