Thursday, 30 January 2020

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - January - Shake Shake Shake

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to a very special Stampin' Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I am so excited you are able to join us. We are a group of past and continuing Stampin’ Up! Artisans bringing our followers a fancy monthly challenge to inspire them to get creative!  Fancy Friday has had a makeover which includes an exciting new way of doing things, fancy new logo's and loads of new Artisans joining the Design Team this year. 

We're shaking things up this year on the Fancy Friday Design Team! This will be our last official 'blog hop' because we're moving in a new direction! We'll be posting a challenge on the first Friday of every month over on Instagram and Facebook. And then we'll show you our team projects as the month progresses. We can't wait to have you around so any time you're inspired by our challenge, tag us in or use hashtag #stampinfancyfriday. Ok, it's time! Go follow us on Instagram and Facebook - @stampinfancyfriday. Stay inspired. See you there!

I am absolutely obsessed with the Tropical Oasis suite, in particular the gorgeous images in the Memories & More card pack. While watching a few episodes of Vikings on Netflix, I fussy cut a whole heap of images and played around with ideas's for shaker cards.

Fancy Friday, Jaxx Crafty Creations, Tropical Oasis

All three creations feature different pieces of the Memories & More cards. The first has a basic oval shaped die cut from the card front, which was lined with gold polka dot vellum before adding sequins. The vellum along with the foliage are from the Sale-A-Bration kit called Kerchief. The fussy cut flamingo and hibiscus flowers have been adhered with mini dimensionals along with the medium sized Punched Daisy.

The next card was super easy to construct. I have simply fussy cut the floral frame from one of the large Memories & More cards, adhered Acetate with Multi Purpose Glue and then bent Foam Strips around the edge. I like to place the shaker elements in the centre of the card front and then adhere the shaker front over the top. If I don't do it this way, I end up with the insides shaker bits stuck to the foam strips and it all ends in disaster and eventually the rubbish bin! 

The final card again uses one of the fussy cut Tropical Oasis Memories & More cards to create the frame for my shaker element. The foam strips for this one did require cutting down a little to fit the thin sized frame. Before adhering to the card front, which has been splattered with Flirty Flamingo ink, I added a circle of twine. The fussy cut "woody" car and a few stickers from the Card Pack were also added. To finish the card and somewhat balance the busy card front, I added a strip of bright colour by chopping up yet another M & M card and adding it to the left hand side of the card base.

That is all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to continue hopping for more Shaker inspired projects from the Fancy Friday Design Team.  Up next in this astonishing line up of former and continuing Artisans is Jennifer Smith Sootkoos with her beautiful creation. Enjoy xx

Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty


  1. WoW, wow, woooow Jackie, what an awesome collection!
    Looooove all!

  2. These are just stunning! Way to #fussycutlikeaboss~! You're a superstar Jackie, everything you make is layered with beautiful detail and I love how you've shown a different idea for these patterned papers.

  3. Jackis is fantastic! I love the liveliness of the colors and this very punchy side of your creations! Definitely fantastic, it makes me want to play with my set!


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