birthday_graphicHello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh‘s 1st birthday celebration blog hop! This is a three day event with tons of inspiration, and I’m so thrilled to be part of this special event. Without further ado, here is what I’m sharing today:


I wanted to make a Valentine’s day card using the new Pocket Border Die in a creative way. But I couldn’t come up with any ideas until a little lightbulb came on in my head while I was looking at all the beautiful colors from Sweetheart Sequins Mix. Then I ended up making a sort of Love Potion card. 🙂


Here is a close-up of of my shaker window. Those sequin scatters in sweet colors absolutely make me happy! 🙂 I’m not sure you could see in the photo, but I added some shades of red behind the shaker window to look like something was boiling up from the bottom.


This is how I put together my card. 1)Create a shape of beaker with Pocket Border Die using partial die-cutting technique. 2)Cut out the bottom of beaker using kraft knife. 3)Blend in a couple of colors on a piece of white cardstock using a blending tool and Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries. 4)Stamp the cluster of hearts from Purrfect Pair stamp set. 5)Cut a piece of acetate and glue it to the back of the beaker window. Fill up the window with Sweetheart Sequins Mix. Then place the beaker panel over the inked background using foam tape. 6)Stamp the sentient from Cross My Heart stamp set. Make a sentient banner and adhere it on the card front using foam tape.


I love how my card turned out. So fun and delightful! 🙂 What do you think? Hope you all enjoyed my card and got some inspiration to make your own shaker card. (I’m linking this up to the following challenges: Runway Inspired #75, Simon Says Wednesday, Color Throwdown #324, and Virginia’s View #11.)


Giveaway, Prizes & Coupons

There are some amazing giveaways and prizes for those who leave comments along the hop: Big Shot machine, PPP dies, a huge sequin prize pack, gift certificates, and some extra surprises. So don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win. Make sure to stop by Pretty Pink Posh blog for a special 3 day coupon code.

Now it’s time to head on over to Maureen Merritt’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. But I’ve got the entire hop list for you below. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

223 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop: Valentine’s Day Shaker Card + Giveaway

  1. OMG May!!! How in the world can I be like you! Your card blows my mind!! You did a fantastic job on this card!! Such a creative way to use that die! Im in love! I ordered and now I cant wait to play!!

  2. OMG Your card is unbelievable…when I saw it all I could say was ” R U Kidding me” WOW girl talk about being extremely super clever and creative and I love your genius idea. It’s quite outstanding to say the least you truly had fun with all the new goodies!! All I can say is Lucky so Lucky person who gets your card.
    YOU so ROCK!!

  3. I’m just amazed! I can’t wait to get my pocket die now. I will have to make one of these for my Hubby for Valentines Day! You amaze me on coming up with this idea. What a fantastic use of this die! Beautiful card!

  4. What a wonderfully creative card! I would never have guessed you used the pocket die — how ingenious! The red background in the shaker is wonderful and I do love the Valentine sequins . . . Too bad they are sold out already.

  5. So creative and glad we are finally seeing this card! Paulina has been showing just a peek of it for a few days and I really wanted to see the whole card. Love the idea!

  6. Wow, this is awesome! This is a wonderful way to use this die and so clever. It made a terrific card.

  7. You were so clever to use the pocket border die to make a Love potion beaker! I really love this card.

  8. Brilliant! I was wondering at first if this was a die I hadn’t seen yet until I saw the directions. Simply brilliant! Great card.

  9. Great idea, love how you used the die in a totally different way. Just shows how versatile they are.
    thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Talk about a totally unique way to use the die – Thanks for the instruction on how you used the pocket die.

  11. What a clever use of a die. It couldn’t have worked out any better. the test tube being partially colored and the sequins added make a great design.
    thanks for sharing such a fun card.

  12. What a fabulous, unique clever use of that die!! I love the whole card–clean and colorful and very sweet–just perfect. It really makes me smile. TFS!!

  13. What a creative way to use the die to make the beaker. And then using the sequins to make the “brew” inside the beaker and make a shaker card. Very very clever. GREAT job! TFS

  14. AWESOME card!!! I LOVE your technique of partial die cutting to form the beaker and the distressed coloring! The result is truly amazing! Thank you for the great inspiration and for showing us that there are several ways to use these great products!

  15. How creative! You made the perfect beaker with that die and I love the ink blended background that makes it so believable! I agree, those sequins are happiness in a bottle!

  16. Unique and original, that us one pretty card! Fabulous idea to turn the pocket die into a beaker, and your colouring was perfect, subtle and creative.

  17. Using the die to create a beaker for the love potion was sheer genius! Very impressed with you creative thinking!

  18. Oh my goodness, you are just so creative! LOVE your beaker!! And thanks so much for joining in on the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

  19. Honestly – I first thought… where’s that bottle die from 🙂 Sooo creative! Thanks so much for showing.

  20. Wow! Consider my mind blown! I love how you were able to see a beaker when using that single die – so creative! Love how you created the color gradient to mimic the effect of something boiling in the beaker. Love this card and you now have a new follower!

  21. GENIUS design!! Love it so much, May! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

  22. I just love how you made this design with the border die. How so creative you are. What a lovely card. I am just adoring all the shaker cards. Love the Pretty Pink Posh dies. So sweet. Happy Birthday PPP.

  23. Oh you are just so creative thinking of this way to use this notched pocket die. I love the stamped hearts bubbling out of the “love potion”.

  24. I really love your card!!! Such a cute idea, and how you thought of it is beyond me, but it is great!!! Love your colors and of course the beautiful sequins!! Thank you so much!

  25. A creative use for this die that I would have never thought of!! I love this ‘Love Potion’ look!!

  26. LOVE this card, your ink blending is so perfect with those gorgeous shiny sequins and the heart “bubbles!”

  27. Clever, clever girl! I was thinking you could also use this approach to make a keyhole. It will be a fun die to play with! =)

  28. Very creative card! I love it! Don’t you just love that “lightbulb” moment? 🙂 I absolutely love shaker cards! Thanks for the pictures showing how you created your card! TFS!

  29. SUPER CUTE card May!!!
    LOVE your CLEVER die cutting, PRETTY window scene and SPARKLING sequins!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  30. This is just TOO COOL! Even though I knew immediately which die you used for your beaker, I never would have thought to use it that way without seeing yours. Love the colors, and the ink blending behind the shaker window. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity!

  31. What a clever and unexpected way to use the pocket die! Great idea to have these beautiful sequins as part of the love potion. Well done!

  32. absolutely love your card! is so valentine’s themed. reminds me of a lawn fawn stamp set. can’t remember the name but it’s the owl and the chemistry tubs and such. the name escapes me.

  33. WOW! This is just pure genius how you came up with the idea and make it happen with the die! BRAVO to you! This card is gorgeous! TFS!

  34. Oh, so clever May. I love the way you used the die to create the finished product. Such a happy card!! 😀

  35. May, this is so stinkin’ fun and clever!! I love your “light bulb” idea – it’s genius!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge – we’re so glad you did!

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