Thursday, January 28, 2016

Seize The Birthday - A Sketch

We've got a sketch for you at Seize The Birthday this challenge.  I've been a little bit creative with the sketch, but you can still see how I've incorporated all the elements.  Well, most of them - I've interpreted the circles as sequins!

Shortly before Christmas, DS2 surprised his girlfriend by proposing to her.  Fortunately, she said yes :)  They live in Australia, and as most of our communications are done by text and FaceTime, it seemed appropriate that I used a mobile phone diecut to convey our congratulations.

I had watched Jennifer McGuire's video on a window shaker card, which gave me the idea for turning the phone screen into a shaker.  I sealed a double heart charm into the shaker pocket, which I'd made with my trusty DIY tool, then set it into the card front, adding the phone diecut to the card front.  Here are a couple more views:

I wrote on the back of the card so that it wouldn't show through the screen.

The 'celebrate' diecut (Winnie & Walter - The Big The Bold and Party Cutaways) is glued at either side onto the white card.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see how the rest of the Design Team have interpreted the sketch, and join in with us.  If you don't want to use the sketch, you can play along with any birthday creation.

I'm adding this card to Winnie & Walter's Rerun No 8 (technically for Scenery: The Party Hangover but I've used Shay's project as my inspiration.

I'm also adding it to Winnie & Walter's Join In To Win.


  1. This is SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL! Love how you think girl!

  2. Love how you have done this card and its totally brilliant using the phone die as part of the card. Good to see you son lives the right life here in beautiful Australia.

  3. What a brilliant shaker, Shirley ... so cool and graphic ... with a smidge of romance thrown in for good measure ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Oh....congrats on the DS's engagement Shirley! How exciting! Love your shaker and so appropriate too! Super job as always!

  5. This card is so fun Shirley! And I love that the phone is a shaker card. Congrats to your DS and his fiancé on their engagement!

  6. What an amazingly cool and clever card, Shirley! So good to see you play along with our Rerun Challenge...always love your work. :-)