Holiday Parade!

Hello everyone! Today I am hopping with as a part of the inspiring Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade! Join me and many others as we celebrate a week of unbelievable deals on‘s fabulous exclusive products! Be sure to leave a crafty comment at every stop along the way of this amazing parade hop to qualify for an unbelievable GIVEAWAY!

20 of your favorite crafters have used tons of Exclusive products to provide you with plenty of holiday cardmaking inspiration! You’ll love seeing how we used products like the Exclusive Hybrid Inks, the revolutionary Domed Blending Tool, festive stencils, cheery stamps and so many more! Come join us on this parade of Handmade Holiday Cardmaking Inspiration! 

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For my card, I decided to pair not-so-traditional pink with lots of sparkly gold to create a fun holiday shaker!

I started by blending hybrid inks in Ballet Slipper and Cardinal Red with the domed blending tools. The rounded shape makes it soooo easy to avoid harsh lines! I then die cut several stars from Lawn Fawn Holiday Gold sparkle cardstock using the Nested Star dies. I attached those around the background with double sided adhesive.

I made a frame using the largest of Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangles and Small Stitched Rectangles. I stamped my sentiment from Big and Bold Christmas in VersaMark ink on vellum and embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. I attached the vellum sentiment to the back of my frame and then added a piece of acetate before applying foam tape all the way around. I added a pile of clear and snowflake sequins to the center and sealed it up! Shake, shake, shake!

I hope you like my sparkly holiday shaker! Ready for the best part? is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to ONE lucky winner! To be eligible, leave a comment letting us know a bit about your holidays at each of the 20 hop stops along with your email. It’s that easy! Share a favorite tradition, a cherished memory, or a memorable handmade gift! 

Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at midnight MST. The winners will be notified and announced no later than Monday, December 9, 2019. The winner will be notified through the email provided and has 72 hours to respond to claim their prize.Β (For complete official rules, click here)



Leave a comment at each of these official stops to enter the Giveaway! 

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47 thoughts on “ Holiday Parade!”

  1. THis is a lovely card! Filled with sparkly goodness! We have so many traditions from finding the perfect tree, to dated ornaments, to photos with Santa! Can’t wait to celebrate this year with the 2 1/2 year old and 7 month old!


  2. Cool shaker l, nice and pastel for a more subtle look. The blending on the card is flawless, definitely going to purchase some domed blenders and hybrid inks from
    Over the holidays I love seeing my friends and having really tasty hot chocolate with lots of cream and marshmallows.


  3. I love the JOY TO THE WOLD message. And the pink is so different. My story: My favorite photo of my grandson is when I gave him a push toy when he was 1. He made such a surprised, HAPPY look, I just love it!!


  4. Beautiful card. Love the bouncing
    pieces inside the shaker. The gold
    sentiment is fantastic. thanks for
    sharing. I love to get my
    Santa collection out and put it
    on display – I forget so many
    during the year so it’s a treat
    seeing them again.


  5. This card is just gorgeous!!! Every year I let my 3 kids pick a new ornament for the tree. Something that they think is neat.


  6. I love this shaker card. The pink and gold is so lovely. A holiday tradition is going to Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and then going around and looking at all the Christmas lights.


  7. I love any Christmas card with glitter and sparkle on it, so your card really pushed all the right buttons for me. I will remember this one to make for another year for sure!


  8. WOW this is a beautiful card!! I love it!!! My favorite Christmas traditions is when the family gathers every year for Christmas Eve.


  9. That card is so cool!!! I haven’t tried shaker cards … but I may try it now. Super cute!! Christmas for me is filled with so many memories. My favorite memory is being with my Grama and seeing what color her tree was each year … either traditional (multi color w/ silver icicles), or a Chrismon tree with white/gold ornaments (all of which were hand-made). This will be our 2nd Christmas without her. I would give anything to see her tree again (she was 102 the last time she put her tree up … She would have been 104 on Dec. 3rd.) I miss her and all her traditions!


  10. I love shaker cards and this one is beautiful. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is decorating holiday cookies with my kids and their grandparents.


  11. Beautiful card! Fabulous shaker element and creative design. Love the pink and gold color combination. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful decorations in our neighborhood.


  12. Pink and gold are lovely. Very unique design.
    I have fond memories of a Christmas when my husband totally surprised me with a really awesome sewing machine that made many embroidered shapes.


  13. First shaker card I’ve seen for Christmas. Love pink for cards. I use pink and blue a lot. Fun memory, pouring rain when I took some children to look at lights. We bought garbage bags and put them on over our clothes and away we went to all the walk thru lights. Funny we had the park to ourselves. Had a blast, ice creme after. It was grands, niece, nephew.


  14. Beautiful shaker card! love the color combo and the sparkle!
    One holiday memory is searching for the perfect tree! We’d go out to the local tree farm and scout around for the tree we wanted. Had to be just right! Drove my husband crazy, but my daughter and I loved it!


  15. Pretty shaker card design. I like all the sparkle.
    We like to go Christmas caroling at nursing homes.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com


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