Wednesday, June 10, 2015

You Make Me Happy...

Good morning, Jess here!  All week long I've been linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and seeing as how Butterfly Reflections Ink is a super sponsor for the hop I thought I'd share my card for today here! :)
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I know this is a summer-themed hop and that most people equate summer with hot weather; but one of my favorite things about summer are the storms...the really quick thunderstorms that roll through most evenings, drop a ton of rain, bring down the temperatures, and then disappear just as quickly as they appeared.  So yesterday when we got another huge storm I made myself a cup of coffee while I watched the storm (and held my trembling dog) and got inspired for today's card!

I started off by die-cutting the clouds, raindrops, and sun from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers set in white and yellow cardstock.  Then I die-cut the scalloped edge panel from grey-blue cardstock.  I also die-cut the clouds from the blue panel to create a shaker card.  I cut apart the sentiment from WPlus9 Sending Sunshine and stamped it with versafine onyx black ink.  I glued acetate to the back of the blue panel and then filled the shaker with clear sequins and sparkly silver and clear seed beads.  I sealed the back of the shaker and then turned it over to assemble the rest of the card.  

Next I arranged the sun and clouds over the card front and added a little bit of silver metallic string under the clouds to resemble rain.  I also adhered the raindrops and a few more clear sequins.  Then I stamped the coffee cup from the Create a Smile Coffee First stamp set and colored it with copics.  I fussy cut the cup and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape.  Finally I adhered the panel to a top-folding white card base.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you're playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  It's an incredibly fun and positive hop!

46 comments:

  1. Love your card and how you were inspired.

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  2. this is darling. What a great idea to make the clouds the shaker element. Well done.

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  3. Woot Woot!
    Love your fun shaker card...the sentiment is perfect!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & being a Super Sponsor♡

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  4. amazing card! love how you used the dies

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  5. So cute. I like the clouds as shakers.

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  6. This really makes me happy! I agree that a summer storm is a fabulous part of summer!

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  7. Love your adorable shaker card and that sentiment is perfect with the coffee cup!!

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  8. shaker queen!!! Just love all the details on this card like the shakers, the rain (string) and the drops. just beautiful!

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  9. so sweeetttt
    so cute shaker mini on your card
    love that all different shape of the clouds
    woooww
    bright and happy card
    my card is #125, #187 and #232 if you like to visit me back
    hugs, Monika

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  10. Incredible and Happy Summer creation! Love the way you have created the clouds as shaker and sequins with thread:))))))

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  11. I'm not a fan of storms but your card is adorable. Love the shaker and the thread and sequin rain. Sooo creative! xxD

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  12. Whoa!!! This is a shaker card taken up to the next level! I just love the negative and positive cloud die cuts and those awesome raindrops!!

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  13. So, so pretty I love your card awesome.

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  14. I love that you used sequins for the rain drops. Great card. TFS

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  15. LOVE those cloud shakers! And that RAIN is FAB!! What a great sentiment, too!

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  16. Awesome card, as usual. I do believe you are the shaker card queen!

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  17. oh my oh my oh my ..this card is amazing !!!! love the sentiment and you layout !!!

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  18. Love your card, Jessica, the cloud shaker is fun and so awesome! Happy Wednesday and happy hopping!

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  19. I don't think I've ever seen a shaker card like this! The little cloud cutouts make the perfect shaker windows and this design is so cute. You are amazingly talented and imaginative!! Wow!

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  20. Such a fun and creative shaker card! Love the little bits of thread you used to attach the rain drop sequins!

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  21. Fantastic shaker card! This is just amazing and has so much interest and depth. Shaker clouds is a brilliant idea. So fun and sweet. Bev

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  22. Delightful, fun and super clever!!! Love the way you did the shaker!!!

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  23. Gorgeous card!!! Love the design. :-D

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  24. I love your card! i also enjoy summer stoms, they are my favourite

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  25. What a gorgeous and dimensional card!!

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  26. Awesome shaker card! LOVE the layers and the fun clouds! Fabulous details!

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  27. What a beautiful shaker! LOVE ♥

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  28. OMGosh so super cute and so true! Love the fabulous design.

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  29. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  30. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  31. Oh just look at the clouds! So pretty, I love it.

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  32. Doggone, you are good! What's not to love about this? Scallops, stitches, shakers....totally freakin' awesome! Wowza. momtojeb@gmail dot com

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  33. Summers in Seattle look just like this. It's perfect!!!

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  34. Just love that scalloped panel and the sentiment is awesome!!

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  35. Just love that scalloped panel and the sentiment is awesome!!

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  36. I can't even get over how adorable this is! Seriously, it's so sparkly and pretty and I just want to stare at it for a while.

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  37. This is super cute - I love the little cloud shakers!

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  38. Back to say... I am already an email subscriber!

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  39. super ute card and design. Love the shaker clouds

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  40. So creative love it! And fun shaker too.

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  41. So creative love it! And fun shaker too.

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  42. Beautiful! I love the negative and positive cloud die cuts.

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