Sunday, 5 October 2014

Create with Connie & Mary Guest Designer!


I've got some exciting news to share today...

I'm a Guest Designer for the Create with Connie & Mary Holiday edition! I'm looking forward to sharing my project with subscribers later this month, and I'll be playing along with the team in sharing some holiday projects with you throughout the month. During this coming week - Preview Week - you can sign up for the Early Bird price of only $24.95, which gets you LOADS of inspiration throughout the Holiday edition, with projects using the wonderful stamps and accessories in the Stampin Up Holiday catalogue.

I'll be using the fabulous Holiday Home set in my project and so today, to kick off Preview Week, I'm sharing a card I made using this set...

I decided to try a shaker card for an extra special Christmas card. I created the house by stamping it on multiple pieces of card - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey and Cajun Craze - then cut out the various pieces with my paper snips and paper pieced it all together. I sponged a touch of Crushed Curry ink on the bottom of the windows and stamped a wreath on the door with Garden Green ink.

The background is Night of Navy card, stamped with the trees from White Christmas with Whisper White ink and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. I also stamped some 'snow' with Whisper White ink around the trees. I stamped the trees again with Night of Navy ink on Naturals White card, cut along the snow lines then glued over the top. The frame is die-cut with the largest On Film framelit from Under the Tree dsp. I added some frosted sequins inside the shaker, sealed it up with dimensionals and voila! I added some Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon along with the sentiment and a Cherry Cobbler candy dot to finish.

Here's a close up:

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Home, White Christmas
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Encore, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Paper: Deck the Halls dsp, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, Window sheet
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon, Regals candy dots
Tools: On Film framelits, Snowflake thinlit collection

Make sure you visit Create with Connie and Mary and check out the projects from the rest of the designers during Preview Week - there are lots of ideas being showcased this week as well as some fab blog candy up for grabs - and don't forget to sign up during Preview Week for the discounted price!

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Love your holiday shaker card Amy - congratulations on guest designing for Connie and Mary this season again.

  2. This little winter house scene is DARLING! I love the shaker! Great job! We are so excited that you are Guest Designer for us again!

  3. Love the shaker card! So cute. Can't wait to see what else you've come up with. TFS

  4. Exciting to see you guesting with Connie and Mary, Amy!! I LOVE this card - shakers can bit a bit fiddly for me, but always worth it, so your sweet snowy scene (and perfectly coloured house!) is definitely inspiring me to make more of them ;) Rx

  5. I love your card, I have never made a shaker card, looking forward to seeing what other designs you make for us.

  6. This is a great card. Love the shaker idea with the sequins and small snowflakes. Great job! Look forward to seeing your other creations.

  7. Amy, I love every detail on your card! The sequins and snowflakes in your shaker card are so festive! Congrats on being on the Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Team! I look forward to working with you!

  8. Hi, Amy -- Your shaker card is so darling! It makes me think of Christmas in MN, where I'm from. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful gift of design and implementation! Jan B.

  9. Amy, what a warm and cheerful Christmas card! I love shaker cards and all the details you've included! I always admire your work!

  10. Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the little scene that you created for your shaker card.