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Catered Crop: Winter Holiday Thank You Card with Sequin Shaker Box

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I’m sharing my quickfire card for the Catered Crop: Thank You Kindly challenge. Without further ado, here is what I came up with:


I created a fun shaker card using a color combo from Little Tangles challenge #48: teal, kraft, and orange. I know they are not traditional colors for winter holiday cards, but I absolutely loved to give it a try. As a CAS card maker, I felt kind of weird to see the look of my finished card, since it seemed too busy with all the images, colors, and sequins. What do you think?


I love my emboss resist panel that I created using clear embossing powder and distress inks. I think my embossed snowflakes went together with the snowflake patterned paper inside of the shaker box. The gold embossed sentiment banner was a great choice, too.


This is a close up of my shaker box. Doesn’t it look so lovely? I used the Classic Christmas Sequin Mix from Neat and Tangled to fill in the box. Those sequin scatters in festive colors absolutely make me so happy! 🙂

sample_1107Here is how I put together my card. 1)Stamp the snowflakes background image from Hero Arts Snowflakes stamp on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark watermark ink. Then heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. 2)Sponge the colors over the embossed paper using Distress inks: Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, and Ripe Persimmon. 3)Create a window using a rectangle die from Stitched Duo 2 Dies by Pretty Pink Posh. Then cut one piece of acetate and glue it to the back of the inked panel. 4)Stamp the girl images from Alpine Carolers stamp set by Mama Elephant. Color the images with Copic sketch markers and die cut them using Alpine Carolers die set. 5)Cut a piece of patterned paper and place the sequins on the paper. Adhere the die cut images on the acetate, then place the window panel over the patterned paper using foam adhesive. 6)Die cut a banner using a die from Streamers die set by Paper Smooches. Then heat emboss the sentiment from Thank You stamp set by Papertrey Ink and banner image from Streamers stamp set with gold embossing powder. Finish off the card by popping up the banner on the card front using foam adhesive.


I made another card using same theme but slightly different colors. This time I mixed several kinds of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh: Sparkling Clear Sequins, Classic Christmas Sequin Mix, Sparkling Clear Sequins, and Seattle Spirit Sequins Mix. To heat emboss the snowflakes, I used liquid platinum embossing powder. The sentiment was from Good Times stamp set by Mama Elephant.


I really love how my cards turned out. To be honest, I ended up with seven shaker cards. I seriously couldn’t stop making them, since it was too fun. LOL! Hope you loved my creations and got some inspiration to make your own shaker card. Don’t forget to stop by the Catered Crop blog to see the rest of the DT creations on Sunday, November 9. I hope you play along with us as the winners will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


  1. Mary Jones

    I love this card!! Thank you for sharing. This is going to be my Christmas card I send out to everyone! The best I have ever seen.

    05 . Dec . 2014
  2. michelle

    This is so gorgeous!! The colors are so stunning and the shaker element is so fun!

    28 . Nov . 2014
  3. annettewitherspoon

    Oooh, this is stunning! Love the colors!

    27 . Nov . 2014
  4. peppermintpatty442

    This is super adorable and such a fun shaker design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant & Me! /Karin

    22 . Nov . 2014
  5. Marina

    Those bright colours are gorgeous on your resist stamped panel. This card is fun and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

    18 . Nov . 2014
  6. Sindhu

    Seriously May, this is awesome! Absolutely love the colors! I’m a big fan of non-traditional colors on holiday cards, this one is so cute! 🙂

    14 . Nov . 2014
  7. Patti

    Stunning card! I love the beautiful fresh colors you selected!! So sweet : )


    14 . Nov . 2014
  8. Lea Lawson

    This is a GORGEOUS shaker card! I love the colors, and the cute carolers!!

    11 . Nov . 2014
  9. JIngle

    These are SO super adorable!!!! Great design, May! Thanks so much for playing along with the Thinking of You Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    10 . Nov . 2014
  10. Virginia Lu

    Oh my…how YUMMY is this, May! I adore the color combo and how you executed your design! The subtle metallic elements are just lovely! It’s always a treat to see your work! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

    09 . Nov . 2014
  11. rica369

    A gorgeous card May – your inking is brilliant and I love the pretty sequins in the shaker element and adorable images!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

    09 . Nov . 2014
  12. katelesh

    Yummy colour combo. Gorgeous card and you have an extra panel to use somewhere else.

    09 . Nov . 2014
  13. Miriam Prantner

    Kind of love this! Love the embossed snowflakes and inking, and those figures are just so sweet!

    08 . Nov . 2014
  14. laurafadora

    So fabulous!!! Love the color combo!

    08 . Nov . 2014
  15. Nancy L.

    A work of art….thrilled that I stumbled upon your blog! Your so talented and your photos are amazing as well!

    08 . Nov . 2014
  16. tsurutadesigns

    sooooooo CUTE! I love your shaker card May!

    08 . Nov . 2014
  17. lostinpaper

    LOVE the non-traditional colours, your card is truly beautiful! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

    08 . Nov . 2014

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