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Hi There!  I am following {Wendy Kessler's blog}   We have 14 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our July/August New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

Have you taken a look at the new catalog?  The artwork is honestly gorgeous and just begs to be scraplifted.  Why invent the wheel?  So I decided to do just that.  Check out this artwork on page 26.

I have used 3 of these pieces of artwork and made cards with them.  I will show you one I used for a card I especially enjoyed making.  Here is my card:

I have an admission to make - I absolutely hate the Baby Shark song.  The song is like a Brain worm that despite being very catchy, won't leave my brain once I hear it.  BUT, my grandson who just turned 4 absolutely loves this song, and being a great grandma, I made him this card.  

As I made this card I had to sing the Baby Shark Card Song - Baby Shark a doodle doo do do baby ............. well I am sure you know the rest.  I used the Z3966 Jawsome Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts and it was so fun to play with. Check out the "bite" taken out of the backing for the shaker card.  Isn't that fun?

I used a Cricut cut to cut the waves for the card.  My lighting was a bit wonky and I want to assure you that the cardstock I used was: X6037 Bluebird Cardstock;  X6039 Carolina Cardstock1385 White Daisy CardstockX6047 Black Cardstock; and Z5946 Linen Cardstock.  For the waves I used the light side of Carolina on the front wave and the dark side for the back wave.  I love that our cardstock has a darker and a lighter side.  Gives me more choices!

The shark was stamped with Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad so that I could color him with a Z2475 Brown Grey TriBlend Marker.  The little sharks above the wave were stamped with Z2825 Mink Stamp Pad.

I made the shaker part of the card with Z4309 Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts and the 
Z4310 Circle Shaker Window Foam + AcetateI put the Z3676 Blue Belle Loose Sequins inside the shaker window.  The circle frame was cut from X5947 Mink Cardstock
and I used Z3561 Black Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue to make the dots on the circle frame.

I attached the waves to the Linen Cardstock and then ran it through my die cutting machine using the X6246 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts so I could add the stitching to the outside of the panel.

The shark was added to the shaker with Z2089 Glue Dots Micro DotsAnd I adhered the card front to a card base from 
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Brenda Lapp} and see what she has  made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website.


  1. Cute, cute, cute. I love the "port hole" too.

  2. Oh gosh! Super cute on you incorporating that piece of artwork into this fabulous card! I love it!

  3. This is adorable! I have been looking at this stamp set and I think your card just convinced me that I need it!

  4. Love this, so cute and love how you put it on a card! It is jaw-some!

  5. Really cute!! Great way to adapt the artwork from the catalog into your card!

  6. Sharks are happy! Love your shaker card!!!

  7. Adorable! You created a really cute scene for this set. Love the shaker idea for the porthole!


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