Baby It’s Cold Outside

Happy Friday, everybody! We’re down another week – and we’ll be down another month in just a few days! Time is flying by! I’m excited to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Since we still have a little bit more of the cold stuff ahead of us, I created a pretty Winter shaker note card featuring our Mini Shaker Window as well as our 4×6 Stars Stencil which I used for the night sky. I can only imagine how these cats feel looking out the window at the full moon in the starry sky, sparkling tall trees and snow banks! I’d be in love, lol!

I cut a standard A2 size card base from white cardstock and adhered a panel of patterned paper to it. I cut a panel of blue cardstock slightly larger than the shaker window, applied white paint over the 4×6 Stars Stencil with a dauber, then added a strip of glitter tall tree washi tape and two layers of snowbanks created from torn white cardstock. I traced the shape of the Mini Shaker Window on the panel, cut it out and adhered it to the back layer of the shaker. I always work from the bottom up when assembling shakers. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, then the acrylic layer (protective film removed), added white seed beads, and then adhered the top chipboard form which I colored with an alcohol marker.

I adhered a narrow strip of brown cardstock around the outside edge of the shaker to conceal the chipboard layers prior to adhering it to the card base. I adhered two die cut cats in front of the window, a vertical computer-generated sentiment down the left side and a very thin white cardstock strip down the right side to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of brown cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note, and layered it on brown cardstock.

And one more look… really loving how this shaker note card turned out! This was a fun little scene to create!

Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Window
4×6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Basis White cardstock, The Paper Cut Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up So Saffron cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Ink: Arteza alcohol marker- BR52
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cat dies, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Farmhouse White Ash paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads, Eyelet Outlet Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

5 thoughts on “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

  1. OH! This is awesome and definitely feels like the sentiment looking out of that window, great the cats are saying “I’m not going out there” hahaha. LOVE your daffodils Leslie.

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