Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Here’s a sweet vintage style Easter Shaker card to brighten up your day.
Remember Easter Petticoats? Every little girl had a new Easter dress (mine were hand me downs from my cousin) and every Easter dress had a big poufy, scratchy petticoat attached to the skirt. Sitting through the Easter church service with that petticoat pricking at the back of your legs was almost as torturous as the little hat with the elastic band that cut into your chin. So when I found this pink trim while tidying up in the studio, I had to give this vintage style Easter card a petticoat. Yes, yes, I did!
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: The Details
Here’s how this sweet card came together.
First, create a 5 1/2″ square easel card base from kraft cardstock.
Next, stitch a 5″ panel of patterned paper from Authentique Cottontail onto soft pink and periwinkle cardstock mats.
Now, cut a double ended fishtail banner from a strip of Cottontail plaid. This should be slightly wider than the card base.
Create a shaker element (directions below). Center and adhere to the card base.
Add a cluster of spring flowers and foliage to the left hand side of the frame.
Now tie a loopy string bow with Iridescent Metallic String. Adhere the knot on top of the plaid bow.
Add a button and a metal filigree corner to the card front.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: How to Make the Shaker Frame
Life is all about perspective…and in many ways, so is papercrafting. I wanted to use this sweet vintage image inside this Reneabouquet’s Medium Patina Lilac Heart Frame. But the frame was wider than the image. The “fix” was to place the frame on the diagonal so that the image would fit nicely inside.
Prepare the shaker frame with a little Crystal Clear Glitter. Use a small piece of sponge to tap the flower with Dries Clear Adhesive. Then sprinkle with the glitter and let the excess slide off into a tray or a sheet of printer paper. Then adhere blue rhinestones over gems that are printed on the Beautiful Board. Let everything dry. Then you are ready to make the shaker element.
First, place the frame over the image so that there are no gaps on the sides.
Now lightly trace around the outside of the heart to mark the cutting lines on the image.
Next, cut out the image and set aside.
Repeat this procedure, only this time, trace onto clear cardstock (acetate sheets).
Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive. Wipe away any glue smudges immediately.
Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame.
Flip the frame face down on a clean sheet of printer paper. Fill with a shaker mix.
Carefully line up the cut out image and adhere face down over the foam strips. Check for gaps and seal with tape.
Now you can adhere the shaker frame to the card base and add your embellishments.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
For easel cards, I actually make the inside of the card before I adhere the card cover. This card has a little pocket and a little treat from the Easter Bunny inside.
Create a mini note card from your scraps and tuck inside the pocket.
I hope I shared so tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
I Must Have Flowers Always and Always: Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Card Folio
Hello Friends! I Must Have Flowers always and always! Do you feel that way? I’m not much of a gardener, but I do love pretty floral papers and paper flowers on my projects. This sweet little springtime card is made with the new Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Papers and some beautiful rolled roses from Little Birdie Crafts.
I Must Have Flowers…and Pretty Pretty Ribbons, too!
And how about those flowers? These lovely Layla Pastel Palette blooms are so pretty! Did you know you can alter your Little Birdie Flowers? First, I gently tapped the edges with a little Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Then I brushed on some Stamperia Gold Dew Glamour Gel to add a touch of sparkle. You can also brush them with Perfect Pearls or any mica based powder. The subtle shading and shine adds to the vintage feel of this pretty card.
I Must Have Flowers: A Peek Inside
Turn this pretty card into a gift by adding a couple of pockets on the inside. Fill the top pocket with a color matched tea bag, note card, and decorated honey stick.
Decorate a pretty bookmark with Coral Rose Swiss Dots Satin and Petal Peach Quatrefoil Satin Ribbon. Stitch the paper bookmark pieces onto some canvas to make a soft bookmark that will last a long time. This is a stamp that I’ve had in my stash for a very long time. Sadly, it has been discontinued. But you could always print the sentiment out on your computer and add to the bookmark that way.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card for the RRR Hop
Hello, Friends! Today I have a Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’slovely blog. We are showcasing the gorgeous Garden Delights Ribbon Club Assortment this month. If you love spring flowers and gardening, these ribbons will make your heart happy!
