From the Heart Stamps — Meet the Design Team Blog Hop

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Hi all!  Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop.  We have a Meet the Design Team theme this month.  Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects and telling us a bit about themselves too!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog.  One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.  And additionally, we will have a game with some prizes on the FTHS blog!

Before we get to my project, here are a few bits about me.

What is your favorite coloring technique?
I definitely love my Copic markers, but I also like to play a bit with Gelatos, watercoloring with dye inks and watercolor markers.

What is your favorite category of images in the FTHS store?
It most definitely is the Project 100 Snowmen.  Absolutely adore them! I expect lots of snowmen cards!

What emoji do you use most often?
I’d have to say it is the winking emoji with the blushing cheeks.  Or the simple hearts when I’m texting my husband.

Describe your crafting space.
I’m fortunate enough to have an entire room — it leads to our 3 seasons room in our house so it can’t be used well as a bedroom, so I use it as a craft room.  It is, of course, pink!

Back to the blog hop, if you have arrived from Calypso’s blog, you are in the right place.  If not, why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog so you don’t miss anything.  Now on to my project, featuring Candy Run.

This is about the only way that I like mice — cute drawn ones!  I was inspired by a jar of jumbo glitter I purchased from Michaels and decided to make a shaker card.

Here’s a few of my current tips & tricks for shaker cards.

When making shaker cards, I always forget to make sure that the shaker bits don’t stick to the adhesive or acetate.  I keep dryer sheets, baby powder and q-tips on hand to remove a bit of this possibility. {If you look closely at my card today, you’ll see that I remembered this AFTER adding in the confetti!}

Another shaker card solution is for the dimension.  I have taken to using fun foam, when possible, to add the depth needed.  For my card today, I have four layers of fun foam on there!

This is pre-filling of the card.  Since I was using a die to cut the frame, I just cut 4 black rings from fun foam.

And here it is, filled and shaken.

 Now head over to Doni’s blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.  The hop will end on Monday, October 5th at 6 AM EST.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, October 7th.

Candy Run: From the Heart Stamps Candy Run, MFT Stitched Circle Frames and Blueprints 14 die-namics, PTI True Black, MFT Orange Fizz, Neenah Solar Crest White, Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium, twine, ArtMinds Halloween Jumbo Glitter, acetate, fun foam

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Creations Challenges — Falling for You
Retarte – Anything Goes with a Halloween twist

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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42 thoughts on “From the Heart Stamps — Meet the Design Team Blog Hop

  1. Hey Cammy – we both were of the same mind for this hop – the Candy run image with a shaker card! LOL. Great circle shaker and love the tip on using a dryer sheet. Great to be on the FTHS Team with you.

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  2. I love this card! I have that same image and was wondering about doing a shaker card. Now I have a plan in mind! Thanks for the inspiration and the tip about using 4 layers of fun foam. I've been having trouble with getting the dimension I'd like for shaker cards, and I think that will be a great solution!

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  3. Those are great tips, and it was fun to read more about you! This is such a cool project, I have never tried a shaker card, and I think I need to. I love the eyes you added to the mouse (that's the only way I like mice, too…my boys want one as a pet…eek!) Who ever receives this card will cherish it, and have fun with it. I'm so happy to have you on the FtHS team!

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  4. This is so fun Cammy – and it was great to learn more about you (like that you are an emoji expert 🙂 ) Love your coloring and the glitter is a great shaker source! I love shakers and this one is awesome! Welcome to the team!
    Lyn

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  5. Hi fellow Wisconsinite!! Glad to have you on the team and getting to know more about you!

    Your card is AMAZING!!! I am just starting to get into making shakers, and this one in 'da bomb' 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi Cammy, Thank you for the tips when making shaker cards my first two have both been a little under par, all the sequins and glitter have been sticking all over the acetate, lovely card and I'm with you the best way for mice to be seen is cutely drawn! Have a wonderful weekend…Megan

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  7. Welcome on your first {From the Heart} blog hop, Cammy ! Your Shaker card is amazing – love the “confetti” inside.
    I make these cards much too rarely, because they require some time. But maybe I should still do it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. I LOVE shaker cards and this one is SO adorable! I will have to try the fun foam…I usually just use foam tape and hope i don't have any gaps. I will also use the drier sheet so the confetti doesn't stick! Thanks for the tips!

    Brenda G.

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  9. Hi, this is a wonderful card! I love your coloring and the cute image. Thank you for sharing your tip and tricks how to do it. Very helpful, esp. the idea with the baby powder.

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  10. Your card just rocks the spirt of hallow'een.
    I have never made a shaker card: I think I'd need a step-by-step tutorial. If you have any tutes you could recommend, I'd be very grateful.
    Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win,
    Tina in San Diego

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