Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pines - Playful Season

Hey Stamping Friends!!

Can I just admit something here a minute. I DISLIKE SHAKER CARDS!! Every time I try to make one, they just give me fits!!! This one included.

Stamps: Peaceful Pines
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Cherry On Top DSP
Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Circle Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cucumber Dotted Lace Trim, Dimensionals, Window Sheet

First off... I want a new camera!! 

It's bad enough when a card gives you fits, but then you can't even take a decent picture of it!! Can you tell I'm slightly frustrated by all of this? :)

So shaker cards. They always sound fun and look fun and are fun to send. But they are NOT fun to make. They are really not all that complicated to make. 
First... create a frame and glue a piece of Window Sheet to it. (TIP: Do NOT use any type of liquid glue for this. Glue Dots work so much better.) I made my frame by placing two Circle Framelits inside of each other and running it through the Big Shot. Very easy.
Next... Cut Dimensionals and place around the back of your frame.
Then... Place whatever elements you want to shake: glitter, sequins, etc. onto your background. I cut out some ornaments from the Peaceful Pines stamp set. I wanted to make it look like the ornaments had fallen off of the tree.
Finally... Attach your frame onto your background.

Pretty simple right? But what always seems to happen with me is my shaker elements stick to the sides of the Dimensionals and then instead of shaking, they just sort of hang there and don't move. And then I start banging the card around and the edges get bent and my frame comes loose and then... and THEN!!! Well you know the feeling... AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! 

Maybe there is some shaker card secret that I don't know about. If that's the case, fill me in. I'd like to be excited about making more of these.

I went outside my traditional Christmas box and went with some fun and playful colors. The sketch come from the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge: MOJO423

The circle element is what inspired me to make a shaker card. It might be awhile before I'm inspired to do that again. ;)

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to join my Snow Friends stamp class!!!

Here are all the details:

Purchase the Snow Friends Bundle #140844 on page 33 of the Handmade for the Holidays catalog (Do NOT buy them separately. You save 15% when you purchase the bundle.) from my Stampin' Up! website using Hostess Code: WESZYAJU by FRIDAY, November 13th and I will mail you a FREE card kit which will include all the supplies to create four fun cards featuring the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends Framelits. 

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Snow Friends Bundle #140844
3. Use Hostess Code: WESZYAJU
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

How fun is that?! You get to have your own stamp class without leaving your home!!!

Already have the Snow Friends Bundle but are interested in receiving the Snow Friends card kit? Then just place any $45 order on my website using Hostess Code: WESZYAJU and I will mail you the card kit. Just make sure and let me know.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you again soon.

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