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So I have had the song "there's a hole lotta shaken' going on" in my head for 48 hours now!  LOL  Today's project is using the To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit featured in the Handmade for the Holidays idea book.  Here is a quick look:

Shaker

This kit has been wildly popular and I can see why!  Each kit makes 18 cards, 6 of each design.  It may be a little hard to tell in the picture but each card has a little action going on with the shaking of glitter and sequins behind the window!  Cute right?  Now  I was so excited to get the kit that I forgot to order the matching stamp set that coordinates beautifully with the kit called To You & Yous Too - clever name and I still forgot to order it.  :)  So now what to do...look thru my stamp sets to find something to use.  I was able to find a base for my tree AND the top of my ornament in the set Festival of Trees - AWESOME!  I then used one of my all time favorite stamps Ornamental Pine for the background to my trees!  Crisis diverted and I like what I came up with:

Shaker all

So I was cruising along make my cards when the next hurdle happened.  Have you ever been stamping and putting the finishing sentiment on your card when you wiggle the stamp too much and it leaves a very unsightly mark?  NOOOOOO!!!!  My first instinct was "the card is ruined" but when you put in all that work, we have to try and fix it right?  Here is the problem:

Shaker mistake

Here is what I came up with to fix the card:

Better

 After all was said and done, my favorite card from all of them was my mistake!  Now that is what I call "making it my own".  :)

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Rhea

I actually like the "mistake" card better with the red banner. As Bob Ross would say, a happy accident.

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