Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Sunflowers with Through The Craft Room Door

I'm thrilled to be
Guest Designer

on the


The sponsor for this challenge is:

My Favorite Things
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I have linked the products available from the MFT store in my ingredients below.


I have made two projects to share with you today.
This post is all about the first one, a sunflower shaker card.

I have used one of the super cool My Favorite Things Circle Shaker Pouches to transform a pretty sunflower card into a super shaking sunflower card,
filled with fun and birthday cheer.

I confess that the only have MFT exclusive product I have in my crafty stash are circle shaker pouches, so it was a pleasure to get creative and give them a workout.
My card started out as a cut file for a sunflower card (link below).  There are bundles of layers in the middle of the flower, so I cut a 2" circle in the middle of the top layers to make a window for the shaker pouch to fit through.  (Note: I had to enlarge the cut file so that the I could fit the 2" window.)  I cut all the layers from textured cardstock and then the fun began.

I added dimension to the petals and leaves using the handle of a small paintbrush.
I gathered a bundle of 6mm gold/cream/black sequins (a mix in my stash), some 4mm gold sequins and black micro beads and mixed them together.  I aligned one of the top "ring" layers on top of the "backing" layer for the shaker window, so that I could see where to adhere some sequins so that when the card is standing, the top of the window is not empty.  I added a pile of my shaker mix to the middle then carefully removed the top layer that I used as a template, added adhesive to the edge of the circle shaker pouch and carefully positioned it in place.  I finished adhering all the flower layers together then adhered them to the card front, tucking in the leaves.

Next came the sentiment panel.  I added brown layers to match the sunflower, finishing off with a die cut sentiment.  At this stage I stood the card up and it was a bit "wobbly" because I added a lot more weight to the top of it, so I quickly gathered the brown sheets of cardstock and matted the inside with lots of layers ... it worked perfectly, the card now stands proud and tall.

You can learn all about my other TTCRD Guest Designer project HERE


NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for


My Favorite Things - Circle Shaker Pouches
My Favorite Things - QuickStik Pick-up Tool
My Favorite Things - Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Silhouette Cameo
Sizzix Big Shot
Spellbinders - Sentiments 3 - die set
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to My Favorite Things for sponsoring the challenge and to Deonna for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. How creative and just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. It's a pretty card Tracy, but I am sorry your card will not qualify for our prize or top 5 at Allsorts challenge as sunflowers are not spring flowers and our theme is "spring flowers or showers". But maybe you can enter another card?

    1. So sorry for my confusion Ellibelle ... I didn't realise that sunflowers were late bloomers. I have now deleted my entry.

  3. I love the colors of the sequins and beads for your shaker card. What a fun card to receive. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. I think this is stunning!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  5. Beautifully created shaker!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. What a beautiful and fun shaker card! I'm so glad you linked up to the DRU "Springtime" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  7. Wonderful spring time shaker card. Thanks for sharing it with us. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  8. Gorgeous sunflower!
    Thanks for joining Cut It Up this week!

  9. Stunning!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for our You Are My Sunshine challenge at Cut it Up!


  10. So very bright and cheerful. I love how you made the center of the sunflower into a shaker. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  11. What a great shakercard! So different and sunny! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  12. Fabulous shaker card Tracy and that sunflower is so cool! Thanks for sharing at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  14. Great card thank you for joining in simply Creative Challenge good luck with your entry - DT Judith CE

  15. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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