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Good morning, Jess here!  All week long I've been linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and seeing as how Butterfly Reflections Ink is a super sponsor for the hop I thought I'd share my card for today here! :)
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I know this is a summer-themed hop and that most people equate summer with hot weather; but one of my favorite things about summer are the storms...the really quick thunderstorms that roll through most evenings, drop a ton of rain, bring down the temperatures, and then disappear just as quickly as they appeared.  So yesterday when we got another huge storm I made myself a cup of coffee while I watched the storm (and held my trembling dog) and got inspired for today's card!

I started off by die-cutting the clouds, raindrops, and sun from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers set in white and yellow cardstock.  Then I die-cut the scalloped edge panel from grey-blue cardstock.  I also die-cut the clouds from the blue panel to create a shaker card.  I cut apart the sentiment from WPlus9 Sending Sunshine and stamped it with versafine onyx black ink.  I glued acetate to the back of the blue panel and then filled the shaker with clear sequins and sparkly silver and clear seed beads.  I sealed the back of the shaker and then turned it over to assemble the rest of the card.  

Next I arranged the sun and clouds over the card front and added a little bit of silver metallic string under the clouds to resemble rain.  I also adhered the raindrops and a few more clear sequins.  Then I stamped the coffee cup from the Create a Smile Coffee First stamp set and colored it with copics.  I fussy cut the cup and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape.  Finally I adhered the panel to a top-folding white card base.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you're playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  It's an incredibly fun and positive hop!

Comments

  1. Love your card and how you were inspired.

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  2. this is darling. What a great idea to make the clouds the shaker element. Well done.

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  3. Woot Woot!
    Love your fun shaker card...the sentiment is perfect!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & being a Super Sponsor♡

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  4. amazing card! love how you used the dies

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  5. So cute. I like the clouds as shakers.

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  6. This really makes me happy! I agree that a summer storm is a fabulous part of summer!

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  7. Love your adorable shaker card and that sentiment is perfect with the coffee cup!!

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  8. shaker queen!!! Just love all the details on this card like the shakers, the rain (string) and the drops. just beautiful!

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  9. so sweeetttt
    so cute shaker mini on your card
    love that all different shape of the clouds
    woooww
    bright and happy card
    my card is #125, #187 and #232 if you like to visit me back
    hugs, Monika

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  10. Incredible and Happy Summer creation! Love the way you have created the clouds as shaker and sequins with thread:))))))

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  11. I'm not a fan of storms but your card is adorable. Love the shaker and the thread and sequin rain. Sooo creative! xxD

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  12. Whoa!!! This is a shaker card taken up to the next level! I just love the negative and positive cloud die cuts and those awesome raindrops!!

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  13. So, so pretty I love your card awesome.

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  14. I love that you used sequins for the rain drops. Great card. TFS

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  15. LOVE those cloud shakers! And that RAIN is FAB!! What a great sentiment, too!

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  16. Awesome card, as usual. I do believe you are the shaker card queen!

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  17. oh my oh my oh my ..this card is amazing !!!! love the sentiment and you layout !!!

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  18. Love your card, Jessica, the cloud shaker is fun and so awesome! Happy Wednesday and happy hopping!

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  19. I don't think I've ever seen a shaker card like this! The little cloud cutouts make the perfect shaker windows and this design is so cute. You are amazingly talented and imaginative!! Wow!

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  20. Such a fun and creative shaker card! Love the little bits of thread you used to attach the rain drop sequins!

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  21. Fantastic shaker card! This is just amazing and has so much interest and depth. Shaker clouds is a brilliant idea. So fun and sweet. Bev

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  22. Great card! Love it! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  23. Delightful, fun and super clever!!! Love the way you did the shaker!!!

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  24. Gorgeous card!!! Love the design. :-D

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  25. I love your card! i also enjoy summer stoms, they are my favourite

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  26. What a gorgeous and dimensional card!!

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  27. Awesome shaker card! LOVE the layers and the fun clouds! Fabulous details!

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  28. What a beautiful shaker! LOVE ♥

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  29. OMGosh so super cute and so true! Love the fabulous design.

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  30. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  31. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  32. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  33. Doggone, you are good! What's not to love about this? Scallops, stitches, shakers....totally freakin' awesome! Wowza. momtojeb@gmail dot com

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  34. Summers in Seattle look just like this. It's perfect!!!

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  35. Just love that scalloped panel and the sentiment is awesome!!

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  36. Just love that scalloped panel and the sentiment is awesome!!

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  37. I can't even get over how adorable this is! Seriously, it's so sparkly and pretty and I just want to stare at it for a while.

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  38. This is super cute - I love the little cloud shakers!

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  39. Back to say... I am already an email subscriber!

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  40. super ute card and design. Love the shaker clouds

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  41. So creative love it! And fun shaker too.

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  42. So creative love it! And fun shaker too.

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  43. Beautiful! I love the negative and positive cloud die cuts.

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