Pretty Pink Posh: Cutting Edge Blog Hop

Hi!  Please excuse the complete mess that is my blog but I’m a complete newbie to the blogosphere and I am trying to sort through it all!  I have been pretty hesitant at uploading any of my cards online because I don’t think my work is that great (plus I’m a horrible photographer) and I typically just reproduce cards that inspire me from blogs that I follow so I don’t feel like I should be posting them online.  In any case, I just HAD to get in on the fun at Pretty Pink Posh’s Cutting Edge Blog Hop!  So, here goes my very first card post to be submitted for my very first blog hop!!  EECK!!!

Wedding Shaker

For this hop, I created a wedding shaker card featuring some Mama Elephant goodies (my absolute favorite stamp company) and my new Pretty Pink Posh Film Strip Die!  See below for steps to recreate the card:

  1. Cut and score an A2 landscape notecard from Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  2. Use the Mama Elephant Basic Set Creative Cuts dies to die cut the scallop base layer
    1. Use Spun Sugar Distress Ink and blend over the card base
    2. Use the Mama Elephant Love Quotes Stamp Set to stamp miniature hearts in Spun Sugar Distress Ink to create a background
    3. Adhere onto the A2 card base
  3. Use the Mama Elephant Basic Set Creative Cuts dies to die cut the stitched rectangle from vellum
    1. Use the Technique Tuesday Happily Ever After Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment
    2. Emboss the sentiment using clear embossing powder
    3. Add some embellishments to the bottom so that you can hide the glue
  4. Create the shaker
    1. Use the PPP Film Strip Die and die-cut several pieces of Neenah Solar White Cardstock (I think I had like 7 of them!)
    2. Cut a rectangle strip from Neenah Solar White Cardstock to create the back of the shaker (approximately 4.75″ x 1.75″) and take one of the film strips and trace where the windows will be lightly with a pencil so that you know where to stamp
      1. Use the Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamp Set to stamp the pandas in the windows at each side of the film strip
      2. Use the Mama Elephant Type It Stamp Set to stamp the heart in the center window with Hero Arts Pale Tomato Shadow Ink
      3. Use the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny Creative Cuts to die cut the top hat and little bow
    3. Cut a rectangle strip from acetate to create the window of the shaker (approximately 4.75″ x 1.75″)
    4. Adhere all of the film strips together except for one and attach to the stamped rectangle piece
    5. Fill the middle window with Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and mini glitter heart die cuts using the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Basic Set
    6. Adhere the acetate and the last film strip die cut to complete the shaker
  5. Adhere the shaker to the top of the vellum
  6. Adhere the vellum to the A2 cardbase
  7. SHAKE!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you enjoyed my first real post as much as I had fun making it!

12 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh: Cutting Edge Blog Hop

  1. Well, if you have more cards like this, I’d sure like to see them. You have no reason not to share them; your wedding shaker is beautiful! And I can totally understand your infatuation with Mama Elephant, I absolutely love their products, too 🙂


  2. Well I for one am so happy you shared your card. It is ADORABLE. Thanks for sharing.
    {I came over from the Pretty Pink Posh hop. My entries are #112, 113 and 115. Would love for you to come visit my blog}
    Crafty hugs,


  3. Such a sweet card. Love those stamps you used and how you made the center a shaker. You did a great job. I’m a newbie blogger too. So much to learn, lol. If this card is like your other cards I’d love to see more. Keep it up 🙂


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