Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh HOLE-y Night! shaker card & Cricut SU! Treat Cup Tip

I was doubly inspired to make this card:
Crazy 4 ChallengesShaker Card
Jingle BellesOh HOLE-y Night

Last year I received a Christmas present wrapped in paper covered with some really cute snowmen, reindeer, trees, Santa, and penguins.  I have saved it because I knew I would upcycle some of the critters on that paper for some Christmas cards.

I wanted to create my shaker card with a treat cup by Stampin' Up!  The two penguins from the wrapping paper fit inside the treat cup.  Perfect!  I knew the wrapping paper image would coordinate well with my "winter wonderland" paper by Doodlebug Design, Inc.  I really enjoy the pinks, aquas, and greens in this Doodlebug Design paper.  AND it coordinates perfectly with My Mind's Eye Abbey Road.

Now to punch the aperture for the treat cup...doh!  I have a few SU circle punches, but I have not purchased the one that fits the treat cup.  What to do...I recently purchased the Cricut "Elegant Edges" cartridge.  I grabbed a sheet of card stock and started cutting frames at various measurements.  My 5th attempt was the winner!  *TIP:  Cut a frame from the Cricut "Elegant Edges" cartridge (p.23) @ 2 1/2" to create the ring for the SU treat cup. *  I'd rather be lucky than smart any day ;)

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge:  "Elegant Edges" p.23 cut at 2.5"

Papers:  My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Whirlybird "Friends Forever; doodlebug design inc. "winter wonderland" and "cute cuts" (sentiment); Stampin' Up! pink card stock; Michael's Value pack (card base)
Treat Cup:  Stampin' Up!
Snow:  Flower Soft polar white

Happy Wednesday!

24 comments:

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

oh my! this is the cutest xmas card ever:D soooo adorable!!!!!!

Deb said...

June,what a sweet card, I just love the colours you've chosen and the "snow" is perfect! Great idea for the treat cups :)

Court said...

ACK! I love this card! And once again, I NEED Elegant Edges and Everyday Pop-Up Cards for that matter!!!! Now I want flower shop! This is getting ridiculous. :)

Sherrie K. said...

This is sooo cute!! I love the little treat cup and the penguins are darling. Cute, cute card!!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ros said...

Wow June! this is such a clever take on the challenge ... wonderful ... thanks for your support this week

Judy said...

Hi June, I love, love this really cute card. Makes me feel a bit cooler... Sorry to hear about your high temps.... I'm so a cold weather girl.
Have a great day..
Judy

~amy~ said...

what a perfect card...upcycled and perfect for the JB challenge! Absolutely a-dorable!

Lisa said...

cute, cute, cute! love the idea of using the treat cup - what an adorable idea!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Love the non-traditional colors, and that you got the snow peeps to fit INSIDE THE TREAT CUP!

Nice save on the circle cutting, too. :)

alienanessa said...

Oh my heavenly holy moses!!! Absolutely LOOOOOOVE THIS!!! You are so cute and talented and ingenious!!!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! i loooooooove that your "window card" is a shaker card, too! i love those adorable penguins, as well, they are perfect to be the stars of the shaker! awesome combo of papers, too! <3 <3 <3

Missy said...

This is sooo cute!! The penguins are adorable and I love the color combo!!!

Linda B said...

Oh, June.... this is just so cute. I love your darling penguins!
Hey, it would be great to shop at Evermore Scrapbooks with you...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooo cute cute cute! I loveeeeeeeeee the little shaker and the penguins! :):):):):):):):):):)

SmilynStef said...

Yes, those penguins were definitely "savable" ... love them in this fun shaker design ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet, cute!!! you did such amazing work!!!

Eveline said...

So cute. I love the colors and the penguins peeping out through the snow.
Eveline.

Kard Queen said...

This is adorable and what a cute idea. Christmas is now less than six months away!

Windy Hills said...

Shake, shake, rattle and roll--you made a fun card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda R. said...

What an adorable card..

CraftyShell said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest card I have ever seen. WHat a wondeful idea. TFS

Marie B. said...

Ooo, this is cute! Those little penguins are perfect! :)

Noelle said...

Totally cute card, June! I love the treat cup shaker and your upcycled little animals:)

Lisa said...

What an absolutely fabulous card, June! I love the little penguins and how clever and resourceful that you saved them from last year's paper! They are so perfect! What a gorgeous, fun card! Love it :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com