Shabby Chic Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Winter songbirds like the one featured on the cover of this Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card cheer my heart. The non-traditional color palette of this paper collection unleashed my shabby chic side. So I layered on loads of beautiful flowers, snowy Christmas greenery, rusty jingle bells and trims to make this card sing. After auditioning several different types of ribbon, I decided a metallic string bow topped with an antique rhinestone button was the best option for the bow cluster. It added sparkle and shine, but seemed to fit best with the delicate snowflake frame. What do you think?
The Snowflake Shaker Frame
One of the things I love about this card design is the fact that it can be left out all winter long. It is not specifically a Christmas card. Here’s how I put this one together:
- First, create a 6×6 cardstock card base. Score in a 3/4″ spine on the top to make room for a box pocket.
- Next, choose a large card front from the paper collection and mat it on blush cardstock. Fussy cut the roses, bird and sentiment images from a 2nd pad of this paper.
- Now heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame with WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder. Let it cool.
- Then die cut clear cardstock with the largest Small Standard Circle Nestabilities Die. Adhere this to the back of the Snowflake frame.
- Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the frame.
- Then add sequins to the matted image in the area where you plan to adhere your frame.
- Once you have adhered the frame to the matted card front, place dimensionals on the back of the fussy cut images and adhere.
- Now you can layer in your flowers, greenery and embellishments.
The Bow Cluster
To create this simple, elegant bow cluster follow these steps:
- First, cut two long pieces of metallic string: one from iridescent Metallic String and one from Gold Metallic string. Make sure they are the same length. Mine were about 24″ long.
- Next, set the posts on your Bow -it- All Tool to 3″ wide.
- While holding both strands of metallic string together, wrap them around the posts and tie a loopy bow.
- Then adhere the bow to the side of the snowflake frame and top with a button. This vintage rhinestone button is from my Grammy’s button box.
- To balance the bow, die cut a dimensional star (link below) from silver metallic paper and tuck into the floral cascade on the right hand side of the card.
A Peek Inside
Create a box pocket and a little photo folio inside the card. Line the box pocket with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.
Now this card doubles as a gift as well as a photo folio. When the treats have been consumed, you still have a sweet little tag to enjoy. And you can store photos in the box pocket, too.
How do you feel about these pastel, non-traditional colors for Christmas? I enjoy them as a change of pace from the more traditional reds, greens, whites and blacks.
To see more cards made from Stamperia Pink Christmas and Sweet Christmas, please click HERE. and HERE.
Have you started making your Christmas projects yet? What are you working on? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Stamperia Pink Christmas Paper Pad
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Buttons, greenery, and Jingle Bells from my stash
Kathy, this one is just so gorgeous. Nothing I don’t like about it. Course, all your cards are that way, but something about this one, the colors maybe, not sure. But I do love it. Be safe & TYFS
This is beautiful. I like that it is a photo folio too.
Our holiday season is full of traditional and family decorations with which we decorate our trees and houses (both inside and outside). Your project certainly includes the quintessential elements of these Christmas decorations; but with a wonderful color twist. I love these elegant shaker cards you make and all the stunning accompanying embellishments and (most of all) those yummy “gifts” you always provide the expectant recipient! What a wonderful talented lady you are; and “Thank You” for sharing your tips and instructions.
Another awesome card. Such a cozy feeling card for winter.
OMG Kathy! I have never seen a more gorgeous card! It is literally breathtaking! Every element is so perfect and the composition is flawless (as usual)! You know how I also love non traditional Christmas colors, especially the pastels from Stamperia. They are absolutely divine. Your tag is so beautiful with the little ice skating girls and the snowflake charm. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty! I put it in my KBD folder on Pinterest in about a nanosecond! Hugs!
This is the only non-traditional Christmas collection my creative mind has accepted…couldn’t resist all those gorgeous pink roses! Your card is a work of paper art that is truly inspiring. Thanks for your detailed instructions, Kathy…much appreciated! I like combining fussy cut and dimensional embellishments. Well done!
Yesterday I got out my Christmas papers, including this collection. Yay! This is so gorgeous and timely. Thank you. Charlotte
Careful there girl…your creativity is showing! Wow, oh Wow! This just speaks to me! So much pretty pink and pale blue and just a gorgeous creation!
Oh what a GORGEOUS card! Love the colors and love the flowers, and Love the tag, I can’t believe your parted with one of your Grammy’s vintage rhinestone buttons – I don’t know if I could do that! Crafty Hugs, Christal
Gorgeous card, Kathy!! I love this paper collection and you did your magic with it for sure – love it!!!
Strikingly beautiful! Love the colors too! Your creativity knows no bounds, thanks for sharing!
Oh this is so exquisite Kathy!! So sweet, so gorgeous and so very YUMMY!!
Ohhhh my!!! This card is so sweet and so gorgeous! Luv these beautiful non traditional colors together! I think they are my favorite! And I absolutely luv that sweet rhinestone button with your silver and gold button …perfect!!! Luv your shaker …luv your flower arrangement …just luv it all outside and on the inside too! Pinks, shabby chic, vintage looking and Stamperia papers …what’s not to luv! Hugs, Suzy Q