Hello and Happy Tuesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

I’m sitting here staring out my living room window looking at the blue sky touched with pink from a beautiful sunset with the palm trees dancing in the breeze.  It’s hard to believe that just a couple of hours ago I was making a mad dash through ankle deep puddles to my car after getting a haircut.  It reminds me of the quote stating that there can be no rainbows without rain.  It also reminds be of the weatherman stating that he couldn’t rule out a stray shower or two.  I guess we can’t all be spot on all the time, right?

That’s kinda how I felt making this card for today’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY post…not spot on!


As you can see this is a shaker card.  I’ve made at least a dozen shaker cards in my cardmaking career (everything old is new again, right?).  I know the supplies and the steps and I know how it all comes together.  Apparently, that all went out the window when I sat down to make this one, which took two (almost 3 attempts).

Take One went something like this…





Step back and admire the fun-ness

Reach for the sequins

Realize I forgot the acetate window sheet

Expletive flies from mouth

Project flies into trash

So, for Take Two on this card I made sure to remember the acetate sheet.

Only to forget the sequins.

Yes, really.  Seriously, who does that?


Fortunately, I had not pressed the paper to the foam adhesive so hard as to make it Fort Knox, so I was able to pry open a corner and dump in the sequins.

I don’t even want to know how Take Three would have gone, so I am thankful I was able to save Take Two!

Here’s a detail shot of the shaker portion of the card stamped with a sentiment from the SWEET THING stamp set…


I cut off about an inch from the left side of the card base and adhered a DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER edge for another fun detail to this card…


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Stamps: Sweet Thing

Confetti Cuts: Double Edge Scallop Border

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: White, Black, Aqua, Gold Glitter

Pattern Paper: Simple Stories

Other: Foam Adhesive, Sequins, Nestabilities Squares