Monday, July 1, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #32 with Retro Rubber Challenge #114

Here is Double Trouble Challenge #32 "Be Square - Christmas in July" partnering with Retro Rubber Challenge #114 wherein you use old stamps. It's usually pretty easy to find old stamps for Christmas, but hard not to choose one of your new ones.  However, Retro and Double Trouble have partnered together to give old stamps some love.  

Used a lot of technique and tools for this project but it all came together.  Stamped Santa and his reindeer in red, fussy-cut and set aside for placement later. In Cricut Design Space there was a square card with a Palm Tree (4 3/4 x 4 3/4) which was perfect to pull in Twisted Sister's optional twist "a beach scene with Santa".  Modified the card to include the sentiment created with text and printed directly on card with the Cricut.    

To create the shaker card...the card was folded, taped in place to sponge on the scenery in a variety of colors for sand, water, clouds and sky using the landscape stencils.  Additional palm tree and starfish cricut cuts were adhered to the existing palm originally on square card but modified to have the leaves overlap the square cut for the shaker card.  Card was cut in half, plastic added to the back of front, sequins added to the center of inside card, then both pieces adhered with foam tape to create the shaker.  Another panel in cranberry cardstock was cut to frame the card and then adhered to card base.  

Last but not least was the placement of Santa and his reindeer as they were coming across the beaches of Hawaiian wishing everyone a "Mele Kalikimaka".  

Join us at Double Trouble Challenge #32 - Click Here 
Trouble Maker
Be Square 
Chrismas in July 
Twisted Sister's
Optional Twist - Santa at the
Beach North Shore  
Double Dare
Retro Stamp Challenge
 Use Stamp Over Year Old 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
Art Impressions Blog Challenge #259 "Shaker Card" 
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #146 "Christmas in July" 
Bitten By the Bug 2 "Summer" (Might be somewhat out of the box, 
but Santa even enjoys Summer at the North Shore) 
My Time to Craft Challenge #400 "Beside the Seaside" 
Make My Monday #99 "Begins with a B"  (Beach) 
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Challenge #113 "Begins with B" (Beach)
Pile It On "Transportation and/or Vacation"  (Santa-Sleigh/Raindeer) 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' June Challenge "Anything Christmas" 
     Optional Twist: Non Traditional Colors
Double D Challenges "Tropical Challenge"  

Also posted project in the following Facebook Groups 
All Cricut Galleria 

CTMH Products unless Specified Otherwise:
Design/Specialty Paper
     Paper Fundamentals  "Fern" 
     Plastic Sheet  
     Cranberry, Almond and White Daisy 
     CTMH C1567 Santa Claus (2015) - Artbooking 
     MFT Clouds, Waves and Drifts/Hills  
     Inks - Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Lagoon and Almond 
     Cricut Thin Point "Moccasin"
Cricut Design Space 
     Life is a Beach M34BFF "Palm Tree Square Card"   
     Life is a Beach M34191 "Starfish" 
     Sentiment - Text "Mele Kalikimaka
     Sequins - Paper Sweeties "Brown" 
     Sequins - Journey "Bloom Time" 
     Thin Foam Dots 
     Glue Dots 



jeanchaneyaz said...

Poor Santa looks a bit overdressed to visit warmer climates, Sue. I never really thought about it. Those reindeer will get overheated too! I hope he has a few moments to refresh himself and those sweet reindeer in the beautiful shaker oasis you created!

moknowsall said...

what a fun and creative card. Lots of bling too. not too much out of the box if you send it to someone who loves tropical/Hawaii!!! thanks for my smile today and joining our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love, love shaker cards, this one, in particular, is awesome.
The beach scene is so inviting, I wish I was there, looking up and seeing Santa fly by, he might stop for a cold beverage, you think?
I'm going to take a look at those MFT stencils, I love the look of them on this fabulous card.
Thank you for collaborating with us at RETRO RUBBER, it's been fun to share with you guys this challenge.

Caroline said...

How cute! Your card gave me a smile! Shaker cards are so much fun, too! Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.

Chris said...

A real 'fun in the sun' Christmas card! Love the combination of sea sand palm tree and Santa...the shaker element looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CaSS this month

Jan Clothier said...

This is a lovely shaker card. I really like the way you've carried the scene through behind the shaker. The overlapping of the palm leaves gives a real sense of perspective. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Becca Yahrling said...

Love all the stencil work you did; very nice! And of course, I adore your card because I love shaker cards. So fun!!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your fun shaker card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Things Beginning with ‘B’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day! Please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Dorlene Durham said...

Shaker cards are so much fun! Great card. Thanks for playing along with the summer challenge at Bitten By The Bug. Dorlene BBTB2 DT

Dawn Phillips said...

I've got a bit of a thing for shaker cards at the moment. This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Janet-SugarShine Designs said...

I love your Christmas in July Shaker Card! Great creativity and use of the beach style Cricut card. Shaker cards are always a wonderful choice. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at BBTB2! - Janet

Scrapping Girl said...

I think Santa will want to stop at this nice beach for a little break in the surf, lol! Such a cute and fun shaker card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 for our beach challenge!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things starting with the letter B” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our nextchallenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

fantastic use of the Cricut Design to create a shaker card! thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2 for this challenge.


Claire Grantham said...

I love shaker cards, this is a great one, so glad that you find it hard to resist the new Christmas stamps too. Cx

Vicki said...

This is adorable and so fun!! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Tropical" Challenge.

Barbara said...

So much fun that you make this tropical card a Christmas Card too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D "Tropical Challenge."
Barbara DT member

whoistracy said...

This is so fun Sue! I just love the shaker element you added.

creative lady said...

What a fun card! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your Holiday Palm Tree Shaker card! Fantastic! And that it has Santa flying overhead is over the top creative! Love, love LOVE this!!! Well done!Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Tropical Challenge, Donna, DT Members.

Darlene said...

WOW! Great job! This is such an awesome holiday creation! And it's a shaker! Double WOW! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Tropical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Greta said...

What a fun, beachy shaker card--so creative!

Neva Cole said...

What a great way to incorporate Santa into your shaker card with the Hawaii theme Thanks so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber!