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.
Mama Elephant knocks it out of the park again and again – each new release they drop leaves me excited, and broke 😛
My latest haul included Me and My Dinosaur stamp & die set, along with this Slimline Scenescapes builder die set. This was my first go at using the Scenescapes Builder set, and it didn’t quite turn out as saw it in my head. Does that ever happen to you too? Once I had it all assembled, I realized it needed a bit more something for the background, but the Dinosaur’s made it super cute so I still kept it instead of disassembling it and starting from scratch.
Assembly of the Slimline Scenescape Builder is actually pretty easy – MaMa Elephant has a great video showing the assembly of the card base, and having assembled pop-up-box cards before, it was actually pretty easy.
I am going to have another try at making a project with this Scenescape builder die set again soon – stay tuned!
I have had this Sizzix cupcake for for a while now, and I had a stroke of inspiration when I saw Doodlebug’s Hey Cupcake enamel sprinkles in my local craft supply store. I knew I had to pull out this die set to make a card with these cute sprinkles!
The construction of the cupcake was super easy – I used 110lb card-stock for the base, cut just above the score line to allow a top folding card base.
Using foam tape under the cupcake base and ‘icing’ layers gave it just the right pop of dimension; and a C00 Coptic marker to lightly add in some shading to create more dimension in the icing.
A white gel pen & crystal effects added a perfect gloss on the cherry – glued flat to the icing layer.
Summer is in full swing, and Stampin Up’s Sweet As A Peach collection is the perfect suite to kick it off!
Using the Sweet As A Peachg 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with the photopolymer stamps and coordinating dies, I used sponge daubers to ink the peaches (stamped in pale papaya) and inked for dimension with calypso coral. Pear pizazz was used to stamp the leaves, and the lightest yellow I had to create the flowers.
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.
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 ❤