Hey Stampers !!
WOW !! I have been away for a while, right ?? A while for me anyways. I have been super sick, and had no energy whatsoever for any blogging or anything. I was off work and even had my son stay over at Nanny's house cause I was afraid he would catch it !! But I am feeling much better now, still have a bit of a stuffed up nose and bad throat but well enough to do a blog post !! Hahaha. Yesterday was my In Laws Anniversary (45 years !!) and I made a fun Shaker Card for them !! If you don't know what a shaker card is, they use the cute Shaker Frames that Stampin Up! sells along with the Window Sheets, so you can have little shapes or glitter or whatever that will shake inside like a mini card version of a snow globe !! They are very fun, and I don't know why I don't make them more often !! Here is the beautiful card I made ...
Don't you love it !?!? I took a picture of it lying flat so you can see the little "shaker pieces" in it. Love how this turned out !! My color combo is Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit. My first step was to prepare my window for my shaker frame. I cut a Heart Framelit into a piece of Raspberry Ripple cardstock measuring 2-3/4" x 3" and then matted it onto a 1/4" larger piece of Midnight Muse and cut the same framelit again. A lot easier to stick the pieces together before cutting out the heart, then you don't need to worry about them not lining up perfectly !! I then had a piece of Very Vanilla that measured 2-3/4" x 3". I stamped that with the lovely swirly flower image from the Elements of Style stamp set in Summer Starfruit Ink. I took a piece of Window Sheet the same size and stamped the Love from Pennant Parade onto it with Jet Black StazOn ink. StazOn ink works great for stamping onto Window Sheets and other slippery materials ! Then it was time for my Shaker Frames !! They come in circles (lots of different sizes) so I needed to cut them to make my heart shape. Actually, it didn't matter what shape it was in as long as it was bigger than my heart and you couldn't see it once my heart layer was adhered on top !! Shaker Frames are like a super thick dimensional, they stick on both sides so whatever you put inside doesn't come out. Very cool !! I stuck my Shaker Frames to my stamped Vanilla piece, then filled it with my little Itty Bitty Punch Pack flowers (complete with Rhinestones) and then stuck my Window Sheet on top. So easy !! I then adhered my Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse layer on top using Glue Dots. A few steps go into this type of card, but I think the end result is so worth it !!
My main layer is a piece of the lovely Print Poetry DSP. This beautiful stack uses all of the 2012-2014 In Colors, plus Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. There are 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double sided patterns, measuring 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" for only $8.50 !! Love it ! I wrapped a piece of the 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon around the layer, and then added a bow with a Glue Dot. A couple of Boho Blossoms (which I am so addicted to lately) really add some fun punch along with a LOT of Rhinestones !! Love those long strips of Rhinestones, so easy to add where they are all attached to each other and how sparkly !! Love it !!
Well, thats my fun card today !! Love those Shaker Frames ... I should really use them more often !! Would be so fun for a kid card too !! Thanks a lot for coming by today ... sorry I was away !! Come back soon and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (wood #118611, clear #120045), Pennant Parade (wood #122740, clear #122742)
Ink: Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Jet Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Raspberry Ripple #126842, Midnight Muse #126843, Summer Starfruit #126839, Very Vanilla #101650, Print Poetry DSP Stack #129312
Accessories: Hearts Collection Framelits #125599, Medium Window Sheets #114323, Shaker Frames #124155, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon #126846, Basic Rhinestones #119246