September 27, 2016

Shaker Birthday Card

Hi All!

Well, yesterday we had an 80 degree summer day and today we definitely are experiencing autumn with temps in the low 60s. Yeesh! That was a drastic change. Based on the forecast, I think this is it. I love fall, but really would enjoy another month of summer temps. Oh well, this is Wisconsin and we get what we get!

Saturday morning I held a class and we made a shaker card. I will admit, I attempted one soon after the annual catalog came out and the result was NOT pretty. I don't know why, but when I made my sample for class, it was no issue! Here's the project:


I love the Cucumber Crush and Melon Mambo combo - that alone wants to me to yell "YAY!" 

A couple of tips for you:

    * I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut out the center of the Cucumber Crush panel. My border is 3/4" wide. The Stampin' Trimmer makes this process easy peasy.
    * With my Cucumber Crush piece laying on top of my heavy Whisper White card base, I lightly traced the opening onto the Whisper White card stock. Doing this allows you to see where you want to stamp your images.
    * Cut your window sheet to 1/4" to 3/8" smaller than your top panel. Apply your adhesive to the window sheet, center it on the back side of the Cucumber Crush panel and adhere.
    * Spread your shaker pieces over much of the panel. If you place them in a pile in the middle, they will get stuck once you adhere the card and they won't shake!
    * When adding the adhesive strips to the main panel, adhere the strips about 1/4" from the inside opening. This will prevent you from seeing the strips from the front of the card.
    * I made a cheater bow. I adhered the Thick Baker's Twine to the back side of the card and then tied a bow around the twine.

We had fun making this card. I hope you do too!

Happy Stamping!

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