Monday, December 20, 2021

Merry Christmas!!

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing something a little different.  I bought this snow globe die (Snow Globe A2 Shaker die - Honey Bee) many months ago with the plan to use it for my Christmas cards this year.  Needless to say, I have changed my mind on that. :)  This was like a card-making marathon! :)

But, I'm happy I made this.  I followed Jennifer McGuire's video "Shaker Ornaments".  I used ten layers of card stock frames, two layers of acetate centers, along with the original background center and a separate sentiment.  Whew!  That's a lot of die-cutting. :) 

Close-up ...
I hope you enjoyed seeing my snow globe shaker.  This will be a one-of this year. :)  

I'm signing off for the rest of the year.  I want to thank all my friends, followers, and subscribers for visiting my blog throughout the year.  I appreciate all of you!

Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season
and the best for 2022!

And a very Merry Christmas from Jessie!!

I'll be back on January 1, 2022 with my CAS Mix Up Challenge card.
See you then!


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28 comments:

Susan said...

Ten layers of cs!! That's a lot of cutting and gluing! I'm very impressed! It turned out beautifully but I can see why you won't be making more of them. I'm looking forward to seeing it in real life (I'm assuming you'll keep it after all that work!).

What a beautiful photo of Jessie - Tessa says Merry Christmas to her too!

Darnell said...

That's not a card, Lolly, that's a gift!! And a gift that the recipient will treasure and bring out every year - or perhaps you will keep it yourself as a decoration! It's really beautiful! And so is Jessie! That's another stunning photo. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for another year of fun and inspiration! Love, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

This is wonderful. A gift, an ornament or something to add to a package. That is a lot of layers, but oh, so worth it. Merriest Christmas wishes to you and your family and a special pat from Daisy to Jessie. See you next year.

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, it was well worth every bit of effort on your part! Really wonderful - not for making multiples though, I agree!
Merry Christmas - looking forward to every creation you'll make in 2022!
=]

Julie B said...

All that die cutting was certainly worth it, something to treasure for years to come. Merry Christmas from us and Max says hi to Jessie, he loves to chase a Cav!! ;)

Jeanne H said...

Beautiful card, beautiful dog. Merry Christmas and Happy 2022 to you. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Bonnie said...

This is something special that you should keep and hang every year, Lolly! What a lot of layers but so beautiful! And an awesome Christmas picture of Jessie! Have a wonderful Christmas, my dear, dear friend! XOXO

Pat said...

It may have been a marathon but it is gorgeous Loll and love the beautiful scene inside and the fabulous shaker element. Such a lovely photo of sweet little Jessie and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing the CAS challenges back in the new year. x

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way this turned out, Loll! It was worth every single die cut! Merry Christmas and Happy New year, see you in 2022!

Christine Alexander said...

it must have taken hours to make but wow what a feast for the eyes with all those layers ♥
Have a very merry Christmas and hope to catch up soon :)

nancy littrell said...

Your shaker globe is a work of art, Lolly. You should give them to you and Gord as a Christmas gift that you could bring out every Christmas for a beautiful decoration:-) TFS and Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year dear friend. This is a wonderful time of year to take a Winter Holiday break. We will be taking a break too..:-) Love and Hugs to all the family. I am looking forward to a creative New Year with our talented friends.

nancy littrell said...

I forgot to mention what a beautiful Christmas photo of Jessie. She is so pretty and sweet. TFS Love and Hugs...

BalooPress said...

Beautiful card but indeed a marathon effort!!
Thank you Loll for all the inspiration you have so generously shared this year.
Merry Christmas and may 2022 be a healthy and kind to you and yours.
Sally

Linda said...

Now that is a lot of die cutting ....... but so worth it, this looks gorgeous!!
A beautiful little ornament that you just wouldn't want to put away.

Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas, and best wishes for 2022!
Festive hugs ..... Linda xx

PS Thank you for the lovely Christmas card too xx

Birgit said...

This is beautiful Loll! What a lot of work, and all from the heart. This is one of those cards that becomes a treasured piece. Merry Christmas to you!

Bobby said...

Jennifer always makes it looks so easy doesn't she? I'm glad you tried it because it is fantastic, Loll. All the details make this a keepsake for sure.

HilaryJane said...

This is indeed a very special card and a it was a very good decision to only make one! Wishing you a very happy Christmas, enjoy your break and thank you for all your support xx

Marcia Hill said...

It was worth all the layers for your shaker Loll...absolutely BEAUTIFUL card! And totally get why it's a one only card too! And Jessie just couldn't be any cuter!! Hope you and Gord and your family have a wonderful and very merry Christmas my friend! See you next year!! Hugs. :0)

My Paper Epiphany said...

So amazing and very special! Merry Christmas Loll!

Mac Mable said...

I can see why this card is a one off and a very special one at that Loll. Lots of die cutting and it sure was worth it, as it is so dimensional and what a fabulous Winter scene inside that eye catching globe x.
Happy and healthy holiday season too my friend and give that adorable Jessie an extra hug from me x.

Trina P. said...

It may have been a lot of work, but it looks AWESOME! Beautiful snowy scene with fabulous dimensions. Love it!

And Jessie is picture perfect!… simply adorable. Wishing you, Gord and Jessie a very merry Christmas! Enjoy your holiday!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is truly an amazing snow globe shaker, Loll! I can easily imagine the shaker with ten layers of card stock frames will make a 3D ornament. The snowy scene is so pretty, and I love that you added some gold and clear beads to the globe in addition to sequins. Thank you for sharing a cute picture of Jessie. Her hair looks so shiny!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to your family too!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Fantastic shaker card, but oh my! I can't imagine that many layers! Congrats on accomplishing a master fete

Debbie said...

This is AMAZING, Loll! Wow!

kiwimeskreations said...

It may have been a marathon, but what an exquisite result Loll. An absolutely fabulous ornament. i hope you have a wonderful Chriustmas, and that 2022 will be kind to you
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - Wishing you a Happy, healthy New year!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so impressed with this darling snow globe shaker, Loll! Your details make it so special...the dimension you created with the stacked frames, your stamping of the tree and placement of the darling deer as well as all the fabulous gems make this really fun and festive!
Love Jessie's expression in this pic of her...I'll bet Santa had a lot of treats for her under the tree :) xx

BożenA said...

Your snowball turned out to be extremely laborious, but the end result is deadly. Such a stunning look of this shaker, all the layers and this amazing background make it a work of art, not a card.
I would also like to thank you for the whole past year of great inspiration and so much fun for all of us. Thank you and I wish you even more great ideas and persistence to make us happy :-)
xx