Category Archives: Shaker Cards

I’m in Love…I’m All Shook Up Love Notes Shaker Box

Authentique Love Notes Shaker Box Reneabouquets Romance and Roses Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I’m in Love…I’m All Shook Up Love Notes Shaker Box for Valentine’s Day

Hello, Friends?  Got Chocolate?  Well, we might find some tucked in side this Love Notes Shaker Box project!  I’ve used Authentique Paper’s darling Love Notes Collection with a Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Chipboard Frame to create this shabby chic beauty.  It’s a match made in heaven!

Love Notes Shaker Box: The Shaker Frame

The box folio measures just 5″ x 5″ with 1″ spines.  So the Reneabouquets Romance and Roses Printed Beautiful Board Frame was the perfect size to turn into a shaker top.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, trace around the outside of the beautiful board frame onto a piece of clear cardstock.
  • Next, cut the traced image out, cutting inside the traced line so that it will fit perfectly behind the frame.
  • Now repeat this step, tracing onto the Love Notes Two pattern.
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Use a baby wipe or damp paper towel to clean up any spillover.
  • Now die cut a doily to fit behind the heart frame.  I used the middle doily from the Heartfelt Creations Rounded Window Frame Die.
  • Place the Love Notes heart on the box card cover.  Fill the center with the shaker mix.
  • Back the heart frame with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips.  Then align over the sequin mix and press in place.

Add a  little sparkle to the ribbons on the heart with Diamond Stickles. Then add pink flowers, Garden Rose Ribbon, a vintage button and White Iridescent Metallic String to finish off the cover.

Love Notes Shaker Box: A Peek Inside

The inside of a card is just as much fun to create as the outside.  Add a box pocket, fill it with goodies and decorate it with a sticker from the Love Notes Collection.  Then create a sweet little folio on the top half of the card and tie it shut with a bit of pretty pink ribbon.

Look how cute it is!

And you’ll be voted “Best Valentine Ever” when you present this array of Valentine treats!  Dress a tea bag up inside a cute little wallet.  Wrap a cookie pack with designer paper and add a sticker.  Make a mini card, add a honey stick and a vintage silver plate spoon for extra fun.  And it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a bit of chocolate!  Yum!

Learn how to create a box style pocket HERE.  You’ll find a linked supply list below, too.

I hope I’ve shared some 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Delightful Daisy Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card for the January 2020 Alumni Hop

This hop is now closed. The winner is Terry Law, randomly chosen from Monica’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Hello Friends!  I’m about to add a little sunshine to your world with this Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card made for the January 2020 Alumni Hop.  Get ready for loads of crafty inspiration as you hop along with the Alumni Team.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, and be sure to leave a little love behind, because one comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  Now, that’ s worth hopping for!

Heartfelt Creations January 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Element

Bright yellow Delightful Daisy blossoms adorn this  5″ x 7″ top fold shaker card.

TIP: Navy ribbon and buttons anchor all the light colors in this card design.  Contrasting light and dark shades makes a card pop!

To make this card:

  • Mat a panel of the green daisy border print on slightly larger panels of navy cardstock, white cardstock, and navy designer paper.
  • Next, die cut the Intricate Swirls Frame.  Use a craft knife and a ruler to cut out the center portion of the frame.
  • Now adhere clear cardstock cut to fit to the back of the frame.
  • Next, back the solid sides of the frame with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker box.
  • Then fill the center of the daisy border print with a mix of sequins, pearls, buttons and beads.
  • Carefully align the frame over the panel and press to adhere.
Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Delightful Daisies

Here’s how to create these cheery blossoms:

  • First stamp several sets of the Delightful Daisies onto Deluxe Cardstock with Sap Green Archival Ink.  Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Next, stamp the Delightful Daisy Leaves with Olive Archival Ink and heat emboss.
  • Now, stamp a large leaf cluster from the Leafy Accents with Olive Ink and heat emboss.
  • On a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface, swipe the following Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed.
  • Now, spritz the ink until little beads or droplets form.
  • Swipe the stamped and embossed daisies through the inky puddles.  Heat Dry.  The embossed areas will pop back through the ink as you dry them.
  • Next, die cut with the matching Delightful Daisies Die.  Then shape the layers with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.
  • For the leaves, follow the same procedure, but use Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape the leaf cluster  with the 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.
  • Fill the centers with Czech Beads and set aside to dry.
  • Arrange as seen in the photo.
Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Finishing Details

Cut a tag from the paper collection and adhere to the side of the card.  Top with a daisy, leaf and bow.  Type the phrase on paper and adhere to the tag.

Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Add pockets to the inside of the card and fill with lovely little treats.  Die cut the doily from the Rounded Window Frame Die.  Fold in half and adhere to form a little chocolate pocket.

A simple bookmark and a card front fill one pocket.

Wrap a tea bag and a cookie  up in designer paper to add extra sweetness to the card.  Add a vintage silver plate teaspoon to turn a card into a gift!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over to see what delights the rest of the team have prepared for you:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ GlendaVicki  ♥ Monica CandyEls

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 3rd.  A winner will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog and announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5th. The winner will then have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim the prize. Please write “Winner of the January Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Did I share some tips, tricks and Ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures?  Please let me know in the comment section below.  And look for the linked supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks so much for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Time for Home Winter Blues Shaker Card Reneabouquets snowflake frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Ciao Bella Time for Home  Shaker Card that is sure to chase away your winter blues!  The image inside the shaker frame reminds me so much of the home I grew up in.  Our house was situated in exactly the same spot as the one pictured here.    Living in Vermont, the streetlights came on around 3:30 in the afternoon during the winter months. The snow would glow with soft blue shades as the winter darkness closed in. And climbing that long icy hill in the dreary month of January was no picnic!  But there would be a hot cuppa, and a still-warm slice of Mom’s homemade bread waiting for me.  That promise of warmth and comfort kept me putting my feet one in front of the other as I trudged along past mammoth sized snowbanks, surrounded by the solitude that only winter provides.

