Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wish Big

Happy Saturday my crafty friends! I hope your weekend is going well. I went to lunch on Friday with my retired teacher buddies and then we went to see The Shack. The book was very good and I highly recommend it if you've never read it. But you don't have to read the book to see the movie although the movie goes by the book very well. The movie was very well done too, I loved it. Cried and laughed throughout the movie! A must see!!

Ok, enough chatter, I have 5 birthday this month, I did one birthday yesterday. Now getting the rest ready to go. I made this birthday shaker card for my brother. He is 10 years younger than me. I used craft foam for my lift up for the sequins. Not much to say about this card as it is self explanatory. Hard to see the balloon shape in this picture, but I assure you it is a balloon. The items I used are down in the card recipe section. The pattern paper is a snippet, so if the Snippet Playground is open tomorrow, I will play along there. 

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time Balloon dies-NBUS, Banner dies and stamp set for the "wish big".
Twine from my stash for the balloon string
mix of sequins from who know's where


jimlynn said...

Great celebration birthday card! I do see the balloon and love it in the shaker form. So pretty with that fun celebration paper too!

Di said...

Wonderful shaker card Brenda - love the idea of the balloon!

I read somewhere that Zigs should be stored with the top uppermost, otherwise I would have just turned them upside down as well! Ha, I bet someone was having a laugh and it's OK to store them any which way really.


Di xx

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Brenda!! I love the shaker balloon! The papers are beautiful!! Awesome card, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Carol L said...

What a fun and festive birthday shaker card! I love the stars and stripes in the dsp, but those sparkly sequins really kicked this up a notch! Love it!!

Marilyn said...

Cute shaker card!!

Sheila H said...

This is a great masculine shaker card, Brenda. The snippet colors are perfect.

Bonnie said...

I loved The Shack and hope to see the movie. It's a wonderful message about forgiveness. Your shaker balloon makes such a fun birthday card! I'm sure your brother will love it!

scrapqueen141 said...

I love your card it is beautiful. I love how you did the Shaker inside the balloon, so cute!
Blessings, Jamie

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is a fantastic card Brenda! I can definitely see the balloon shape! I love the shaker bits and the colors...the paper you used is perfect for masculine cards. Your brother will love it! I hope you are doing good my friend!!!

Anonymous said...

ooh, i love the colours and design of the background paper on this fun balloon shaker card that will surely be well received!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

GREAT masculine colours, what a fun card for the "boy" in the family. LOVE it.

I don't know anything about the film The Shack or the book, but will have a looky and see if it's over here yet.

Tina Campbell said...

cool card :) love that the balloon is the shaker too :)I have that book in my pile to read, glad to hear it's a good book. Take care my friend, hugs to you, Tina

Sue - said...

Great shaker card! I'm always a bit apprehensive about making them!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love how you've turned the circle into a balloon and a shaker card.

Sue xx

MaryH said...

What a very clever way to make your shaker card! And I saw the balloon shape easily, cute as can be. Love how you've matched the balloon bling sequins to the colors of the stripe background too. It's a fun yet still masculine card. Good idea to use the craft foam too. Hugs MM

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what a brilliant card and such a very lovely design too.
Love the wonderful shaker balloon, and it's such a great idea.
The sentiment os super as well.
I too have lot of Birthdays this month including mine.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

A very clever design dear friend so great to see you're on a roll like that, well done!!! Who doesn't love shaker cards and great cheery colours too. ❤❤❤
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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Brenda in IN said...

That is a perfect card for a guy. Everyone loves balloons and this fits the bill along with it being a shaker card. I think he wil like it. Five birthdays in a month is a lot! We have two months with three.

Anita in France said...

So fun, Brenda ... birthday balloons are already so celebratory ... when combined with a fabulous shaker, they're even more so! Your brother will love this! Hugs, Anita :)