I have a new shaker card for you today, one I invented. Or at least I’ve never seen it anywhere. Neither had Dina of Splitcoast Stampers who has scheduled me in for a tutorial the first week of January! So exciting.
Fortunately for me, I don’t have to wait for my tutorial to come out to show you my idea! This is a card I made for a friend who had twin baby girls. Before you open the shaker portion, this is what the card front looks like.
Here you can see the shaker emerge as the front panel is removed. The shaker window is underneath it.
And finally with the front panel fully removed, you can see the entire shaker. I filled the shaker with lots of sequins and confetti, a bit too much really. The little onesies are held by stretchy clear jewelry cord (clear thread works just as well) so they don’t go sideways or upside down. That idea came from Jennifer McGuire. I did find that they don’t move much as the sequins underneath them hold them in place so next time, if I use larger items held in my the clear stretchy cord (like the onesies), I will use a double layer of fun foam.
I thought this was a clever idea and I hope you do too. Please share this idea on your blog and share the link with your friends as long as you give me credit. Please keep on eye out for my Splitcoast Stampers tutorial and video on the first Wednesday of January!
Stamps: Altenew Baby Zoo, Card Directions-Clear Dollar Stamps (pull)
Ink: Versafine black
Paper: Echo Park
Accessories: tab die-PTI, stitched rectangles-SSS, sequins-Lucy’s Little Things, confetti-Martha Stewart, fun foam, clear jewelry cord-Michaels, onesie die-Lifestyle Crafts