A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

April 28, 2014

Shaker Crayons ~ NBUS #126

Greetings on this fresh new Monday! What will the week bring?! All good things, I hope.

I have been getting ready for more company, but I had to stop everything last night and start a shaker card for Pauline's Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop. I've never made a shaker card before, but everyone was having so much fun in the pool, I decided to jump in and play, too.

So I made this:
I looked through my dies and decided that it would be fun to use my NBUS crayon die, so I lined up and cut it three across and, following Pauline's excellent video, I created my shaker pack, thus:
But it looked too bland, even with the pretty sequints. I wasn't sure you would know what the heck those openings were supposed to be. So I took the coordinating NBUS stamp and stamped the image on a sheet of acetate using Stazon ink. Then I went to bed.
This morning they were dry so I die cut them. My card front was still pretty bland in white against the crayon-hued card stock I wanted to use, and I was confuzzled about how I was going to attach my acetate crayon images. Glancing over at Hammy in his cage, I raised an eyebrow. Without missing a step on his wheel, he pointed at my Washi tapes and walla!
I also made a cute tag to attach, but it covered up too much of the crayons, so I didn't use it. I have to say what everyone else is saying, that was fun! I don't know why it took me so long to try one. Thank you for the push, Pauline!
bloghop

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I'm excited to introduce you to Sandi of Sandi Lee Scraps! Sandi has been blogging since 2010. She is a published card artist, a designer, an award winner, and a certified Copic designer! You whispered a silent "Wow," dinnit you? It IS impressive and you will be truly wowed when you visit her!!

Thank you for joining, Sandi, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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Okay, gotta go. I can't believe when I post again it will be next month, the month of MAY already! Eeek squeak!! Okay, never mind that now. Just enjoy today! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

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*Life Is Too Short!

Project Details
PaperPTI white; K and Company DSP; acetate
Stamps    The Stamps of Life
 InkStazon jet black
AccessoriesCrayon die: The Stamps of Life
Darice sequints; Misc. Washi tape

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94 comments:

sandie said...

I love this Darnell, has to be the most creative shaker card I have seen in the last few days x

Vanessa said...

So so clever, Darnell! I love what you did here!!

Jenny said...

How clever are these shaker crayons Darnell!! Super fun!

Hugs,

Jenny

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this idea for a shaker card. Just fantastic design!

Heather Thompson said...

that is so cool, So full of color, what an interesting card. great for that wonderful kido in your life.

Lin said...

Love the way you think, Darnell! This is just so unique and FUN!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun card, might be your first shaker, but you're a pro already! Love the shape you chose!

jimlynn said...

Super cute and love the addition of the washi!
Lynn

Cindy C. said...

Oh what a fun and clever design!!! Thanks for visiting my blog Darnell!

Liesl Castles said...

Love the crayon shaker idea - awesome card!!

Geri said...

Two words:
Winner, Winner

..um...two more words:
Beyond Clever

...okay, just two more:
Beyond Creative


Diane Jaquay said...

So clever of you to use the crayon die to make a shaker! Love it!

Redanne said...

That is such a clever design! I would never have thought of that one... I do love shaker cards, have not made one for ages, you may just have inspired me as I have a birthday card to make for a special family member.... Yours is fabulous, a winner for sure! Big hugs, Annie xxx

OH Babs said...

Cute, colorful and a winner.

Sue - said...

What a great design Darnell!

Happy Dance said...

Darn, darn, and darn clever!! Love the crayon idea!! It would be perfect for a back-to-school card for one of the boys. I do like making shaker cards, but have had no more pings to enter Paulina's hop for a third time...Oh well. It was good to come and see what you and the hammie came up with! Later dudette. Bev

Sue McRae said...

Using the crayon dies was such a fun idea!

Bobby said...

So how high was your bridge? Using your crayons was a genius idea so you must not have bumped your head on the way down. And bless Hammie for his help along the way.

Nikki said...

This card is so cool, I love absolutely everything about it, I'm going to follow you on feedly :)

DoofyJEss2 said...

you definitely knocked this one outta the park!! love the crayon shakers and all the color!!!

