Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Under the Sea with Cottage Cutz and the WINNER!


Here's a fun little shaker card with an undersea theme using my Cottage Cutz Sadie Seahorse and Coral Garden dies exclusive to the Scrapping Cottage. I made a shaker using the packaging from Terrifically Tacky Tape and the largest circle Nestie was the perfect size to cut a mat for it. WooHoo!
It was fun using the dies with various patterned DCWV patterned papers which made them look especially whimsical. I thought I had some sand, but I ended up using Kitty litter (new, of course) mixed with some beads for additional color in the shaker. I curled the ribbon by winding it around a wooden skewer, spritzing it lightly with spray starch and baking it on 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Be sure to lay the skewers across the rim of a baking pan or something so the ribbon doesn't discolor. I added a couple of small shells and some Raindot "bubbles".
The sentiment is a Cuttlebug die from the Everyday Greetings cardmaking combo (I think). the mat is attached with sticky strips. Now don't forget The Scrapping Cottage is offering a $250 gift certificate to their store when they reach 500 followers on their blog so click HERE to enter.
OOps, I almost forgot to announce the WINNER of The Cutting Cafe Anniversary downloadable stamp set. Chosen by Random DH the winner is #31 Stephann! Congrats Stephann and thank you all for participating. Be sure to check out The Cutting Cafe for all of Regina's brand NEW designs. Tons of goodies! Hugs, D

19 comments:

  1. Love it, Donna! Very colorful and creative! And that ribbon... how cool, or should I say hot? That's a new technique for me. Love the sand :)
    ~Margie~

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  2. Now that's what I call a true crafter!!! I know that my brain thinks craft all the time and I eye everything with the though 'How could I use that on my card'! kitty Litter!! How resouceful are you I love it! Oh and that's a new ribbon technique I haven't seen before looks fab. Gorgeous card Donna and the colours are adorable
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  3. Yeah I won the cutting cafe set, thank you so much Donna! Love this card by the way very adorable!

    XX
    Stephanie

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  4. cute card! I just love to reuse packing... in fact I have a box of it.... Love your shaker!

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  5. This is just wonderful Donna! Way to re-purpose that packaging! Kitty litter, LOL...way to think outside the box! *Snicker* sorry I could help myself! It looks really great though and I love that ribbon technique!

    (-: Heidi

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  6. This is fab Donna, love that ribbon
    hugs
    En xx

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  7. What a great card Donna. You did such a great job on it making it look REAL. You are so stinkin creative!

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  8. Donna, that is sooo cute. Hugs

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  9. Another stunning Donna creation. Love the little seahorse, just perfect for a shaker card. What a great technique with the ribbon, will have to remember that one.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  10. are you sure it is new kitty litter?! LOL this is awesome donna :) i'm still trying to wrap my brain around how you made it

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  11. What a sweet card, and so clever of you to use the packaging! ~Diane DCRU DT

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  12. Donna your creativity never ceases to amaze me! love this...Kris

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  13. OMG, Donna, this seahorse card is just precious. I love the twirled ribbons on the side.... and the fact that this is a shaker card. You are awesome.
    Still hop you have time to pop over to DCRU and participate in the pop up card challenge.
    Carole

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  14. Oh my gosh, Donna! This is soooo cute and creative! Kitty litter and sticky tape packaging?? You are a genious! You're truly one of the most creative crafters I know. Awesome work as always, Donna!

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  15. Donna, Thanks for posting your ribbon technique .. I"ll have to give it a try! Your seahorse and shaker are just wonderful!

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  16. I love this card.....so very cute, colorful and fun. You are definitely one crafty scrapper and I love look forward to and seeing what you come up with next.....

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  17. I love the sound of shaker cards...they always remind me of the rainforest sticks that resemble the sound of rain.

    Your card is adorable with all the ribbons and sea creatures! The ribbon is perfect with all it's curly and bounciness!!!

    Hugs!

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Thanks for making my day!