Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card

Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to Choose Happy with a Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card.  Gorgeous aqua ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club are the perfect color match for this pretty botanical card.

Rows of Ribbon

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know how much I like to use ribbons as a border on a card.  Here you can see that I’ve actually created rows of ribbon on each end of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card.  On the right, Tropic Swiss Dots Satin makes the row of black buttons pop off the page.

Next, I built my own key embellishment with a large key and a bronze bee charm.  First I rubbed the key with Little Birdie Patina Wax.  Then it was the bee’s turn to get a vintage finish.  Finally, I super glued the bee t the key to create my own custom embellishment.

The flower cluster on the left is backed by a double row of ribbon.  First I attached Tropic Diamond Satin Ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  To add another layer of interest, I attached Tropic Swiss Dot Satin with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Next, tie a black burlap string bow to ground all those tropical hues.  Brush flowers with more of the Patina Wax and adhere on top of the bow cluster.  Finally, tap a resin keyhole with wax and tuck it into the bow arrangement.

The Shaker Window

Create the shaker window from one of the journal cards in the paper collection.

  • First, use a craft knife to cut out the white center of the journal card. This is easiest when you cut from corner to opposite corner in each direction.  Then you can get in with your scissors and neatly trim out all the white.
  • Then adhere a panel of clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the opening .
  • When your background is ready, you simply place your shaker elements on the background, then adhere the frame on top.  I built a little scene inside my window using the ephemera from the collection.  Then I added a few Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix just for fun.
A Peek Inside

Did I forget to mention that this is a tea party in a box?

No chocolate in this tea party because the weather is just too hot to send chocolate through the mail.  So I put in an extra pretty little spoon that my friend Sara Emily sent me in the mail.

I just love making these tea party in a box cards.  They make the best little gifts!

Did I share some ideas and tips that you can use in your next craft adventure?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card

  1. 1sassy1

    You created another beautiful card and I love that you created a slimline folio card. It’s lovely!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  2. Helen Budz

    This is such a lovely “tea party in a box”, Kathy. The papers and ribbons work so well together. The shaker element is a delightful finishing touch. Whenever you create your tea party gifts, you gather just the right combo for each one–like the pieces for this slimline card. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  3. MaryH

    I do try to “Choose Happy” – perfect mantra to remember every day! This is the perfect chocolate-box confection sweet, captivating, and just plain beguiling! I am always astounded how effortlessly you always come up with such beautiful and amazing confections of colors, prints and ephemera. That bee is so special after getting the “Kathy full treatment” – from plain to spectacular! I must say that magical closet of yours seems to contain an unending supply of lovely items. When we meet don’t be surprised if I bring a little shopping cart, (he, he, he.) I love reading the responses others make to your work; and, it is evident you have won many fans over in a special way – you touched their hearts, simply by being you.

  4. soozyb2013

    You got a little bit of everything going on in this project. Box cards, perfect for sending things inside. I love this one Kathy and those papers are so cute. :) Have a great day. We are in a heat wave at the moment and it’s just getting hotter and hotter each day. :( Hugs from me to you.

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Love this tea and goodies box card – that key with bee on top is the icing on the cake for me – beautiful and beautiful work – thanks for sharing your beautiful talent, again!!

  6. Claire Gagne

    This whole card is the “bees knees” for sure Kathy. Loving all the colors. Must be putting this one on my list of “to make”! Well done. Be well & TYFS

  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, your tea party in a box cards are just wonderful. The slim line design works so well with the box card. Your flowers and ribbons are absolutely gorgeous. Of course the first thing that caught my eye was that cute bee on the key and those darling gingham buttons. Love the contrast with that pretty ribbon border strip. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  8. Aletta

    I don’t think there has ever been a card or project you have made that I didn’t like. This one is, as usual, fantastic. Thank you so much for your beautiful examples.

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