I have been itching to make a striking two colored card for some time. What better holiday than Christmas than to make a red and white card for?!?
My first inclination was to make it simple. I was just going to stamp the icons from the new CTMH bundle in red and pop dot the circle card front over it and call it good.
I thought it would be so cute with the little peppermint shaker bits and red bling. Instead of combining all of it in one big shaker front, I decided to section it off into fourths and alternate my shaker fillings.
Before I added the shaker guts I used a piece of glitter foil on the card base where I stamped the images. A little red and white twine in a bow was the perfect finishing touch!
Okay, so the sentiment does not exactly match the card front, but it fit perfectly. I just can’t get enough of this CTMH stamp and die set! Today I decided to make another shaker using the shaker guts I bought from Queen and Co a few months ago.
For the backdrop in the shaker I added a piece of pattern paper. The two coordinating patterns really make this card pop with the simplicity of the layout. I did add a little shimmer to the green brew, but you can not see it in the picture.
I did all my stamping and coloring at one time for these cards. Once I was done I realized I did not have any purple Halloween paper, so I made my own. I used Grape Crush (the same color as the sentiment) to swipe over the top of my card base. I did a few swipes to get the correct vibrancy. It looked a little boring just purple,so I spritzed some water on it for drops and towel dried it off.
I bought cute little shaker fillings from Queen and Co a few months back. If you have not checked out Queen and Co, you have just got to! The shaker bits are the best around. Anyways, I created a rather simple shaker card for Halloween with them and some other bits from my stash.
How It Came Together
To create the yellow card base I cut a piece of 8.5 by 11 card stock in half and scored it down the middle. This always makes an A2 card which is the standard. From there I ran the new circle die front card front from Close to My Heart through my Sizzix with orange card stock. I lined up the orange on the yellow and stamped a pumpkin several times in varying shades of yellow and orange. Using Art Glitter Glue, adhere a piece of acetate to the back of the card front.
How To Make It Shake
To assemble the card and not lose all your shaker bits is the most challenging part of the card making process. However, if you are a little careful it is no trouble. Take foam strips and adhere them around the area you want to contain your shaker pieces in. Make sure you have each piece of foam touch so the little pieces can’t slip out. I like to remove the backing before I pour my shaker bits into the center of the card because it does not move around once my loose shaker pieces are in it. Less chance of them getting lose all over my craft space!
Now, this is the tricky part…you have to carefully line your top piece on your bottom piece and attach. Carefully flatten all your shaker bits out so they can shake easily once it is adhered. Apply firm pressure to make sure it is adhered. Now give it a shake!
Hello Friends! Recently I participated in a blog hop with Rita Barakat and Faber-Castell. One of the project kits Faber-Castell sent was to create cards with water color pencils. I have had this set of die cuts for awhile. I think I have been hoarding them just waiting for the right time to use them. The time has come!
I wish I could tell you how to make these cards, but the technique box did a wonderful job of teaching! Basically each card was created with a stencil and water color pencils. I first traced the stencil, colored it in and ran a wet paint brush over the image. I added a few embellishments from a Queen and Co trunk I recently unboxed here:
Here are the close ups of each card:
Normally I am not an advocate for hoarding craft supplies, but in this case it paid off! I could not think of a better way to use these sweet Rita Barakat die cuts. The moral of the post is: If it is pretty just buy it 😉
One would think with as much time as I spend making cards I would never be without them, right? WRONG! I am always in need of Birthday and Thank You cards. I found the sweetest card kit from Queen and Co called Candy Land! I knew it was perfect! It came with enough materials to make at least 15 cards including a stamp and coordinating die set. Some are shakers and some are COTTON CANDY!!!! This is what I created with the kit:
Queen and Co has been around for as long as I have been into paper crafting. I am extremely impressed with their products and will continue to use them. They have by far the best fillers around for shakers! Check them out by clicking on either of the links provided in this post 🙂