New Year’s Resolution

Its been awhile since I’ve made New Year’s resolutions. I think its because I either forgot what they were to begin with, probably the day after the New Year’s Eve party…, or because I didn’t tell enough people what I was planning to do so I would be shamed into seeing it through! Well this year, I’m putting it out there in Blogland. My resolution for 2017 is…to send cards I make to my friends!

I know, its embarrassing. I make cards, yet I don’t send them to my friends for their birthdays, anniversaries…only my friends here get them. So what did I do with the 110 cards I made last year, cause they’re not taking shelf space decorating my house. I sent a few of them to my family in Singapore so they can sell them at the church fund raising or give them to friends, but a lot of them end up in my scrap bin when I decide I don’t really like them anymore!

This card is definitely not going to the scrap bin though. Its for a friend’s mother’s 75th birthday tomorrow. She’s an elegant lady who used to create costumes for the theatre, so I wanted something elegant but sweet at the same time, just like her!


This card was really inspired by the challenge at The Card Concept. They have a beautiful mood board at the moment, and I just had to make another card for their challenge. I first cut out a scallop circle with Sizzix die cut, on a gold card stock, and embossed it with Darice Wood grain embossing folder. I cut out a panel and adhered it to a black card stock and added the large polka dots washi tapes at the sides . I left the edges of the panel “raw” so that it would like more like wood. I created the shaker pocket, which actually sees right through in to the card, where I hand wrote in German: “Much love for your Birthday”.


To create the scallop circle border, I used the Sizzix scallop die to cut a scallop on another gold card stock,  I then used  a larger circle die to cut around the scallop opening on the card stock. I had a few flower die cuts using Altenew’s Peonie set, leftover from a “shaving foam” session, which I used to add a little more softness to the card.

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As its a see right through card, I had to decorate the other side of the shaker so I used the same scallop border but with  a polka dot paper instead.

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Hope she likes it and that you did too!

Here the mood board from The Card Concept. Isn’t it pretty? card-concept

I’m also playing at:

Seize the Birthday seize-the-birthday – Anything Goes. So glad I can join their challenges again after all the Xmas cards I had to make!

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies

HLS AG with Dies Badge

Paru’s card making challenge who are celebrating their 1st anniversary. Congratulations!


Mod Squad Challenge -Sequins, rhinestones and glitter!

Mod squad

7 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution

  1. Oh no, your cards should t end up in the scrap bin. Some of my terrible cards have been adored others. What can I say. This one is a keeper and I really enjoyed your design and shaker card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

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  2. Beautiful fun shaker card! I’m sure your friends mother will LOVE it! I think every card maker ends up with a stash of cards, I do send some out but then when I see postings of others in need of them for a charity I send them a bunch. I too will try and send more out this year as well! I’m trying to keep track of it in my planner. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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  3. We are both guilty of the same thing. I am rubbish at sending cards. I also made the same resolution this year! I love you shaker card here. The colours are lovely and it definitely has a theatrical quality.

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