114 posts categorized "Shaker"

Reach for the Stars
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_6Hi Crafty Friends,
I have a fun unicorn shaker card for you today featuring the Poppy Stamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. This is to remind you to join the Poppy Stamps April Challenge: Cute Critters.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What would you name this nighttime unicorn?
A: Me? Starlight

I started my card by die cutting the unicorn out of white cardstock and glitter cardstock for her hair and tail. Then I used the same glitter cardstock to cut out a bunch of stars.

Final_5I splattered my background blue cardstock with Copic White Opaque Paint and Metallic Gold Paint. Then I used the Marzipan Alphabet Die set to cut out the word STARS and the moon die in the kit for the sky. I added foam tape to the back of my cardstock and mounted it on the base after filling it with star and moon sequin confetti.


I finished my card with the Reach for sentiment banner and arranging the stars all around the sky.

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See-through Infinity Shaker Card
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!

It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, but what a card it is! I would definitely not recommend mass producing this one, but it was definitely worth the effort! I learned a lot of things along the way and hope you do too!


I started off by die cutting some silver and gold colored mirror card stock, and some from the gold and silver glitter card stock with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die. They're absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite products from the Poppystamps 2022 Christmas Release. While I had my Big-Shot out, I also die cut the silver card stock with the 2540 Joy Freestyle Script craft die. I used vellum for the shadow layer, and also cut out some of the same sentiment from white card stock so that I could layer them below the silver card stock for extra dimension.



I took a thick piece of acetate and adhered the snowflakes on it. Then, I took a card sleeve (these are the transparent covers that we use to package cards in - especially those who sell them along with envelopes). The size of these sleeves is just larger than an A2 sized card, so I took some thick black card stock and cut it down to the same width as the sleeves. I believe the width ended up being just a little below 4.75". I slid the acetate into the card sleeve. This is what gives the card sleeve support (because otherwise, the sleeve would be limp and not stay stiff the way the front of a card base should.


I rummaged through my crafty supplies to find all the gold, silver, and clear sequins and confetti I could find and filled the sleeve with the beauties. (I went a little overboard too, and it resulted in a very hefty card front, but I'm not complaining!)




I adhered the card sleeve to the backside of the card base. I should have sealed it before I adhered it to the back so that the shaker bits didn't flow over to the back when the flap is lifted, but lesson learned!


I covered up the mess on the back of the card base with a piece of black card stock. I took the sentiment and adhered it to its vellum shadow and adhered the piece to the front of the shaker card front. And that was it!


My inspiration for this card was Sasha, @love.builds_up.crafts. Here's one of her cards that uses a similar technique.


I hope my verbal explanation of how to make this card made sense. Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post! See you soon!



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by Nancy Penir


Christmas Greetings to all!  Do you need a fun last minute holiday card? I have a shaker for you today.


The new Stacked Joy die cuts all 3 letters of the word Joy together. I die cut once in gold and 5 times in black. Be sure and keep the center of the letter 'O'. You won't need the black.


I used the top gold die cut and glued it to clear card stock before fussy cutting around each letter. 


The finished shaker is filled with tiny sequins, and the gold with the clear cardstock is glued over the frame.


I hope you enjoyed today's simpler card. I think any shaker is a joy for the recipient, don't you? Have a great holiday week!

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Halloween Feline Shaker Card
by Sphoorti



Hello there, Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti again with another card made with the Cat Collage die from the 2022 Fall release! This one is very similar to Rainbow Cat Collage card I posted about yesterday. The biggest difference is that I took it one step forward and made it a see through shaker card!


For this card, I took a card base sized approximately 4" x 4". I used the Cat Collage die on the top flap and cut right through it. So, this card actually "sees through" to the inside. This time, on the inside, I left it blank. On the outside, however, I ink-blended my head off. I cut another panel with the same die in the same spot, and I used distress inks to ink-blend on top of it (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion, Uncharted Mariner, and Black Soot). I took some Perfect Pearls in gold and perfect pearl color and splattered them all over the panel.


Under this layer, I adhered an acetate sheet. I took a number of foam strips and adhered them to the panel. Then, I took some shaker bits (some silver rhinestones I had lying around) and filled the shaker well with them. Then, I took another piece of acetate and covered up the shaker well so that the shaker bits had a backing. I took this shaker panel and aligned it with the card base which already had the cat collage die cut from it and adhered it to it. I also scattered some rhinestones on the outside panel. The result is a see-through shaker card that's absolutely stunning, if I do say so myself!



I hot foiled the "Miss You" sentiment from the PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die in silver foil and adhered it to the bottom right side of the card.


At first I used some silver foil from the FP1002 Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 pack to cut the kitty out and adhere him on top of the card. I had another kitty that I cut out from black foiled card stock in the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack. I couldn't make up my mind between the black foiled kitty and the silver foiled kitty, so my boyfriend and my crafty friend, Judy, helped break the tie for me. Here are some pictures of how the card looked with the silver kitty:



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one did you like better - the silver kitty or the black? I must say I'm glad I went with the black kitty because October 27th was National Black Cat Awareness Day, and tomorrow's Halloween, and we also have the cutest black cat ever! It all came together, as it was meant to be.



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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!






I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.






I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.






I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.





Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!




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Merry Christmas
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey friends! I hope you are enjoying summer so far. I love the Christmas in July theme, so I decided to pull out a couple of my holiday supplies to make another Christmas card for my stash.

To start, die cut the Holly Ring from white and silver cardstock. The silver is from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. Adhere the two layers together. Next, die cut the Holly Ring from an A2 panel of white cardstock and adhere a piece of acetate with liquid glue behind the panel. The only portion of the shaker window visible will be the circle in the middle, so add foam tape covering the back everywhere, but the middle.

Adhere the Holly Ring die cut to the top of the panel, making sure it inlays and fills the negative space correctly. 


Fill the shaker window with holiday sequins and close it up with another piece of white cardstock. Turn the panel over, and embellish with a few sequins around the window. Next, die cut small pieces of cardstock to inlay those pieces to fill the leaves and berries on the Holly Ring.


Finally, for the sentiment, die cut the Merry Christmas Poe Script die three times - red, aqua, and dark aqua. Stack them together for dimension.


Enjoy your weekend and see you on the blog next week!



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