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