Monday, February 23, 2015

CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hello friends! This is Ruchi here.... Hope you're doing good and today it's my turn to share my inspiration for this month challenge CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards
Here is my card....

Keeping in mind the love theme...I used red pattern paper n heart shaped beads. I want to keep it simple too so combined white with red n golden. Sentiment is heat embossed with golden EP. I liked the shake sound of this card very much. :)

Hope you liked my project and I hope you would play along with our Current Challenge cscc-11-love-shaker-cards

Thanks a lot for stopping by.. See you.. :)
Happy Crafting

Guest Designer - Pooja

Hello everybody! This is Deepti and I'm so happy to invite our very talented guest designer

She is a very good virtual friend of mine and I really love all her unique thoughts, recycling projects, awesome quilling and ofcourse her CAS style too.. ;) She made a beautiful card for our current challenge here at CSCC where the theme is

Here is a little bit about her!!!

Hello friends! I would like to Thank Deepti and Catchy Girls for giving me this opportunity! Let me Introduce myself, I am a Software Engineer and an Android Developer from Maharashtra. I have been interested in crafts of some or other types since childhood. Be it making cards, altering something or reusing. It was in 2012 that I came across quillling which led me to blogs and searching more about quilling led me to craft and challenge blogs. This is when I started my blog "Reusing, cards & Quilling".

As you all know Catchy Girls have challenged us to create love themed shaker card and It can be for any one brother, sister, parents and even friends. My card is for my Friend and I wanted something other than heart n pinks.

A little about my card .I wanted the card to be meaningful, depicting what I love about my friend. So I created a panel by drawing speech bubbles with words describing what friendships means to me. I wanted a shape which is gentle and soft and nothing could beat a feather!  Hope you like it.

WOW! I just love it Pooja. Thank you so much for being our guest and dear friends don't forget to play along with our SHAKER CARD challenge. Thank you.. :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

CSCC#11 - Love Shakers cards

Dear friends,

I am shylaa here to show you on my take with our current challenge - Love shakers card

Since i love to create everything with quilling, i wanted to try a quilled shakers card.

Steps involved:(was experimenting - hence couldn't take a step by step photo)
  1.  Cut a heart shape cardstock or use a heart shaped diecut. Outlined the heart shape with beehive scrolls between two strips
  2. Then put whatever you like inside the heart to give the shakers effect - I have used glass beads here
  3. Seal the heart with a transparent sheet and then outline the heartshape with quilling strips above the transparent sheet (quite challenging - use fast drying glue). Then attach beehived scrolls to the outlined strip. Allow it dry
  4. Your shaker heart is ready to mount on any card stock and decorate as you wish
  5. It is very simple - you don't need to use any foam - you can use any basic shapes of quilling for this and follow the steps from 1 to 3 as above
Here is quilled shakers card
You you got a idea to create a easy shaker card. Pls join us fun here at CSCC#11 - Love shakers card

Look forward to see your beautiful entries.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hello friends, this is Ramya here and today its my turn to share my inspiration with you all . This month's theme is shaker cards and you can find the details of the challenge here.  I made a simple aquarium themed shaker card..... 

This card is very simple to make and takes less than half an hour to finish. I took a white cardstock and made a blue border using gelatos Then I stuck the sentiment ( printed). The thread is recycled from an old jewellery . I have cut the anchor from cereal box. 

Now for the shaker  part I have recycled my jewellery findings cover. Cut a square in the cardstock with the same size as that of the square in the cover. Paste this cover at the backside of the cardstock and add the shaker elements. Here I have added white crystals and little water ( to get the aquarium effect). Then seal the edges of the shaker using hot glue gun such that the elements do not come out. Paste the image of your choice which will be visible through the shaker part. ( here I have drawn fishes and hearts) 
Thats all!! Your shaker card is ready!!

