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