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Hip Hip Hooray! Nothing says a PAR-TAY like a shaker card! šŸ˜€ (…errr….just me?) Last weekend we were invited to a friends house for a celebratory gathering as her daughter Felicity turned sweet sixteen! Every time we go to Elizabeths house, I look forward to my Felicity hug and hearing about the latest school shenanigans and what she is now reading. She is one of those awesome teenagers that seemed to have skipped the whole ‘moody and moping around’ phase. I hope I get one of those when Piper gets to that age. Only another 9 years before i have to worry about a sweet sixteen for Pi… it sounds like ages away, but i am still in shock that Piper is now SEVEN!! Geez! How did that happen…..anyway…. back to the card!

Today’s shaker needed to be cute and fun – and i wanted to include books! So I reached for the Mama Elephant Page Huggers set, and used the bear and the books. While i was pulling that out, i grabbed the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals set also for the mouse and bunny. For accessories, I used some images from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals set. The balloons and big hat are from the Beary Special Birthday set from MFT.

I used floss for balloon strings to add some texture on my card and iĀ used the Hooray honey cuts from Honey Bee Stamps. And just look at those shaky bits!! So many pretty beads, sequins and I also used some small metal discs from Cheery Lynn designs. When the light hits them just right the give a nice metallic shine!

Speaking of shaky bits, i also realised that i managed to trap a hair inside the card. HAHA! Well, too late now! I guess Felicity has a means to clone me now… although I’m pretty sure the world isn’t ready for another Heffy!

To finish up, I used the Interactively Yours set from Heffy Doodle to stamp the ‘shake me’ sentiment at the bottom. Perfect!

Happy Birthday Flick! <3

Lesley

 

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NOTE ā€“ i am part of two hops today, one for Chibitronics and another for Heffy Doodle. To visit the other project click here to open in a new tab. Hop along on both posts for more chances to win.

Hello everyone,

Heffy Doodle is also taking part in the blog hop today to celebrate ‘Autism Awareness Day’, which means i have another fun project for you guys. The whole Heffy Doodle team have a collection of projects over on the Heffy Doodle blog – check them out by visiting here.

Here is a peek at my card.

For this special occasion, I wanted to step away from my usual A2 sized cards, and do something a bit different (at least its different for me) – so i am making a DL sized card today.

I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than my card front, and stamped my greeting using the Unbearable Without You stamp set by Heffy Doodle. Next I masked off an area and used my distress inks to create a BLUE-tifulĀ inked background area. To highlight this area even more, i used some faux-stitching dies along the edges (i think they are from Mama Elephant).

For my focal element, i wanted to use this bear. It reminds me of my autistic Brother-in-law Steven, who likes to twiddle his fingers on the periphery of his vision. The way the bear was holding his paws reminded me of that. šŸ™‚ To make this more interactive, i created an acetate wobbler and added the bear on top.

To finish up, I added a speech bubble using the Heffy Doodle Whatcha Saying stamp set, and i layered this up on some blue craft foam… although you can’t really see it in the photos.

Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to wear blue today to raise awareness for Autism!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

 

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NOTE – i am part of two hops today, one for Chibitronics and another for Heffy Doodle. To visit the other project click here to open in a new tab. Hop along on both posts for more chances to win.

Hello everyone,

Today I am super honored to be creating not one, but two projects in support of a very worthy cause – Autism Awareness Day!

To start the Chibitronic hop, please visit the Chibitronics blog here so you can go through the whole hop.

Here is my project which features someĀ products from Heffy Doodle stamps (which actually has a sale right now!)

So incase you didn’t know, the brief for this hop was BLUE – as the tagline for Autism Awareness is ‘Shine a light on autism – Light it up blue’, and with CHibitronics we can ACTUALLY light it up in BLUE!

So blue LEDs were a must, and i thought i would use the Beary Big Heart stamp set, with the little bear holding the heart, and then make the heart light up. But instead of having a push button, I wanted a slide switch. The bunny (from Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo stamp set) is attached to the ‘Slide me’ switch at the bottom – move it to the left and the bunny moves over to also hug the heart, lighting it up blue. Oh…btw, the Slide Me is from Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours stamp set.

These photos above were taken so you can see the LEDs behind the vellum, however after this, i covered the heart with glossy accents, it is less noticeableĀ in the finished card.

For the sentiment i used the Lucky Heffy Cuts die along with some sentiments from the Heffy Doodle Lucky Friends stamp set – they go great together.

Right… let’s light this up!

TA-DA! I always think it’s quite magical! and for those of you who wish to see the circuit beneath all of this – here’s a little diagram of how i made it.

In addition, there is some copper tape on the back of the slider, which connects the broken section in the copper tape when you slide the bunny across.

Thanks for stopping by, please head back to the Chibitronics blog to see the next person on the list.

And remember to wear something blue today & keep Autism Awareness close to your heart. <3

x hugs

Lesley

 

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