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Friday, April 22, 2016

Fishbowl Birthday Fishes Shaker Style Card

Had fun making this shaker style birthday card using a CD storage pocket. Bought the CD storage pockets in a pkg of 50 from Office Max for $7.99.

First I cut a piece of white cardstock 5" x 5" but trimmed it to 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" to fit inside the CD storage pocket. Cut a piece of blue vellum 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Used Cricut to cut the fishbowl. Used Craftin Desert Divas stamp/die set for the fish, coral (pink pattern Tim Holtz cardstock) & sentiment. Attached the fishbowl to the vellum with foam tape. Used foam tape to attach the fish & coral to the vellum. Placed the scene inside the CD storage pocket. Added the beads. Cut a 2nd fishbowl and used the outer negative for the front of the card.

Supplies List

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG
beads: the Robin's Nest
Crayola: pencil colors
Cricut cartridge: Create A Critter  3" Fishbowl
ink:  Memento - Bahama Blue, RoseBud
paper:  vellum   cardstock -  blues, whites
recycle: CD storage pocket - for shaker part
ribbon: Celebrate It
stamp:  Craftin Desert Divas - fish, coral, sentiment
Tim Holtz:  cardstock - Vintage Shabby pink - coral
tools: MIST

Entering this into the following challenges:   

4/22  Catch the Bug Bingo Ch   3E(#2)  4/16   
   Diagonal from left to right - Yellow (fish), Pearl (beads), Sentiment

4/23  Dragonfly Journeys Ch53 Gone Fishin  UE  4/17

4/24  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Ch Shake It Up  UE  4/11

4/26  Mod Squad Ch Water     3E(#24/20
4/26  Simon Says Stamp Wed Make It Girlie     5E(#4)  4/20

4/27  DLART Thankful Thurs Ch178 Water or TY  3E(#34/14 

4/27  DRS Ch 223 Insp by Color Ch  UE  4/21   blue beads, pink coral, yellow fish

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.

4/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Apr 2016 Ch  UE  4/1


  1. Too cute - love the fish bowl! What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for playing along with The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Bingo challenge this week! We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge - our color challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Asst DT Coordinator

  2. How fun is this! I love shaker cards, but they seem to a challenge for me. Thanks for joining Catch the Bug this week.

  3. Hi Melissa! What a fun little aquarium shaker card you've made here with these cute fish and fun colors. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  4. Love your card with the fish bowl shaker! It is just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursdays Challenge!

  5. Adorable fish bowl! I love puns on cards :) Thanks for playing again at DRS Designs!

  6. Hmmm....I'll have to check out the CD storage pockets. Very intriquing, I love making shaker cards and this looks like just the ticket. Your card is so stinkin' cute, and I love the shaker bits. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
    Judy, Challenge Host

  7. Another fabulous shaker card Melissa!! Well done!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!