Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shaker Card Merriment!

We made some hand made Christmas cards this weekend in my workshop. We used the shaker card style of cards. We've made a shaker card before using a frame made from cookie-cutter dies that graduate in size. I wanted to show my crew how you can make a shaker card with just one die. We basically made a face plate for the front of the card.

I made two Christmas shaker cards and two, more general, winter shaker cards. Here are the Christmas ones. The buildings are from a gorgeous Close to My Heart stamp set called Christmas Village Holiday. The sentiment on the red and white card comes from the same set.

You see? The cut out acts like a snow globe and the snow is made of micro beads. You shake it around and the beads go everywhere - like a snow storm (plus it makes a fun sound). The poinsettia in the first card is an Accucut Craft die cut.

"Merry Christmas" on the second card came from a sale bin at Michaels Craft Store. I also used a technique shared by Gina K. Designs on how to partially emboss a border with your embossing folders. I love this idea! I used it on the two winter cards too:

These adorable penguins are a Stampendous stamp. I coloured my Penguins with Copic warm grays: (W1, W3 and W6). I coloured the hats with BIC Mark-Its: Misty Blue and Lime Sorbet. The string of lights came from a holiday set of dies from Lifestyle Crafts (once Quickutz; now part of We R Memory Keepers). Actually, the giant ornament snow globe cut out shape is from that same holiday set.

The last one I did is this snowman. I snagged the Snowman Delight stamp set from Your Next Stamp at their booth at Scrapfest this past weekend. I had to try him out right away as he was a perfect fit for the ornament.

A great thing about using a themed punch or die is that a) it's less fussy than getting the frames nested just right and b) you can use both pieces! We used the negative for the shaker card but you can also use the positive to embellish another card.

1 comment:

  1. Your cards are very pretty.
    I love shaker cards, not only are they fun to make, but also fun to play with :)
    All of those images are so cute….Love the house stamp set.


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