Monday, October 31

Thinking of Paris!


We are "Thinking of You" this week with our challenge.  I also thought, we think of Paris in the springtime, but why not in the fall as well?

It's been such a treat this month to have Nikki with us as our GD, so be sure to stop by her blog and let her know how much we've all enjoyed this month's journey with her!! Looking forward to more of your creative work, Nikki!

I decided to continue with the Autumn colors on this project to create my card. I had previously played with my Paper Artsy Infusions on watercolor paper and had stamped some images to use, as well as to die cut with. I distressed this Eiffel Tower and script image from Tim Holtz's French Industrial collection.

Since I have no fancy tool to make a shaker card with, I did it the old fashioned way with thin strips of foam tape around my vellum.

I stamped the "thinking of" onto the cardstock and selected some sequins and beads from the 28 Lilac Lane Toasted Graham collection to use in my shaker.

Since I was using the black cardstock, I also lined the inside of the card for writing. I distressed the paper edges on the front and curled a bit down.

Then I added the "you" along with the leaves and button and thread to finish off the card. Maybe I went for this faded, almost cloudy image on my card because of all the rain (and a touch of snow) outside today.

I really appreciate you stopping by, and hope you will join us in the challenge this week - we are "thinking of you"!

Simon Says Stamp is very generous in offering a $50 voucher to one lucky participant.



A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram! Be sure to use #sssmchallenge if you are sharing your project there so we can find you.

Right now, I am thinking of my teamies and wondering what kind of wonderful and creative projects they've made to share with us this week - be sure to head on over!


  1. Gorgeous shaker Maura :-) the whole design of this is so pretty! LOVE it :-)

    I would definitely recommend a Fuse Tool, one of my most fave purchases, LOVE it, you would never make a shaker with fiddly foam ever again ;-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful shaker card, Maura! I love the entire design and pretty fall leaves.

    Cathie ♥

  3. What a great type of shaker card! The vellum is hidding the sequins the way I didn't see them at first! I love the eart colors and distressing. Hugs, Marzena

  4. Beautiful. I love the vintage and shabby feel here.

  5. Oh my goodness! This card looks QUITE FAMILIAR! ;) I'm so happy to be the proud owner of it! Stunning details, love the shaker effect :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is such a beautiful shaker card! Love the great design! :)

  7. Oh super clever - I love it! Thanks for supporting me as guest this month. Sorry I haven't visited as often as I would have hoped - life got a bit crazy! Nikki xxx

  8. WOW! A Seth die in the hands of one talented Maura? That equals GENIUSNESS! You know I love me some Seth dies, but I never ever would've thought to make a shaker card and this one is so lovely! It is like the fancy high-end gold-level version of a shaker card and I love how you envisioned it and pulled it off with such skill!

  9. this is one truly beautiful shaker card everything about it especially the gorgeously coloured fall leaves...hugs kath xxx

  10. So, so stunning...the colours, the design and the concept are just amazing, Maura and I just LOVE it! Hugs x

  11. As always, your creations are simply fabulous and this is no exception. Just love your wonderful design!

  12. Fabulous shaker card! i adore the warm tones you've used, the vellum is amazing! Gorgeous design too! barbara

  13. What a stunning shaker card, Maura! Love the vellum! Gives it such another look! Hugs, Sandra


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