Saturday, September 10, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #360 Trend Week

Hello crafty friends and welcome! It's Trend Week at JUST US GIRLS! Lisa is your hostess and she's picked a trend that has no intention of going out of style anytime soon: SEQUINS! Here's my take on this fun challenge:

I have a grand niece and nephew who are twins, and they have their 4th birthday coming up later this month. What better way to celebrate than with a shaker card for each of them with a cute hippo on it!

 here's the inside:

 the inside:

I made them pretty much the same, except for the colors, the type font I used to print the front sentiments, and just a couple things added for individuality. Sean's card has a googly eye on the hippo, and on Samantha's card, I added a few rhinestones. Of course, the shaker parts are bunches of sequins in various colors to correspond with the designer paper I used.

I hope you find some time to play along with us this week at Just Us Girls! For more inspiration, please visit the blogs of my teammates, and our Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth, and leave them some bloggy lovin! 

Just a reminder, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our September challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of November! Good luck and have fun crafting! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Zoo Crew; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - The Stack 4
CS: Darice, Bazzill
Accessories: GC; SB - Std Sm Circle Nesties; Darice - sequins; rhinestones and googly eye from my stash; sentiments computer generated
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Scotch - foam tape; Recollections - foam strips; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. Such fabulous cards and love the subtle differences between them. Such a fun idea and so very clever x

  2. Super cute cards, fab. job with the shaker.

  3. These are super cute! How fun to have cute little twins in the family! They will love them!

  4. Love the hippo! He's perfect for your shaker cards — awesome!

  5. A couple of adorable cards! That hippo is so fun with the eye :)

  6. Love 'em both. That hippo is adorable and I love how you have placed him so it looks like he is about to eat your sequins and the googly eyes on one. Awesome creations Chris.

  7. It looks like the hippos are ready to chomp on those sequins, Chris. The cards are just darling.

  8. Really cute cards! When I first looked at them, it looked like those cute hippos were chowing down on your pretty sequins. lol I'm sure they will both be a big hit!

  9. Awww, your niece and nephew are going to love these! Adorable hippos (love the googly eye), and super cute shakers!

  10. Such cute cards! Looks like the hippo is trying to eat the sequins! Hungry, hungry hippo! LOL!


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