Saturday, 10 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Welcome to a very special Christmassy event!
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

This is also post number 19 for my "Challenge me a Christmas Card" series - it's been so much fun, I might just do it again next year! This card comes from two challenges - one set by my crafty friend, Teresa Xanthos, who challenged me to make an interactive card. So I made a snowflake shaker card. The other challenge was from a sciencey friend, April, who wanted to see a window card.
Not only are shaker cards difficult to make (well, for me, anyway), but they're difficult to photograph, too!!
I used some older stamps - the snowflakes are from Stampin' Up, and the sentiment is from an Australian company called Annabelle Stamps (unfortunately, they are no more - which is very sad).  I was going to use some newer snowflake stamps I have, but I couldn't remember whether white StazOn ink and StazOn cleaner should be used on photopolymer stamps, so I decided to stay on the safe side and use good old fashioned rubber stamps for stamping on the acetate.


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Wplus9 so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.


I wanted to use some Wplus9 stamps in my card today, but I realised that I don't have any Christmassy stamps from Wplus9! Shock Horror! I'm going to have to rectify this situation very soon!
 
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting :) 

210 comments:

  1. I've never thought of making a card with multiple shakers. Great idea!

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  2. As a relatively inexperience shaker maker, I am so impressd that you would do 3 on one card! I totally love the snowflakes on the acetate as well as how each layer adds just the right touch. Very well done! Thank you.

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  3. Very pretty snowflake shaker card, Michelle!

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  4. This is such a pretty card! I'd be thrilled to receive this!

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  5. Well...certainly glad that your friends challenged you as your card is just terrific. LOVE the little shaker spots. Great job. Cheers.

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  6. OMG! I'm definitely in love for your shaker card!!! The snowflakes seems float in a blue sky! Love, love, love!!!

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  7. Love this shaker card! Very sparkly! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  8. Beautiful snowflake shaker card, love the blue colors, the iridescent shaker bits and the vellum sentiment!

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  9. I love this pretty circle/shaker card, Michelle! Three openings makes a shaker card a bit more difficult, I think, but you did a wonderful job with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Shaker cards are a lot of work and I love what you did with this one. FYI - you can use StazOn on clear stamps, just don't use the StazOn cleaner but do clean them right away. I use the blue stuff by Hero Arts and it works great.

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  11. Beautiful snowflake shaker card!

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  12. Very pretty card...I knew right away it was a shaker card. Love the snowflakes and blue backing.
    DebbieC

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  13. gorgeous gorgeous card Michele - great design - this is going on my PInterest board for sure!!

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  14. Wow, I think this is just stunning. I love shakers and this one
    is very unique.

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  15. Wow! The snowflakes are just gorgeous! I love shaker cards (I have yet to make one, I find them intimidating...) and I'm in awe when I see a card this beautiful.

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  16. I love this card! I love making shaker cards but they are difficult for me also. Your card is beautiful!

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  17. Adorable card! Love the snowflake shaker.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  18. Shaker cards! This is so gorgeous!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  19. Gorgeous blue hues, Michelle ... and such pretty snowflakes ... all the better in those shimmery shaker windows! Anita :)

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  20. Michelle, your shimmery snowflakes shaker card is simply lovely, especially with the 'frosty' blue backgrounds! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; my festive spirit is soaring in seeing your artistry...
    ~carol

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  21. Gorgeous! I think you may have mastered the shaker card :)

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  22. Hi Michelle! So pretty! And I agree - shakers can be so hard to photograph! This is fabulous!

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  23. My first visit to your blog. Your card is beautiful and delightful. I love how you made summer colors seem wintery but cheerful. Very appealing.
    Ingrid

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  24. It's a beautiful shaker card!!

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  25. Amazing shaker card, so very beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful snowflakes and how fun to use them in a shaker card!

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  27. Love your shaker card! Simple yet festive.

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  28. I love your pretty shaker card! Love the snowflakes and the colors you used for the background!

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  29. What a pretty and elegant shaker card!

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  30. Wow, this shaker card is gorgeous - the images on the plastic are perfect and love the VELLUM:))

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  31. This is a gorgeous shaker card! I have some stamps that would be perfect for recreating this with my twist on it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love the rich blue color.

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  33. Stamping on the acetate is such a good idea - it looks lovely.

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  34. STUNNING shaker! Like the sentiment on vellum.

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  35. I love this clean and lovely design!!

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  36. Love the shaker spots. I always forget to stamp the acetate. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Cute card. Love your different approach to a shaker card. Fun and festive, too!

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  38. Love shaker cards, I just started making them. Your color scheme is beautiful thanks for sharing!

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  39. Great idea for shaker areas! The circles are fun and add interest to your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  40. Really pretty - love the sparkly glitter!!

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  41. Beautiful! It's so glittzy. Love the sequin mix you used.

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  42. I love shaker cards and your is so pretty

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  43. Michelle, your card is a real show stopper, just beautiful! I love the snowflakes stamped on the windows with the white Stazon. Its very elegant. Great work!

