Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Card for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog

The Challenge

It's time for a new challenge on The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog and the theme is Love is All Around Us.  Jenny is hosting this sweetheart's challenge and she says:  "With Valentines Day approaching it's time to share a little love. Create something vintage or shabby chic featuring hearts. Here's a few ideas to get you started."

My Take on the Challenge

I love to make shakers and so I thought a heart shaped shaker was just the thing to use!

I chose a sheet of white cardsotck for my base card and I also die-cut a panel using a Sizzix Thinlits - Bouquet.  It is such an intricate die and make the prettiest floral pattern.   Then I layered on 2 cut-aparts from the Graphic 45 Fashion Forward calendar collection.  I also added a decorative strip inside the card.

Underneath the die-cut panel, I placed a piece of design paper also from Graphic 45's Fashion Forward calendar collection (Fbruary page).  The shaker was made with Cheery Lynn shaker dies but you can make shakers using any nested die set.  Here is a link to a tutorial that I did some time ago, for making shakers with nested dies.

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Love is All Around Us.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at 
The Funkie Junkie Blog.

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Graphic 45 - Fashion Forward - 12x12" Collection

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Valentine's to you!  I hope lots of chocolate and love finds it way to you.


  1. Ooh-la-la! I love the lacy floral background and that paper simply pops, especially with the heart shaker full of fun.

  2. Very pretty. Love yur combinations of papers and flowers.

  3. Maggi, this is wonderful! I love Bouquet die, but I would never have thought it would be this stunning in white -- how clever to pair it with this bold paper! And your heart shaped shaker adds a touch of fun to your romantic card. Thank you for the link to the tutorial! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. A glorious 1920s image and probably my favourite line in the whole of Shakespeare (happily, I played Beatrice somewhere along the way, so I got to say it!). Such a stylish, romantic card - I love it.
    Alison x

  5. Oh I mean, you just took shaker cards to another level here Maggi! This card is more than that, with a layout look, clever die cut layering and beautiful flowers. I love it!


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