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For my Christmas card I wanted to try my hand at making a Shaker card. What theme would make the best shaker in this situation you ask? Why what else other than SNOW!?
I started off with a 5 x 7 piece of textured cardstock in a light blue color. No I didn’t use traditional Christmas colors for the simple reason that snow makes you feel like everything is fresh and new! Think back to a crisp morning right after a night of falling snow. Smell that air? AHHH!!
I mated a black piece of textured card stock, size 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ onto the top of the card and then another layer of patterned paper from “The Paper Studio” that I got at Hobby Lobby.
The shaker frame is the made from the Mother’s Day 2010 cartridge. Not sure what the name of the shape is I used sorry. But I made it 5 inches for the outside and 4.5 for the inside and welded them together using my Gypsy. I cut this out 8 times with my Cricut Expression. 4 of the layers are cut using a frozen Totino’s pizza box. And the other 4 are cut with the black textured cardstock. The back base is also cut at 5 inches hiding the oval in the center. I cut a piece of acetate for the cover at 5 inches.
Inside the shaker are 2 embellishments from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section. I put some flock on the edges of each snowflake. I bought some micro beads at Tuesday Morning to use for the shaker part. I think they are called Beadies. I used Helmar's Clear Round Zap Dots to adhere the shaker part to my card.
The ribbon and brad & tiny snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby, and the stamp “Let it Snow” is from My Pink Stamper’s “Winter Punnie’s” set.
Inside the card I used the same dimensions on the mat. Then I cut out a 3 x 3 piece of textured black cardstock, a 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ piece of the pattern paper, and a 2 ½ x 2 ½ piece of Ivory cardstock to put the sentiment on. The sentiment I bought from Joann’s and it is from TPC Studio the “Christmas Phrases” set. I put a couple of the same snowflakes that are on the outside on the sentiments mat.
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Happy Holidays everyone!
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