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  44. This is beautiful! I love this as a shaker behind the snowflakes!

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  45. Great shaker card!Thank you for sharing

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  46. Snowflakes are my favorite, what a beautiful idea for a shaker!

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  47. Lovely card! I really like the three shakers. Fabulous!

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  48. Your shaker card is sooo goregous! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Gorgeous card! What a creative idea to create a three window shaker card!

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  50. Oh, how pretty! Love how you made 3 shakers in one card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  51. Love all the sparkle and shine with the deep blue

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  52. Fantastic card.
    Love the snowflakes in the circles.
    Using different sizes of circles
    was a great idea. The blue really
    ties in with the "cold" idea of the card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  53. so, so pretty, love all the glitz!

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  54. Beautiful! Such a unique shaker style card.

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  55. So wintery fresh and amazing!! Love the shaker trio and the colors you used.

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  56. I have trouble with shaker cards, need to try my fuse tool. Such a glittery pretty card.

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  57. Not one but three shaker windows on one card. How wonderful!

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  58. I love the snowflake shaker(s) card!

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  59. Oh oh.... very creative use of shakers!

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  60. Beautiful shaker card, the colors are stunning

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  61. Wintery blue and snowflakes with a shaker! What could be better?! Love it all.

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  62. So winters, so fresh. It's a cool card with a warm heart.

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  63. What a unique design., very pretty!

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  64. Your creation takes shaker cards to a whole new level.

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  65. Beautiful cards; love the background colors in the shaker windows.

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  66. Very pretty shaker card! Love the snowflakes on the acetate.

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  67. Love, love, love your shaker card!

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  68. The best of both worlds - a window card AND a shaker card. Love the stamping on the acetate and the iridescent shaker bits look wonderful. Well done.

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  69. What a great idea! I love this shaker card...thanks for sharing!

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  70. What a stunner! I love shaker cards, and the stamping on the window sheet gives such dimension. Perfection!

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  71. I love the different sized circles with SU snowflakes. A perfect Christmas card!

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  72. Love the shaker background and sequins!

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  73. Gorgeous shaker
    with the snowflakes
    in the windows.
    Carla from Utah

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  74. Very pretty with the circle shakers.

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  75. Thank you, Michelle. I love shaker cards and this one sparkles so. It is so cheerful. Merry Christmas.

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  76. Such a pretty shaker card! Love the colors great job!

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  77. This card is so beautiful - love the shaker sparkle. LOVE it so much.

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  78. Oh wow - a triple shaker card - that is just stunning! Love the stamped details on the acetate!

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  79. Beautifully designed--love this!

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  80. Great shaker card! Love the multiple windows.

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  81. Your card was worth all the work, it is so pretty!

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  82. Love the circles and how its a shaker card.

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  83. I love this design! I find shaker cards to be tricky too so kudos to you for attempting 3 shakers on one card! Very impressive!

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  84. Wow your card is awesome. I like the placement of the circles.

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  85. This is a very pretty card. I love the shaker windows with the snowflakes! It makes the card feel like winter!

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  86. Very pretty card. I like the shaker windows.

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  87. Multiple shakers in a card - this is just lovely. That shade of blue HAS to be the most amazing color on this planet! Gorgeous!

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  88. I love the three little shaker windows and the pretty snowflake stamp!

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  89. Beautiful card, love all the fun shaker windows.

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  90. Gorgeous shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. That SU stamp set is one of my very favorites! I'm going to have to CASE this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Your card is so gorgeous! So many things that I love about it. 💕

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  93. I think you are the 3rd person this week to say shaker cards are had to do. I have yet to do one & think I will heed this tip and make sure I am in the mood to use lots of little parts. Love this idea of yours and it is the 1st one I have seen with 2 windows like this. Great job & thank you for sharing how you made this beautiful shaker card.

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  94. Such a "cool" shaker card!!

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  95. What a wonderful card - it's like a cascade of shakers!

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  96. Great shaker card. Beautiful colours. I have used stazon cleaner on polymer stamps. But i do clear the stamp again with with water and soap to remove the solvent residue.

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  97. Beautiful shaker! love the colors Michelle!

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  98. Gorgeous colors, the blues are all so vibrant and striking against the white...love this layout!!

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  99. What a clever idea for a card....I will have to work on it for next years card.
    Love your card...thanks for the idea.

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  100. Your snowflake shaker card is beautiful! I love the stitching around each of the shaker circles and the colors are perfect!

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  101. I love the multiple shaker on one card idea. Your card is beautiful. thank you for sharing

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  102. Fabulous and very beautiful shaker card!!

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  103. I am seriously obsessed with shaker cards. This is a great one.

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  104. Love this card. I love all shaker cards but this one is especially appealing.

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  105. This card is absolutely stunning!

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  106. Wow! Wonderful use of cutouts and color! Beautiful card, thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  107. This is such a beautiful card!!! It's so fun and playful with the shaker parts!! The colors are also so pretty 😊

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  108. Love shaker cards...and yes they can be difficult!

