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Doily Shaker with Laura

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Hi Folks, Laura here today with a quick post sharing a fun shaker card.

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I was sorting through my sequins and decided to mix the last few from a couple of different mixes together.  I had some pinks from Magical Ocean and yellow and gold from Sunny Smiles.  These were the exact colours of a vase of flowers I had on my bookshelf, so I knew they would work together.  Now that I have completely used up these two mixes I have space for two more!!

I grabbed a doily and carefully cut the centre out using a craft knife.  Rather than use foam tape as I usually would I used glue gel to pop up and adhere the shaker.  I preferred the clear gel in this instance as the foam tape would have shown through doily.

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I tied a length of ribbon around the card, and added an extra bow, in colours matching the sequins.  A small stamped greeting finished it all off.  I challenge you to think about your supplies a little differently… what can you make a shaker from?!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Preen with Laura

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Happy NSD!  It’s Laura and I am interrupting the celebrations to share my regular Saturday post with you – but don’t worry – it is a layout!

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I’ve been experimenting with the white felt feathers.  I wanted to know if they would take colour – they do!  I sprayed the feathers with water and sprinkled on some brusho powders.  I needed a lot of water to get the colour moving but I love the results.  Now I know I can alter any of the white felt shapes to any colour to match whichever project I am working on.

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I dyed these ones to match my budgie’s feathers – yellows, greens and a little blue in the long tail feather.  The different sized yellow sequins in the Spring Blooms and Sunny Smiles mixes match in perfectly.  Other than that I kept it fairly simple layering each feather over a piece of cotton ribbon tape and stitching with my sewing machine to attach to the layout.

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I added my alphas directly to my photo and popped up the top of each letter with a little silicone glue.  I love the extra dimension this gives the page.

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This also fits the criteria for my challenge to you over the weekend – scrap a layout with ribbon.  If you do you can join us at SpiegelMom Scraps facebook page to link up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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An easy Christmas gift idea!

A glass block from Hobby Lobby + a 25 light strand + Mod Podge + patterned paper + stickers + wood veneers + a wide burlap ribbon = A Fast & EASY gift for any time of year!

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I picked up the glass block for $5 on sale, the added the paper & stickers using Mod Podge and finished it off with a few Studio Calico wood veneers & a burlap bow.

This was so quick & easy to create & now my desk at work is much prettier! It really needed some spicing up, pun totally intended there since I used Lilybee All Spice theme set & cardstock stickers.

Don’t have time to get a glass block?? How about a couple mason jars or recycled pickle jar? Think outside the box, or jar, and create some beautiful & easy gifts this Holiday season.

Happy Holidays 🙂

Jody