Friday, March 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Today Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Whenever I send out my monthly Online Stamp Class card kits, I always try to include a special thank you card. Last month for the Celebrate Today class, I made a shaker card. My very first attempt at making a shaker card EVER in the 9 years I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. What has taken me so long? They are so fun!!

Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Paper: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Gold Glimmer, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, Itty Bitty Star Punch, Project Life Label Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold EP, Dimensionals. Lots and lots of Dimensionals!

Here are a few pictures to help explain just how easy it is... 

First I cut out the balloon shape using the Balloon Framelits that coordinate with the Celebrate Today stamp set (page 11 of the Occasions Catalog). Then I cut out a piece of Window Sheet (page 192) that was larger than the cutout. Using Fast Fuse adhesive (because it's extra sticky and super strong) adhere the square of Window Sheet to the backside of your balloon cutout. Like this:

Next, using a bazillion Dimensionals, frame your cutout:

If I remember correctly, I think it took 21 Dimensionals to surround the balloon cutout. You do not want to leave any gaps between them. You want to place them as close as possible so none of your "confetti" will fall out. Stampin' Up! does sell Shaker Frames that are pre-cut circles of Dimensional material (page 205), but they were too small to fit around the balloon cutout. Thus I improvised and it turned out great!

I used the Gold Sequin Trim to fill my balloon. Just slide the individual sequins off of the strings. 

I probably used around 60 individual sequins for each card (Yes. I counted. OCD much?). You could also use thick, chunky glitter or small paper punches. The Confetti Heart Border Punch (page 5) or the Confetti Stars Border Punch (page 45) featured in the Occasions Catalog would work perfect for this project. Which means I guess I need to order them. ;)

After filling your cutout with "confetti", remove the backs off of the Dimensionals and adhere whatever Designer Series Paper or card stock you want to show through your cutout. I used a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP from the Sale-A-Bration promotion (find out how you can het it FREE through March 31st!)

To adhere your shaker to your card base, simply place more Dimensionals (didn't I say you needed lots and LOTS of Dimensionals?!) around the edges of your card front and adhere it to the base. BOOM! You now have a shaker card!

Here are all of my pieces before I assembled my cards:

My shaker card fronts are ready to be adhered to the card bases. NOTE: If you plan on doing any stamping on your shaker fronts, make sure you do that BEFORE you add any Dimensionals to the back. It's really awkward to try and stamp on cardstock that is not completely flat.

See how easy that was? I hope you won't wait nine years to try it like I did!!

REMEMBER!!!! Today is the LAST DAY you can join my Sheltering Tree March Online Stamp Class:

From now through March 20th, purchase the Sheltering Tree stamp set AND the Hardwood Background stamp from my Stampin' Up! website using the Hostess Code: PM2XM9RC and receive a FREE card kit from me featuring both stamp sets.

Sheltering Tree on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog
#137163 $24.95

Hardwood Background on page 175 of the "Big" Catalog
#133035 $13.95

If you already have either of these stamp sets, then simply place a qualifying order of any products of your choice in the amount of $38.90 from my Stampin' Up! website using the Hostess Code: PM2XM9RC by March 20th and you can still receive the FREE card kit.

Here are the four cards in the kit that will you will receive FREE with a qualifying purchase: 

For more Sheltering Tree inspiration, visit my Pinterest board: STAMPIN' UP! SHELTERING TREE

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Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a fabulous Friday!

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