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card: The Details

I’ve adorned this 5 1/2″ square card with lovely triple loop bow tied from grey plaid Really Reasonable Ribbon.  White Iridescent Metallic String adds a subtle shimmer to the bow cluster as well.   Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves , flowers, pearls and a lovely snowflake frame add winter beauty to the card design.

TIP:  Adhere the shaker frame on the diagonal to create this pleasing diamond shape.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card is very simply lined with more of the beautiful papers from this collection.  I created a small tea bag pocket and tucked in a fussy cut tag from the collection to complete the card design.

I have warm memories of my childhood home, but I must confess to you, I’m awfully glad to have married a Southern boy!  I find our North Carolina winters a LOT easier to endure than the ones from my childhood!

I hope I shared a some tips, tricks 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.

Stay cozy!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Crush Cards

Authentique Crush Love is an Adventure Envelope Flip Book by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Crush Cards and Folio

Hello Friends!  Love is in the air!  For this Throwback Thursday I have a trio of paper pretties made with Authentique Crush.  This collection was released in 2014, but I still love the pink and aqua color palette, the pretty patterns and the delightful images.  I pulled it out of the Closet of Shame and spent two delightful days creating these sweet projects.  You might have these papers in your stash, so I thought I would share them here.

Authentique Crush Envelope Flip Book

Remember the Carta Bella Home Again Envelope Flip Book Tutorial I shared with you at the beginning of this week? This is the folio base I built in the tutorial.  I just dressed it up in these pretty Valentine’s Day papers.

TIP: Add round elements to a square or rectangular card to offer contrast.  This lovely vintage clock cabochon and silver sentiment charm do the trick.

TIP: Mixed metals?  Unify them with a little white chalk paint.  I painted the arrow, the base for the clock cabochon and the key so they would all match.  It also lends a shabby chic finish to the folio design.

Black houndstooth check ribbon ties in with the design paper and helps to anchor all these pastel colors.  Use it for the ribbon closure.  Tie loopy bows with black micro gingham ribbon and tuck in with the flower clusters.

A Peek Inside

True confessions: I had planned to do a video tour of this little folio, but it sold in the Etsy Shop, and I packed it up and shipped it…then I said, “oops!”  Sorry about that!  You can watch the video tour of the Carta Bella Envelope Flip Book to see how all the parts work together.  But I’ll just show you inspiration pictures of this project.

These are little magnetic flap elements.  Don’t you just love these images?

Pocket insert folio.

Gift packet with decorative belly band.  Create the envelope with an Envelope Punch Board.

Valentine treats!

Authentique Crush Vintage Style Card

Authentique Crush Vintage Style Valentine by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Next I made a 5″ x 7″ vintage style Valentine.  Once again, I used circular elements to offset the sharp corners of the card.

The inside is sweet and simple with a little treat pocket and a blank die cut panel for a personal greeting.

Authentique Crush Shaker Card

This little shaker card might just be my favorite of the trio.  The 4 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ base was made with an off cut from die cutting the frame.  Back the frame with clear cardstock (acetate) then line the solid portions of the frame with 1/8″ wide foam tape to create the shaker element, For fun, I punched out the little ticket from the elements sheet and let it float freely in the shaker mix.

Shaker cards are like a toy.  They delight me!

This little felt heart element is made with some of my old Tammy Tutterow Spellbinder dies. Tie a bitty  key and heart shaped lock to a metal arrow and adhere to the felt for a unique and perfect Valentine embellishment.

Loopy black micro gingham bows and bitty buttons  go so well with this paper collection!

And here’s a peek inside.  A simple side pocket with a chocolate treat and a blank sentiment panel for writing mooshy greetings finish things off nicely.

I think these would be so cute as part of a Valentine’s display.  Although the folio has sold, the shaker card and the vintage style card are still available in my ETSY shop at the time of this posting.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  And I hope you dust of some of your stash and make something beautiful, too!  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: since this is a Throwback Thursday project, some of the items I have used are no longer available for purchase.  I will link whenever possible.  Use goodies from your stash to substitute for retired items.

Carta Bella Home Again Shaker Card

Carta Bella Home Again Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Home Again Shaker Card: Let Them Eat Cake!

Hello, Friends!  This Carta Bella Home Again Shaker card is sweet and simple, just like a good homemade cake!  The 5″ x 6 3/4″ top fold card base is made with an off cut from the Carta Bella Home Again Envelope Flip Book that I shared with you yesterday.

Die cut frames work really well as shaker elements.  Simply back the solid portion of the frame with clear cardstock, add a few layers of 1/8″ foam strips and you have a wonderful shaker frame.

The image inside the frame is a 3″ x 4″ journaling card that I topped with a chipboard piece from the Home Again collection.  Add a few small pearl buttons to the shaker mix and the card is basically done. Just add some soft white Petaloo flowers (retired) and some Bay Leaf Seam Binding and you are good to go.

Carta Bella Home Again Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The inside is sweet and simple as well. Dress up the die cut sentiment panel with a sticker and scrap of designer paper.

Add gussets to a 3″ x 4″ journal card to turn it into a pocket.  Tuck in a tea bag, chocolate (color matched, of course!) and a little tag to complete the card.

I wish I had this jade cake plate in my stash!  It takes me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen.  She had a small collection of jade cups and bowls. I think they came as a bonus  in boxes of laundry detergent, if you can believe that!  They’d be worth a small fortune now.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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