I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the inside of the shaker is sticky and the bits all get stuck to the sides of the card. This time I made sure to cover all the steps to keep my shaker window clear of residue or smears by cutting the acetate first, and setting it aside. Then, I took my powder tool and gave the inside walls of the shaker frame a good once over to ensure any stickiness that might be left from the foam tape to build up the height for the frame, has been covered with the powder tool.
The backdrop of this card was blended with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I just love the opaque chalk like finish of these inks!
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments & coordinating die was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – I thought it gave it just a little extra interest to drape the sentiment diagonally across the side, instead of putting it in the middle of the card, since the donut box already had the height for the middle covered.
I love learning new techniques and tricks – have YOU found any other tricks or tips that would help me, and other crafters make a fool-proof shaker card? I would love to hear your comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you have any tips or techniques that have helped you in the past build successful shaker cards.
Autumn is wrapping up & Old Man Winter is rapidly approaching – what better time to create this card using Prima’s Autumn Sunset collection.
I used the 6×6 paper pad, along with the chipboard & ephemera pack to create this card, along with Lawn Fawn’s stitched leaves dies that I inked with Distress Inks to create the accents. The tiny metal acorns I found at a local store and finally got to use them; attached with hemp twine.
As an avid card maker, I’m not usually one to buy 12×12 paper collections. But when I saw this It’s Snome Time paper collection illustrated by Hez Cuppleditch I just had to have it. Those Gnomes are so cute!! I … Continue reading →
I’m not a scrapbooker, or even a mixed media artist so I rarely buy 12×12 collections. But this Alice collection by Stamperia really hit it out of the park for me. I love that there are different panels ready to use on your project, but also within the full 12×12 images there are lots of images that can be cut too.
As soon as I saw this Alice collection I knew it would be perfect for a Double Z fold card layout. This is an A2 size card, but even with the larger 12×12 scale Stamperia’s collection really worked for this fold. I can’t wait to try more fancy folds with this collection & the paper I have remaining!
Photoplay Paper does it again with this super fun & whimsical Whisker paper collection!! I have a girlfriend who loves cats just as much as I do, so I knew I had to make her this card for her!!
I created a few super basic layers, then matted the trimmed sentiment panel with Tattered Lace torn edge rectangles dies. This card took literally less than 15 minutes, but it sure made her day when it arrived in the post. 🙂
Wow does time fly!! It’s been a while since I posted, but I have been keeping up on Facebook and Instagram!
A super quick and easy masculine card, this Photoplay “Man Card” paper collection was perfect! I used gold foil to mat my layers on top of a woodgrain stamped cardstock base. Gold metal dots finished off the card nicely and tied all the layers together.
I used the scraps to make the coordinating envelope – having a custom made coordinating envelope really adds that extra touch of personalization 🙂
PhotoPlay Paper Man card masculine card
Thanks for stopping by!! As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.
It’s been a while, so I wanted to make sure I started the New Year off right by getting more of my creations posted for you all!
One big change you will notice: I will always now be posting the measurements of all cardstock & pieces used on my cards! I know it’s super frustrating for me when I go to case a really cool card I found, only to not be able to recreate it just so because my proportions or measurements are off.
So – if you like my work, and you want to recreate it, I will make it easy & fun to do so! All I ask is that you link to the original post or tag me from Facebook, Twitter or Instagram 🙂
Without further ado – here is a really cute, and easy card to whip up. This card is great for a make & take event or if you need a card on the go.
Supplies used to make this card:
Coffee Cafe Stamp & Die Bundle
Coffee Cafe Designer Series Paper Pack (Selected Pattern Paper: 3.25″ x 4″)
Blushing Bride cardstock & ink (Base: 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″)
Sahara Sand cardstock & ink (First layer: 4″ x 5.25″)
Early Espresso ink
Whisper White – for stamping coffee cups, lids & mini tag & for inside panel in card
Natural bakers twine
As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you again soon ❤
I have been really in to the shabby chic, ‘prettier’ cards lately. As you know, generally my style is more on the cutesy side, but I have been making an effort to diversify my skills and I have been trying out papers and collections that I have really loved.
This Gilded Lily collection from Graphic 45 was no exception. I had the opportunity to create a gorgeous album with this collection at the CHA summer show in Chicago this past summer and I really loved how versatile the paper and chipboards are!
I needed to make a birthday card for a co-worker and I knew she would appreciate something pretty – so I pulled out my Graphic 45 and leafed through the stack and decided on the two papers from the collection.
Here is a list of supplies if you would like to make this card at home! Just comment below if you would like to have the measurements for this card & I will be happy to share that with you!
I recently attended a class at my local craft store. I very rarely attend classes anymore, but I knew I just had to go when I saw that the new Kaisercraft Fairy dust collection was featured for this class. The talented Denise designed 4 gorgeous card for us, and when the class was over, we were left with scraps of paper to take home. I went home and immediately sat down and created 3 more 4bar notecards with the scraps! The paper in this Fairydust collection is just gorgeous, and is really, really easy to use. One of my challenges in crafting is using more patterned paper – and this collection has really gotten my creative juices flowing!
I ordered 2 more full pads of the paper and the coordinating Collectables ephemera and have been going to town creating!
The lavender and seafoam green colors are so versatile and brightens up the winter blahs! Here are the cards I created – I would be happy to share the measurements with you, just leave a comment for which card ❤
There is a list of the supplies I used listed below for you to check out to see if any of these would make a nice addition to your craft stash. One thing that is great about this paper collection, is it’s 6.5″ square, a half inch bigger than a standard 6×6 stack! That means more paper to use & work with 😀 I can tell you I love this paper so much I bought two 6.5″ stacks!
Kaisercraft Fairydust Card Set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Kaisercraft Fairydust 4Bar Notecard Set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up