Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shake Shake

Hello crafty friends,

I'm obsessed with Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off".  I just can't get it out of my head.  So both of today's cards are shaker card... LOL

On my first card, I took the Smile frame die and turned into my shaker.  Sorry, I know it's hard to see the "smile", because all the sequins fell to the bottom of the shaker.  I placed a branch from the Owl My Thanks Stamp and Owl My Thanks Die sets inside my shaker for added interest.

I also placed a second branch on the outside of the shaker and added a cute owl on top.  I stamped the "Hoot-arrific" sentiment from the Owl My Thanks stamp set and this card is ready to send.

On my second card, I first cut a piece of pattern paper for my front panel.  I took the Lucky Scallop die and used it to die cut the scallop window. Remember your dies can do double duty if you think of the negative space/shape they make.  The window (negative shape) made by the Lucky Scallop die makes a fantastic shaker window.

I stamped two of the flying owls from the Owl My Thanks Stamp set and added silver and white sequins.  This time I glued some the of sequins, so that when all the sequins fall to the bottom there are still a few in the "air".  

Something to think about (I learned this the hard way on my first card).  When attaching your open back shaker window directly to the card front, you will have to place your shaker bits (sequins, micro beads, etc.) in what will be the center of your shaker on the card's front, because if you place those bits on the inside of the shaker window, you can't turn the window upside down to attach it to the card's front. You end up having to keep the window face down and position your card front over it. And in doing that, you will not have a way to align the shaker window.  Does this make sense?

On both of these cards, I ended up placing my sequins directly on the card's front in the center of the shaker window and carefully (so the sequins don't move) attached the shaker window.

Thanks for stopping bye.  I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that you came back soon. My next post is in two weeks and it will probably feature dies from the new release.  It's been fun creating with Jan2015's release, but I'm looking forward to new goodies to play with.  If you would like to see more of my work just click here to visit my blog.  Until next time 


  1. Mary ~ both of your cards are so adorable with the shaker windows and the owl! Love them both!!

  2. So much fun. I love shaker cards. The second shaped one is especially cute with the owls flying in the background. Super job!

  3. These are both gorgeous, Mary!! I love the shakers!! The owls are all so sweet!! Beautiful cards!! I love them!!

  4. Super cute cards, Mary. I love shaker cards and these are amazing.