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Yippee Birthday Card

 Hi everybody! It's Cassie from Creatively Cass, back today to share a card I made with you. Today's card was inspired by a card I made a long time ago where I had a volcano shaker. I wanted to do a similar design except this time I wanted the shaker to be coming out of the bottom of a piñata, as if it were breaking open. Here's a look at the final card. 


I love the rainbow colors on this and the fun interactive element. I haven't made a shaker card in so long, I was definitely reteaching myself some things today! I started with a piece of kraft card stock and die cut a stitched rectangle from it. I used the MFT stencil Watercolor Wash Rectangle and Distress Oxide inks Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Wild Honey to get this cute watercolor centerpiece on the card. From there I used a ruler and craft knife to cut a triangle in the lower middle portion of the card. I tried so hard to measure and make it centered and even, however that is not my strong suit. In the end I don't think too many people would notice that it is off a little, with everything else going on, so don't be too hard on yourself if measuring isn't your thing either! I added some tulle to the back of the kraft cardstock to be my barrier and hold the bits of the shaker in. I like the texture this adds, but you could certainly do acetate too! I die cut out a bunch of shapes using the Hearts and Stars Skinny Tag die from Lawn Fawn. To get the multitude of colors I ink blended Distress Oxide ink onto white cardstock in colors Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers. This makes for easy matching die cut pieces! 

Once the shaker was together I moved on to the other elements of the card. I stamped the piñata from the Lawn Fawn mini stamp set Year Seven and colored it in with some Copic markers. I don't have the dies for this so fussy cutting it was! Once that was done I attached some coral string to it and foam taped it to the card front. The last thing to do was the sentiment. 
I wasn't sure what to do for a sentiment, so I dug through all my stamp sets. I settled on these cute banner stamps from the Heffy Doodle set Bold Banner Sentiments. I love the black contrast against all those colors. I think it helps make it pop. Using the matching dies, I cut those out and attached them with foam tape. Using some of the remaining stars and hearts dies I added them to the front of the card along with white gel pen dots and larger paint dots. And that was it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and it inspired you to make a piñata shaker! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll see you again soon with another card!


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