Friday, September 23, 2011

Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 CSS Treasure Chest Hop

I am so excited that it is time again for another CSS Treasure Chest Hop. We have lots of inspiration for you and hope you enjoy hopping along! If you arrived here from Linda's blog, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.

****Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (September 27), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

 Here is the challenge Carolina gave us this time:

Let's SHAKE things up for the FALL! For this hop, I'm issuing you a double challenge. You need to create a Fall themed card and it must be a shaker card. The shaker part can be as big or as small as you'd like but it must include some type of shaker element. If you're not familiar with shaker card, Gina put together a two-part video where she gives you step-by-step on how to put one together. Here are the links to those:



and


...and here is my shaker card.


The tree image I used is from Theresa Momber's "Fanciful Fall" stamp set. I inked the image with Memento markers and sponged the sky with Distress inks. The pumpkin was colored with Copics.  The large oak leaf was die cut and sponged with distress ink. I used a punch for all the little leaves in my shaker.
Be sure to watch Gina's videos and try making a shaker card and post it on StampTV so we can all see your lovely cards.
 Thank you for visiting my blog today, and now it's time for you to be inspired by the super talented Joy Hadden.  I am positive her creation will knock your socks off!

75 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that leaf and your shaped shaker! beautiful card kid-oh!

Cheri said...

Karen, your card is awesome! You always take us to another level for inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your framing -- and those colorful leaves are fabulous!

Deb said...

How beautiful, with that big "turning" leaf for an embellishment! Lovely!

stampqueen said...

Love the big leaf and the leaves in the shaker!!! Great card!!!

NJMullins said...

Beautiful card with the falling leaves.

Neesey said...

What a perfect fall card. Nice touch with the leaves. I really want to try this now.

Bernie said...

Fantastic card! Love how the shaker element adds so much to a card.
Blessings Bernie

ScrappyPatty said...

That leaf on the front looks sooo real! Cute design!

beejay said...

Beautiful card, your oak leaf looks real!

Dawn said...

what a delightful card

Sandy said...

What a great 'fall' card. The leaves are gorgeous:)

Lynn B. said...

Your card is just lovely. I really like the way you framed the shaker element. And the little leaves inside are such a great smaller version of the large leaf on the card. I love it!

Carolina said...

Adorable as can be with the beautiful color theme, the LO, and putting the sentiment on the little pumpkin is just the perfect touch!

mermaid fenicia said...

Nice card with those autumn colors. ^_^

Kris said...

A truly lovely card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

725e2872-9527-11e0-9c23-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Great card, love the little leaves at the foot of the tree. Makes me want to run through them!

725e2872-9527-11e0-9c23-000bcdcb8a73 said...

hmm, the last comment did not show my name!

NancyA
booknplays@aol.com

Cheryl Bux said...

I love how the leave look like they actually fell off the tree - adorable!

Maxine #6215 said...

What a great job. Love all the leaves.

Rebecca said...

I love all the leaves on this card, and the colours that you used.

Kary said...

Hi Karen! This is such a sweet card!! Love the dimensional leaf and pumpkin and I love that your tree had some leaves which have not fallen off yet. That's fun! I LOVE shaker cards, I feel like a kid again, shaking and shaking it non-stop. haha.. Have a wonderful weekend!! {{hugs}}

Joni said...

Just wow!

mjnix said...

very beautiful card

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alex said...

Beautiful card, pretty please can you give us a short tutorial on how and what you used to make the leaf so realistic

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Karen, beautiful shaker card! I love that large leaf and all of the little punched leaves.

--Marcy said...

Falling leaves are a perfect match for a shaker card!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card.

Donna Phelan said...

Now that's a beautiful fall shaker card, Karen....LOVE it all!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowee! That is gorgeous, Karen! So perfect with the leaves in the shaker and I love the die cut leaf in the corner.

Kay S said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Karen. Your oak leaf looks real! Love the colorful little leaves in the shaker, too!

Jill said...

Beautiful card. I love the little leaves inside the shaker. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

A very attractive card. The realistic look of the larger leaf looks like it was picked directly from the tree.
Hazel

sprgstn16 said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you used the longer die for the window rather than the standard type of window. Nice job.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful card - love everything about it! I am so inspired to make a shaker card today!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Joyce Evans Erb said...

The die cut and stamped leaf is gorgeous. Love the little leafs

Lynne said...

The little leaves are adorable. Good use of a punch for other than edging. Great card.

Jodi said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing. I just might now have the confidence to try these :)

Jodi

paperfun said...

Your card came out so nice. I love the green frame.

Mari

stamper said...

My fav time of year is Fall. And you have captured it.

Nana Donna said...

Very pretty, love how you had the card open at the top. Beautiful colors

Joyce said...

Great bard!

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely...love the leaf punches in the shaker...GOOD idea!! I can see why I need to wash off the acetate!!! OH MY!!!! THIS is going to be a challenge!!!! :-)

Lagene said...

Love your shaker box scene! The large leaf looks real!

Jan said...

Beautiful...love the design, the colors...everything!

Diana said...

I love the tree and all the falling leaves :) and of course the awesome autumn colors :)

Lisa G said...

WOW! That has to be the best card I have ever seen! Amazing!

MizMaryAnn said...

The falling leaves off the tree is so pretty and perfect for Fall.

gobarb26 said...

Great card. The leaf on the top looks so real, I thought you must have picked it off the ground and glued it on!

Olga said...

Like the leaves inside! Great idea!

Miesje said...

Awesome fall card! Love the leaves and the colors - my favorite!

DJreflections said...

Wow! What a cool Fall card! Nicely done!

joy said...

I knew I would love your card! I love how you have framed it and then put the sentiment on the pumpkin.

SandyK said...

Great card, fall is upon us.
Sandy

twinsmom515 said...

I love the colors in your card- the leaves are great!

sassyb07 said...

wonderful card Karen
hugs, Valerie

Ellen said...

I absolutely love your card. I cannot wait to try this technique. Love, love, love the falling leaves. Thanks for a great idea.

Golda said...

That is beautiful. I love all the tiny leaves.

Audrey said...

Love your card. Fall is my favorite time of the year so your card really said that to me. On my way to create!

Leslie Turner said...

Love everything about your card - the leaves inside and the big oak leaf which looks so real! Beautiful card!

scootingranny said...

The tree and the leaves are so fall and the fall is my favorite time of the year. Great cards!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely Karen - I love the 'thanks' sentiment inside the pumpkin, and it must have taken a while to punch all those little leaves for inside of your shaker card, but it looks fabulous!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

great card!

Valley said...

Lovey card and wonderful colors!

Ina said...

Beautiful card Karen and love the colours you used. A true autumn (in OZ) scene.

Paulette Still said...

Just beautiful! TM's sets are wonderful. I would like to know where that most realistic leaf die came from.

Sharon said...

I love the colours you used and your little leaves are so realistic...I'm thinking how fun would little mini versions look as place settings at the thanksgiving table, and would keep the kids occupied too!

Donna said...

Love the card, so life like, your leaf in the upper corner is so reall looking, wonderful job.
And love the tiny little leaves for your shaker part.
Great Job.
Everyones cards are GREAT!!
Thanks
Donna

As Sweet As Honey Scraps said...

Your card is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

pamselinski said...

I so love this card. Very pretty

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your card. tfs

gerissman said...

This is such a beautiful and clever card!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dee said...

Very colorful card! The colors are what make your card, but I also liked the image you chose, and loved the tiny leaves in your shaker. Pretty!

Gayle said...

Beautiful fall shaker card, Karen.

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