Leif Monster

Happy Monday!
We're starting a new challenge today at Digi Makeover.  It's a little bit of a tough one, but I know you can come up with something super awesome for it.  We're challenging you to make a motion card!  Include something on your card that physically  moves!

I had a lot of fun with this card.  I went through a lot of tutorials trying to decide what to make (splitcoast stampers has an awesome collection of tutorials for ya!!)
With the leaves changing and the temperatures drastically dropping, I decided to go with a fall themed card this week :)
It has been beyond forever since I made a shaker card...I think the first handmade Christmas card I ever made back in 2002 was a shaker card...and I haven't made one since...so this was so much fun to create!

I used the super fun Leif Monster image from Paper Makeup.  He's so fun, and perfect for fall/spooky cards.  I wasn't sure what sentiment to use with him, and almost decided not to add one, until I remembered this stamp and thought it would be perfect!  It adds a little bit of that spook without being too creepy :)  It's like a cute spook!

All the edges are distressed with my scissors.  I cut out a scallop frame with my Silhouette and then cut out the center for the shaker bubble.  I had no idea what to use for the shaker bubble when I started this card...I don't have those sort of things around very often since they aren't a common card for me.  But, being the scrappy crafter I am, I realized the packaging that my double sided tape comes in has this awesome bubble in the middle that would work perfect!  So I trimmed it out, and tada!  A shaker card :)

I cut out some of the leaves from the background paper to include in the shaker along with some red/brown/white beads.  It turned out so cute!!

I do hope you will join us this week!  Take the plunge and try something new!  You could win some adorable Paper Makeup images!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    613 Avenue Create #37-Anything Goes w/Happy Fall Y'all
    Artistic Inspirations #59-Anything Goes/Frame It
    Crafting When We Can #53-Seasons
    Craft Your Passion #180-Autumn/Fall Colors
    Pollycraft Challenge #7-Harvest Colors

Thanks for stopping by!! <3


  1. It is fantastic! Love the shaker and this cute little monster. Wondrful card, Emily!

  2. What a lovely shaker card did you make Emily, i like it!


  3. Love this shaker card and that you've filled it with loads of beads!


    Julie x

  4. Your choice in colors fit the image perfectly! =) Haha and your sentiment cracks me up!

  5. What a cute leaf monster shaker card. Very creative! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  6. Fabulous shaker card and what a cute image! Love the colors and the fabulous design.

  7. What a fabulous Shaker Card! And the image and sentiment work perfectly together! Your coloring and design are amazing! Thank you for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges.


  8. How cute! Love the image for your shaker card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Seasons Challenge.

  9. Wow this is such a lovely monster hes so cute love your layout beautifully done thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

  10. So fun! I love the colors too!

  11. Wow what a gorgeous card, loving the image, beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this fortnight. Abbie xx

  12. This is a cool card! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!