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Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial

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Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial: June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the 3rd installment of our Fairy Month Tutorials, and our June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month.  If you missed out on the Fairy Tag Box Tutorial and the Fairy Banner Tutorial, you can get caught up now.

Once again, we will be using products from Ciao Bella Enchanted Land and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.  I’ve also tagged the Enchated Land products in the video as they are a little bit hard to find.

Before we jump to the video tutorial, I’d like to share a few of my favorite elements on this lovely card.

The Fairiest of Them All Shaker Box

This might be one of my very favorite shaker box projects, friends.  I hope you can spy the sweet little mushroom house in the corner of the Reneabouquets Blue Patina Violet Frame.  My goal was to create an illusion of our lovely “Fairiest of Them All” floating above her mushroom mansion. I think I want to  live there when I grow up.  How about you?

See that pretty metal clip in the top left hand corner?  It’s actually a bookmark, and slides out from behind the front cover.  It’s another goodie from the Reneabouquets shop.  I attached a sweet fairy trinket charm below the cabochon, but it flipped when I was taking this photo.  It shows up in other photos, though.

The Woodland Snail

Snail images fill me with delight.  How about you?  This handsome woodland snail is moon-bathing on a wooden stump surrounded by fragrant flowers and soft feathers left behind by a sweet songbird. .  Our fairy spilled some of the “Dreams Come True” beads from her magical bottle, so he’s having lovely dreams.

TIP:  Save the center from chipboard wreaths!  The leafy chipboard piece beneath our wood slice was once the center of a chipboard wreath!

Butterfly Airlines

Our Fairiest of Them All travels in style on a glittering butterfly steed.  Looks like some of the Dreams Come True beads spilled out as they were coming in for a landing, doesn’t it?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a quick peek inside the card.  You will see more details, learn how to create the shaker box and the card front in the video tutorial below.

Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this video tutorial.

We have one more week of Fairy Month tutorials to look forward to.  Next Wednesday will be our Flower of the Month tutorial.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about Fairy Month, and am open to suggestions for other themed monthly tutorials.  Next month will be Christmas in July, but would you enjoy a sunflower themed month?  Maybe sewing?  Or beach?  Let me hear from you in the comment section below, and I’ll see what I can do.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And I’ve provided basic measurements in the description box below this video on my YouTube channel.

Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!




Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card

Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  I had so much fun putting this Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card together for you today.  This new release from my friends at Spellbinders ticks of a lot of my favorite boxes.  Beachy Theme?  Check!  Pretty color palette?  Check!  Patterns that work together?  Check!  All that and more, so I’m excited the share the details with you!

Step Out Fancy Fold Card Design

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Y’all know how much I enjoy making fancy fold cards.  It took me about a half a second to decide to use this collection of papers, ephemera and embellishments on a fancy fold card base.  I wanted more room to spread out than a typical step out card base allowed, so I kind of made up my own measurements to fit my vision for this card.  Here’s what i did:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 5″ panel of white cardstock.
  • Next, score the paper at 3 1/2″, 7″ and 10 1/2″.  Don’t fold yet!  (You’ll have a 1 1/2″ short flap on the right hand side of the card base.  Don’t worry about that.  It’s part of the plan.  Stick with me, and it will all come round right.
  • Place the 5″ side of your scored card base on the rail of your precision trimmer.  Line your blade up at 2 1/2″ and cut from the 3″ score line to the 9″ score line.
  • Fold the 3″ score line as a mountain fold.
  • Then fold the top half of the 6″ score line as a valley fold.  Now fold the top of the 9″ score line as a mountain.
  • Next fold the bottom half of the 6″ score line as a mountain fold. Then fold the bottom half of the 9″ score line as a valley.  Fold the card and crease.
  • Now cut a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel from the off cut of the same white cardstock and adhere it just to the right of the 9″ Score line.
  • From left to right you will have the following:  3 1/2″ x 5″ panel; (2) 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panels; 2 more 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panels; then a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel.
The Shaker Element

Die cut the Coastal Escape View dies from gold mirror cardstock.  Then adhere acetate and foam strips to the back to make the shaker window.  Fill with sequins and beads and embellish with the Bayview ephemera pack.

TIP:  Fussy cut words from the 12×12 paper pack and add to the card as sentiments.

Dressing up the inside panels of the card with ephemera is lots of fun.  My lovely blue whale was just a tiny bit too long for the panel, so I cut off his tail and added it to the adjacent panel.  I actually really like the way this looks.

Pocket and Tag

Create a pocket on the right hand panel, then fill it with a pretty die cut tag (linked below).  The base layer of this tag is cut from mirror cardstock.  Then I die cut the “Create a Decorative Tag” using patterned paper and the inset dies to go over the top.  Then write a simple sentiment on white cardstock and add some beachy charms and gold string and you’re all done!

I added  a panel of blank white cardstock to the back of the card so there’s a place to add a  note.

