Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well! Did you know that yesterday was my 10-year Stamp-a-versary? And I’m still celebrating. Just check out the details at the bottom of this post. Do you have problems creating shaker cards? Sometimes they can be so confusing, especially if you are new to paper crafting. Today’s project is a simple shaker card that you too can create. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live creating it? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, please be sure to give my video a thumbs up and if you aren’t a subscriber yet, I would love if you chose to subscribe today. Here’s a look at my card.
This was actually one of the projects from our team, Sissy’s Dazzling Divas, Mini Convention. It was one of 16 cards they created. Such a fun afternoon with a few of the Divas. This card is created from one of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories/More Cards & Envelopes. Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Cider Cinnamon cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Gingerbread & Peppermint card base front cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and back cut at 3 3/4″ x 5
- Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP cut at 3″ x 4″
- Basic White cardstock scrap at 3/4″ x 3″, flagged
I started with my card base from the Memories/More card pack and cut it in half. The card front was then trimmed down. To keep the printed front centered, you need to cut 1/8″ on both sides and then 1/2″ from the top and the bottom. After I trimmed the front layer, I attached the DSP layer onto the layer centering withing the print. I then inserted it into one of our clear envelopes. You have to make sure it is flush to one side and tucked into the corner to make sure that the acrylic shapes stay in the front of the layer. Then I sprinkled them into the envelope. I sealed the back flap tight over the layer. Next I added a strip of Tear & Tape on the back of the envelope, following the edge of the layer so that when I folded over the excess of the envelope, it made a tight fit. I added more Tear & Tape around the layer and added it to the Cider Cinnamon card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red ink on the strip of Basic White, flagged the ends and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal adhesive.
For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the stamp set in Real Red ink and then attached it to the inside.
I love that the card base has all of the mottled look to it. It gives the layer a lot of character. And then I added some more of the DSP to the envelope flap to coordinate the project.
Isn’t that a fun and easy shaker card??? I hope this inspired you to create some fun cards of your own. If there are any items I used today that you would like to add to your stash, you can head over to my online store here. Remember I mentioned that yesterday was my 10-year Stamp-a-versary? Yep, 10 years!!! So to celebrate, when you place any order using Host Code PRWZYC33, I will send you 10 handmade cards. How fun it will be to open up that envelope to see all of those beautiful handmade cards!! Thank you so much for supporting my little business over these past 10 years. I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great Thursday!