Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with Authentique Romance
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! I thought I’d pop in very quickly and share these romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with you today. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s always good to have a little love inspiration on board.
The romance collection is just perfectly “mushy” for Valentine’s Day. The base of each tag is Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tag. Just die cut the liners with the G45 Regular Tag die, then add the decorative layers. Since these come together so quickly, I thought it would be fun to make a little set of romantic tags….and then I thought…”Why not add a shaker?” So I did!
Each little shaker pouch is stitched onto a square white doily. I sew almost all the way around the pouch, fill it with sequins, then put it back on the sewing machine to finish stitching. It’s the easiest way I’ve found to make a shaker element. I also die cut a wreath from gold metallic paper. The image is from the Romance Components Sheet. Top this off with a Geranium Pink Taffeta Bow and some sweet Little Birdie Flowers.
Flip the tag over to find a ribbon tied sweet surprise.
And just like that, you’ve got Valentine’s Day covered!
Here’s a look at the rest of the tags in this Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag series:
Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag
Love’s Old Sweet Song
I’ll add a linked supply list below, so that you can create your own versions of these sweet Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags. If you don’t have time or materials to make them, you are welcome to purchase them from my ETSY shop.
I hope I’ve shared some tips 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.
Hello, Friends! Today I’m sharing some Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards that I created over the holiday break. I set out to make just one card…then it was two…and oops! By the time I was done playing, I had 4 Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards on my work desk! These will be on display in the Buttons Galore and More booth at Creativation 2019. Since these cards are designed to be displayed in a booth, I only covered the inside with basic paper panels. Therefore, I have no photos of the card interiors to share with you today.
This 5″ x 7″ card features a frame style shaker element. Here’s how I built it.
Begin by dry brushing the largest Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with a coat of white gesso. Dry thoroughly.
Next, brush a light layer of Tattered Rose Distress Ink over the frame.
Now place the frame in a box with high sides and spray liberally with Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray. Let the spray puddle into the corners and recessed areas of the frame.
Cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock (4″ x 6″ as I recall) and adhere it to the back of the frame using either Scor-Tape or Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive. Press along the edges with a clean paper towel to secure the seal. This is very important! Let it dry completely while you build your card base.
When the frame is completely dry, add a double layer of foam tape around the perimeter, being careful not to let the tape show through the window.
Next, carefully align your prepared frame over the image, centering it as best as you can.
Finally, press in place to seal and adhere to the card base.
Finish the card off with a Little Birdie Crafts Oriel Vintage Blossom and a seam binding bow.
Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: A Real Princess Chipboard Frame Shaker
This next shaker card uses an altered chipboard frame in lieu of a shaker box. The frame measures 3 1/2″ x 5″, but the opening is only 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Here’s how I prepared this shaker box.
First, paint a chipboard frame with white gesso and dry thoroughly.
Next, dry brush the frame with Tattered Rose Distress Paint.
When the paint has dried, brush a thin layer of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive over the entire surface.
While the adhesive is still wet, place the frame in a funnel tray and sprinkle liberally with Rajni Chalwa’s Frosting Powder. Set it aside to dry completely.
Cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock to fit the size of the frame opening and adhere to the back with Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive. As before use a clean piece of paper towel to press it securely onto the back of the frame. Let this dry.
Now adhere a double layer of foam adhesive to the back of the frame. You will need to cut strips of foam adhesive in half unless you have 1/4″ wide foam.
Fussy cut the image from the signature page of Princess. Pop up on a piece of patterned paper and adhere to the foam tape.
I finished this card off with some fussy cuts, Little Birdie Flowers, Mini Pearl Prills, Pale Gold Taffeta Ribbon, altered metal corners and an altered metal crown. To alter the metal pieces I painted them with ivory chalk paint, then spritzed with Antique Brass Mica Spray.
Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: If the Crown Fits Embossed Paper Shaker Box
This card is a companion to the previous card, and uses the other princess from the signature page of the collection. After fussy cutting the princess and matting it on striped paper, I proceeded to make the frame.
First, carefully open the seams on a Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Frame. Cut away the back portion to use in another project.
Next, lightly sand the surface of the frame, then paint it with white gesso.
When the gesso has dried, dry brush the frame with Tattered Rose Distress Paint and place it directly into the Tim Holtz 3D Botanical Embossing Texture Fade. Run this through your machine following the manufacturer’s directions.
Be sure to wash the texture fade immediately to remove any traces of paint and/or gesso.
The pressure of embossing will lift some of the gesso, but I liked this distressed look.
Use a palette knife to add some thin layers of Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the open areas of the frame. Let this dry.
Next, sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the raised portions of the design. Spritz very lightly with Antique Brass Mica Spray. This will sink down into the crackle paste and look very cool.
Back the frame with clear acrylic cardstock and build your shaker box.
For the final card, I created this easel shaker pocket. This is probably the easiest way I’ve found to add a shaker element to a card. Simply stitch clear acrylic cardstock to your focal image leaving about a 2″ opening. Fill the pouch with Buttons Galore Blush Premium Sequins. Finish stitching up the pouch and you are good to go!
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Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2018 Hop. For this final hop of 2018, I chose create a Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio. I love that this Christmas collection works well for winter cards, too.
Shaker cards always feel festive. This one measures 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/4″ spine. Here’s a list of the Heartfelt Creations products I used in this project.
Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: Creating the Frame
To create the frame for this shaker card, you will need to first die cut the largest Intricate Swirl Frame from white cardstock. Next, you will cut out a “window” inside the frame. Place a ruler on a diagonal line from the top left corner of the frame to the bottom right corner. Now use your craft knife to cut carefully just inside the stitch lines from one corner to the other. Once you’ve made this first cut. you can then use your scissors to carefully remove the solid area inside the stitch lines.
