Category Archives: Shaker Card

Is It A Shaker Card? No It’s A Shaker Bag!

Hello everyone and big happy smiles too.

Today I am bringing you a shaker with a difference. It’s not a shaker card. It’s a shaker gift bag. Grins.

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Do you love it?? I know that I do! Tee hee.

The image I used to create this awesome gift bag is called Winter Pine Grove by Dove Art Designs.  It is available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

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To bring it to life I used my white frantage powder and my copics in these shades:-

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Airbrushed Sky.

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Fir Trees.

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My ribbon is an old one from Crafty Ribbons and I thought it was the perfect match for this project.

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The bag itself came from The Range and it originally held pot pouri inside. I very carefully opened it all out so that I could lay it flat. Then I cut my snow acetate so that it would fit nicely around the window. I glued this in place.  Then I set to creating a kraft frame to fit around my image. I created two of them and sandwiched some brown fun foam between the two.

I stuck all of the frames and foam together, added frantage to my image and then stuck the acetate window/bag on top of it all.

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We currently have an Anything Goes challenge theme over on our challenge blog. And I know the girls would love to see you there.

Also, don’t forget, that if you enter your project into our Facebook Group challenge too, you have an extra chance of winning a fabulous Little Miss Muffet Stamps Gift Certificate too! How cool is that?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I would love to enter into are:-

Card & Scrap – Christmas.

Christmas Cards All Year Round – Oh Christmas Tree.

Copic Marker Spain – November Anything Goes.

Crafts Galore Encore – Use A Stamp or Digi Somewhere On Your Project.

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge November Extra – Anything Christmas Goes.

Just Keep On Crafting – Anything Goes.

Natalie & Amy – Winter Scenes.

Another Try At A Shaker.

Hello everyone!

And a very happy weekend to you all.

Today I am back with another try at a shaker card. I am normally not very good at them, but since having success using fun foam I wanted to have another go. And this is what I came up with.

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I used a cut pattern from Silhouette America. But my blade needs replacing, so I ended up taking an age, and cutting it out with my craft knife.  I felt rather tired at the end of it. Grins.

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I have filled the inside of the shaker with some shabby blue frantage and silver glitter flakes.

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It is really sparkly and beautiful in real life but the pics don’t show it up so well.

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My images are awesome new ones from Scrapper’s Delights and you can find them here and here.

To bring them to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

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Clara’s Hair.

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Clothes and Clara’s Eyes.

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Elf’s Belt.

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Elf’s Hair.

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Fur on Elf’s Hat.

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Holly.

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Skin.

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We have a new challenge starting over on both our Facebook Group and Challenge Blog, and it would be great if you could join in with us.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I would like to enter into with my card are:-

Copic Marker Europe – Christmas.

Crafting With An Attitude – Anything Goes.

Crafty Girls Creations – Always Anything Goes.

Addicted To Stamps & More – CAS.

Creative Moments – Always Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

Remember Those Old Rice Balloons?

So who remembers those old rice balloons? The really large kind that  you shook and made lots of noise with?

Well they’re what inspired me to come up with these shaker balloons for my shaker card. Smiles.  I don’t honestly know why I thought of them, because I haven’t seen one in years.

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I think because this gorgeous Carly Celebrates from Make It Crafty image simply demanded balloons. And I’ve been itching to bring her to life ever since I got her. Grins.

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To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

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Reds.

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Whites.

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Skin Tones.

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Hair.

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I added this fabulous Birthday Bunting to the top to complete the party look.

To give it more dimension I added shading to the right of the pennants (away from the light) with my T Copics.

The highlights on the balloons I added with my white signo uniball pen.

The balloon dies are from La La Land Crafts.

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And (because Zoe of MIC is challenging CAS, Shaker and Cast Shadows this month, I thought I would combine them all. Tee hee.)

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My balloons are filled with my white frantage powder and my red glitter too.

The party hat is finished off with my Ice Stickles Glitter Glue.

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Zoe very kindly linked me to this blog this morning, where fun foam is very cleverly used to give a smooth appearance to your finished shaker card. I loved it on sight! But, not having any in my craft room (a fact that will soon be remedied!) I sat and thought on what I could use instead.

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What I came up with, was three layers of my kraft card, it is thick and sturdy and not too heavy at all.

So, I cut out (painstakingly) three lots of balloon apertures. Then I layered & stuck them all together.

And this is how I got my smooth & level fronted shaker card. Big Happy Smiles!

Thank you Zoe for pointing me in the right direction. I have ALWAYS been hopeless at shaker cards, so to have completed this one makes me so very proud!!

The challenges I am happily entering into with my shaker are:-

1.  Make It Crafty – Cast Shadows.

2.  Make It Crafty  – CAS Shaker Cards.

3.  Creative Card Crew – Die Cuts.

4.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

5. Card Mania – Anything Goes.

6.  Ooh La La – All That Glitters.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx