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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge 82 " Life Events"

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to our new October challenge at Dies R US! Our challenge today is Life events. So what do you celebrate in life? A Birthday? A new Job? Retirement? Anniversary? New baby or Christening? So let's see your life events projects!! 

So here is the card that I created for today's challenge.

I decided to go with "birthday" as my life event. I have several fall birthdays coming up and one specifically for a younger special lady in my life. My card today is a shaker, how fun! I used the  Sue Wilson Designs-Shadow Boxes- Birthday dies to create the window opening panel for my shaker. I first took some of my distress oxide inks to create the panel, splattered with a little bit of water and then cut it out with the large die. I went ahead and added in my sequins, added my foam adhesive and then added a white backing panel that was cut out using the Lawn Fawn- Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies
I added that panel to a larger black panel, also cut out using the Lawn Fawn- Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies

I used distress oxides on another panel to create a very light, almost muted color for a soft look. I then took the heart and star balloons and strings from Lawn Fawn's Lawn Fawn-Party Balloon Dies and popped them up on foam tape. I thought they made a perfect accent to the front of this card panel. 

The sentiment and the little lavender gift were also cut out from the Sue Wilson Designs-Shadow Boxes- Birthday dies. To finish off this card, I added the entire panel to a white card base, added some sparkle to the balloons and present using wink of stella and added in a little gold banner to compliment the gold sequins. You can never have too much gold ever! :)

And that completes my card! All of the dies that I used are highlighted in the links above and can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you! Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. What a fun shaker card!! Love the fun balloons and awesome birthday die cut sentiment!!

  2. What a fun and fabulous shaker birthday creation Jo! Love the balloons and banner too! Great job!

  3. Great shaker card. Love the papers and your choice of dies makes the card so festive.

  4. Love shaker cards! Yours is so wonderful!

  5. Oh how CUTE!! Super duper adorable Shaker Card!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. What a fun shaker! Love the colors and design!

  7. Fantastic shaker card Jo! Fun colors and the distressing looks fantastic! Great choice off dies and you showcased them all perfectly! Who ever receives this will love it! Great design my friend!
    Have a great day~trying to catch up from vacation and makes some visits~always enjoy visiting you my friend!
    Sherrie K

  8. Your shaker card is Fabulous!! It is one of my favorite cards to make.
    The recipient will love it. I do!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M


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