Saturday, 6 September 2014

Happy happy happy Father's Day

With Father's Day being this weekend it seemed the perfect theme for my Stamp and Chat evening last night. Just a couple of good friends made it but it is more about the chat and fun of catching up with friends than numbers. And I see that the wonderful Just Add Ink team are also having a "Just Add Dad" theme this week to celebrate Father's Day too! Do go and check out the great inspiration they have for you this week if you have a moment :-) And I will share the card I designed for the ladies to make last night -  they did have fun :-)

As I have been making a few Shaker cards of late there was a request for one for this theme so the Ladies could join in too. And so here is what I came up with: And apologies - this card has been shaken A LOT!! :-)

Now the process did contain a few elements which kept them busy for a little while but for these Ladies who stamp and scrap all the time I like to provide a bit of a challenge - and they do keep coming back for more :-)

The card base is Bermuda Bay embossed with the Arrows EF.
To make the shaker frame I used some Real Red card and cut and embossed it with the frame in the On Film Framelits. So great that this adds a bit of texture as well as cutting the frame! The base and the acetate to place in behind the Framelit are simply cut to the outside measurements of the Framelit.  Next the Happy's are stamped once in each colour and fussy cut out and adhered to the white base. 

For the adhesive to contain the "goodies" I have tried several things lately but my favourite is indeed the SU Shaker Frame adhesive (silly me, it's all in the name isn't it?!) These come as different sized circles but I just snip one side of the circle, and remove the paper backing and then you can mould it easily to any shape you like. And because they are all the same thickness and height it gives some uniformity too. 

The colourful shaken not stirred additions are mainly punched with the new Confetti Stars border punch: lots of card stock scraps and a few sequins for some always present bling!!

Then a little more fun with the greeting - stamped using the Alphabet Rotary stamp! I just thought the script looked like it was echoing the Happy's and it was fun to play with though is good to practice a little first :-)

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Stamps: Amazing Birthday, Alphabet Rotary
Accessories: Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Arrows EF, Shaker Frame Adhesive,Window sheets, Confetti Stars Punch, Hexagon Punch (for flag ends), Silver buttons, Cherry Cobbler Twine, silver and blue sequins (Non-SU)

With our Stamp & Chat nights the usual plan is I provide and prepare everything for one card (this one last night) and then they get to play with any other Stamp, ink, or tools I might have for the rest of the evening. But as an added extra last night we also had an introduction to using Photopolymer stamps - such fun! I love them and how easy they are to line up etc - a true convert as they say! So a fun night - lots of chat and lots of stamping!

Thanks for stopping by today and please do go and check out the great challenge and inspiration at Just Add Ink this week and maybe you might be inspired to be the next to enter :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. It was a great night, Jan!!! A fantastic card as well!! Loved it! Thank you Jan- Katerina

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Katerina - and thank you for asking for the card :-)

  2. Jan, this is FABULOUS! Your colour choices on this happy, fun, card are just outstanding. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  3. Such a cool and colourful shaker card and perfect for the just add Dad challenge this week.

    JAI Design Team

  4. The film framelit does make a perfect frame for a shaker card Jan doesn't it! Lots of stars with a little bling is just perfect (and fun) for a Dad to shake around too :) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Wonderful bright happy colours Jan. They really go with the Happy happy happy theme. Chantell JAI

  6. Absolutely love your bright cheery colours and shakers are always a fave with me Jan....Great card! Thanks or joining us at Just Add Ink.