Karen B said...

This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Dippy. How fun is that.....love your sequin filled crayons and the mad (but so effective) colour scheme. Pure genius!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Shannon J said...

Love it when I see something totally unique, fun and that I never would have thought of - and I just saw exactly that! So creative, Darnell - I just love it!!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful card.

Manuela said...

what a fun shaker card, the crayons are perfect! I will add it to my "I want" shopping list :-)

Kathleen said...

This is totally fabulous, love the colours, the use of acetate always puts the user to the top of the class.

Kath x

Marilyn said...

Cute idea and so colorful!!!

Lucinde said...

The pencils look awesome!

Lisa said...

Oh those crayons are so cute!! Clever idea for your shaker Darnell and I'm so happy you could join the hop!!

Bonnie said...

How clever to use crayons to shake! Wouldn't it have been fun in school to shake our crayons and drive the teacher nuts? Fun card!

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely shaker-tasic! I watched a shaker card video yesterday and promptly went and bought some sequins today - when I'll actually get round to making one however is entirely another matter! Lol xx

Anita in France said...

Creative, fun, colourful and sooo clever, Darnell ... you and that hamster ... awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

This is a real original shaker card! Love it! Hugs, Gerrina

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh again!!!! This is adorable! What a creative way to make a shaker card and I love that crayon die!

JD/ Jill said...

Your creativity always amazes me...this is so clever and fun. Now I know I have to try one of these...thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Petrella said...

Your shaker crayons are so cute and clever!!! What a fun card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to turn "blah" into FANTASTIC! All those lovely colored stripes are perfect with your crayons! Well done for your first shaker card!!

Craftychris said...

Wow, this is so clever! You and Hammy are a good team! xx

Donna B. said...

So clever to use the crayons!! I love that idea! Looks a little too complicated for me!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Totally unique Darnell, love your crayon shaker card! Great idea to use the stamped image on acetate.
Val x

Deepti said...

This is my favorite!! love how u created a pencil shaker card :) absolutely brilliant :)

Cathy P. said...

Wow - you went to town on this with three crayon windows!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super amazed

Owl Be Crafty said...

Love the crayons! Such a great idea!

Lauren Taylor said...

your crayons are so cute!

Karen D said...

Darnell this is soooo clever, and it's your first??? I love the colours and the crayons are a genius idea.

Chark said...

super love this!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Darnell, your card is absolutely fabulous!!!!! You outdid yourself on this one!!!! LOVE it!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a colorful and fun card! The washi tape was a very clever solution! Does your hamster have a brother that you could send to me???
Just in case you have been noticing/wondering why I didn't comment any more - we were in NYC last week visiting my brother-in-law and family and my time on the computer was very limited.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely, positively GENIUS, Darnell! I'm so impressed with your unique design and all the fun colors you chose for this card! You did an amazing job on your shaker card...Love it to pieces!

Enjoy your company!

Sue D said...

What a clever idea!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is brilliant Darnell!
Thank You~

Claire said...

What a fabulous, fun card Darnell - love it!

JanLee said...

What a cleaver and unique card. Great job!

Diana K said...

Wow, now that's creative! So cute and all the details you added are amazing! Totally love.

cards said...

So clever, so cute.
Thanks for the happy inspiration.

Sue from Oregon said...

I do better to put a project aside to think a little on it! Love the extra pop you got with the acetate stamping! Very cool indeed!

MaryH said...

Hey Our Miss D! I always save your post for last so I can end my evening with a big smile. No big surprise, tonight I will uh-gin! I've never made a shaker card either. Looks intimidating. Once again, Hammy saved the day, cause that washi tape sure did brighten up this artsy card. I've not seen that stamp or die either. Wonder of wonders. You done real good on your shaker card, it's gor-jus; and hope you get to slow down enough to enjoy your comp'ny. Thanks for being a friend, sharing some amazing inspiration, and just generally bringing a lot of joy to this ole SC cardmaker! TFS & Hugs

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh...I have been waiting for you to use these stamps and dies and this is just too darn cute! I love your design and all the bright primary colors too. So fun.

