Time Out Challenge
by Jeanne Jachna

I love to craft and have been doing it for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I was delighted with a brand new box of crayons and a pad of paper.

That’s evolved into making scrapbook layouts to commemorate special events and card making for every day. I started my blog so I could play along with challenges. They’re a great way to find friends in who enjoy making (just like me) and lots of times there are prizes up for grabs!

Birch Press Design is Sponsoring the Time Out Challenges theme challenge this week! That means if you play along that you’re automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate from the store! The theme this time is Embellishments. You’re asked to play along using two or more, and if you’re feeling clever there is an optional twist … keep it a one layer card.

I made two shaker cards with two embellishments.. the sequins on the inside, and the metallic button in the center of the Dahlia Mini Frame. There’s lots of ways to make a shaker, here’s how I made mine.

I selected four shades of coordinating card stock colors. I cut the darkest shade with the Dahlia Mini Frame Layer C, and the lightest with the Memory Box Open Studio Wrapped Stitch Frame.

I taped the Dahlia Mini Frame Layer C to the Wrapped Stitch Frame on the reverse side, topped it with a piece of acetate clear plastic, and then added strips of adhesive foam along the edges. It took me a long time to figure out that I could make my own double sided adhesive foam strips. All you need to do is add double sided adhesive to sheets of craft foam. Then just cut the foam into strips with a paper trimmer. This is so much easier than trying to trim down rolls of sticky adhesive foam tape.

I pulled off the strips protecting the adhesive around the frame, filled the center with sequins and then topped it with a piece of card stock, to seal the shaker, before adhering it to the card base.

I added the Dahlia Mini Frame Layers B and A to the front of the card, and added a Hugs Sugar Script die cut sentiment to the front of the card.

I loved how this card turned out so I made one in blue too!

I hope you have a great day and find time time to play along at Time Out Challenges! I can’t wait to see what you make!

Finished Size 4 6/8 x 3 1/2″


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