Shaker cards plus birthday cards equals extra fun!
We like to imagine that today’s birthday shaker card – slimline style for extra celebration – is for us! As you may or may not know, this month we are celebrating 29 years of providing fabulous stamps, dies, inks, stencils and other fun products you can use in your creative card making and paper crafting pursuits. We are honored to serve such a friendly, creative community and to celebrate OUR birthday, we are sharing goodies with you all month.
In fact, today is the last day to enter our fabulous Birthday Raffle Giveaway. For every $29 you spend in the store, you will get one entry to win this prize package:
Just LOOK at all those goodies! They could be yours!
Let’s get to today’s project that was made for us by Carol. Carol added so much detail and fun movement and sparkle with just a few super smart choices. (This is why we love our Design Team – they always come up with such FUN things!) Let’s take a look at how she made this so you can make one for yourself!
First, Carol “attached” the two largest dies from our Mini Slimline Nested With Stitch set with a few pieces of masking tape together on their non-cut side and used this to cut three frames from white card stock, saving on of the center pieces for a later step.
She adhered two of these die cut frames together with liquid glue. Then she cut a piece of acetate to fit the opening, just a whisker smaller than 3 ½” x 6″. She adhered this to the top of her double frame construction and then added the third frame over the acetate to make her window “sandwich”.
Then she took the reserved rectangle and stamped the background portion of our Happy Birthday #1 with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold powder. Carol reminds us to “use your anti-static tool first!” She added this to a slimline card base with her tape runner, making sure to center it so her window would be nicely aligned.
Carol then took her window and added thin strips of foam tape to the edges of the frame. She also piled her shaker filler in the center of her embossed panel. Then she carefully adhered her frame to the card. Voila – fabulous shaker!
Now she used our Balloons Die and cut two different shades of pink card stock and gold mirror card stock. She also stamped a sentiment from that same Birthday set onto a scrap of white card stock in bold black ink. She used the third smallest die from our Nested Square Stitch set and cut around the top edge of the sentiment.
Then, for her “custom sized” die cut, she repositioned the die to align with the bottom of the sentiment and recut the piece.
For the last step to make this knockout slimline birthday card, Carol arranged and adhered her balloons and greeting to the front of the card with more liquid glue.
So pretty! And we love that by simply swapping the colors of the balloons and the colored shaker filler, you’ve got cards for any gender!
This birthday shaker card slimline version takes full advantage of both the background stamp and the balloons and we just love it! Think of all the birthdays you send cards for and how much those people would get a kick out of a card like this!