Fun, huh? The DT has some really cute samples using eyeglasses, but alas, I have no eyeglass stamps or dies, but I did have a new cool Simon Says Stamp die called Holiday Frames that I was hankering to use! My first thought was to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards! However, after almost an hour of trying to cut my foam strip (which is extremely sticky) narrow enough for the edge, I gave up and chucked it. Hence, I made a FAUX shaker card:
Please don’t laugh….you know the issues that can be had with shaker cards….they can be challenging to assemble! And yes, I know, it’s just got the sequins GLUED on, but the weather is sticky, the sequins jump all over the place and this is supposed to be clean and simple, so this is my story and I’m stickin’ to it! Anyway, the frame is cut from Gold Foil; the background paper is some stash I’ve had forever; the sequins were a gift from Verve (love the colors), along with some retired holiday snowflakes from SU, and the baker’s twine is SU’s gold. I used a one-hole bow again to make sure it didn’t wiggle off:
And just for a little extra sparkle, although you can’t see it very well, I heat embossed some snowflakes from Endless Wishes with Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the card base:
Please be sure to check out the Paper Players blog to see all the designers’ handiwork:
And be sure to play along!
Last week, Cassidy went to VBS where she learned about missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot; if you don’t know their story, you can read the children’s version here. Cassidy didn’t talk much about it during the week, but she did finally get excited when they talked about the Elliot’s daughter, Valerie, who was just a baby when Jim gave his life. Of course, there was a doll there representing Valerie and she was quite enamored with the doll……as she is her own dolls! Valerie and Elisabeth continued Jim’s work, so God’s purpose was fulfilled despite their loss. The children learned about the jungle as well; here she is with her parrot mask:
and the necklace she made; I think the white things are supposed to be teeth (I hope not bones)!!! She had a great time and the teaching team did an awesome job as well.
Thanks for popping by today!