5.06.2017

A Playful Loads of Fun Card by Taheerah!

Join us right here on the blog May 10 - 18 for our Summer 2017 Inspiration and Release Week! We will have awesome Design Team projects, Intro Videos and of course Big Giveaways!

Are you ready for another Summer 2017 Sneak Peek?
We can't wait to show you everything in our new release, starting on Wednesday May 10th!

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Our sweet and talented friend, Taheerah Atchia, joins us again today with another amazing card project! We have enjoyed having her as our Guest Designer sharing her brilliant card designs! Please visit Taheerah's blog for more gorgeous and creative projects, we know you will be inspired!

Today Taheerah has an adorably clever Loads of Fun card that features a water-filled shaker element!

I love how Taheerah included the cute Meow You Doin'? cats in this fun laundry room scene.

 She created the cool "neon" sign by heat-embossing the sentiment on acetate with Fluorescent Magenta embossing powder and then layering it onto a piece of Black Licorice cardstock. Such a creative idea!


Since this is a water shaker the shaker elements needed to be waterproof. No problem, Taheerah stamped the clothes on shrink plastic then heat shrunk them to create water-safe images!

Taheerah created the water-shaker with the help of the Fuse Tool and a plastic stamp storage pocket. Another totally fun and unique element is that the water-filled washing machine "drum" can spin so the elements can move and appear to float!

Taheerah added some quick instructions so you can try this yourself!

For the spinning part I die cut a circle from some cardstock, poked a hole in the center, and a corresponding hole in the center of the machine drum, and used a brad to attach the two together. I kept the brad attached quite loosely so that the element could spin freely. I then attached another circle on top of the first one to cover up the brad. That circle is what you can see through the shaker.

For the water shaker part I used a circle die as a template and traced round the shape on a stamp storage pocket with a Fuse tool, to create a circular pocket. I didn't go all the way round, leaving a gap so I could fill my shaker with water mixed with a little glycerin, and my shaker contents. I then carefully sealed the gap with the Fuse tool to make my shaker. The shaker circle is slightly smaller than the machine drum so that all the seams are hidden. I attached the water shaker element to the spinner part (just covered the entire circle with Scor-Tape and stuck the shaker to it), then adhered the drum rims from the machine on top to hide all the joins and give a finished look.

Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant water-filled shaker card with us today, Taheerah! We have enjoyed your awesome Guest Designer posts and we can't wait to have you back again!



Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

28 comments:

  1. Yessss, I was hoping for pirates!

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  2. What a fantastic card, oh my a water filled washing machine drum with shrink plastic clothing it's genius!!! Love that stretching cat and Taheera's colour choices on this card are great. Looking forward to more sneaky peekies :-)

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  3. Amazing card. Love the water filled shaker and how you made the clothes. LOVE the neon MEOW sign!
    Oh goodie goodie...Pirates!!! Yay!!!

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  4. Pirates and Parrots!! EEEEKkkk! bring it on!! :D can't wait to see it ALL!

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  5. Meant to say...TOTALLY awesome card Taheerah! I love your water shaker card and the interactive element to it! :D TFS

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  6. Oh my gosh! this is darling! I was intrigued when I first saw this card on instagram! I had to come over to your blog to see how in the world you did this! the shrink plastic clothes and the water and glycerin are genius! This card will really spark joy in the receiver! Thank you so much for sharing this! Hugs, treen

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  7. Amazing card--so fun and clever!!! Thanks for the how-to tips. Looking forward to seeing the new releases!

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  8. Super duper cute scene! And I love that ship!

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  9. Fabulous and genius creation!

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  10. This card is freaking brilliant! Even without the spinning water shaker, it's such a great idea to pair the cats with the washer! Amazing card!

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  11. Shut the front door! Taheerah! You are the bomb girlfriend! Only you would say..." of course you put water in the washing machine card". Your imagination knows no bounds and I love it!!

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  12. A water-filled shaker card with cats AND a neon sign? Purrrrfect!!!! :D Love the whole design & the coloring. Thanks for sharing Taheerah's card! :) ~ Andrea

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  13. This card is gorgeous! But the sneak peeks are killing me with suspense! Can't wait for release week!

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  14. what an amazing card--co cute and clever! TFS! Can't wait until the new release, but at least I can save up some money!

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  15. Soooo Cute!!! The sequins look just like bubbles!!!

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  16. What a fabulous and fun card! I love everything about it. Good job I bought this stamp set yesterday

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  17. What an amazing card! Love the idea of using shrink plastic to make the shaker bits waterproof!

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  18. Pirates and sharks! My 3 year old grandson is going to be thrilled.

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  19. OMG, this is so stinkin' cute! Fun laundry! :)

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  20. So....new release! So excited! FB has a claw and a teddy and now the pirate, parrot, ship and shark??? Hmmmm. Raquel Chubey, N.S Ca.

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  21. This is such a cool scene, love her attention to detail!

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  22. I love this card!!! May 6 is my Birthday so this is the perrfect card!! great job Taheerah!! Thanks for sharing Taheerah!!

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    1. It appears to be a pirate( I have been wanting a pirate stamp set!!).

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    2. It appears to be a pirate( I have been wanting a pirate stamp set!!).

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  23. This card is genius, Taheerah! Totally feeling inspired right now!!

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