Technique Tuesday – Christmas Shaker Card!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! I hope you are having an amazing week! Halloween is behind us, Thanksgiving is near and Christmas is right behind that!!! It’s never to early to get started on your cards for all of these holidays so I’m sharing another fabulous one today!!! Shaker cards are soooo much fun and so popular right now. Even the October Paper Pumpkin Kit was shaker cards. You can check that out here as well as another sample here!

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Isn’t this card super festive and fun!?!?!?! If only you could shake it through your screen to really enjoy all the excitement!!! Let’s get started on this fabulous fun!!!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Silica Gel, Re-Inkers, Tin of Tags Stamp Set, 2″ Circle Punch, Window Sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a piece of Emerald Envy (4″ x 5-1/4″) and punched a 2″ Circle out. Place the cardstock in the punch from the top and go all the way in and then center it side to side. Now place your Emerald Envy rectangle onto the card base centered as if you were going to place it down, pop the punched circle back in the hole and hold it in place while you remove the rectangle. This is so you can find the spot on your card base for your shaker pieces so you don’t have to do it on the emerald piece and flip it over. Now you will want to trace the punched out circle with a pencil. I lightly trace out farther rather than close to the circle so I am wide enough and the adhesive doesn’t show in the window. Now that you have your traced circle, place the Foam Adhesive Strip around your pencil mark. If you traced right next to the circle, make sure your adhesive strip is out farther than that circle. Now you can fill the open hole with all the goodies you wish to shake around. You can use punched pieces, sequins, or silica gel colored to match your project.

The Silica Gel beads are those little packets that come in purses or shoes or computers to keep moisture out. I placed a few of them into a dish (old embellishment container or plastic container and add a few drops of  re-inker to color them. I used Emerald Envy Re-Inker and Cherry Cobbler Re-Inker. Allow them to dry before adding them to your project. I usually put them by the vent or in front of a fan. Once they are ready you can pour some into the open area.

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Now you will want to decorate your Emerald Envy card front before place it over your shaker pieces. I added a piece of Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper and then tied some of the Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon around it. I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the greeting after I stamped it from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set! I love this stamp set as it has so many amazing greetings for tags and cards!! You will need to place a piece of Window Sheet on the back side to cover the circle punch. This will create that seal and window for your goodies to show through. Now you can pull the adhesive off of the circle and place the Emerald Envy piece on top. For the final touch, you will want to place small piece of the Adhesive Foam Strips or Stampin’ Dimensionals on each of the corners. Just lightly pull up the corner and place it in there. I like to do this at the end because it is easy to add in. Also, I think it would be very hard to have sticky on the 4 corners and the center circle and try to line it all up while not letting it stick in one spot before I’m ready. Less sticky showing at one time is best! 🙂

If you would like to see this all in action as it can be a bit confusing to type out the instructions, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post every Tuesday and Thursday and you won’t want to miss out! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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    • Thank you!!! If you have any questions when trying it out yourself, just reach out! Always happy to help! ~Laura

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