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Cute kiddo Shaker Card

7.2014shaker cardSSSwednesdayI decided to go shaker style on this card!  My brother and his wife are expecting their first child (a girl!), in November and I am super excited to be an aunt. So with them in mind, I created this sweet little so happy for you card. You could easily adapt this to a kid birthday card with a different sentiment.

20140702_170120I used the smaller banner die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Die set some assorted sequins from Hobby Lobby, baker’s twine from Paper Studio, and the heart and small star stamp from the Lawn Fawn Love you s’more stamp setI had a $1 stamp from Michaels,  American Crafts Opaque White Embossing Powder,  Recollections purple tinsel and raspberry pearl embossing powders as well.  I used an old star punch and the We R Memory Keepers 1/2″ Corner Chomper. The patterned paper came from a clearanced out DCWV mat stack from Target. the notecard was a premade one from Michael’s (Love to stock up with their coupons!). Glitter paper is also from Michael’s.

For the shaker element, I used old acetate from a stamp set that I saved just for this purpose. I cut out two banner shapes with the Lawn fawn set and one from the acetate. I used Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere the acetate to the top banner. In order to get the window on the top banner, I just used my Xacto and ruler and cut out a frame. I then used thin foam adhesive to line the edges of the banner shape. It is important to get along the whole edge, so your shaker filling stays put.

QUICK TIP: Need an easy cutting surface?  I bought a large cutting board and use that for all my Xacto cutting projects.

I used photo squares to attach the shaker element to the card.  Since the shaker element stands out quite a bit, I will probably include this in a baby gift package that I will send.  That way I don’t have to worry about the postal service tearing up my card.

7.2014shaker cardSSSwednesdayThis card is entered in:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Shake it!

Beyond Grey: Let’s Get Kiddish!



4th of July Tri fold card –Cardmaker Magazine Facebook Challenge

7.20144thofjulytrifold 7.20144tofjulytrifold2This card was inspired by a challenge on the Cardmaker magazine Facebook page to create a tri fold card. I have never made one of those before so I Googled it and found directions easily.

I used red card stock that was clearanced out at Target and an old paper pad from Provo Craft. You could easily substitute any paper pad, embellishments you have on hand.


I also used the Inkadinkadoo vintage expressions stamp set for the “party” sentiment and stamped it in Versafine black onyx ink. I cut out the bird and uncle Sam and used foam dots to have those elements stand out a bit.

I used this stamp set for the other sentiment but cannot remember which set it is!


QUICK TIP:  I originally had the sentiments stamped directly onto the cardstock, but I accidentally smudged the brackets and I really didn’t want to start over, so instead I found some coordinating paper from the same paper pad and re stamped the sentiments onto the cardstock and glued those onto the card. I find I like that even better!  Never give up when an accident happens. There is usually a way to save your project!

I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make a tri fold card.  I kept this card relatively simple because I wanted to test out the technique first. It is really fun and the card has tons of little spaces to embellish. I will definitely try this again.