That was easy isn't it?? Hope you all like it . Do join us at CSCC #11 and have fun. You can link your creations here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

More Inspiration for SHAKEr cards

Hey everyone, this is Rahmat, today it is my turn to share a card at Catchy Challenges for my DT project. The theme this month is :


Shaker cards are in trend now and we thought why not bring this challenge to you guys this month.. Isn't it exciting!!! And before proceeding further please read and follow the rules/guidelines..

1. Create a Shaker card (yes! only cards please)
2. There is no need to create a Valentine's day 'shaker card'. You can make one for your mom, dad, sister, brother, husband, grandpa or grand ma and etc just showing and expressing your love to them and that could be any occasion like birthday, retirement day and etc. The possibilities are endless.. So let your creative juices flow!! 
3. You can enter twice
4. Only new work please
5. Challenge ends on 27th of February
6. Have fun

The winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from THE CRAFT SHOP.

I had made a shaker card for mom, I chose a brown base, and chose baby pink front, I half embossed the front with animal print, and then useda die cut to cut out the bottom part. and created a shaker part in the bottom half. The sentiment I stamped is from Paper Smooches - sweet heart, and Hero arts- sketched letters.

A checkered ribbon, a chipboard strip with some words, and a bloom with some paper swirls to finish off.

Hope you like my card. Let's explore your creativity... we are eagerly waiting to see some awesome works and thank you so much for stopping by.. :)

And stay tuned for more inspiration from the Catchy girls to follow in coming days.

Have fun!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CSCC#11 Love SHAKE'r cards

Hello Friends !! Good morning. Happy Valentines Day ... :D
This is Radhika here to share my inspiration for this month's lovely Challenge 'Love shaker cards'. I am so excited to post my 1st DT post. Thank you Deepti :)

I made 2 cards for this month's challenge. Here are the cards..
For the 1st card I used black card stock for the card base and hand cut lattice heart with red card stock filled the heart with white sequence and pearl hearts, used double foam tape for heart, sentiment is from Fiskars kaleidoscope  stamp set.

 Stitched a tiny acetate shaker heart and dangled on card, finished the card by adding a flower..

 2nd card is a simple shaker card! I used a tissue paper for card background and used felt heart for the shaker part. The sentiment is customized stamp, filled the heart with small hearts n rhinestones and I'm done with my cards..

Hope you like them ...
Looking forward for your entries.. :)
Thank you..

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SHAKEr Card for My Dad!

Hello and good morning dear friends!! This is Deepti here to share my inspiration project for the current challenge

If you want to know more details about the challenge and the rules and guidelines kindly click HERE..

Well, I made a Birthday Shaker card for my dad! I was thinking like how can I express my love to him?? Then this simple idea came to my mind, 'making a shaker card'.. :D He liked it so much and was surprised to see all the shaker elements and mechanism.. (y)

I took a card base that is a standard sized one and stamped repeatedly with 'Bo Bunny - Happy Birthday' sentiment. Then I took another piece of card stock and adhered the 'Snap card travel themed note card'. Later I adhered 'Lawn Fawn - Alphebet stickers' and spelled the word 'best dad'. I  love that font so much.. ;) I then took another piece of card stock, created a window and adhered an acetate and assembled all things together! Last but not least, I filled the window with the sequins from 'Lawn Fawn', 'Avery Elle' and some local ones.. And that's it!! All done!!

Hope you like this card and I hope you would give it try. Thank you so much for stopping by.. See you!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CSCC #11: "Love SHAKE"r Cards

Hello Friends,

A lovely theme for a lovely month. I love the month of feb for many reasons, and hope u all love it too..So lets jump to the challenge. As the theme heading say,s it's all about shaker cards of love theme. More details here.

You all know it's in trend now and there are so many different ways to finish it. You can use foam tape or foam sheet to bring the depth. I have used foam tape for first card and foam sheet for the second. In the first card I have used sequins for shaking element and in second it's micro glass beads.

