Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew | Take Two

Our July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's cards will shake you out of any creative funk and get you inspired!

Ladies and gentlemen, Caren...

Hi everyone! It's week two for me as a Leading Lady here at Winnie and Walter. Thank for all the sweet comments and birthday wishes. It's not until the end of the month, but I like to celebrate all month long!

For week two, I'm sharing shaker cards I created with the great Winnie and Walter products. I absolutely love shaker cards, they are so much fun to create and recipients love them (especially my nephews.)


For my first card, I die cut the scalloped heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways from a piece of patterned paper. I adhered acetate to the backside of the patterned paper and added some foam tape to raise the card. I added flat heart confetti for the shaker part of the card. The bear and party hat are from the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamp set. I did some masking to add the hat to the bear, colored the image with Copics, then cut it out on using my Silhouette Cameo. This set also has coordinating dies (I didn't use them because of the masking). I was going to add the sentiment, which is from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs, directly to the patterned paper. I didn't like how that looked so I cut a panel of blue card stock out and used the scallop border die from Georgette Borders. I heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment, added a few enamel dots that coordinated with the paper, and added a white dashed accent line with a white gel pen.


I love the way my second card turned out. I love flowers on cards, but for some reason, I don't make many cards using flowers. I used one of the Love dies from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways and used the negative space for the shaker part of this. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set. I added acetate and added a double layer of foam tape to the back of the card panel. I doubled the foam tape because I added beads for the shaker feature and wanted to make sure they would move around. To complete the sentiment, I stamped "YOU" from In a Word: Love stamp set and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Thanks again for the love last week, the products from Winnie and Walter make it easy to make such cute cards. At the end of the month, there will be a giveaway of a $30 gift card from Winnie and Walter here on my blog.

I'll see you next week, thanks for joining me!



  1. I love both of your shakers... but the bear one with the super full shaker window is so fun!

    1. Thank you, I usually don't put enough stuff in my shaker cards, but think I got it just right on these!

  2. Shaker cuteness! Love both beauties!

  3. Fantastic shaker cards! Adorable and beautiful!

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  5. Such fun and pretty shakers! I esp love the patterned paper background on the floral one.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. These are great cards !!

  7. Lovely shaker cards. The colours of the banners match the shaker bits perfectly. The florals are so pretty on the second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Adorable and pretty shaker card designs.


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