Feeling Sentimental for Dare To Get Dirty

Hello again friends!  If you missed my previous post, be sure to check it out for details about a GIVEAWAY on my You Tube Channel!  You only have ONE week to enter it!

Today is my turn over at Splitcoaststampers “Dare to Get Dirty” Event to a host a challenge, so I wanted to share the creations that I’ve made for it.  Again, I can’t share the details of my challenge with you, but I can point in the direction of how to become a fan club member HERE.


First up I have this shaker style card I made with some of my fave Lawn Fawn products!

I’ve colored up that sweet little mouse standing over the banner from the Wild For You stamp set and cut him out with the coordinating die.  The black banner he’s sitting on was white heat embossed from the Happy, Happy Happy stamp set.  I also used the tiny smile face from this set to randomly stamp the background inside my shaker frame.  I then used the envelope at the bottom from the Love Letters stamp set that was colored and cut out with the coordinating die. 

I’ve used some Stitched rectangle LF dies to create the shaker frame and the striped papers also come from some random LF papers in my stash.  I’ve used the  LF Scripty Smile die in black cardstock that I’ve attached over top of the acetate window area.


Since the card was mainly black and white, I wanted to add a happy rainbow color which is where the shaker sequins came in.  I looked through my collection and found some Tie Dye Rainbow Sequins from Brutus Monroe.



I guess I had rainbow colors in mind with my next card as well!  I absolutely LOVE this sentiment stamp from Trinity Stamps called Folded Hug.  I started by white heat embossing it over black cardstock and then I cut it out with my MFT Wonky Stitch Rectangle die and layered it over a white scallop rectangle layer and layered that again over a black piece of cardstock.  I also used the coordinating Sending Hugs die set to cut the “hug” letters out multiple times to raise them up over the image and then finished with the rainbow colors that I’ve used for the background of the card.


Upon a closer look at the image, you can see where I’ve colored in parts of the image with my Karin Brush Metallic pen set.  I think it showed up so pretty over the black cardstock.  I’ve also covered the rainbow letters with a glitter brush pen and then went over that with glossy accents.  I love how shinny the letters are IRL!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share of creations during the Splitcoaststampers “Dare to Get Dirty” Event and has helped inspire you in some way!  I appreciate you stopping in!


  1. Lawn Fawnatics – Make the Sentiment the Star
  2. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + Sentiment 
  3. Inkspirational – Rain or Rainbows (second card)
  4. The Sisterhood of Crafters – Sentiment as Focal Point

25 thoughts on “Feeling Sentimental for Dare To Get Dirty

  1. Oh my, that little mouse looks so danged cute on the shaker card sentiment! I just LOVE how you designed that one. The big HUG card just makes me smile too – with all those pretty colors and the chalkboard look! You are rocking these challenges lately and I can barely keep up with you! Keep it up, I love it 🙂


  2. Oh, how special! I love both of these great creations, Vicki!! The Hug card has such a great sentiment. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.


  3. WOW these are both AWESOME! LOVE that sentiment on your 2nd card!! I got the invite to the Dirty challenges but haven’t had a chance to check ’em out. Haven’t been over to SCS for quite awhile … I really need to get back into that groove (thanks for the push). Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!


  4. Gosh, you have been so busy with all these posts Vicki, you are making my head spin, and I love each and every project you are showing, I LOVE the smile shaker and the beautiful stripes in your hug with a fold is fabulous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Fabulous cards- loving your shaker cards- very elegant- both of them. Love the rainbow colored sequins! Really love your HUGS card- that is so amazing!


  6. Two brilliant cards Vicki love the shaker element and that tiny mouse, the rainbow on the second brightened my morning, I can imagine a hug wrapped round me just now


  7. What fun cards – love the shaker card with the little mouse on the top. I’m simply not “proficient” at shaker cards, all my sequins fall out. LOL
    Great candle card as well. You have been super busy girl.


  8. What a fabulous card.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at
    AUD Sentiments
    this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Crafty hugs
    Debbie Maddock – DT AUD Sentiments
    My blog


  9. Two gorgeous cards Vicki! Awesome shaker card with all of the colorful sequins and I love your ‘hug’ card!! The black against the striped paper is beautiful and what a wonderful sentiment!
    Hugs, Tammy


  10. Wow! Two fantastic cards! I love the shaker card… so pretty and vibrant. The colorful design on the second is so fun and whimsical. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  11. Very clever using sequins for the shaker bits, Vicki! Love the “Not a Card…” sentiment on the second card and your rainbow of colors is wonderful. Great idea making the sentiment the star. 😀


  12. Wow, I love both of your cards. The “Hugs” is especially spectacular! I love the black chalkboard type sentiment against the striped paper. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters’ “Sentiment” Challenge.


  13. Both of these fabulous cards let your sentiments shine!! I enjoyed taking part in your fun challenge in the DTGD event, Vicki!


  14. both cards are so wonderful! and i LOVE the shaker! it’s so fun, and the cute mouse is darling! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 🙂


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