Dies: Nellie sellen scallop circle, Spellbinders angel and Morrocan background, Sizzix heart, Joycraft border die.
Stamp:Itsy bitsy lace stamp
Paper paper: DCWV Mariposa.
Card stock: Local

Hope you all got inspired and we are waiting to see your creations!!
Have fun

Sunday, February 8, 2015

CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hi! Nandini here, with my take on the current challenge


I love shaker cards because they are super fun, with so many possibilities. Both kids and adults love them and they are oh-so trendy right now!

I was so excited that my very first DT post was going to be a shaker card that I ended up making not 1 or 2, but 3 cards! So lets get down to them right away!

I decided to break out my stash of pattern papers which I have been hoarding forever. The stamp set is Bold Wishes from CAS-ual Fridays. I heat embossed it with Mint Green & Red Glitz EPs from Ranger and Wow respectively. The heart and circle dies are from Couture Creations. I mounted the whole thing on a piece of fun foam.

The next card was inspired by a great tutorial on non-bulky shaker cards by the fabulous Jennifer Mcguire. You can check it out here.

I have put together few pics that show the steps in making this card.

All the Couture Creations dies that I used with the die cuts.

Almost there! Notice that I have not used any foam between the acetate layers. This kept my card flat while still retaining the charm of  a shaker card.

The stamp is from A Tree for All Seasons by Winnie & Walter, embossed with Red Glitz EP by Wow!.

For the third card, I went back to my old love, sewing.

Here are the various elements that I put together to make this card.

The pattern paper is a free download that I had printed out ages ago. I stamped the sentiment from the set Wonderful Words by CAS-ual Fridays in Versamark on the vellum. Then heat embossed with Magenta Twinkle and Mint Green by EPs by Wow! and Ranger respectively. I used a zig zag stitch to make a pocket for the sequins and little hearts that I punched out. A small length of pink velvet ribbon and a doily from my stash completed the card.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your supplies and get creating. We, the Catchy Girls, are waiting to see your gorgeous creations! You can enter your cards HERE.

Friday, February 6, 2015

My card for CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hello friends , Hws you all in this lovely month of love were love is everywhere.Valentine day is coming and all are in very romantic mood , exciting and happy these days .Hope fully I am right , sorrows are part of life but we should throw away soon those phases of life .
Valentine day is celebrated with different aspects in many places. I am sharing some facts about valentine day .Please hop to this link to read about those facts and enjoy , I read and enjoyed.

Now time for our challenge , so friends , we r bringing you super fun challenge 

                                                         "LOVE SHAKEr Cards"
Here is my card for our challenge,I made shaker card, have a look,nothing more to say about this.
I made valentine day card but you all are free to make any card to show your love to anyone.

I hope you like my card and so lovely ladies /crafters , come n join our challenge HERE

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hello friends!!This is Vinita here and I am sharing my take on the current challenge at CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards.

This Valentine's Day card is just exploding with love!

 I used Nellie's multi frame's MF D 022 die to cut out the window for the shaker. Next I linked my two die cut hearts and filled them with some shaker goodness. The backing sheet is a silver color glittered sheet. I placed a textured pink colored felt sheet on another piece of red CS for more texture and depth. The lovely papers are from Confetties papers(Jags) and I used some soft pink glittered washi tape.

I put the enamel heart inside the shaker portion of the card and then filled it with sequins and micro beads. The sentiment is stamped in bubblegum from Kaisercraft clear stamp-Calendar.

Here is the inside view:  I embossed the Happy Valentine's day and highlighted it.

Five tips and tricks for making shaker cards:
1. When selecting shaker pieces, try to use dimensional things like most of the ones I used here: flat-back enamel hearts (I wanted the card recipient to think of love being in the air everywhere when shaking this card :) ),sequins, and few micro beads. Thicker or round pieces stick less to the inside edges of the shaker.
2. To create enough space for dimensional shaker pieces, use at least 2 layers of fun foam when making the spacer rings.
3. Double adhesive foam sheet are also work beautifully, easy approach now.
4. When adhering acetate, use E6000. Glossy Accents may work too, but I find that it is less durable.
5. If you are using double foam tape, before closing up the shaker compartment with all the shaker pieces inside, brush some baby or talcum powder along the edges of the spacer rings. This should help eliminate any residual stickiness from gluing the ring layers together, which could sabotage free shaker movement.

