Friday, October 28, 2016

Country Craft Creations - Christmas Shakers

Hi everyone.  I had paper left over from the Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes paper and decided to make a couple of Shaker cards.  I'll have the complete process in the video below.

For my cards you basically need a patterned paper, some solid cards stocks, your cardstock base, some glittery bits for the shaker, acetate and any other extras (ribbon, tulle, bling etc) you'd like to add.

This was my original card.  I found out, for me anyway, it's easier to use a square or a rectangular opening instead of round.  It's much easier to apply the foam tape to make the shaker with straight lines.  I just watched a video this morning from Jennifer McGuire where she used multiple cuts of a frame and glued them one atop the other in place of foam tape.  Great idea, I'm going to be trying that next time!

You can use any assortment of sequins or gems in your shaker window just make sure they aren't too thick to allow movement.  I used a piece of Acetate from Heartfelt Creations but you can use any leftover packaging you have available.  I like to run my static embossing pillow over the inside of the acetate before gluing everything together, it helps keep the bits from sticking to it.

Card number two (and the one shown on the video) has the rectangular window.  I've used Country Craft Creations Artisan Cardstock for my A2 sized card bases.

For the card from I embossed two mats with an older Cuttlebug embossing folder (Winter House) and then from one removed the window for my shaker portion.

With the second embossed piece I cut the snowbank from the bottom, covered it with Aleene's Glitter Snow, allowed it to dry and then popped it with foam tape over the top of the other.

I hope you'll try some Shaker cards as well, try different sized windows and shapes and see which ones you like the best.  You know the old saying practice makes perfect? Well I don't think I'll ever be perfect, nor would I want to but in my case practice sure would make the process simpler and used more often.

Enjoy the video, comments are most appreciated.  Links and supplies will be directly below the video.

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Please note the Christmas Wishes Collection sold out the minute I shared my reveal video, BUT, the store has the newest collection, Kaisercraft Frosted  check it out, it would be perfect for this mini! This collection also has the Ephemera to match!

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes 12x12 Paper Pad
Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Collectables
Artisan Cardstock - White
Art Glitter Glue - 2 ounce with tip
Score Tape - Various sizes
Hug Snug Seam binding

Supplies from my stash - 3M foam tape; Heartfelt Creations acetate; sequins, bling, tulle, mini roses, Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder, Aleene's Glitter Snow, assorted solid cardstocks, gold cord; embossing pillow

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