Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m shaking things up with an Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card to share with you.

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 01

Does this ever happen to you?  It’s time to clean up the craftermath from a project.  And while you are tidying up, your eye falls on something that ignites your imagination. While cleaning up my Easter Bunny Banner, this cutie patootie Peter Cottontail hopped right off my work desk and into my hands.  How could I resist?

Peter Cottontail Shaker Card: Tall and Skinny

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 02

Tall and skinny cards seem to be all the rage right now, so I thought I’d take one for a spin, as I don’t recall having made one before.  This one measures 4 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ with a 1″ spine.  To pull out the blues in the paper collection, I matted my designer papers on Sno-Cone cardstock.  Then to anchor all those soft pastels, I matted a second time on Milk Chocolate.  Which I have to admit, is pretty perfect for an Easter Bunny card.

Peter Cottontail Shaker Card: Use Your Scraps

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 03

Remember all the little diamond shaped pennants I die cut for the Bunny Banner?  The negative cut was just perfect to use as a banner flag layer for this card.  Use your scraps, people!   I recently acquired some vintage doilies at flea market.  I love the texture they add to a shabby chic project.  So I turned a square doily into a diamond shape, wrapped the ends around my card front and secured on the back with Scor-Tape.  (You can see this better in the photo below.) Add more texture by wrapping the base of the card with some buttery yellow embroidery floss.

Peter Cottontail Shaker Card: The Shaker Box

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 04

The frame for the shaker box is another Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard frame.  You get 6 sizes and styles of frames in each pack, so I think they are a pretty good value. These are so easy to alter with inks and sprays  Here’s how I altered this one:

  • First, Sponge on a light layer of Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Next, tap random areas of the frame with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Now, spritz the frame lightly with Brushed Pewter Mica Spray.
  • Finally, heat dry the frame, blotting up any big blobs of ink with a paper towel.
  • Next, back the frame with a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel of clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Then add a triple layer of foam adhesive.
  • Fill the shaker box with Buttons Galore Easter Chic Shaker Mix.   This mix actually contains small buttons, and that’s why we need the three layers of foam adhesive.  If you are using a different shaker mix, you can get by with a double layer of foam tape.
  • Finally, center the card front over the shaker box.  Take your time and make sure everything is centered and straight!
Peter Cottontail Shaker Card: Finishing Touches

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 05

Little Birdie Flowers cascade down the side of the card.  Alter these by dry brushing them with a little ivory chalk paint.  Tuck a Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole in with the flowers to amp up the Shabby Chic Vibe.  A buttery yellow satin bow and key combo adds just the right pop of color.

Peter Cottontail Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 06

Oh look!  There’s a party inside this card!  The double pocket on the right holds a tea bag, chocolate treat, honey stick and a real treasure.

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 07

I found this darling demitasse spoon on one of my junkin’ adventures.  It is vintage silver/gold plated and engraved with the sweetest little cherub.  And…imported from italy!  I bought them all.  You know me and my passion for vintage spoons!

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 08

To add some interactive fun to the card interior, I created this little magnetic folio from scraps that were lying about.

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 09

Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Photo 10

These sweet Easter images are tucked into that wee pocket.

So that’s all for me folks.  I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Authentique Abundant Peter Cottontail Shaker Card

  1. Jessica Eiss

    I love your shaker cards! This is a great Easter card for sure. Did you send it off in the mail?

  2. Glenda F Brooks

    Now you have done it! I want to make a shaker box card! My list is getting longer and longer! This is totally gorgeous in all it’s blueness!

  3. Jan Isaacs-Wade

    Greetings Kathy! This is absolutely adorable and I definitely want to create this project. I’m so crazy about mid century illustrations and this really speaks to me. I am so excited to purchase my first kit of yours through the Button Farm Club. I wrote them and asked if they could rerelease your sold out kits. Laura wrote me today to let me know that she released the Baby Boy Kit! I jumped on that immediately. I’m over the moon! You’re my favorite designer and love everything you create. Have a wonderful weekend. I know I will in anticipation of receiving the kit!

  4. Martie Rollin

    I really like the papers chosen for the inside of this card…luv those carrots! Easter is closer that I thought…best to get busy on bunny cards!! thanks for this lovely card idea! By the way…because of your inside pocket inspirations, I found myself picking up some colorful individually packed tea flavors to tuck into my cards! I’ll think of you every time I create an inside pocket!

  5. Jill McAuley

    Hi Kathy. “Craftermath” is a great term to use along with artistic genius! Such a whirlwind of imagination and creativity will have any Dyson vacuum cowering in the corner. Sequins and paper slivers and Seth Apter chunky embossing powders, oh my! Best left to the professionals, and your professional execution comes through loud and clear on this beautiful Easter card. Such inspiration. Thank you again, Jill in Salt Lake City

  6. Suzy Q

    Awww! This is such a sweet, cute, vintage looking Easter card Kathy! I’m luv’n these Authentique ‘Abundant’ papers! Wish I’d of picked some up a month ago! You do have a way of making your papers just come alive! Even if they are scraps! Lol! Amazing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Yay! Another shaker card, I love your shaker cards, Kathy! How precious this cottontail is and you’ve done such a beautiful job with that shaker frame, flowers and pretty bright shaker elements. I am really liking this Authentique collection with it’s soft, subdued colors and sweet little animal images. So happy to see you making these beautiful Easter projects. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  8. Sherry

    So sweet! Happy Easter. Love the tall style-very interesting:) this paper is so pretty. not a blue person but the blue and tan- love it. Your usual super duper card. Thx

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