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Shaker Cards Bring Joy!

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!

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

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.

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

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.

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

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.

 

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

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….

 

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Simple Little Snowflakes

I guess in reality snowflakes are not very simple.  They are these complicated little pieces of beauty that I like to see come and go… FAST!  I'm just praying this side of the East Coast doesn't see snow like they did last year. Tonight was a simple night for me.  I made it that way.  I had quite a few complicated issues that needed to be tended to and I pushed them all to the side so I could make a complicated card.  Ahhhh… it's the simple things! Right?  Of course one card ended up taking a few right turns but the other one I'm sharing is simple as can be!

If you are a Big Shot fan you will dig this.  In the Mini catalog there is a beautiful Decorative Strip for the Big Shot called Northern Frost (#120901).  BEAUTIFUL snowflakes that are so delicate. The Decorative Strips are great for card makers and scrapbookers.  Check this out:

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

See how delicate they are?  I placed the Antique Brads into the center of each of them and then sprayed it with Shimmer Mist (that's a little Frost Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mixed together).  Love this antique look/feel that comes from this card. 

Then the night took a few turns and the sewing machine came to life.  Here is what happened then:

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

I layered those delicate snowflakes onto each other and they just made me melt.  I sprayed the entire Vanilla cardstock piece with Shimmer Mist which the camera does NOT like to photo.  It really makes it look over done and from my eyeball view it's not.  Pffft!  Then I added the ribbon with the sewing machine and I fell in love with this vintage winter card.  <sigh> Overall, very glad I have the Northern Frost Decorative Strip because I see many more cards in my future. 

I didn't get a chance to write or create much this weekend as my little family kept me busy.  We had a great weekend.  I am completely drawn to the fall colors here in Virginia.  It's so stunning!  I wanted to get a few pics of the kids with the leaves in the distance and here are the little ham bones in action. 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

The first picture of them running holding hands makes me smile.  The best part was they were not "coached" to hold hands.  They just did it!  This brings a big smile to my face.  Now the biggest boy of all didn't get his picture taken because he was a little sad faced.  Russ has a new hobby playing with RC planes.  It was kinda the reason for going to the big field.  I of course had a different agenda!  He was so excited to fly one of his planes.  We watched it go up…. and immediately right DOWN…in pieces!  That's when his face turned pretty sad.  Luckily these are not the expensive planes and made just for new RC guys like himself.  Needless to say we picked up the pieces and came home.  I think Russ is going to practice a little more on the simulator.  *smile*

Well thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your week is simply amazing!