You’ll see more of this pretty collection and a really fun folio project in my Wonderful Wednesday Wildcard tutorial tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Spellbinders Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial

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Spellbinder’s Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today we have a Spellbinders Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial to share with  you.  This bright and sunny card also uses the Vista View Window Dies and happy papers from Carta Bella Here, There and Everywhere collection.  It’s the perfect card for your favorite gardener or plant mom.  And it is so much fun to make!

There is so much to love about this Botanical Solarium die set!  First, can you spy the adorable gardening tools on that potting shed bench?  I don’t know what it is about little detail dies like this, but they make my heart happy!

Then, can we talk about the terra cotta pots?  The detail on these is amazing, but they are so quick and easy to make.

Chippy Mixed Vista View Window and Rustic Potting Bench

Let’s talk for a minute about that chippy potting shed window frame.  It turned out just the way I imagined it in my head.  You might like to  know how I did it, so here are the details.

  • First die cut two of the Vista View Window Frames from heavy kraft cardstock.
  • Next, ink the frames with a brown ink, like Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Now, thin out a bit of chalk paint and dry brush it lightly over the window frame.

TIP: To dry brush means to pick up a bit of paint on your brush, then wipe most of it off on a piece of scrap paper or on your craft sheet.  Then lightly brush over the surface.  It makes the details like the embossed areas of the frame pop.

  • Dry the frame with your heat tool, then very lightly skip over it again with the Gathered Twigs Ink.
  • Finish with a few light mists of a metallic spray.  I used a copper mist on my frame.

I explain the rest of the process for creating the shaker window in the video below.

A Peek Inside

More cheery papers line the inside of this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  And, of course, there’s a pocket!


Fill the pocket with a sunny little bookmark, an embossed sheet of note paper, and a tea wallet envelope made with scraps of designer paper.  Oh, and don’t forget to tuck in the honey stick!

Spellbinders Botanical Solarium  Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Now grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.


Suddenly, I feel as though I  need to go dig in the dirt.  How about you?

You can find a linked supply  list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card

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Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Mintay Spring is Here

Hello, Friends!  If you’re longing for a bit of springtime, this Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card should brighten up your day.  Trimmed out with lovely Really Reasonable Ribbon Coral Rose Mini Check, lots of pretty flowers, and a window box filled with blooming daffodils, this card is springtime on paper!

I made a banner for the RRR February Blog Hop with this same  Spellbinders Vista View Window Die.  But I thought it would be fun to show another way to use this die set.  This time I added the cute window box dies below the window frame, then filled it up with fussy cut daffodils.

Don’t you wish you could walk out into that pretty scene behind the window panes?

A Peek Inside

I also added a little flap page and pocket combo on the inside.

TIP: Create a pretty stationery post card panel to tuck inside the flap pocket.  Emboss just the top of the paper with a 3D Embossing Folder to create a classy looking note!

TIP: Add a little Baker’s Twine to a tag and a tea wallet to really dress them up.  It’s almost like getting an Easter basket in the mail, isn’t it?

If you haven’t taken a peek at RRR’s Spring Ribbon collection in a while, you might want to pop over and see all the pretty colors, textures and patterns that are available.

I hope I shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your springtime crafty adventures.  It’s so  nice to be able to break out our spring papers and play as we wait for winter to pass.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  I hope you have a joyful and creative day!




Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card for RRR


Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a super sweet Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card to share with you.  It’s all dressed up in beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The happy vibe and bright colors are like a tonic in the middle of winter, and remind us that spring will be back before we know it!

Remember being a kid and catching ladybugs?  Trap one carefully between your palms and then recite, “Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home,” as those tiny legs tickle your hands.  Open your thumbs just enough to let that little ladybug crawl back out into the sunlight, then watch her fly away home as directed.  Ah, the simple joys of childhood!  I think perhaps that’s why I let this collection fall into my cart.  Well, that and the lovely red, aqua and black color palette!

Dots and Checks

This card is a study in dots and checks, isn’t it?   Black 3/8″ Satin Swiss Dots ribbon forms the borders at the top and bottom of the card while 5/8″ Houndstooth Plaid makes for a perky bow beneath my floral arrangement.  We have aqua checks in the background paper and little floral dots in the accent paper.  I didn’t realize it while I was making the card, but I certainly see it now, and I like what I see!

A Peek Inside

The inside of this cheery card has lots of fun surprises built into the design.  I’ve used a Peppermint Baker’s Twine bow to secure the flap page.  Simply wrap the twine around the panel before you adhere it to the card base.

There’s a cute little pocket/tag combo and a bit of chocolate hiding behind that flap as well as room to write a little note.


And of course, there’s a pocket!  This one is filled with a red and black teabag, honey crystal packet and a little magnet or door knob hanger.  This bright and happy card is sure to brighten up even the coldest, greyest winter day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friend!