Sunday, January 11, 2015


IT'S TIME TO PARTY!!!  It's the 2nd Annual Block Party over at 613 Avenue Create this week.  We have a new challenge (1,001 Techniques) for you, a fun game, and a ton of fun prizes, so be sure to stop on by to visit.

(And here's a random bit of trivia for you: The FIRST block party was my first time posting as part of the DT for 613 Avenue Create, so this is also an anniversary occasion for me!)

Today I got to work with a file from The Cutting Cafe.  I have to be honest, I've been really sick and the congestion and aches have made me really foggy lately. So, I had a ton of trouble trying to figure out how to load the SVGs into the latest version of my Silhouette software.  I wound up going old school and used the images as a template.  However, the project is just as cute as it would have been if my brain had been working and I'd been able to use my Silhouette.

For the 1001 techniques, I made my first ever shaker card.  There's a TON of inking and heat embossing on this card.

I stamped the upper frame of the balloon with Versamark and a script stamp - embossing that in gold - and then, I inked the frame with Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood Distress Inks.  The bottom balloon was inked with the Fired Brick ink so that it would coordinate.   The sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) is heat embossed onto a piece of clear acrylic.

The flourishes on the background are from a set by Inkadinkado, and are heat embossed in white.

Be sure to stop by and help us celebrate over at 613 Avenue Create!!



  1. I love shaker cards, and yours is fabulous!

  2. Sara, Sara! This is so cool. Shaker cards have always grabbed my attention! I love them! And yours with the cupcakes stamped inside is so wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  3. i love it thanks for joining us at sister act this week and good luck
    hugs Tonnie DT

  4. oh my goodness this is seriously the embossing...i need to emboss more on my projects....i would love to put over in the customer gallery at the cutting cafe..if i can, please email me a link to this project at hugs


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