I get excited every time I get to pull the No Bones About It set off the shelf to use.  This time I was aiming for something a little different.  I was creating a first birthday card for my nephew.  Now first birthdays are pretty special…I mean…its when parents get to celebrate that they survived the first year – no mean feat I can tell you as a mum of 4!!!!!

But it’s pretty special for the little person too.  I mean – you never develop quite as much in your years as you do those first few. So a first birthday card has to be special right!!!!

Not only that, but I wanted to create something bright and funky for the CASEing the Catty Monthly Challenge this month! The catalogue is full of inspiration to help us create, CASE or be inspired and the birthday section never disappoints.  The projects that have really caught my eye this year are the fabulous bright colours of the Birthday Fiesta suite and the shaker cards!

So I set about to creating a bright, fun card that my nephew will still love in years to come….and who grows out of shaker cards??? They are always a bit of fun! With our brilliant new foam adhesive strips – making them has become so much easier!

Now I don’t yet have the Festive Birthday Designer Paper, so I had to use a recently retired paper (Cherry on Top) that was just as bright and colourful, and those birthday balloons fit the bill perfectly!

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I totally love the look of this overlay effect!

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It was such a fun card to make.  By using two acetate sheets on either side of the square cut out, you can then stamp the solid image on the background piece inside the card, to get the effect I created here. Just make sure you use stazon black ink for stamping on the acetate sheet in the front.

The best bit was – his whole party was dinosaur themed and I had no idea!!!! So it suited the occasion just perfectly!

So go get crafting…

Mel xx

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20 Comments on No Bones About It Shaker Card

  1. Such a cute shaker card, it’s bound to be a hit with any child. Hanks for joining us at CTC this week.

  2. What a spectacular 1st birthday card young Max is getting! I hope he likes it as much as I do. Thanks for joining the challenge Mel.

  3. What a fabulous boy birthday card!! I love the dinosaur with the acetate. How clever!! And one of my favourite accessories from the new catalogue is the new foam adhesive strips.

  4. Thanks for joining in at CTC Mel! You’re right – a first birthday is a huge milestone and your awesome shaker card is a splendid celebration of that!

  5. Oh my goodness! This is too cute. Love the ‘X-ray look’ combined with the sequins in the shaker section. What a special, interactive, 1st birthday card. Thanks so much for joining in at CASEing the Catty for the birthday theme.

  6. Oooh Loving the skeleton stamped on the window sheet – what a fabulous idea!! This is a great card for the challenge this month!! So glad you’ve joined the fun at Caseing the Catty this month!!

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