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.
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!