Sparkly Winter Window Greetings

by Jowilna Nolte

Handmade Christmas shaker card featuring a wood grain embossed panel, silver snowflake confetti and Delicata Sapphire Blue and Dark Brown Shimmer.

I long for a white Christmas again, but in the meantime I am creating some beautiful snow themed projects using the exquisite new Delicata Sapphire Blue ink. I love how the blue and silver compliment the soft snowflake theme inside the window. It has certainly become one of my most favorite new ink colors—perfect for all my blue needs.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Window shaped thin metal die and cardstock.

Step 1

Use a die-cut and cut a window out of smooth white cardstock. I use washi tape to secure the parts in place and make sure they cut where I want the window to be.

Partially inked cardstock with Delicata Sapphire Blue ink pad.

Step 2

Use Delicata Sapphire Blue with direct to paper technique to ink all around the window. Remember to only apply slight pressure or repeatedly tap the ink onto the cardstock to add color. TIP: Dragging the ink pad may damage your inkpad on sharp corners and edges.

Wood grain embossed card panel using Delicata Blue Sapphire and Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer ink pads.

Step 3

Ink the top edge of an embossing folder with Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer and emboss the wood grain onto your inked panel. Blend some Delicata White shimmer around the edges of the panel for some added shine.

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Step 4

Build a shaker box with acetate and foam tape and fill with sparkly snowflakes. Adhere card base, shaker and window together.

Details of a handmade Christmas shaker card featuring a wood grain embossed panel, silver snowflake confetti and Delicata Sapphire Blue and Dark Brown Shimmer.

Step 5

Punch some leaves and adhere it to the front bottom edge of the window. Add a paper strips with a stamped sentiment over the punched leaves to form a plant box look. Finish off card with diamanté and snowflake elements.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, scrap (for punched leaves)
  • Window die
  • Embossing folder – Anna Griffin
  • Stamps – Carabelle
  • Leaf punch
  • Snowflake Confetti
  • Diamanté
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Acetate

 

Send Love with a Star Theme Shaker Card

by Tenia Nelson

Hey Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a super fun star-themed shaker card made with Memento Luxe ink by Tsukineko. I love shaker cards and feel that one way to light up someone’s day is to put a little extra work into my cardmaking. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Create Star shaker using pre-made star foam shape, adhesive, acetate, and various sequins.


Step 2

Stamp and heat emboss the woodgrain image onto a piece of white cardstock using Memento Luxe and Imagine embossing powder.


Step 3

Die cut image with Spellbinders square nesting dies.


Step 4

Adhere star shaker to woodgrain piece and add foam tape to whole image panel.


Step 5

Adhere image panel onto the kraft paper cardstock. Create the “You Are a Star” sentiment with the label maker and place onto the card. Finish the card with additional washi tape and sticker stitches.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Fun Stampers Journey – Kraft Cardstock
  • Cardstock
  • Queen and Company – star foam shape, washi tapes
  • SRM Press – Sticker Stitches
  • Sequins
  • Winnie and Walter – woodgrain stamp
  • Spellbinders – square nesting dies
  • Heat Tool
  • Dymo Label Maker

Shake It Up with this Mother’s Day Card

by Nadine Carlier

Shake it up a little this Mother’s Day and give mom a shaker card. Nadine Carlier put together a great video tutorial sharing how she created this fun Mother’s Day shaker card. Check out the video below…..

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Spellbinders – Mum Die Cut
  • Acetate
  • Glitter Cardstock
  • Sequins and beads
  • White Cardstock
  • Foam Tape

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Make the Most Exciting Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

by Alison Heikkila

Pink Shaker Birthday card with Lawn Fawn stamp set. cake mixer, cupcake, stars, sequins, have a sweet birthday.

Birthday cards are enjoyable craft projects because they can be made any time of the year when color trends are coming and going with holidays. February is the month of love and Imagine’s color of the month is Rose. So I decided to make a pink shimmery shaker birthday card for my project! I’ll show you how to make a shaker box, stencil with Iridescent Pink Creative Medium and emboss with VersaMark!

Directions

Pink Shaker Birthday card with Lawn Fawn stamp set. cake mixer, cupcake, stars, sequins, have a sweet birthday.

Step 1

Stamp the frosted cupcake, mixer and stand onto Bristol paper using VersaFine Onyx Black. Color with a blend of Memento Dual Tip Marker colros. Color blending is fun because effects are not always obvious. For the dough mixer, I used Angel Pink and Rose Bud, which is an obvious choice because they are both pinks. But, for the frosting, I used Angel Pink shaded with Lulu Lavender, and the cake stand is Angel Pink with Summer Sky. Blending can produce wonderful effects and more exciting coloration by thinking outside the box with what colors mix together.

Step 2

Die cut the mixer and cupcake images.

Step 3

Using the “Build A Wreath” die cut set, cut out the largest scallop in pink cardstock. Die cut the second largest circle in the middle of the cut scallop.

Step 4

Cut a piece of acetate in the largest scallop. TIP: I like to use the plastic sheets from my clear stamps, once I’ve transferred the stamps into a filing system.

Step 5

Cut the largest circle in a pink patterned cardstock.

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Step 6

Lay the Leopard Stencil on top of the largest scallop. Tape down. Apply Iridescent Pink Creative Medium with a palette knife by portioning a larger amount of the paste at the top of the stencil and then dragging the palette knife across the stencil at an angle. Remove the stencil and let the Creative Medium dry.

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Step 7

Tape down the Punchinella Stencil directly to the Craft Mat. Apply Creative Medium, peel off the stencil and let the Creative Medium dry on the mat.

