Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Nature Sketchbook Honeybee Shaker Card with Pockets
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another fun challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Our hostess this go round is the one and only Sara Emily. She’s chosen the theme “Read Any Good Books Lately.” With that theme in mind, I’ve created this Nature Sketchbook Honeybee Shaker card, It’s loaded up with pockets and other sweet surprises inside. Before we take a look at the card, here are Sara Emily’s guidelines for this challenge.
Challenge Theme: Read Any Good Books Lately?
Reading a good book on the beach or on the porch is a simple summer pleasure. For this challenge, please create a vintage or shabby chic project that depicts a favorite book or use book pages on your project,. Alter a book or even make a journal or journal page! Just be sure it’s in the vintage or shabby chic style that we are looking for!
After thinking about the theme for a while, I decided to create this bee themed card with Graphic 45’s Nature Sketchbook collection. The images in the collection are based on pages from vintage nature study books. To further reinforce the challenge theme, I used pages from a 1935 Handbook of Nature that I picked up at a yard sale. The book pages are used in the banner flags, the center of the Tim Holtz Cameo Charm and on the Tim Holtz Scroll pieces.
Creating the shaker element for Nature Sketchbook Honeybee Shaker Card
First, create the 5″ x 7″ card base. I added a 1/4″ spine to the card base to accomodate the inner pockets.
Next, cut and mat your chosen papers. I love the bold contrast between the black and yellow Nature Sketchbook papers.
Then stitch around the card layers to add a little extra texture.
Now cut a piece of clear cardstock that is the same size as the layer of bee paper.
Fussy cut the bee book image from the 12×12 Nature Sketchbook paper. Glue a piece of waste cardboard to the back side. Then glue the image to the bee paper.
Next add foam tape to the edges of the bee panel. I used a product called Kool-Tak Clear Foam that I found on Amazon. Don’t remove the top liner piece until after you have filled the cavity.
Next, fill the cavity will seed beads, sequins, round chipboard pieces from the collection, gold glitter…whatever you like. Keep in mind that you need to be able to top the cavity with clear acetate cardstock, so don’t over fill!
Once you’ve filled the cavity, remove the liner tape.
Now, cut a piece of clear cardstock the same size as the bee paper. Carefully press the clear card in place over the Kool-Tak Clear foam.
I used 1/4″ Scor-tape to attach gingham ribbon over the shaker element. This helped to hide the foam edge and added a sort of frame to my focal image.
A Peek Inside
This accordion style folio is held shut with a Tim Holtz hinge clip.
And the interior is decorated with more vintage Nature Handbook pages. you can fit 10 photos inside this little folio.
Now It’s Your Turn
You’re cordially invited to play along in this fun challenge. Simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that reflects the challenge theme. Upload it to the Frilly and Funkie Blog before midnight EDT on Tuesday, August 1st. You can find all the challenge rules HERE.
At the end of the challenge the team will choose our top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us for a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
Be sure to visit the F&F blog today as there’s loads of inspiration from the team to get you started on your way.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Nature Sketchbook Honeybee Shaker Card Supplies from Funkie Junkie Boutique