Jen said...

wow!! how fun! I love the crayons...very clever!!

Shona Chambers said...

Well, aren't you clever....this shaker is brilliant!! Why don't I ever come up with ideas like this??? Love the crayons, the colours, the stripes, everything!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Very fun idea! I love the shaped shakers!

Sharon Underwood said...

What a neat card! I have crayon dies, too, but never thought of using them to create shaker cards! Cool!

Petra Swart said...

So clever, Darnell and such a colourful, fun card!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow, I love this shaker Darnell! It's so fun and has such bright colors!! What a fabulous first shaker card! Hugs

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous shaker crayons card
love it
hugs Tamara

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh I love those crayon shakers!! I have to case this! I realize I am not getting your blog in my email lately and I also notice mine isn't going out either. Are you getting a feed from my blog?

Aileen said...

Wowee I don't think you just jumped into the pool but did a very elegant dive! Your first shaker card looks excellent. x

Jean said...

What a great idea for a shaker card ~ LOVE the crayon idea ~ its given me more ideas to use for shaker cards! Love the fun, bright colors too!

Buttons said...

This is such a clever idea Darnell. Jenny x

Sheila H said...

Your ingenuity continues to amaze. Your card is so cute and clever. Love it!

Lucy said...

This is fantastic! It doesn't look like your first shaker card. I too made my first shaker for this hop. I didn't get quite as elaborate as you did, but I did use washi tape :-)

Sandi said...

You are the sweetest!!!! How sweet of you to feature me on your blog!!!! Big Hugs, Sandi

Lindsey said...

So glad you jumped in and decided to make a shaker...it turned out so fun. I love how you put lots of different colors in the crayons.

Greta said...

Great choice to use the crayons! This is darling, Darnell!

Ros Crawford said...

I think this is the best shaker card I've ever seen!! It's fabulous!

Carole said...

I don't know how you keep up but I'm sure you do, just scrolling down to leave a comment took forever...cause I wanted to read what everyone else had to say. Your growing your fan base by leaps and bounds. Featuring new followers is brilliant as is this crayon creation. Interactive cards delight and inspire me. See you next month :)

Loll Thompson said...

So very creative Dolly. Love the crayons! Loll xx

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Darnell. Very clever.
I need a Hammy in my room. Does your fancy coming for a visit to Wales?
Hugs
xx

Pat said...

This is such an usual shaped shaker card Darnell, and the idea of the stamped acrylic over the top stuck with the washi tape is so inventive. Love all the pretty stripes. Great idea to use sequins as the filling too. x

Patti said...

How clever!! You deserve a standing ovation!!! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Darnell, This is a great shaker card. You always come up with the best ideas and I love this one. Bet the grandsons will love it too. A perfect boy card. Enjoy your company.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Here I am again...I think I was commenter #30 or so...Now I think I'm #83...shame you didn't get many comments on this card! LOL! Anyway I wanted to thank you for your beautiful card, what a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox...I posted it on my blog yesterday...Thanks again. Hope you are having a good day.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, how FUN is this! And thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )

KayM said...

Oh my goodness Darnell! What a cute and fabulous shaker card! Can't believe it's your first one ever! I've never tried one either, but this cuteness is making me want to give it a try!

Leslee said...

Very cool shaker card. Love all the colored sequins.

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun card. I've never made a shaker card, guess I need to seeing how cute this turned out!

Charlene said...

Oh My goodness Darnell, this is super creative!!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

WOW...amazing! The color around the shakers is just truly amazing, Darnell. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

Mrs A. said...

I just love your cool shaker crayons. That's thinking way beyond wot it says on the tin!! Hugs Mrs A.

Chris D. said...

As shaker cards go, this is absolutely brilliant, using the crayon die and stamp as you did! This is by far the best shaker card I've seen! Love it!

Barbara Murphy said...

91 comments, but I still had to say that this is awesome!!! You are a genius Darnell. I love this CAS, colorful design!

Diane said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen.

Hugs Diane

cm said...

Awesome to the nth degree! One of the best shaker cards EVER!! Hugs~c