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Step 8

Once the stars are dry, peel them off the Craft Mat with the palette knife. Set stars aside. They will be used in our Shaker Box.

Step 9

Using On Point Glue, apply to the back of the scallop with the leopard skin. Adhere to the acetate scallop.

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Step 10

Apply foam tape around the scallop layer. Be sure to not have spaces in between the tape so that your shaker filling won’t fall out.

Step 11

Fill with sequins and the stars you made from Creative Medium.

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Step 12

Apply the patterned paper (pink side down!) to the back of the Shaker Box. Ta-da! Shaker Box! Now for the rest of the card.

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Step 13

Tape down the Waves & Dots stencil to a piece of gray cardstock. Apply Creative Medium. Remove and wash stencil. Let dry. Creative Medium is thick so be sure to clean stencils right away.

Pink Ink pad

Step 14

Color white cardstock with Angel Pink Memento. Stamp your sentiment using VersaFine ink on top of the Angel Pink. Trim.

Step 15

Apply VersaMark ink to the bottom of the sentiment. Sprinkle Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.

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Step 16

On your white card base, apply VersaMark to the tall sides of the card. Sprinkle with Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.

Step 17

Adhere the gray mat to the card base. Adhere the Lawn Fawn elements to the Shaker Box with On Point Glue and add extra foam tape where the images overhang for added stability. Adhere Shaker Box to the card.

Shake, shake, shake!!!

Birthday Shaker Card

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lawn Fawn – Baked with Love Stamp and Die Sets
  • Stampendous – Waves and Dots Stencil, Leopard Skin Stencil, Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel, Build a Wreath Die Set
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Stencil Punchinella (stars only)
  • Foam Tape
  • Bristol Paper
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – pink, grey, pink patterned

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Learn to Make a Dynamic Valentine’s Shaker Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

February is the month love is celebrated and what a better way to celebrate than with a Valentine’s Day shaker card. This dynamic card shows a dandelion spreading its seeds with downy tufts that are captured in a window with a heart and red flitters. Resist effects are used to create a light around the black dandelion to give it more of a pop and work as a watermark for additional dandelion images.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

Step 1

Stamp the front of the card with Lady Bug Memento ink and script stamp.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

Step 2

Cut a 4 x 6-inch piece of cardstock and cut or punch open a circle of 2 ¾ in diameter on the right side. Emboss the dandelion stamp with VersaMark and Imagine Embossing Powder in Black.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

Step 3

Using the GooseBumps Dauber, stamp around the top of the black embossed flower. Also daub on the dandelion stamp and stamp clear GooseBumps onto your paper in various places.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

Step 4

Use a  Jumbo Dauber to spread Lady Bug Memento and distress the edges with Tuxedo Black Memento.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shaker card using Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, and black embossing powder.

Step 5

Color the wood heart with Lady Bug Memento ink.

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Step 6

Mix some metallic beads and red flitters into the shake piece. Place the heart on the card, the mix of beads and cover with the shaker card front. Secure with the dandelion cardstock. Add the finishing touch — the ribbon and “love” sentiment.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Viva Decor – Dandelion clear stamp
  • Buddly Crafts – wooden heart 40mm, silver round studs
  • Metallic beads
  • Glitters
  • White satin ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Shaker card front

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Halloween Shaker Card

By Sylvia

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Supplies:

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: irRESISTible Texture Spray Morocco, Memento Luxe: Dandelion, Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, Grey Flannel; Versafine Onyx Black, InkBlushers, Craft Mat
  • Hero Arts: digital cutting file, Halloween sentiment stamp
  • Silhouette: electronic cutting machine
  • Spellbinders: circle dies, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
  • Stampendous: Hot Lime Color Fragments
  • Miscellaneous: white cardstock, black cardstock, acetate sheets, yellow sequins, dimensional foam tape

Directions:

1. Create 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ card base from white cardstock.

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2. Flick some irRESISTible texture spray in Morocco all over the card front and let dry (or use a heat gun to speed up drying time).

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3. Using an InkBlusher tool, pick up some Memento Luxe in Dandelion and color the card front.

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4. Using an InkBlusher tool, pick up some Memento Luxe in Gray Flannel and color around the edges of the card front.

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5. Using an InkBlusher tool, pick up some Memento Luxe in Lilac Posies and color around the edges of the card front.

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6. Using an InkBlusher tool, pick up some Memento Luxe in Sweet Plum and color around the edges of the card front.

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7. Die cut circle from centre of the card front. Flip the die cut circle over and color with Memento Luxe in Lilac Posies and Sweet Plum, using an InkBlusher tool.

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8. Adhere violet circle to inside of the card and stamp sentiment with Versafine in Onyx Black.

9. Create sentiment strip from white cardstock, using the same technique described in step 1 – 5 and stamping the sentiment with Versafine in Onyx Black.

10. Cut two pieces of acetate (4 1/2″ square). Adhere one piece directly onto the inside of the cardfront using double sided adhesive tape.

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11. Cut small squares from foam tape and adhere them around the cut out circle onto the inside of the card! Make sure there are no gaps (otherwise the filling will come out)!

12. Fill with Stampendous Fragments and some sequins.

13. Adhere second piece of acetate on top of it.

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14. To cover the adhesives and make the inside of the card look neat, cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and die cut a circle into centre. Adhere to inside of the card front.

15. Adhere sentiment strip to cardstock.

16. Cut witch silhouette and three bats from black cardstock.

17. Sponge bats with Memento Luxe in Lilac Posies.

18. Affix cut out silhouettes to card front.

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