Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #124

Can you believe it? A post two days in a row! I think the madness of May is behind me and I'm enjoying a little more time to do what I want to do, which includes more papercrafting.

This card has been building in my brain for a little while and came together when I saw the sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch! #124.

I cut a couple of silver shimmer cardstock panels first and then the numbers for "2015" using MFT dies. The panels are backed with a transparency piece before the red and silver microbeads, foam adhesive and white cardstock are layered to create a "2015" shaker.

The microbeads are the perfect filling for a smaller shaker.

The sentiment was finished with black die cut letters and arranged to give me the third vertical column I needed for the design. A Paper Studio embossing folder adds a bit of interest and dimension to the white panel everything is adhered to.

Do you see the sketch in my card?

The palette for this card is based on my darling daughter's school colors and I'm still trying to process the fact she is graduating in two weeks?!?!?! It was only yesterday that I was sending this little peanut off to Kindergarten.

Somehow I missed the memo that the school picture backdrop would be pink and sent her off to school in a light pink t-shirt that day. Vowing never to make that mistake again, for her 1st Grade photo she went to school in a pretty shade of aqua.

Hopefully she will agree to let me post a graduation photo after the big day.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Jacquie what a fantastic shaker graduation card! My baby girl graduates this year too!

  2. Jacquie I love your shaker card! What a fantastic card inspired by this sketch! Love that you shared your daughter's photos... isn't it scary how quickly the years pass these days? I think you were as clever with color then, as you are now! Congrats to you, your family, and your daughter...
    =] Michele

  3. Wow! Amazing take on the challenge and a fabulous shaker card. Funny story about picture day. They do grow up so fast, don't they?

  4. What a lovely, fun shaker card you've got here Jaquie!!!! What a clever take on the sketch!!!!
    Love the sweet photo's of your daughter - hope she will allow you to post a graduation one - would love to see what she looks now!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  5. What a great shaker card, Jacquie. I never thought of using micro beads but they do look wonderful in a smaller space. Congratulations to your daughter. They do grow up fast, don't they.

  6. Oh, this card is fabulous, Jacquie! I love your take on the sketch!

  7. Such a fantastic graduation card! Love all the beads! Congrats to your DD! Such precious photos!

  8. Wonderful graduation shaker! Love those sweet little microbeads - they are just perfect for this! And such a fun school photo story; it's one she'll pass on to her kids someday. Time does fly doesn't it??! My little baby passed the 35 mark in December....how did that happen?! Have a great weekend. Bev

  9. You really deserve the HM at CTS, Jacquie. Congrats!

  10. Great card for the sketch and congrats to your daughter!

  11. This is such a fantastic graduation card! Pinning this for future reference!

  12. Incredible graduation card. Cute pictures, too! My daughter graduated yesterday, and while it was a very happy occasion, I will admit to some tears as well. Understandably, she spent the day lounging around in her pajamas today. Congrats to your daughter.


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