Hello friends! Karla here today, and I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. I’ve been having fun with the SpiegelMom Scraps June theme – Take Us Back June – and been thinking of lots of retro icons to have fun with this month. I found some fun typewriter paper along with a cut apart image in my stash and decided it would make a great card and bookmark set. While I was looking through my sequin mixes to see what matched my project I found some lovely colours in the Holiday Traditions sequin mix and then grabbed the Mocha Mint Dream sequin mix to go along with it. Now, I wouldn’t have automatically grabbed these two mixes for either a summer or a retro project, but I realized they work and I need to mix and match more of the mixes that I might be overlooking!
I recently picked up one of the Becky Higgins Fuse Tools and I am loving it! I love the look of shaker pockets, but when it comes right down to it, I just don’t have the patience to think about all the details to make that little shaker area! Well, this made it sooo easy! I cut the typewriter card out of the cut apart sheet and used a pocket page from my stash to fuse around 3 edges. I glued on my cute Cork Confetti Heart and added some sequins and glitter to my pocket before fusing the top. Easy-peasy!! I used some Scor tape to tape my pocket to the card base and added a little tab at the top stamped with a greeting from an older CTMH stamp set.
Inside, I used a stamp from the Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment Ten set and added more sequins and some washi tape along the bottom. A few dots of Stickles on the letters add a bit more bling! Well, I couldn’t stop at just a card, so as I was thinking about what I could create next with my fun Fuse tool I thought a bookmark would be great! It could fit into an envelope with the card and add a little something extra for that special person! I layered on my papers, stamped with the typefont CTMH stamp set and created the pocket the same way as above, using more of the Holiday Traditions sequins and the Mocha Mint Dream sequins again. I punched a hole in the top, and since I was using a thick ribbon I wasn’t worried about anything coming out of the hole.
Here’s a look at the back of the bookmark – where I again used the YNS sentiment stamp.
Hello my friends!! Jody here today with a quick & easy card share. I created this card for a recent birthday & love how it turned out. I started by embossing a 4.25″ by 5.5″ piece of white Neenah card stock with one of my favorite polka dot embossing folders. Next, I ran it through my Big Shot using one of the Kaiserkraft Stitched Circle dies. In order to have the stitches NOT show on the card, I ran two sheets of that size cardstock through the Big Shot on the side opposite the raised dots. I positioned the metal die where I wanted to create the shaker window and used washi tape to secure it in place. I totally killed two crafting birds with one stone! Now have another card base ready to go for my next card.
After I had my window cut out on the cardstock, I trimmed down a piece of white craft foam and lined up where the window would go. I placed the metal die where I wanted it and again secured it with washi tape before running the foam through my Big Shot. Then I adhered a piece of acetate directly behind the embossed cardstock to create the front of the window. I followed up by adhering the die cut foam on the backside of the embossed cardstock which created an area to add my sequins. I poured about 2 teaspoons of Pinky Pie Pink sequins into the window area and added a few random pink hearts from the Hearts on Fire sequin mix.
After adding my sequins, I put adhesive all around the edge of the circle to create a seal when I added the patterned paper backing to my window. For the finishing touches, I added a wood veneer word from Michael’s Craft Store and some fabulous Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers, which I’ve been hoarding big time!! Easy peasy!!
Here are photos of the products used to create this fun shaker card!!
Thanks so much for checking out the blog today!! Being the shop owner and always thinking of more ways to accommodate my customers, I’m thinking about adding a few options for cardstock to the shop. What do you think about SMS offering 8.5 by 11″ Neenah white cardstock and 12×12 American Crafts white and kraft cardstock in single sheets? This would affect some shipping methods and costs slightly due to the size of the box needed. I’d love to hear your feedback!
It’s Ka here today to share a baby boy shaker card using the newest sequins released from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop. I used the new Gold Sweetheart Confetti Sequins for my shaker and embellished my card front with the Love Beats Mix. I combined these sequins with a few of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and MFT Dies and Viola! A baby boy card was born! Lol!
I plan on giving this card to my nephew who will be arriving in just a couple of weeks! I’m always so excited for the birth of a new baby!!! Well, I hope you are inspired by today’s dose of inspiration. And if you decided to go get these sequins, use my code KA15 for a 15% off discount!
Hello… Ka here with a fun birthday shaker card. I simply cannot wait until Spring! This card had me dreaming of warm weather, smelling the Spring fresh air and walking on green grass! Spring should be here any day now, I hope…
For today’s card, I inked up the cute pup from the Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic Markers. I cut him out by hand and set him aside while I worked on my shaker. I used different sizes of Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies to die-cut the cardstocks and Mama Elephant Femme Frames for the scalloped rectangle. I created the shaker window using a stitched duo square dies and the grass using the grassy border dies from Lawn Fawn.
Once everything was cut, I stamped the sentiment on the acetate using Black StazOn ink. The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Mini Messages stamp set. The final step involved assembling everything together on a Neenah 110 lbs cardstock and an assorted mix of sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.
Well that’s it for me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s dose of inspiration.