PFS Tropical Cocktails

There is a new Picket Fence Studios release tomorrow. Are you ready for it? Today I want to show you want of my favourite dies from the past release, the Tropical Cocktail Shaker die, so you know to grab this one as well tomorrow, together with the new stuff. I’ve made one card with it as a shaker cocktail, and one using just the plain die.

First off I’ve cut out the glass loads of times and glued them together to make the shaker card. The Cosmo sequin mix was perfect for it. I then coloured up the little pieces with my Copics. The background behind is just a fun play around with various glaze. For the bottom layer I ran this rich, deep coloured card stock together with the Tree Bark 6×8 stencil through my die cut machine to get a lovely embossed look. The sentiment has used the same coloured card stock to match in with the sequin mix I used.

Here is a fun card using just the plain outline die. I’ve cut it out in different colours and glued them partially on top of each other. I’ve kept the card mostly white to make the die cuts and embellishments stand out, so the sentiment is kept neutral to go with. View the list of all the products at the end of the post.

Products used:

First card:

Tropical Cocktail Shaker die
Cosmo sequin mix
Salt or Sugar rim sequin mix
Tree Bark 6×8 stencil
Slim Line Happy Birthday word topper die
Paper Glaze Luxe Pink Magnolia
Paper Glaze Luxe Cherry Blossom

Second card:

Tropical Cocktail Shaker die
Purr-fect for Me
Mimosa embellishment jar
A2 Pierced Blanket Cover Plate die
Slim Line Happy Birthday word die

PFS Rum Calling – new release

It is new release day at Picket Fence Studios (this and following links are affiliate links) and oh my is it a fun one! It has loads of fun drink dies to make shaker cards from and so many great sequin mixes! It was difficult to choose which ones to combine for sure! For my release day post I’m going to share my personal favourite of my cards for this release.

I have played with dies and glaze to create this fun and colourful card. I used three different glazes to create the background, Pink Magnolia Luxe, Aztec Sunflowers Luxe and Lime Zinnia. I then glued together loads of cut outs of the Martini Shaker die and used the Peach Bellini embellishment jar inside the shaker. To finish off I used the Make it Dirty stamp and coordinating die set.

Here is another photo, you can see that the glass is raised properly. I cut out several pieces to layer them, eight, I think!

Here is a list of all the products I used:

Martini Shaker die
Make it Dirty
Make it Dirty coordinating die set
Peach Bellini embellishment jar
Old: Paper Glaze Luxe Pink Magnolia
Old: Paper Glaze Lime Zinnia
Old: Paper Glaze Luxe Aztec Sunflowers

Look at the great glaze and pretty embellishments!

PFS Watermelon shaker

Anybody else noticing that this year is hurrying along at an absolutely ridiculous speed? I feel like I blinked and there April was gone. Thankfully thinks are looking to slow down a little in a few weeks and I cannot wait!

Here I’ve made a full size shaker! Not something that frequents this blog a lot, but they are still fun to make. This time I’ve made it using the A2 Full Front Shaker die by Picket Fence Studios together with their Shaker Sheets. I LOVE it! It is so easy to work with, and with their ridiculously large collection of awesome sequin mixes and embellishment jars you’re bound to find some new favourites. This one is called Watermelon Crush.

The background is made using the Watermelon Nectar. I stamped it up a few times and then coloured in aaaaall the watermelon pieces (while potentially having a bowl of cut melon next to me, shhh). The Oversized Hello die worked perfectly with the rest and it is easy to add a small sentiment strip to go with at a later date!

Here is the card laying down:

Products used:

Watermelon Nectar
Watermelon Crush sequin mix
A2 Full Front Shaker
Shaker Sheets
Slim Line Oversized Hello word die

PFS Shaker card

Soooo, guess what! I am on the Picket Fence Studios Design Team! After my guest spot in the autumn I was offered a permanent spot and here is my first card as a member of the team. It was a bit difficult to decide on what to show you first, and I’ve actually opted for a card without any colouring. That’s one of the reasons I said yes: to challenge myself to make more different types of cards, and more without colouring. I’m loving it!

I’ve used several of their new products and even matched it together with an older sentiment. For the main part of the card I’ve used the Plumeria Flowers 6×8 stencil (all links are affiliate links) together with two Distress Oxide colours. Then I’ve taken the 2.5″ Connected Circles Shaker Creator die to make the shaker element. I cut out and glued together 7 or 8 layers of card stock to get the height I wanted. This makes creating shaker cards super easy and I will be using them loads! On top of this I used the Hello Slim Line Die Cutting System insert. It fits perfectly! The text sentiment is from the Baby Butterfly Beauties stamp and then I used the matching die cut for it. All the gorgeous shaker elements are from the Hop Embellishment Jar. It even has cute little butterflies in it!

Full list of products and (affiliate) links:

Plumeria Flowers 6×8 stencil
2.5″ Connected Circles Shaker Creator Die
Hop embellishment jar
Old: Hello slim line die cutting system insert
Old: Baby Butterfly Beauties stamp and coordinating die

A photo of the card upright. All the shaker pieces falls down the bottom perfectly:

Lotv Snowmen buddies

I’m not sure it’s a good idea, but I have actually already started on this year’s Christmas cards and the year is only 8 days old so far! The stamp is called Snow Folk and is by Lili of the Valley.

I had to try making a full panel shaker card again as I recently purchased some easy to use shaker covers by Waffle Flower Crafts. The sentiment is a stamp by MFT Stamps and so is the ink I used. The sequins are by Buttons Galore and more.