Now you can adhere clear cardstock to the back side of the frame and create the shaker element as you would normally do. You can find an easy to follow shaker card tutorial HERE.
Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: The Flowers
Instead of using poinsettia on this card, I chose to work with the Oakberry Lane Blossoms. Here’s how I made the flowers:
First, locate the red patterned paper in the Festive Holly Paper pad.
Now, stamp two sets of flowers using Versamark Ink.
Cover the stamped images with Ultra Fine Silver Embossing Powder. Heat Emboss.
Die Cut the Oakberry Lane Flowers with the matching dies.
Place the flower layers face down in the ED Blossom Shaping Mold. You can add up to 3 layers of flower. Just remember to spritz lightly with water between each layer.
Run the mold through your die cut machine following your manufacturer’s guidelines.
Remove the flowers from the mold and place on the shaping mat. Press into the center of each flower with the ball stylus to shape.
Stack the layers together, alternating the petals and secure with hot glue.
Once the flowers are arranged on the card, fill the centers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Mini Pearls Prills.
Drizzle adhesive along the petal edges and add more prills.
Stamp Oakberry leaves onto a scrap of light blue paper from the collection. Heat emboss with silver powder and add to the arrangement.
Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside
The interior of this card has a fun flap/pocket combo as well as a large pocket with a folio insert.
Open the flap to reveal sweet treats tucked inside a pair of pockets. I made the lacy tea bag pocket with the corner die from Album Tags and Accents Die Set. I also die cut a tag from the collection using the Album Tags and Accents Die, then attached a chocolate treat with removable Glue Dots.
The large pocket on the bottom holds a little folio and tag combo.
This folio measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so it will hold 4″ x 6″ photos. The belly band is decorated with the Ornamental Tags Die Cut.
Use the large tag die from Tickets and Tags to cut out a tag from patterned paper and cardstock. Glue these together, punch a hole, add a silver charm and silver string to create a pretty bookmark. I also tucked in a crocheted snowflake as a sweet gift.
You can create this little Festive Holly Shaker Card folio easily by cutting a 12″ x 6 1/4″ panel of designer paper. Score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/4″. Line two panels with 4″ x 6″ cardstock to serve as photo mounts. The shorter panel is a great place to write a personal greeting.
On With the Hop
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Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card with Kaisercraft Frosted
Hello, Friends! You know that saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old?” Well, I’ve been making friends with some of the older collections in my stash. This Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card is made with Kaisercraft’s Frosted Collection. (See more Frosted HERE.) I was thrilled to find that I still had quite a lot of these lovely blue and white papers, so I went to work creating some sweet Christmas goodies that I’ll be sharing with you all this month. Since I love shaker cards and vintage Santa images, this shaker card might be my favorite.
This card may look complicated, but it’s actually a super simple design. The secret to its success is the shaker element and the gorgeous florals from Little Birdie Crafts.
Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from ivory cardstock.
Next cut a 4 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ panel of the Vintage Santa pattern from Frosted. Stitch this to the Silver Sparkle Cardstock.
That’s it…one layer of designer paper stitched to a layer of glitter cardstock. I love this Silver Sparkle paper because the glitter is sealed into the paper, so nothing flakes off. It’s wonderful stuff.
Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Shaker Element
Next, cut (2) 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panels of clear acrylic cardstock. When the frame is completely dry, adhere one piece on the back of the frame. Then add 2 layers of foam tape along the edges of the frame, making sure the tape does not show through the window, or on the sides. Fill this space with sequins, beads or whatever you like. then seal it with the second piece of clear acrylic cardstock.
You will then glue this whole assembly over Santa’s face. Let it set up completely before you continue.
TIP: to hide the white sides of the foam tape beneath the frame, I wrapped the perimeter with 1/4″ black gingham ribbon. Tie a bitty bow on top.
Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Flowers and Ribbon
I arranged an assortment of Little Birdie Flowers along the side of the frame. These are painted with Ranger Grit-Paste and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Glitter. The flowers I used are: Sangria English Roses, Paulina Candy Mix, and Audria Passion 9 Pc. The ribbon is tied with RRR Black Plaid.
I picked up this chipboard sentiment at a crafty stash sale. It was already painted red, but to give it a bit more holiday sparkle, I brushed on some Xmas Red Stickles.
Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
Here’s a look at the inside. A cute little pocket made from a postcard and a little chocolate treat! Santa must have this person on his nice list!
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.
I just had the best time making this interactive card! Here’s how I built this flap page.
First, cut an 8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the sunflower paper from the 8×8 paper pad.
Next, score the long side at 3 1/8″. Fold to form a flap.
Now adhere the flap page mechanism to the card base.
Then open the flap and place a Basic Grey magnet about 2 1/2″ from the left hand edge, midway between the card top and bottom. Secure with a small piece of Scor-Tape.
Place the “matching” magnet on top of the first magnet. Peel off the adhesive liner and close the flap page. Now the magnets will hold the flap shut.
Build a pocket from the Garden Goddess pocket and tag page. Adhere this to the flap, leaving the pointed end unfolded. Tuck in a little spoon.
Then mat a sticker tag on cardstock and adhere on the side of the flap.
Inside the flap page, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card over the magnet. Cut a strip of designer paper and cover the magnet on the flap. I suspended the metal edge of the velvet bookmark from the magnet on the back of the flap, then wrapped it up over the top of the flap page so it would dangle prettily on the front of the flap. Isn’t that fun?
Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: The pocket and insert
I used my scraps to create a little tea wallet to tuck into the pocket on the bottom.
This whole collection just makes me want to throw a garden party!
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.