Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love the fact that Valentine’s Day comes right after Christmas?  Instead of feeling sad that Christmas has all been packed away, we get to create beautiful cards and home decor to celebrate the day of love!  This Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial will help you get your Valentine’s Day craft on.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I went all shabby chic for this 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ Valentine Shaker Card.  The focal point is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Prima Resin frame that I have turned into a shaker box.

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Lots of machine stitching, gorgeous Little Birdie flowers (available at A.C. Moore), and  pearl pink taffeta ribbon are the perfect companions for the Romance collection.

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Look at that shabbylicious pink woodgrain paper layer!  Ooh la la!   This black, cream, pink and rose color palette is perfection.

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Even the flowers were taken to the shabby chic day spa for a little treatment with ivory chalk paint and Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  They are so pretty in real life, but harder to capture with the camera lens.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial: Love’s Old Sweet Song

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I filled the frame with the Blossom Premium Sequin Mix from Buttons Galore and More.  Here’s how I created the focal image inside the frame:

  • First, cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the Black and Cream stripe from the Romance 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle.
  • Fussy cut around the floral image from the 3″ x 4″ cut aparts in Romance 8. (Love’s Old Sweet Song).  Adhere this to the black stripe paper, being sure to seal the edges down well.
  • Next, punch the romantic couple silhouette from the 12″ x 12″ cardstock components sheet. Back with a small piece of waste chipboard and adhere to the panel.
  • Adhere  a 3 1/2″ x 4  1/2″ panel of clear acrylic cardstock to the back side of the prepared frame.  Let this dry thoroughly.
  • Since I did not have foam tape in the house (it’s on its way!) I had to create my shaker “box” with cut pieces of chipboard.  I cut 3 layers of chipboard for each side.  The long sides of the frame measured 4 1/2″ and the short sides 3 1/2″ , so I cut my chipboard to those dimensions.  Then I mitered the corners and adhered the chipboard to the frame using 1/2″ scor-tape.
  • Fill the shaker frame with sequins, adhere the focal image over the top, and you’re ready to shake it up!
Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

If it’s Valentine’s Day, there had better be chocolate.  So you’ll find a mini Ghiradelli chocolate treat inside this card.

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The pocket at the bottom of the card holds a sweet little tag insert.

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Use your scraps to create the belly band, then tuck a small tea wallet behind  it.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

The 3″ x 4″ cut apart images are sized perfectly for this.  I tucked in a miniature silver spoon and honey stick to go with the tea bag.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

And there’s even room inside to write a little love note.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this card, just watch this Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial on YouTube.

 

If you’d like to see some more unique ways to create shaker elements on your cards, check out this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas 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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9 thoughts on “Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Kathy, this card is quintessential Valentine! The card front, alone, is stunning…then inside there are all the little romantic touches…not just candy, tea, and honey, but even the spoon! This Authentique collection is especially lovely. Seeing the pages in your tutorial gave me a sense of what a “must have” this paper set is…so many possibilities, not just for Valentines. Hugs and tfs.

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  2. vonn5716

    Absolutely love this card and your posts! Wondering if you might share sources for procuring some of the lovely tidbits you used to make this awesome card? Thanks!

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  3. june carole phipps

    Beautiful Kathy. I keep saying I have enough crafty stash, until I see your amazing creations! By the by, do you have secret spoon company!!! Often, a darling little spoon will put in an appearance… positively charming. I never see such delightful little ones, not even at auctions. I think there is a niche here Kathy just waiting to be filled!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings from UK

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  4. Suzy Q

    Oh la la!!! Kathy this is the best Valentine’s card as of yet! Luv these Authentique papers! And you make it look so shabby chic …luv your techniques! And a shaker too! I would not have thought to dry brush those beautiful flowers! But it works so beautifully! How do you always know the perfect thing to do? You’re amazing! Just luv your work! Hugs, Suzy Q

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  5. jenscull

    Just fabulous! Lots of pretty details to set my eyes upon! I love everything Authentique and pick up each of their paper collections. You have created such a beautiful card. I am always impressed with how you tuck in the lovely little spoons. 🙂 Such a fun touch! I can never find pretty ones like these, even at the antique shops I visit. You must have an awesome stash!

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  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a stunning Valentine card! You are right, it’s so nice to look forward to creating pretties for Valentine’s day. This card has so many beautiful elements , I could look at it all day! And the inside is so sweet with the little children, and birdies images. I really like the way you pair your papers, in ways I would never think of. Thank you for always imparting such great ideas and techniques! Hugs!

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