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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jingle Bell Shaker Style Christmas Card

Have been having fun making shaker style cards like this using CD storage pocket. 

Recycled an aluminum piece from a frozen oj container. After die cutting the bell using a Tim Holtz die and TH Vagabond which took 4 passes thru (2 each way back & forth) I put the bell inside with music notes punched out. Figured that the metal is too sharp to be used as an ornament; thus reason for putting inside. Also I cut my finger taking the metal off the die and did not want anyone else to shed any blood by touching it.

Supplies List

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG
ink:  Delicata Silvery Shimmer
metal: aluminum piece recycled from a frozen oj container
paper:  scrapbook - red/white stripe   cardstock -  green - music notes, red 
punch: music note
recycle: CD storage pocket - for shaker part
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Square 
stamp:  My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas - jingle BELLS - sentiment
Tim Holtz:  die - Mini Christmas Bell
tools: MIST

Entering this into the following challenges:   

4/27  CRAFT Ch360 Christmas  5E(#1)  4/21

4/27  DRS Ch 223 Insp by Color Ch  UE  4/21   colors - green, red/pink

Inspired by Color Challenge
The theme for this challenge is Bright Spring Flower colors!
 (use some of the colors inspired by this picture somewhere on your creation)
You don't have to use all of these colors, or only these colors.

4/29  CHNC Christmas Ch277 Use a Sentiment or anything Christmas  UE  4/23
4/29  HIMCR #248 Any Holiday  3E(#24/23

4/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Apr 2016  UE  4/
4/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Apr 2016 Ch  UE  4/1
4/30  DLART Apr Linky   nostack 1Eperday  4/1 

5/1  Dragonfly Journeys Ch54 Earn Your Stripes  UE  4/24
5/1  Simon Says Stamp Mon Show Us Your Metal    5E(#14/25
5/1  Stamped Blessings Anything Goes     2E(#2)  4/24


  1. In spite of your injury Melissa, this has turned out very well. The metal bell looks really good.
    Good to have you joining the fun at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  2. Hi Melissa.

    Such a lovely card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge - Christmas this week!

    Have a nice and creative day, Jana - DT C.R.A.F.T. Ch.
    My blog: (Jane's Creative Garden)

  3. Your card is so creative and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Good idea, making the card user-friendly with that bell :-)) Great card, thanks again for sharing in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Hope to see you again soon, Donna ☺