Shaker Cards Bring Joy!
It doesn’t matter if you are 2 or 92, anyone that receives a shaker card gets joy out of shaking the card and hearing the razzle dazzle from the card. Not only does it bring joy it creates happiness.
I tested my own theory on my kids. They love when I make a card that moves, shakes and of course a card that holds green dollars with “certain” men on the front. Not all men on those dollars create that excitement. Do you know what I mean?
Seriously, I was fiddling in my office when Alexis walked in and I had this card sitting on my desk. She picks it up and immediately starts shaking it to death. She grins and I’m only praying that the foam tape (dimensionals) that I have placed securely around the portion of this shaker is holding on tight and we don’t have a massive shower of metallic stars everywhere. She created quite the shake on this card. The real joy was the smile it created for her.
Think about it… It BRINGS joy!
The true confession comes when I tell you I kinda cheated on this card.
I have the fun card kit in our Holiday Catalog called To You & Yours Shaker Cards and I’ve wanted to open it. But I have a disease called hoarding…. and all of those sequins and chunky clear glitter that comes with this kit pushes me over the edge to where I don’t want to use these precious little toys incase I run OUT of sequins. If you were sitting in my room with me RIGHT NOW you would be laughing so hard your head might roll! Me, run out of sequins… I’m one FUNNY girl.
I was so determined to use the bag of star sequins from the kit I over filled it. Now I have a perfect excuse to order more.
I started this card by using Crumb Cake cardstock. I have a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 on top of the card base that I stamped with Whisper White Craft ink and the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.
The shaker was created using the Banner Framelits. To create the shaker I die cut 3 banners using Whisper White, a Window Sheet and then the Soft Sky cardstock. I then die cut the Soft Sky banner with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies. I used the smallest tree in that framelit set.
I added one last detail to this card that’s kinda fun. I wanted a perfect snowy hill. I used one of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies to create the nice round edge.
Of course I felt compelled to embellish with a few of my favorites I have laying around such as a button, twine and a doily. I also used the Christmas Greetings Thinlits for my greeting. LOVE these die cuts.
I’m excited to send this card this year because I know it will bring joy to the person that receives it and they will shake it like crazy. I will continue to pray there are no areas breached and my beloved sequins will not go flying out of this card.
Are you ready to make Shaker Cards? If you are looking to create these with ALL the materials you need at your finger tips, Page 4 of the Holiday Catalog has the perfect start- To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit. Awesome kit, tons of sequins, and chunky clear glitter (be still my heart). Otherwise, get your sequin stash out and have fun. Unleash the sequins….