Who doesn't love a shaker card!? I think they are so fun and add a lot of interest to cards. I think they are perfect for winter cards because when you add white sequins, it has a snowy vibe. Although they may seem intimidating, they really aren't very hard to create. Watch the video to see how and I'll explain it more below.
Start by cutting out a circle on your outside paper (I used Circle Family Basic Designer Dies) and use double-sided tape to adhere the acetate to it. Apply foam tape in the shape of the circle and around the rest of the area the card front will cover. I find it is easier to shape the foam tape if you take off the backing as you work. Add in your sequins before sticking your two parts together! That's it for making the shaker part, now time to embellish!
For the base of my card, I'm using Sizzix Opulent Cardstock Paper. It is so beautiful and comes in many different colors. The best part is the glitter on the glitter paper doesn't come off! Because I planned on coloring in my stamps with alcohol markers, I'm using Strathmore Marker Paper both for stamping and my background. Marker paper is perfect for stamping because it is super smooth.
I used the Snowflakes Background Stamp to emboss Silver WOW! Embossing Powder to create a background. I originally was going to use patterned paper, but I couldn't find one that would look just right, so I decided to create my own and I am very happy that I did!
Lawn Fawn has so many cute critters, I wanted to use them all! For my blue card, I'm using the Snowball Fight Stamp Set and coordinating Lawn Cuts. The pink card has the Ugly And Bright Clear Stamps and coordinating Lawn Cuts. I stamped them with the Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink Pad. You need to use an ink that won't be affected by the alcohol in the markers. I have a few different brands of alcohol markers that I used together for this project. This includes Sketch Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers, and Sizzix Markers.
I popped up my elements on foam squares and this project was complete! They turned out so cute!! Thanks for stopping by and let us know by tagging us on social media if you create a shaker card, we'd love to see it!
This month on Technique Tuesday we are focusing on journaling cards! In today's video, Jess is creating holiday cards using journaling cards and other products from the Graphic 45 "Let's Get Cozy" collection. She is displaying the tags in a Wooden Vignette Card File from Tim Holtz so she can easily gift this beautiful set of tags! Although she used some mixed media products, the majority of these tags are made from the paper and embellishments.
Watch how she created them in the video below!
This gingerbread house and book project was so fun to create so I'm excited to share it with you! It started with making a little gingerbread house using the 3D House Basic Designer Dies from Dress My Craft, then after I had the base of it assembled, I decided to add an album to the inside. While I had originally planned on making an album and adding tiny photos to it, as I began making it, I decided against adding photos and instead filled it with the cute animals from the Christmas & Jinnie collection.
To create the house I cut out all of the pieces of the 3D House Basic Designer Dies using thick watercolor paper. Next, I began watercoloring with some Catherine Pooler inks. I chose to use the colors Minted and All That Jazz on the outside because I wanted it to look snowy. To watercolor with inks simply rub off some of the pigment from the ink pad onto a palette and add water to it. Use a wet paintbrush to pick up the color and apply it to the paper.
Because I wanted it to look like a house I used a Brick Wall Embossing Folder to add the brick texture. I then added white texture paste ( I used Glitter Snow Glue) around anywhere that I thought would look good with a buildup of snow. I made it extra thick on the roof and around the base of the house. I added Mini Balls Shaker Elements on the snow for a fun candy look. I created shaker windows and added these mini balls to them. I did this by stacking up the present die 5 times on top of itself to allow movement of the balls. Then I added a piece of acetate sheet the size of the window to the stack then one final present die cut on the outside of the acetate. I also loved the Blue Swirl Candies Shaker Elements and turned them into lollipops around the outside of the house.
All of the animals, snowmen, and Santas in this project are fussy cut out of the Christmas & Jinnie Image Sheets or from the Christmas & Jinnie 6x6 Paper Pad. This is a collection I typically wouldn't go for, but with the idea of this gingerbread house, the images just seemed to work perfectly. On the outside of the house, I popped these elements up using foam dots.
I wanted my first page to be eye-catching so I decided to make it a shaker. I cut my piece of acetate .5" longer than my paper on each side so I could wrap it around .25" on the back. I filled it with White Sunshine Sequins and Blue Swirl Candies Shaker Elements.
This page also had a velcro piece at the bottom with a hidden page.
This was a fun page to make and I got the idea from the house elements in the paper pack. The outside is a snowy window and once opened, you see a warm fireplace. I made the fireplace pop off the page by making a 3D box to go behind it. It is easy to create and makes a great effect.
This next page has a sliding opener. This was created by die-cutting 2 same size circles using the Circle Family Basic Designer Dies and adding a strip of foam tape in the middle. This way the foam goes down the crack and holds the pages closed.
This page has an interactive element that could easily get missed at first glance. The mouse is held on using clear velcro and a piece of clear acetate. When you pull it back, it opens to a hidden page!
The hidden page is this snowflake spinner!
I also added a shaker page to the center of the book and gave it a candy theme.
This page is again showing the outside of the house, but when you open the flap it shows the kitty on the inside. I positioned the Blue Swirl Candies Shaker Elements in a way that the page can get propped up without having to hold it there.
This page has a circle held on with a brad (that I then covered with the poinsettia) so it can swivel to reveal a scene on the inside! This shows a mouse and in front of him is a row of presents on an acetate sheet that pops up.
Watch the whole flip through below to get a better look at how all of these pages open and interact!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my book/ house/ album! I hope this gives you some inspiration for your next interactive project!
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