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Reindeer Hugs- April 2018 Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello! Welcome to the very first Sparkle Blends Blog Hop for Doodles Paper Playground. The DDP Design Team, as well as the White Rose Crafts LLC Team is going to be showing off projects featuring the newest release of Sparkle Blends. There are lots of prizes along the way! Check this out:

  • Grand Prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all participating blogs in the hop will receive full sized packages of all 8 blends in the April release!
  • Second Prize: One lucky commenter who comments on all participating blogs in the hop will receive a Birthday Themed prize pack, including a full sized package of Birthday Bash!
Individual Blog Prizes: On each leg of the hop, I have asked the designers to choose their favorite blend from this release. Those blends will be given away to one lucky commenter on each of their hop blog posts.
I've also got a post up today for Stampendous, so if you have a few moments, I'd love for you to check it out HERE. But on to the hop project. I chose to work with Breakfast at Tiffy's which is filled with beautiful turquoise, brown, and gold sequins. I decided to try something I've never done with a shaker card before, and thatwas to make the shaker window completely transparent. I was inspired by not only the Breakfast at Tiffy's Sparkle Blend, but also by this adorable reindeer from Lawn Fawn.


The reindeer from the For You, Deer stamp set has a front facing stamp, as well as the "rear" view. Because you've got both views,I knew a transparent shaker had to happen. This proved to be a wee bit trickier than I had thought, but it worked out great in the end.

In the photo above, you can see my background through my shaker window. I used DCWV paper with sentiments from the Hero Arts You Are Loved Messages. Here's a look at the back side of the shaker.

Seriously, how cut is that little reindeer butt?! To make the window, I started off by gluing 2 pieces of acetate with clear liquid glue. That didn't work because the glue started pushing into the center of the window. So I started over. I tried a double stick tape, but it wasn't loving the acetate. So then I tried using a Kokuyo tape runner and that finally worked. I sandwiched the window between 2 pieces of cardstock.

I used a second sentiment from the You Are Loved set that was rather appropriate for this card.

This was such a fun card to make, and I am certainly going to make another in this style. Please be sure to check out the full hop link list below. And be sure to leave lots of love along the way to try to win some Sparkle Blends for yourself! My favorite of the new release is Intergalactic, and one lucky person that comments on my blog will win it. Here's the full link list:
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The next stop on the hop is Mimi's Crafty Abyss. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

eileenmarkarian said…
Love the see through card! Beautifully done!
His little butt is adorable! I need to pull this set out again! Lovely shaker card!!
dmbennett said…
Beautiful card. Love the transparent window seen on both sides.... Love the shaker blend too.....
Karen Hasheck said…
I knew I loved this card- front and back - when I say it on the FB group- but wanted to leave a comment saying again how cool it is!
Dana M said…
Terrific card! Perfect combination of sweet and beautiful. Love your colors.
That is so cute inside and out. Awesome and so fun!
Sue D said…
Very cute shaker card. Love the colors of the sequins and the cute reindeer--both sides.
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Penny Hanuszak said…
What fun. Your little reindeer front and back really steals the show on this fantastic little shaker card. What a great job you did to make both sides look perfect. Great sentiment too and the shaker blend looks awesome inthat clear window. Thanks for sharing.
Andre M. said…
This is such a delightful card. Thanks for sharing your process.
Cheryl said…
Such a cute card, Allison! I love the sentiment inside :)
Denise Bryant said…
Adorable shaker card! Love that cute front & back deer! Pretty combination of colors in this sequin mix!
Thank you all for joining in and hopping along with us! I would like to congratulate Verna Angerhorfer as the winner of a package of Breakfast at Tiffy's Sparkle Blends for this leg of the hop! Please email doodlespaperplayground@gmail.com within 3 days to claim your prize! Thanks and congratulations!

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