Around the World on Wednesday – Let’s Shake Things Up!

Around the World on Wednesday – Let’s Shake Things Up!

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Whale Done Stamp Set and the Whale Builder Punch are my featured product from Stampin’ Up! for the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop for August, 2020.

Around the World on Wednesday

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the fabulous Cazz Boylan’s blog.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Let’s Shake Things Up!

Whale Done AWOW Shaker

Our challenge for the AWOW blog hop this month was to “Shake Things Up”!!

We are allowed lots of leeway to interpret this theme in any way we like, so I have taken the challenge literally by creating a shaker card, as well as stepping outside my comfort zone and creating something other than an standard C6 folded card. I don’t know if you have noticed, but most of my posts feature standard C6 cards, either folded at the side or at the topl I hardly ever create fancy fold cards. So today is the day!

This time, I have created a “Windscreen Wiper Card” … I had to google the directions … thank you Sam Calcutt from the UK for your comprehensive video instruction. Here is the link to Sam’s video…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of9wTAXf3H4.

And here is my version of the Windscreen Wiper element.

So cute, my grandson will love this whale jumping out of the ocean, as well as the shaker element … if I don’t wear out the wiper mechanism before his birthday rolls around.

Whale Done Bundle

So I used the Whale Done Stamp Set for my card. The Shaker element is created from a Snow Globe Shaker Dome. This makes the whole shaker bit of the card so much easier, especially using the co-ordinating shaped die in the Snow Globe Scenes Dies.

Whale Done Windscreen Wiper Card

The wiper mechanism is relatively easy, I just followed along with Sam’s video. The only thing I will say is that you should cut and prepare the actual mechanism, including adhering the pop up element to the acetate, but not glue the box shape together until after the front, back and the little side panels have been adhered. It just makes it all so much easier to glue things down if you can lay the card out flat.

I have used a few different designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper on this card …. I love this paper, from the actual underwater scenes to the delightful sea themed patterns, all in bright, happy colours.

Whale Done Wiper Card

The “shaking” pieces in the snow globe dome are the Whale of a Time Sequins and the Turtle from the Whale Done stamp set, stamped and coloured. All those little fish on the front of the card are fussy cut out of one of the pieces of Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, very fiddly, but I think these bright little fish really finish of this card nicely.

Here is a closer view.

Whale Done Shaker Element

Whale of a Time Suite

This is a lovely suite of products, bright and fun, perfect for any young kids in your life, or anyone who has a love of the ocean. And the entire suite, including stamps, punch, paper, embossing folder, ribbon and sequins is a very affordable price of AU$114.00. Throw in a couple of ink pads and this is a great option for someone just starting out in their stamping journey. Particularly as the Designer Series Paper makes fabulous, smicko looking cards instantly.

Whale of a Time Suite
Click on the image to go directly to this suite in my online shop

I am so excited to see how all my fellow AWOW bloggers have shaken things up this month.

Next Blog

Around the World on Wednesday Next Blog

Next up is Ximena Morales. The full blog hop list is below. So shake up your day a little and take a trip around the world for lots of crafting inspiration.

Around the World on Wednesday Designers
The AWOW Design Team

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Cheryll

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