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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

guesting at the waffle flower monthly challenge!

 Hey there!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Mine is, lol!  I'm guest designing over on the Waffle Flower challenge blog!  I was so surprised and excited when I got a DM on Instagram from Galina asking me if I wanted to be part of her mini design team for their monthly challenge.  I am a huge fan of Galina!  She is a super talented papercrafter, she designs products for Waffle Flower and she has the most adorable cat named Sir Oliver!  Of course I said "Yes!"!   This month's challenge is to create a card with a shaker element.   Each week a Waffle Flower designer has a mini team and a specific theme within the main challenge.  This week it is to use to create a full card shaker.   I am totally up for that challenge!

For my card I used the Waffle Flower Crafts Nesting Rectangle Frames dies, the gorgeous Layered Poinsettia dies (designed by Galina!), the Mistletoe Branch die set, the Oversized Joy Combo and papers from the Half-Half Dots - Christmas paper pad.   All the die cut element were die cut from the patterned paper except for the Oversized Joy and I cut that from silver glitter paper.  I used the largest frame to make my full card shaker element.  I covered the card front with paper from the pad, stamped the sentiment from the Oversized Joy stamp set in gray ink and adhered the word joy.   After adding acetate to the back frame I arranged all the poinsettias that I created using red and pink papers from the pad on the front.   I tucked in the little mistletoe branches that were die cut from green paper from the pad.   I then got to the task of putting together the shaker element.  I placed white, pink, red and green sequins in the center of the card front, added thin foam strips to the frame and then carefully added the frame to my card front.  

You can find all the specifics for the Waffle Flower monthly challenge here and all the information regarding week 3 inspiration challenge here.

Thank you to Galina and Waffle Flower Crafts for asking me to be a guest designer!  If you have Waffle Flower Crafts products in your stash and love to make shaker cards we would love to have you play along!  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting, Rosemary! Your shaker is fabulous and festive. Those little poinsettias are so sweet and the sparkly joy adds to the holiday magic!

Shelly said...

Yay for guesting! This is beautiful!

Greta said...

You're the perfect GD, Rosemary! I'm calling dibs on this one--or maybe I've already claimed too many of your cards--haha! Anyway, this is absolutely beautiful using those great papers! Gotta try a full front shaker one of these days!