Celebrate Your Day, Happy Celebrations

Celebrate Your Day, Happy Celebrations

Happy Monday!  Today’s design is one of the fun cards from my February Card Class.  I loved the demonstration at our last OnStage event showing how to use the “Celebrations” items in the 2017 Occasions Catalog (Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and Celebrations Duo TIEF).  The “debossing” is super cool and fun to play with.  Make sure to continue down to see my stepped up shaker version!

BASE:  I went with one of my favorite sizes (Long and Narrow — 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) in Strawberry Slush (vintage) layered with a Peekaboo Peach (2-3/4″ x 5″) rectangle.

STAMPING:  First, I had to “deboss” a Whisper White rectangle with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  [TIP:  Place the debossing above the center to make room for the “your day” banner.  Then from the Happy Celebrations stamp set I stamped the “large circle” in Watermelon Wonder and the “small circle” in Peekaboo Peach.  [TIP:  With “debossing” you need to stamp on a foam pad to keep from flattening the debossing.]  Next, wrap twice with Whisper White Baker’s Twine, then adhere to base.

SENTIMENT:  On a small piece of Mint Macaron I stamped “your day” in Versamark, then heat embossed with White.  The finishing touch is trimming the “v” on each end and placing over the Baker’s Twine with Dimensionals.


Celebrate Your Day, Happy Celebrations Shaker

I have been wanting to create a shaker card for a while.  Window Sheets and Sprinkles Embellishments make for a fun shaker card.  To be totally honest I designed this card first then create the design for my class.  Eek!  Hey, it was too much for me to handle in class. (grin)  The Window Sheet makes a solid “envelope” for the beads, pearls and sequins.

This shaker was created with a Window Sheet cut 3/4 of an inch larger in both directions.  Score at 3/8″ on all sides, then fold and crease with a bone folder for crisp folds.  The stamped rectangle needs to be trimmed a 1/16″ smaller on the length and width to fit into the “shaker” folds.  Place tear and tape on the back edges of the stamped rectangle.  Peel the backing off the long sides and and one short side then press down, make sure to press into the folds.  This will create a slight bow.  Put in several pinches of Sprinkles Embellishments to your taste.  Then press the flap to seal.  Follow above for the Baker’s Twine and sentiment.  Then place the shaker with a generous amount of Tear & Tape.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Monday and have a great stampin’ day!


  • STAMP:  Happy Celebrations
  • PAPER:  Strawberry Slush (vintage), Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Window Sheets
  • INK:  Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  TIEF–Celebrations Duo | Sprinkles Embellishments | Baker’s Twine–Whisper White | Emboss Powder–White | Tear & Tape


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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