Since I had just purchased these lovely Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers, I decided to work with the coral toned ribbons from the collection. They are a perfect match up for the saturated hues and floral patterns.
Ribbon can be used in so many different ways when you are designing a card. Coral Rose Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon acts as a border along the base of this 4″ x 8 1/2″ cut away card.
Wrap the same iridescent metallic string around the top of the card to add a touch of shine. Then top with some flat back pearls to add a bit of elegance.
Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is pretty simple. Add a sentiment from the ephemera pack. Then make a quick and easy side pocket to hold a note card and a treat.
Mat the 4″ x 6″ journal card on cream cardstock so you can write a note on the back. And you knew there had to be tea tucked in somewhere, didn’t you?
On With the Hop!
The next stop on your hop is Cherry’s lovely blog. Hop on over to see what crafty goodness she has cooked up for you. Then finish the hop over on the RRR Blog. You will find a complete blog hop list there, as well as Bonnie’s Question of the Month. Be sure to answer that, so your name will be entered into the drawing to win your very own Garden Delights Ribbon Club Assortment.
If you’re not already subscribed to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join! Getting that pack of ribbons in the mail each month is like celebrating your birthday all year long! You can find out how to subscribe HERE.
Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Live True Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! I’m inviting spring to burst upon us with this sweet and simple Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Live True Card. The sentiment on the front is from one of my favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. These are wise words and true, and the older I get, the more I believe them! These pretty Farmhouse Market papers are a perfect match up for the RRR March Ribbon Club Assortment. How great is that?
This 6×6 card features loads of paper layers, a die cut doily, pearls and posies. If that doesn’t entice springtime, then I don’t know what will! Pretty Coral Rose Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon works perfectly as a border and really helps the sentiment panel to pop.
Light Coral Diamond Satin makes for a pretty bow cluster when paired up with these flowers that I found in my stash. (retired Petaloo).
The inside of the card is sweet and simple, too. A lovely floral panel for writing a note covers the bottom half of the card. And a color matched tea bag is nested inside a small double pocket on the top. To make the double pocket, adhere the ends of the ephemera card on the sides of the note card pocket. So easy, but so pretty!
Sometimes, simple is just the ticket! I hope this Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Live True card has some simple tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card with the February Ribbon Club
Hello, Friends! Sometimes we have to send a sad card. This soft, vintage style Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card is the perfect way to send your condolences, I’ve paired it up with elegant Blue, Ivory and Gold Plaid Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club. As a matter of fact, all the ribbons in this month’s club work beautifully with this vintage collection.
Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: Building the Layers
Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the gingham check on navy cardstock.
Then mat a 4″ x 6″ journal card on navy cardstock .
Die cut a Spellbinder’s Tiara Rondelle from navy cardstock. Cut in half from left to right.
Then die cut a Spellbinder’s Large Standard Oval from the paper pieced dog print. Adhere the Tiara Rondelle pieces top and bottom as seen in the photo.
Now, create a belly band with a 4 3/4″ x 3″ strip of the horizontal print. Adhere thin strips of navy cardstock on the top and bottom to separate the patterned papers.
Back the 3″ x 4″ image with dimensionals and adhere.
Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: Finishing Touches
Use your Zutter-Bow-It-All Tool to create a triple loop bow from the plaid ribbon. Arrange the flowers along the left hand side of the card. Place a dot of hot glue under the center of the arrangement. Fold the bow so that the knot is at the front and using the tip of your scissors, push the knot into the hot glue and hold for a second or two. Carefully pull out your scissors and fuss the bow.
To add to the vintage, shabby chic feel of this card, dry brush the edges of the paper layers with a little ivory chalk paint. Paint the wood icons with the same paint and when dry, brush very lightly with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Then adhere to the card. Add some pearls, vintage buttons, and paint spatters to finish off the design.
Authentique Purebred Pet Sympathy Card: A Peek Inside
To me, nothing is as comforting as a cup of tea, so I tucked in a little tea bag in a simple pocket. Then I die cut a note card using the Spellbinder’s Cannetille Rectangle Die and tucked it in a side pocket. Then I stamped another cream card panel with a pet sympathy sentiment stamp, added a sticker from the Purebred Collection Kit , and adhered to the face of the pocket.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below. And, you’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post.