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Wed 10

Poppystamps January Challenge: Snow Day
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

There is so much going on here on the Poppystamps blog, you won't want to miss a thing! In addition to our amazing blog hop, where you could win every day, we have an exciting January challenge we would love you to join! This month, our theme is Snow Day! Create a card or project with your idea for Snow Day, and link it up here on the blog for your chance to win some brand new blog candy!


Growing up in Wisconsin, Snow Days meant winter fun and friends! Now that I live in the deep South, I sometimes miss seeing the beautiful winter landscapes, quiet and white,  fluffy snow covering everything like a blanket. At night, hues of purples and greens would wave through the starry sky like a searchlight. For my Snow Day inspiration, I created a simple shaker, crispy snow white and filled with sparkly sequins.


If you've never made a shaker card before, let 2018 be the year you give it a try! The idea is simple; create a "well" out of foam tape or craft foam, fill it with sequins, then add your cover panel. Make sure you've added a window too, which can be made from just about anything you have in the house, such as plastic packaging, or a recycled clam shell. I usually make a lot of shaker cards, since I love they way they sound, so I go to the office store and get a pack of clear computer pages. You can also purchase individual sheets too if you'd like to start small.


You can fill your shakers with all kinds of fun materials too! I used purple, green, and blue sequins to remind me of the Northern Lights! You can use a mix of sequins, tiny seed beads, tiny confetti or paper cuts, chunky glitter, coffee beans, be creative! One time I made a shaker with black Tahitian sand, a few tiny shells and a magical "pearl"!


You can make a Snow Day shaker, or some other Winter fun Snow Day idea, using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and you might be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to use in the Poppystamps shop! We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Michele Floral Signature copy


Fantástica luce hermosa.

I would love getting a card like this in the mail!

What a beautiful shaker card....love the way you have showcased the gorgeous Poppy Stamps dies

Michelle, that is super fun and gorgeous shaker snowflake card. I love the windows with snowflake on it.

Love this fabulous shaker card! xxx

This shaker turned out wonderful - I love the color choice of sequins for the shaker - lovely work indeed

Michele I so love this beautiful shaker card! This card would make anyone happy when then opened it! Gorgeous!

Hi Michele, Shaker cards are my favourites, and this is gorgeous !! I was interested to read about you making one with black Tahitian sand and seashells, I bet that was really effective and stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

This is so pretty. Love the sequin fill. Hugz

I love this card, Michele! :)

Love your snow day shaker, so pretty with all the colors!! I kind of would love to see the backside of snow right now...lol
(doesn't mean I won't join the challenge) just as living in the Michigan brutal temps I am sure you can understand)!!

Clean,Crisp and Creative snow day shaker card, Michele. TFS your tips on how to make shakers, too. Love your colorful sequins and pretty snowflakes. TFS Hugs

Really Gorgeous shaker card!!

Having most always lived in climates with a definite winter season, I always love a great "snow" card!! This is lovely!!

What a beautiful shaker card, I love the simplicity of the design. xx

Gorgeous die and
it makes the shaker
look so pretty.
Carla from Utah

This is just beautiful...love the colors of your winter sequins, so pretty!

I like snow, when i don't have to drive in it! Love to watch the beauty when it's coming down and blanketing everything in white. Thanks for the card!

Michele! This is SO CUTE with the three little windows & snow flakes! Your addition of different colored sequins add to the FUN of this card too!! I also love how delicate the snow flakes in the windows are!! SUPER JOB!!!! ;)

Beautiful shaker card!!

This is gorgeous Michele! I love the colors you chose for the shakers. They definitely hit the mark for the Northern Lights.

That’s such a gorgeous shaker card !!

Love the card and the die. I can see lots of ideas with this die.

Love the glittery look! I don't know about snow--I live in Orange County,CA. :)

Woo que genial idea, amo los shaker y este quedó hermoso

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