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  109. Great inked background and love them multiple shaker elements!

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  110. Sweet shakers alive! Great card!!!

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  111. Shaker cards are hard for me as well - but yours is simply beautiful!

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  112. This is such a beautiful card!!!

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  113. Beautiful job, the card looks frosty!

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  114. Gorgeous colors!! On my to do list now!!!

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  115. I love, love, love this card! I have never made a shaker card before but I know I have to be the only one. I love how they look and how they sparkle and how they are like a snow globe. I've never heard anyone say they are hard to make though. I would imagine that once I learn how to make one, I will make a whole lot of them. Okay, maybe not a whole lot of them but more then one. I love that there are 2 of them and that they are snowflakes. I love snowflakes! I saw an up close photo that someone had taken of a snowflake with a special camera. It looked like yours. It was beautiful!

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  116. love the colors. and the shakers. thanks so much for sharing.

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  117. Michelle, this is just stunning! I Love all your cards - they are always so beautifully presented!

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  118. Triple shakers! Very impressive.

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  119. Beautiful card! I like the snowflakes stamped on the acetate sheet. Just adds a bit more dimension to the card.

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  120. Beautiful colours and I like how you stamped the snowflakes on the acetate for the added dimension!!

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  121. Great card...love the blue color that you incorporated!!

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  122. Love that this card has multiple shakers! Very cute.

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  123. Wonderful card design, can't believe that there are three shake windows. It looks lovely.

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  124. Gorgeous card!!! Love that blue background.

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  125. What a pretty card! Love the colors & the fun shaker elements.

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  126. WOW. I love everything about this card, and the shakers are amazing. So much sparkle and glitter.

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  127. Beautiful card! Love shaker cards!!

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  128. Such a fun shaker card! Bring on the sparkles!

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  129. I really like the blue color behind the acetate. You did alot of work by making 3 "windows". Nice job.

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  130. Gorgeous!! This is the first multiple window shaker card that I've seen and I love it! I use stazon on my clear stamps and it does fine.

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  131. Beautiful card! I shy away from making shaker cards! You've done a fantastic job! 🙂

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  132. Love your card! I just love shaker cards--they are so much fun and your is beautiful and so well done! Thanks you for sharing! (Peg)

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  133. Gorgeous shaker card! It looks very simple. I can't wait to try and do a similar one. :)

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  134. three shakers?!?! skill level: expert! this is beautiful! love the blues!

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  135. Beautiful Shaker card! Love that you used multiple windows! Awesome idea!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  136. Might have been difficult to make but it was so worth it - this is GORGEOUS!

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  137. Beautiful! I love the stamping on the acetate, too!

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  138. Beautiful shaker card times three. Love the snowflakes you used. Too bad we can't get them now. Thanks for a wonderful card.

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  139. Love the multiple windows and shaker card!

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  140. This is SO gorgeous!! Love your design of this beautiful shaker card!

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  141. Lovely shaker card!! The multiple shaker windows looks beautiful!!

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  142. Such a beautiful shaker card. I love the colors, both in the background and the glitter.

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  143. Beautiful! Love the colors you used, and love the shaker aspect!

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  144. Not just one shaker....but THREE! I am impressed. You certainly don't look like a person who has trouble making shaker cards! This is just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  145. Wow!! Fabulous shaker card!!

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  146. Really fun design! I'm loving the multiple shaker elements on here!

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  147. A truly awesome card! The colors are stunning & I love the design!

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  148. Awesome card, totally love it !!!!!

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  149. What a gorgeous and sparkly card!

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  150. Oh!! I LOVE the whole design of this!! It is so COOL!!

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  151. Love your shaker card. Your colors are so pretty.

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  152. Oooh, I really like multiple shakers! Lovely design! :-)

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  153. Gorgeous! I'm so glad you took on those challenges because we get to benefit from them! Wow, so pretty - and the multiple section shaker card is such a great idea! It works especially well with snowflakes! I want to go make one right now! Unfortunately, I can't- maybe it will inspire me to hurry up with what I have to do to squeeze in time for this. Love, love, love it!

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  154. Wow! The multiple shakers are fabulous! Wonderful design!

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  155. Such a delightful multiwindowed shaker card! Love the techniques and vellum banner!

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  156. Gorgeous shaker card...love the windows.

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  157. I love your shaker card! It's very pretty!

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  158. This is such a beautiful card. I love the three shakers. The stitched edge around the circles is a great detail.

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  159. This is gorgeous! I love your blues and the individual shakers.

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  160. All that sparkly glitter is so festive.

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  161. Wow this is stunning. I have always wanted to try a shaker card! this is beautiful! thank you for the idea and inspiration!

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  162. So pretty!! Blue AND shaker elements; love it!!

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  163. Sweet, sparkly and shakey-fun! Love!

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  164. That is gorgeous!! Love the 3 shaker windows and the blue color is stunning.

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  165. I've never been much of a fan of shaker cards, but this might change that. It's beautiful.

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