Do you love pandas too? Hope so, cause I have another panda image to share with you today! Meet Shin-Shin. Recently, our family visited Japan to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival. It was an amazing experience, especially coming from Hawaii where we don't really have snow (unless you count Mauna Kea). Part of our trip included going to Tokyo. This time we decided to check out the Pandas at Ueno Zoo. I'm soooo happy we were able to see them this time. They are really cute! Here's the link to my trip report if you want to see some pics from the zoo.
So now that we are finally releasing our panda image, I wanted to name it after one of the Ueno Zoo pandas! They currently have 2 Giant Pandas, who are definitely the zoo's pride and joy. You can read more about their names here... I chose Shin-Shin for this cutie pie... and find it really funny that they decided on Lee Lee for the other panda... Isn't that ironic considering that we also have a Li-Li image that I introduced to you yesterday!
So apparently when I tried to find the link to the panda's names above, I kept getting links show up about the two Ueno Zoo pandas mating! Even had videos, which I don't really want to watch, but I'm hoping that means a baby panda will be there soon!
Back to my project.. I was totally inspired by Ms. Donna Mikasa when I saw her post here... She made a shaker card using washi tape to seal up the sides! Genius! She references a tutorial by Julie found here... Thanks Ladies for the inspiration!
OMG- you have to try this easy peasy shaker card! Now I love shaker cards, but hate having to use foam tape to seal up the section that encloses all the beads. This makes it SOOOOOOO much easier to make a shaker! I'm on a shaker card roll!
In this particular example, I used more Graphic 45 paper from the Bird Song collection. I figured the bamboo print was fitting for a panda right? Instead of using washi tape, I chose to use my black glitter tape. It works the same as the washi tape, but has more sparkle. Plus I didn't have any solid colored washi that matched my project, so the glitter tape was a fun alternative.
I filled the shaker using Martha Stewart microbeads, which were just gathering dust in my drawer. Now I'm half way done with my gold bottle. May need to stock up on this now that it's so easy to make!
I also added in some Island Scrapbooking mini sakura laser cuts. Love to have the sakura's floating around inside the shaker.
This is how easy they were to make.. I made several samples to give to the stores. Cranked them out pretty quickly.. had to stop cause I ran out of glitter tape! Trust me, it's easy as pie. Hope you try it out soon too!
So enough jabbering... I guess I had a lot to say today! I know the real reason you came to visit to see if I was giving away any blog candy right? You came to the right place!!! Here's all you have to do to enter:
1. Leave a comment on THIS POST by 04/30/13 11:59 HST.
2. Tell me if you'd like to see more pandas in the future. We have some ideas, but want to hear from you if you are even interested. Be honest!
Ok one more day of intros left! See you tomorrow!