Saturday 26 September 2015

A Baby Shower...


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

I was asked by my daughter to make a card for a Baby Shower this week.... her friend is throwing the party and is expecting a baby boy soon.  I did struggle a bit to come up with an idea though......  even on Pinterest couldn't find much inspiration......  then I remembered this die from MFT...  THEN I couldn't find it!  After a mahoosive search of every die in my collection......... TWICE - I ended up finding it stuck to the back of another set!  That was two hours of my life I won't get back!! LOL!

But at least I discovered dies that I'd forgotten about (oops) - so it wasn't a totally wasted couple of hours...  hehe!

I used the negative of the umbrella (I've used the proper cut previously for 'under the weather' get well cards).... and decided to make a shaker card..

MFT Dienamics Umbrella Die
Anna Marie Designs Dotty Card
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and a few other sparkles..
Pearls, Ribbon and Lace from Stash

I was really pleased how it turned out... Hope you like.  It's a while since I made a card without a coloured image... and I did enjoy it!

 Have a Lovely Weekend...
Big hugs


  1. Oh wow, this is soooooo pretty! Normally shaker cards aren't my thing, as I think they can be a bit tacky, but this is GORGEOUS! And the mum-to-be will be so thrilled!

    Also, you must have a LOT of dies... It'd take me less than a minute to go through mine, lol. x

  2. This is gorgeous Christine, I can see a lot of work went into it and it was well worth it. Love all the pretty details and design.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  3. Great idea Christine. The card os so beautiful!!!

  4. que c'est ravissant et raffiné, original et adorable!

  5. I don't see how any card could be any prettier. This is certainly a keepsake to be treasured!
    Sandy xx

  6. Christine, this is totally beautiful. Such a clever idea to make a shaker card with that ingenious die cut. I love all the pretty details - the beads and the bow, and the shaker bits are just adorable... The Mum To Be will be thrilled I am sure...what a wonderful card to keep.

  7. This is so lovely Christine, very pretty!
    hugs JAcee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. Love this fabulous, classy card, bet your Daughter and the recipient did too.

    Kath x

  9. OMG, I think this has to be be one of the prettiest shaker cards I've ever seen!

  10. Absolutely beautiful Christine, so pretty! Love the design.
    Wendy xx

  11. I wouldn't have known what to do for a baby shower either!!!
    This is so gorgeous Christine, and very innovative :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. So adorable. I love the lace around the edge.

  13. Very pretty Christine! Great idea to use this die for a shakercard.


  14. Well worth the search a fab die and perfect card love and hugs Carole x

  15. I'm glad your search for the elusive die wasn't entirely wasted time since you rediscovered some other dies too...and also because you were right...this die is absolutely perfect for a baby shower card.

    It's such a cute and yet elegant design and the shaker detail adds so much sparkle and interest :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx


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