Friday, October 23, 2015

Santa's Coming Shaker Card

Who is ready for the holidays?  It's coming up fast.....time to make those holiday cards!  And we have a load of inspiration for just that all this month here at The Rubber Cafe'!  The KOTM is full of gorgeous papers, embellishments and stamps and today, I'm sharing a fun shaker card!

Base:  4&1/4 by 5&1/2" kraft cardstock card

First Layer: 4" by 4" square of green festive word patterned paper, 4" by 2" piece of dot patterned paper.  Glue green word to the top of card base using Scrap Happy Glue.

Next Layer:  Cut a 4" by 1" strip of green cardstock wrap with red ribbon, you'll have these pieces ready to assemble:

Next glue the dot pattern to the bottom of the base.  Then add bow to the red ribbon strip and use a bit of thread to tie on the word charm.  Glue to card about 1&1/4" from bottom of the dot paper, then add red lace trim along bottom edge.

Shaker box:  Start with a 3&1/2" by 2&1/2" base of red cardstock.  Cut a 3&1/4" by 2&1/4" piece of Santa/Village patterned paper and glue to the red base.  Cut a 3&1/4" by 2&1/4" piece of kraft cardstock, and cut out the center leaving a 1/4" border.  I do this using the measurements on my paper trimmer, you could also use a craft knife.

Cut out a 3&1/4" by 2&1/4" piece of acetate and glue to the back of the 1/4" kraft frame using Scrap Happy Glue.

Add a layer of foam tape around the edges of this frame to create the shaker (I use a double layer because of the thickness of my foam want a good 1/8" at least), then put a few of the sequins on the center of the Santa/Village piece, then remove the foam tape backing and adhere it over the sequins:

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and village on kraft cardstock using Festive Berries Distress Ink.

TIP: to get a good clean image, coat the stamp with Versamark ink first, stamp off on scrap paper, then coat the stamp with the distress ink.  The Versamark helps the ink hold to the stamp for a cleaner image.

Fussy cut the village and glue to the bottom edge of the shaker box using Scrap Happy Glue.

Trim the sentiment into a banner, and mat on red cardstock.  Glue to the top of the shadow box.  Glue entire shadow box to the top of the card.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....stop back soon for more holiday inspiration!!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Creative Christmas
Home for the Holidays
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Christmas
Ink/Color:  Festive Berries Distress Ink 
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Christmas
ribbon, word charm

1 comment:

Lucy E. said...

I love this fun and festive card!