Thursday, January 1, 2015

12 Months of Christmas - Challenge 1 Start DT Sue

 Today starts a brand new blog and I have been honored to have been chosen to be a part of their first Design Team.

This month's theme is Father Time. I used the, "Matter of Time" papers from:  

Along with the image: Snowglobes - 4 from

I wanted this image so that I would have a reason to make a shaker card. I have come up with a slightly different way to form my shaker, instead of using 2 layers of foam tape I cut 4 or 5 layers of chipboard, usually an empty cereal box. I glue the layers together, add some weight to the top of the pile and let them dry for a couple of hours before adding the clear acetate and frame.
I used my Spellbinders circle dies to cut the shaker layers, and frame by using two different sized circles at the same time forming a thin circle for the base and frame. I used the bigger of the 2 circles to cut out the clear acetate.
After printing the Snowglobe - 4 image from Limited Runs I colored it using colored pencils. I also cut a very thin piece of chipboard and attached it to the back of the colored image to add a bit of stiffness and more support for the shaker feature. I also used some small silver sequins as falling snow. I used micro beads for the shaker snow. Please make sure that the glue used on the sequins is totally dry before adding the micro beads. AFTER adding the beads, use some very strong glue to add the clear acetate layer then add the frame, add some weight to the stack and allow to dry. Finish decorating the rest of your shaker to your liking.
Attach to your card face, add the, "A Matter of Time" layer, finished shaker, twine and sentiment to the card. I printed my sentiment with my printer onto some cream colored cardstock, inked the edges of my papers and layers.
Here is everything you need to know to take part in the challenge:

Challenge Link Up:  January 1st – January 31st
  • Challenge START posts go live at 6:00 P.M. EDT on Thursday, January 1st
  • Challenge MIDWAY posts go live at 6:00 P.M. EDT on Thursday, January 15th 
  • Guest Sponsor:  Limited Runs
  • Main blog address:
  • Optional Theme for Participants:  Father Time 
  • Description for participants:  A new year means starting the clock over. A TIME for new beginnings. TIME to make all those Christmas Cards you will need in December. So don't put away your holiday stash quite yet, it is TIME to start The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, Limited Runs, make sure that your card has something time related on it.  If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs.



    1. This shaker card is serious cute!!! I love all the details

    2. CONGRATS on your new Design Team honor. Looking forward to what you create.
      Your shaker is wonderful. Love the snow globe. Great idea up-cycling cereal boxes.Thanks for sharing,
      Crafty hugs,


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