Seize the Birthday – Sequins


Hi everyone!  I am thrilled and honoured to announce that I will be guesting at Seize the Birthday challenge for the next two months!



The challenges are anything goes birthdays with optional toppings.  The optional topping this time is Sequins and I chose to use the toppings to create a shaker card.




To start, the Happy Birthday Circle Frame was die cut from mixed media paper.  Attached a piece of acetate on the back.  Added foam tape around the perimeter of the circle to create a frame to encase the sequins.  Ensure there are no gaps.



Next, took a piece of white cardstock large enough to cover the frame opening and adhered some sequins to it.  I like doing this so you can see the sequins even when the card is upright.  Removed the adhesive liners, added the sequins, then enclosed with the white cardstock.  Attached the completed shaker element to a white card base.  Completed the card by die cutting the circle frame from gold foil cardstock and inlaid it.  The bear, which was previously coloured with Copics last month on day 21 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge was adhered to the front to finish.



There are plenty of fabulous inspirations from the talented design team at Seize the Birthday.  Click HERE to check them out!  Hope to see your birthday cards in the gallery!  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!






MFTThe Birthday Project Add a Bear 
The Paper Players — #400 Celebration
Always Happy Birthday — July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Watercooler Wednesday — #177 Charlotte’s Feminine Anything Goes






25 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday – Sequins

  1. Your colouring is amazing and I love the great colours. Fabulous shaker card. So glad you are joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. This card is so adorable! So sweet and I love that it’s a shaker too! Beautiful work as always!!!! : )

  3. Such an adorable card! Your colouring is perfect, and the shaker element adds a lot of fun. Great to have you join the party at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Trina, this card is adorable! I love that little bear, and the circle sentiment has been on my wish list forever (sold out everywhere). Thanks so much for being our Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday, and thanks also for playing along with our 400th challenge at The Paper Players!

  5. This is such a spectacular card, Trina! Love the adorable bear, and the gold sentiment frame – I would have thought that it wouldn’t suite the bear image, but you’ve totally rocked it! Beautiful shaker card! Thank you for such a fantastic start as the Surprise Guest at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot at Seize the Birthday, Trina!
    Your card is so lovely and fun! How clever you are to combine the inlaid birthday circle frame with the shaker component! Your Copic coloring makes the little bear look sooo adorable! Hideko xx

  7. wow! Your card is super sweet, Trina! Love your colour choice and shaker elements! It gives it such a soft, delicate look. Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  8. This is so amazing Trina!! Love your sweet shaker with the awesome happy birthday circle die-cut. But it’s the sweet bear with the cake that really is total cuteness. 🙂 Congrats on being GD at Seize the Birthday! xx

  9. This card is so cute. I actually think I could do this shaker card. It looks small enough. (shaker cards scare me) I love the round sentiment and the awesome cake and bear. You coloring is beautiful. I love this card. Thanks for sharing over at Always Happy Birthday
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  10. Awesome birthday card! I love the circle sentiment and your bear is just adorable. so glad you are our party guest for the next two months!

  11. Hi Trina, what a gorgeous birthday card—and it’s a shaker, too. Wow! Love the colours you’ve used as well as the sweet image of the bear. The sequins add the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  12. Welcome to Seize the Birthday and thanks for being our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months. I adore your first card. Love the gold die inlaid in the white. The colors of the sequins match the birthday card and is a very nice look. Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

  13. This is gorgeous in that incredibly beautiful color combination. Love that die and love that it’s a shaker card. Your image is perfectly colored and is so cute!

  14. You started your next two months with us with a super cute card Trina! How can you not fall in love with that sweet little bear. Your coloring is spectacular too! Have a great day!!

  15. Trina… fabulously cute birthday card! Love how you pulled all the elements together! Thank you so much for joining us for the 400th challenge at The Paper Players!

  16. love that birthday circle die, you have created such a cute shaker card with the sequins and adorable critters 🙂 and congrats on being GD for the next 2 months.

  17. This is so adorable! The sweet bear with her beautifully coloured cake looks amazing against that wreath of birthday wishes. The shaker element is just the icing on the cake. 🙂
    Thank you for joining in the 400th challenge celebrations at The Paper Players with this beauty!

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