Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sweet Sentiment Surf's Up Retreat: Monkey Island Water Shaker

Hi Crafty Friends,
I have a fun "water" shaker card for you to make for the Sweet Sentiment Surf's Up Retreat! All you need is some hand sanitizer (which we all have gallons of left over from the pandemic right?!?!) and a zip lock baggie! The little Chill Out Monkey and Palm Tree digi are perfect for the "above" water portion of the card and all the digi Sea Creatures can be colored up and placed "underwater". See below for the step by step of how to create this bright island water shaker card.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you ever been surfing? Were you able to do it?
A: Me? No, I have never been but I would love too!

Here is it in ACTION: 

Step #1: Squeeze the Hand Sanitizer into the Ziplock bag and add sequins if you would like the extra sparkle.

Step #2: Seal the baggie tight and smoosh around the sequins so that they are all in the front where they will be seen on the card

Step #3: Place the baggie on your background paper and fold over the seat and tape tightly

Step #4: I backed my pattern paper with heavy cardstock so that it doesn't flop around and bend

Step #5: Now you get to make your background! I used a slimline card base so that I could create "above" and below the water. I glued the purple sky, water shaker piece, and island dies down to the base then framed is with the pink polka dot edge so that you can't see the seams of my background pieces

Step #6: I finished my card by gluing all the critters I colored and adding the awesome seaweed die from the Sweet Sentiment Shop to the left corner for even more underwater elements

Sweet Sentiment Chill Out Stamp
Sweet Sentiment Pistachio Biscotti Sequins
Sweet Sentiment Seaweed Die
Sweet Sentiment Surf's Up Digis

Hand Sanitizer
Ziplock Bag

Cute Card Thursday #692: Anything Goes


  1. Very cute shaker card! I love the papers and images... the monkey is so cute!
    I have not tried surfing!

  2. I'm afraid of the water so I
    would never try to get on a
    surfboard. Looks like fun.
    Hate to have missed out.
    Have to try making this card.
    Love the water idea.
    thanks for sharing

  3. I love how colorful this is, love the slimline and really love the shaker part!! They're my fave type of card. I have to try this with the hand sanitizer. I have never tried surfing. I love the beach, but don't go in the water too far (unless snorkeling, of course).

  4. Terrific fun card! Oh boy, love the step by steps. Of course that cute monkey will select the surf board with the banana on it, tee hee. Nope, surfin is not for me... EEK do not like to put my whole body into what I can't see what's living in there. Walking about the edge, wonderful.

  5. Beautiful card, love the design and the sweet monkey.
    I haven't tried surfing!
    Valerija xx

  6. Oh my gosh, the monkey!!! I have tried surfing twice, but there was a very strong cross current, so it was impossible. It wasn't for me, anyway...

  7. gorgeous card!
    no,I never been surfing.