Shaker Card

Dragonfly Garden/Dandy Garden Shaker Card

Shaker Card

This fun dragonfly shaker card is one of the projects found in my January 2021 newsletter featuring the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and coordinating Dandy Garden 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I shared a video tutorial on how to create this shaker card, exclusive only to subscribers on my mailing list.

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Cat Snow Globe Christmas Card

Cat Snow Globe

I created this shaker card for our four year old granddaughter, Madysen. 

She loves kitties, and I hope this one will make her smile.

(Click HERE to see more of my Shaker Card creations)

Shaker Cards are easy to create.

Here's how I did this one:

  1. To create the shaker card, cut the globe out of Smoky Slate card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4"  using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Snow Globe die. 
  2. Stamp greeting.  You want to do this before the card is put together.  I used a greeting from the retired set Flurry of Wishes stamped in Memento Black ink.
  3. Attach Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4" to Petal Pink card base.
  4. Cut cat out of Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using the Cat Punch.  Tie a bow around the cat using baker's twine or ribbon.  I used pink baker's twine out of my stash. Attach to the center of a Basic Black mat.
  5. Lay the card flat and carefully place sequins or glitter over the cat.  I used sequins out of my stash. 
  6. Apply adhesive around the cut opening and all along the backside of the Smoky Slate card front.
  7. Remove the backing on the Shaker Dome.  Insert it into the opening on the card base.  Carefully place the Smoky Slate card base with the dome inserted over the punched cat and onto the Basic Black mat.  Rub the card front with your fingertips to adhere the adhesive to the mat.
  8.  Cut snow globe base out of Petal Pink and Basic Black card stock using the Snow Globe dies.  Layer together using a small amount of Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue.  Attach to the card front.
  9.  Add sequins using Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue to complete.

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July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique Part 2

Distressed Glue Shaker Card

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding an abstract background like I did with this shaker card using the stamp set Zoo Globe and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies and Snow Globe Shaker Domes.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and Zoo Globe.

To see the sample using Mountain Air, please click HERE for my July 18 posting.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

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Jar of Flowers Shaker Card

Shaker card

This shaker card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, the coordinating Jar Punch, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my June newsletter by July 6, 2020.

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Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.



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Winter Woods Shaker Card-My First Christmas Card of the Season

Shaker cardWinter Woods Shaker Card

It's time to get started on your holiday cards!

It's time for me to get started on MY holiday cards as well.

This shaker card is the first one for me for the season.

It was fairly quick and easy to put together.

I used the new Heirloom Frames Die and Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder to create the frame for the shaker part.

The tree was cut out of Silver Glimmer using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

To make the frame shimmer to match the tree, I used a sponge dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Here's how:

  1. Cut frame out of Seaside Spray card stock using the Big Shot and Heirloom Frames Die.
  2. Emboss Frame using Heirloom Frames embossing folder and the 3D Embossing Folder Plate as part of the sandwich.
  3. Place frame over Shimmery White card front. With a pencil, lightly mark the inside 4 corners of the frame so you know where to stamp your greeting.  Remember to leave room for the tree. Stamp greeting from Winter Woods using Pretty Peacock ink.  Use the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.
  4. Attach window sheet to back of cut and embossed Seaside Spray frame. Attach Foam Adhesive Strips along the 4 edges, close to the opening.
  5. Lay stamped card front on your work surface. Place sequins in the center.
  6. Peel the backing off the Foam Adhesive Strips and carefully place the frame over the card front.
  7. Attach to Seaside Spray card base.
  8. Apply a coating of Frost White Shimmer Paint over the frame using a Sponge Dauber.
  9. Cut tree out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die. Pop out the boughs of the tree using your fingers or a paper piercing tool.  Attach to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders

Heirloom frames die and embossing folder

Winter Woods and In the Woods Dies

Winter Woods


Stamp Set: Winter Woods

Ink: Pretty Peacock

Paper: Seaside Spray, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Heirloom Frames Die and Embossing Folder, In the Woods Die, 3D Embossing Folder Plate, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, sequins, Frost White Shimmer paint, Sponge Dauber, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Birthday Star Shaker Card-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #175

The Nachos are back with bi weekly sketch, color and theme inspired challenges!

We hope you'll play along.

Our first challenge back is a sketch challenge:


Here's my contribution:

Star Framelit Shaker Card 001

I love making shaker cards, and this sketch lends itself perfectly to that.

For a video tutorial on how to make shaker cards, please click HERE.


Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Build a Birthday, Perfect Pairings

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Star Framelits, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, metallic sequins, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Butterfly Shaker Card

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Shaker cards are so much fun to make! 

Fill them with beads, sequins or other goodies!

For instructions on how to make a shaker card, please view my video tutorial HERE.


Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Black Archival, Island Indigo, Cucumber Crush ink spots

Paper: Basic Black, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Cutting Platform, Layering Squares, Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Thinlits, window sheet/transparency sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, Aqua Painter, various sequins, spritzer bottle with water, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Painter's Palette Shaker Card with Video Instructions

Shaker cards are always fun to make and receive!  Fill them with punched pieces of paper, sequins or beads.

Here's a quick and easy shaker card made using the new stamp Painter's Palette and coordinating Playful Palette Designer Paper:

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Be sure to watch my Painter's Palette Shaker Card how to video:

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View video HERE

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Painter's Palette

Ink: Archival Black, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Window Sheet, Playful Palette Washi Tape ,Sprinkles punch, Foam Adhesive Strips, Dimensionals
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Happy Birthday Sunshine Shaker Box-Gift Box Punch Board

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When cute wrapping paper just isn't enough, why not make your own box? The Gift Box Punch Board lets you easily create boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4" on each side. 

This box is the largest size made with the Gift Box Punch Board.  Start with a sheet of paper measuring 12'x12'. 
Finished size of the box is 4" x 4" x 4".

I love the Sweet Treat Cups because they add that extra WOW by allowing you to add beads, candy and other treats into your cards and other projects.  The one drawback though is that your recipient has to tear apart the project to get to the treat.  Adding a trap door is a perfect solution for this problem! 
Click HERE to view how to instructions for creating a trap door for Sweet Treat Cups

 Other Supplies Crumb Cake 12" x 12" card stock (retired) and misc beads.

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