Sunday 18 December 2016

40th Balloon Shaker

Hi guys

I made this card for my friend's 40th birthday last month so I thought I would share it today as a break from all the Christmas cards!

I absolutely love the MFT Big Balloons stencil I bought earlier this year, it's so versatile, and I decided to pair it with another MFT product, my recently purchased Happy Birthday to You die.

I cut a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than my card base and blended ink through the balloon stencil, overlapping each one. I then die cut the Happy Birthday to You, making sure to keep all the little bits which create the inside of some of the letters.  I then adhered acetate to the reverse and created the shaker with some teeny silver/holographic flowers.  I adhered the panel onto the base using 3D foam and die cut the '40' from a scrap of silver cardstock.  All that was left to do then was adhere the fiddly bits to complete the letters, very carefully as I was adhering to acetate so they did want to slide around a bit.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT - Big Balloons
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Happy Birthday To You; Papertrey Ink - Modern Numbers
  • Shaker flowers from stash

Challenge entry:

Happy Little Stampers - December Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies

I recently used this same design for another card which I will share in the next post.  This time for a male and a bespoke request.

Back soon.


  1. What a stunning design, I love the colours and the fact it's a shaker card, makes for a special card. Hugs xx

  2. This is fabulous - so well made. My shaker cards have always been a disaster! Thank you for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die.

    Emma - DT

  3. Would love to try and copy thisdesign - it is brilliant!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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