Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cardz TV Anything Goes Card Blog Hop!

Hello my crafty friends, Welcome to day 2 of the Cardz TV "ANYTHING GOES" CARD BLOG HOP!

If you have came from Cindy's blog then you are in the right place, if not please go to Cardz TV and start at the beginning of the hop.

Today the Card gals are showcasing cards made with some new stamp sets Mary has come out with on Cardz TV. They are fabulous and a must have in your library. We can make anything we want using any of the following stamp sets and you can find them all here:

Birds & Bees



Girl Talk




That's My Boy




Congratulations




Make sure to hop along with us and leave a comment because Mary is giving away 2 sets of her amazing stamps and I will be giving away a $10 gift card to your choice of one of these stores- JoAnns, ACMoore or Hobby Lobby. So grab your favorite beverage, relax and have fun hoping and getting inspired! 
Here is the line up in case you get lost. 


For my project today I used the Congratulations stamp set and made this graduation card for my youngest son who is graduating high school next month. I can't believe my baby will be leaving the nest in August for college. sniff sniff  I'm sure gonna miss the little turd! But good news is that he won't be far from home. Only 2 1/2 hours! Yippee!! lol I used Mary's technique for a shaker card by cutting out 8 pieces of the frame I wanted to use and glued them all together except for the 8th one. It made it nice and thick to place my red/white/blue sequins in. Why red/white/blue sequins?? Well my son's school colors are grey and maroon and that was what I intended on using until my son and I were talking. What's when I found out he preferred their athletic colors of red/white/blue. So that's what I used. My enamel dots are homemade from pony beads, they were the tiny one ones, 5 mm in size.  My sentiment on the front of my card is from the Cardz TV Congratulations stamp set. My grad hat and date is from My Creative Time. I would have used Mary's graduation set but I couldn't find one in her store. Mary, we need a stamp set for graduations. lol







On the left inside those are just 2 studio g sentiments and I used a grad cap from My Creative Time. And my sentiments on the right hand side of the card are from My Creative Time too. Like I said I would have used a graduation set from Mary had she had one. And maybe there are sets that Mary has that might have sentiments for graduation in them and I just missed them. Not sure. Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for all your kind comments! They always make me smile :-)
Just a note: This card wasn't my idea. I got this idea from here

Entering my shaker card into the Sequin Shaker Blog Hop




79 comments:

Sharon said...

This is awesome Brenda!! I so love your shaker card. I've got to give these a try! :)

Teresa Buckmaster said...

Hi Brenda ! Beautiful card..beautiful! I loved how Mary made the shaker card also, I love how you used it! The card is one of the most beautiful graduation cards I've seen! Thank you for sharing! Congrats to your baby!

Anna Sylvia said...

Oh this is perfect! I have 4 graduations this year! Thanks for the ideas and sharing!

Patsy said...

Wow I like this card ave not seen one like this --great job--thanks for sharring--hugs

Christina Galloway said...

Great card Brenda.
TFS

patricia ney said...

Love the Black and White card...and the shaker style. Cute! Thanks for Sharing.

BJ said...

Such a great masculine card! Love the shaker! I need a Graduation card soon too...may have to steal this idea!
Thanks,
BJ

Stephanie said...

Brenda, this card is fabulous! It's the perfect "grad" card. Black and white and just add the school colors in sequins. Perfect!

LvMyMedic said...

LOVE this Card !! What a inspiration for the up and coming graduations. The clean lines and simplicity are just elegant. I love it. TFS Denise

Pam from Maine said...

Love the addition of the shaker box. Very festive.

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!!!

Vickie said...

This is awesome Brenda. I want to make a shaker card for sure.

Georgiana said...

LOVE this card. I was just thinking about graduation cards this morning since there are only 5 weeks left. I sure want to borrow this idea, but with our school colors. Nicely done!

DebS said...

Love the shaker card. What a great idea

Mary Locke said...

What a great grad card... I have to keep this one in my idea file! Thanks for sharing :-)

DebS said...

Great idea!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your shaker card Brenda. I need to try my hand at one after seeing this beautiful one!

D- said...

LOVE your wonderful shaker and how you used his colors for the sequins.
Thanks for sharing!
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this is absolutely fabulous!! Love the shaker card and that red, white, and blue. Outstanding job on this - and an early congrats to your son!
Lynn

cm said...

Wow, Brenda! You've created an incredibly fabulous, classy shaker card! Love that you 'personalized' the sequins for your son, and using the MCT grad hat is the perfect special touch! I have some grad cards to create, too, so I may be cas-ing this! Be sure to add your pretty gem here to the Sequin Shaker Blog Hop happening over at Pretty Pink Posh (I made my first, and as it turned out, second, shaker cards yesterday! Yayyy me! And now, I'm addicted *grin* Guess I'll be sequin shopping...) Here's the link: http://prettypinkposh.com/2014/04/sequin-shaker-blog-hop.html (hope I got it right this time...tee hee!) Hugs~c

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous graduation card! A shaker card is perfect for this - I have not made one yet - I just love the look of them! Thank you for the inspiration!

Joan Smith said...

What a stunning card OMG you did a great job creating it. I know we all get ideas from somewhere but it's creating it that is the trick of it all and you did one fantastic creative job. You are a very talented gal.

leslee adams said...

I love Shaker Card!!!!!!

rhonda said...

