Wednesday, March 27, 2024


In my last post I promised that I would share some interactive cards made with the Hooray for Surprises Bundle.  So, although at first look you may not be able to tell, today's card does have a surprise for the recipient.

I used the heart from Hooray for Surprises along with the plaid designer series paper (DSP) from BEE MINE.  The plaid design in this DSP may be my favorite in the collection.  It's cheery and certainly very versatile, which is always a good combination.  The dots embossing folder from Basics Embossing Folders, an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE, was used to provide some texture for the card front.

Isn't this heart stamp pretty?  I love how it has dots and tulips on it! 

 But you may be wondering... Where is the surprise? Do you see the little "Pull" on the upper right side of the heart?

When you pull on that little tab and "peel off" the heart, this is what you will find hidden behind it.


It is a little shaker!  Isn't that fun?

I willingly admit that I don't do many shaker cards as I don't think I am very good at them and I find them a little "fussy" to make.  But maybe because this shaker element is smaller than what I have normally done, it came together very easily.  YAY!  Maybe, I'll make some more now.  I have plenty of sequins in my stash to make a bunch of them.

Change up the colors and this would make a really cute Valentine Card, too, wouldn't it?  I'm going to try to remember that next February because there is more good news.   This stamp set and the coordinating dies are NOT retiring when the Spring Mini Catalog sales period ends at the end of April!

I kept the inside of the card very simple and tied it to the front of the card with a strip of the same plaid DSP and a Blackberry Bliss mat.  Plus, there is plenty of room to write a message of encouragement to someone who needs a smile.

Use this link to download a detailed tutorial.

A list of products used is shown below.  The sequins and Blackberry Bliss ribbon are from my stash and probably long-sense retired.  But as always, use what you have.

Product List

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