            I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with our CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards  . We all catchy girls can't wait to see what you come up with!! So hop on to your supplies and amaze us now!
May your day always be filled with love.

Monday, February 2, 2015

CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hello friends!! Welcome to the month of Love!!
This is Jayashri here bringing you this month's super fun challenge 


Shaker cards are in trend now and we thought why not bring this challenge to you guys this month.. Isn't it exciting!!! And before proceeding further please read and follow the rules/guidelines..


1. Create a Shaker card (yes! only cards please)
2. There is no need to create a Valentine's day 'shaker card'. You can make one for your mom, dad, sister, brother, husband, grandpa or grand ma and etc just showing and expressing your love to them and that could be any occasion like birthday, retirement day and etc. The possibilities are endless.. So let your creative juices flow!! 
3. You can enter twice
4. Only new work please
5. Challenge ends on 27th of February
6. Have fun

The winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from THE CRAFT SHOP.

Thank you so much Priya.. :)

Here are my cards, It's a Valentines themed cards.
first one is Shadow box shaker card and second one is typo shaker card.

First step is to create shaker window, to create 'shadow shaker window' please find tutorial here.

1. For Love BG have Distressed using stencil.
2 embellished with Polaroid frame and die cuts.

Simple typo shaker card using the negative die-cut.

Hope you like these cards.. Let's explore your creativity... we are eagerly waiting to see some awesome works and thank you so much for stopping by.. :)


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Introduction to the New Design Team.

Hello dear friends, this is Deepti here to introduce our new addition to the 'Create Something Catchy' family or we simply call them as 'Catchy Girls'.. Hope you guys remember the DT call that we had in December 2014. Many of you had applied but I had to choose only 3. So I would like to thank all the talented ladies who had applied for the DT call.. You are awesome!!

And now it's time to announce our DT members...

Please welcome them!!

Vinita Jain @ New Creations

Hello Friends!
 I'm Vinita Jain, staying in Delhi, a retired teacher. I'm excited to be designing for Create Something Catchy Challenges! Drawing, crafting, use of waste material and painting have been a passion for me since childhood. I've been blogging from last year and love the friends that I've met through that hobby. I don't really have a 'style', so be prepared for a little of 'everything'. I hope to inspire you all with my creative ideas. I'm looking forward to working with the talented Catchy Girls Team Members. Thanks Deepti for giving me this wonderful Opportunity

Nandini Karmakar @ Paint Paper Scissors

Hi! I am Nandini Karmarkar from Mumbai, very excited to be a Catchy Girl! 

A stay-at-home mom of two, I have always had a passion for all kinds of crafts. Other that card making, I love sewing, origami, crochet, embroidery etc. Many of my projects combine elements from all these interests.

I am a qualified Hobby Ideas teacher and love teaching, especially children. I also like learning new techniques and improving my existing skills.

Firstly ,Thank you so much Deepti Stephens for giving me this wonderful opportunity of joining the Catchy Design team of and am so honoured to join the talented Catchy Girls Team.. :)
My name is Radhika and i was born and bought up in Hyderabad ,India. I did my Masters in present am stay at home daughter :D
Crafting is my best pal since childhood after completing my studies my total focus is on arts n  crafts and started blog in April 2013 ..I want to try everything which i see ..I love making Rangolis and Paintings later on started Recycled crafts then Jewlery making and now  card making and am loving it. Always want to try something new n different..:)
Thank you Deepti for this opportunity :)

Yay! I'm so excited to work with you all.. Let's have fun..

And dear ladies please come back tomorrow for the new challenge and it is being sponsored by
THE CRAFT SHOP and the winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs. 500/- to their store..

Thank you Priya Sivraj..

And thank you dear friends for stopping by.. :)