I love this card. I hope I can remember it next year when my granddaughter graduates. I definitely want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

girlia said...

great shaker card

Diane Stricker said...

Great card.

Heather Thompson said...

What an awesome grad card!!!! very cool!

guilinger2 said...

thanks for the great example of a fun graduation card!

guilinger2 said...

thanks for the great example of a fun graduation card!

Felicia Archie said...

What a fun graduation card!

Yolanda Garrido said...

this card is so original!! I love it!

Stacey Kassahn said...

Absolutely awesome. I love the card setup.

Jeri said...

Fabulous graduation shaker card. That was such a great idea Mary had for layering the shapes up to give room for the sequins. I haven't tried it yet, but I will. I thinks it's fabulous that your youngest is heading off to college. Now it's time for you and hubby to enjoy each others company. It was a happy day for me when my youngest left for the Marines right after he graduated. Hubby and I have certainly made the most of our empty nest time. I hope you and your hubby do the same.

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Brenda!! I love the shaker design!! It looks so fabulous!! Someone will be very lucky to get this beautiful card!! Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Regina said...

What a wonderful card. It is both fun and beautiful. Love it!

Barb said...

This is a great idea for a sequin shaker card! Perfect for graduations! Thanks for sharing.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is sooo pretty and fun !!! What a wonderful graduation card you created !!!! Truly beautiful !! Hope you have a wonderful day !
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

MaryH said...

This is beyond awesome. Never made a shaker card, but you've done a terrific job on this one. B. will love it. Enjoyed reading how you adapted your pony beads..good idea. Liked that you found out the preferred colors, and the red surely brightened up the bits in the shake part too. Loved the Cricut grad hats. You're a whiz with this cricut stuff. Hope to get caught up & back in action next week. In the meantime, TFS,Hugs & Happy Sunday.
MM

Barbara E. said...

I hope they have a video to show me how to do this card. I love this and I have many grad cards to make. Thanks for sharing it.

Sunshine Creations and Crafts said...

This is a great idea! A shaker Graduation card. Love it! <3Kim

Tammy said...

Love the Graduation card! What an Awesome card idea for our graduates!

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, love this card! I laughed when I read your blog. Glad your "little turd" will not be too far away. He's going to love the card.

Leslie
cascrapper at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

Love the Graduation card! What an Awesome idea for our graduates!

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Brenda!! lots of huggles Sue xx

Adrian said...

Awesome!! Love, love!

Debby said...

Super card,

Carol L said...

Oh Brenda, having the youngest leave the nest is a big big change!! I wish you all the best in learning to deal with a sobering quiet atmosphere on the homefront! Your graduation shaker card is fantastic with all those pretty colors inside! One of these days I keep promising myself I'll make a shaker card, but it hasn't happened yet ;)

J said...

Great Graduation Card!
I have to get busy, I have two grads this year:)
I was stumped but you have my imagination stirring.
Thanks for sharing

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Rebecca said...

Very nice!! I haven't tried a shaker card, yet but this makes me want to give it a try!!
Rebecca

McStamper said...

What a great idea for my grandson this year. Thanks so much.

Marlene said...

This is such a cute card. I love shaker cards.

Thanks,
Marlene Hite

Nikki said...

Such a fab card, I love how you made the inside as interesting as the outside, I am very guilty of neglecting the inside of my cards x

bumblebee creations said...

fantastic card....love the shaker!

Mimi said...

Beautiful graduation card! Love it!

Cathy
Cardztv DT

Melissa Bass said...

I love that you can personalize it with each grad's school colors. Also, perfect for a guy card. Nice job!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Your son will love this "Shaker card"! A true keepsake with all the other graduation trinkets he will receive. I simply love all the little details you put into this project!

Hugs,
Debbie

crafthawk@centurylink.net

Jenny said...

Fabulous idea for a graduation card! Love it Brenda!

Hugs,

Jenny

Barb A. said...

Cute card! I made a similar one for my grandson's graduation. Aren't they so much fun to make? Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Barb A. said...

I made a similar one for my grandson's graduation. Aren't they fun to make? Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Tenia Nelson said...

Too cool!!

Lauren Taylor said...

very cute!

Elaine said...

Brenda,
Love your shaker card! You did a wonderful job on it, it look great!
I have got to try making the enamel dots with the pony beads:)

Elaine
DT sister

Jill Vandagriff said...

Very nice graduation card.I would like to make some like it w/our local school colors for graduations this spring...TFS. God Bless!!

Sherrie K. said...

What an awesome grad card! I love the fun sequins! GREAT design!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tina H said...

Oh how fun! I really want to try one of these cards. You did a great job:)

scrappifyable said...

gorgeous...love the inside as well!

Roseanna C said...

Thanks for the idea and inspiration

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What a great card for Brett. I can't believe he is graduating either. LOL I love the shaker feature. Hugs

TracyM #6773 said...

VERY COOL card - LOVE the design, inside and out!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your fabulous sequin shaker inspiration!!!

Kimberly said...

Thx, Brenda! I have been making the same graduation card for awhile. Nice to have a new idea!

Gaylynn said...

Very creative grad card for sure. :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome card. TFS

Fifi said...

That card is so clever

Emily Lauritzen said...

Fabulous card!! So perfect for a graduate!

Sue D said...

Love the idea of making a shaker card for graduation.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lindsey said...

Love this card! What a fabulous occasion for a shaker and so perfectly executed.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful shaker card!

 

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