Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pre-Thanksgiving Advice!


Good morning! Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog with another caffeinated card to inspire you! 

In just 2 short days, Thanksgiving 2020 will be taking place and it will be the most memorable Thanksgiving of all time...... Or maybe the one we will all want to forget given the current climate.  
One thing is for sure, Thanksgiving means family and food and whether you are going to be seeing family this year or having a quiet Turkey day at home, make sure you have your beverage of choice and you relax and appreciate your family near or far!

With all the holiday hustle and bustle it is easy to get frustrated and have our patience tested so my card today is a reminder to drink your coffee (or beverage of choice) instead of saying bad words to strangers! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

One of my favorite cards to make is a shaker card and every now and then I like to shake it up a little by making a square card.  I just love the symmetrical look they have. Today I thought it would be fun to use my favorite critter from The Rabbit Hole Designs caffeinated line, the Caffeinated Bee!
☕️ 🐝 ☕️ 🐝☕️ 🐝☕️ 🐝☕️ 🐝☕️ 🐝☕️ 🐝

I started out making this card by using the Heart Masking stencil from Taylored Expressions and blending 2 different Distress Oxide inks, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.
The next step was to take that hilarious sentiment from the CAS-ual Friday's stamp set titled 
"Hot Coffee Stamps".  Before I moved on the shaker portion of the card I added some fun black splatters to the card for a little more interest.

For the outside black frame of my card I used the Stitched Scalloped Square Nesting Dies from Kat Scrappiness. I cut the largest die from the set using black card stock and then I used the second largest die from the Double Stitched Square dies to cut a window out of it. I glued some acetate behind the window to complete the shaker portion and then I adhered foam tape to raise the panel up making room for my shaker bits. 
When I make a shaker card I like to sprinkle my bits on the base of my card and then position the top panel over the bits so I can properly center the panel on my card.  My shaker bits are all from Kat Scrappiness and consist of these 3 products:

I think it's a lot of fun to mix a concoction of shaker bits from different sets to make a fun mix for my shaker cards! The last step was to color that cute little bee with my Copic markers and adhere him to the front of my card. I love to used sparkly Stickles on the bees wings to really make them stand out!

I always enjoy a fun shaker card, I love the interactive nature of the card and they really give you the opportunity to customize your card to your liking.  Making the shaker bits mix is always a bit like being in the kitchen and making up a brand new recipe!
Here is a look at all the fun products I used to make my card.

Thanks so much for BUZZING by my ICU today! I sincerely hope that everyone has a safe and fun Thanksgiving no matter where you spend your day and no matter who you spend it with!

Have a great day, I already am!
 ☕️ 🐝  Lisa  ☕️ 🐝 

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