live your dream shaker card

Hi friends! Happy Thursday! Is the weather still pretty chilly where you are or is it warming up any? We are seeing very gradual increases in our temps during the day although we did recently get more snow, and we sure need the moisture. Overall, though, our winter has been pretty mild so we’ll probably have a warm summer! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty encouragement card in a green and pink color combo featuring our Mini Shaker Milk-Can and our 5×9 Circles Dots Stencil. Both products are new in the store and really fun to play with!

Let me start with an up-close shot of the Mini Shaker Milk-Can which I created first. Several of the embellishments are recycled from a tag my friend Ginny (from Polly’s Paper Studio) included in one of my orders a number of years back. The tag was super adorable so I kept it… but it got damaged while we were full-time RVers and I didn’t want to throw the entire thing away, so I salvaged the bow, the bird and the ticket. I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard back along with a small paper doily, a punched circle from another patterned paper, and the ticket. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, added white sequins, and adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed) along with the remaining chipboard form. I adhered the bird on a die cut branch, three paper flowers, a charm, and the bow with hot glue.

I cut a mini slimline card base from 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from 80# Solar White cardstock and patterned paper. Using the 5×9 Circles Dots Stencil with a dauber and green and pink distress inks, I stenciled the design on the white cardstock panel. I adhered the short patterned paper panel to the bottom, inked the edges, and adhered the panel to the card base. I die cut a shape from green cardstock using a labels die and adhered it to the card front. I adhered the finished shaker along with some iridescent gemstones which completed the front of the card.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more peek… this shaker was super fun to create, along with the stenciled background, and I’m thrilled with how the card turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. International Art & Soul: #130 – Include A Circle (charm, sequins and gemstones :)
2. Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #171 – Use A Stencil
3. My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #478 – Technique Formatting of 3 or More Layers
4. Through The Craft Room Door: March 29th Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Milk-Can
5×9 Circles Dots Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown and Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio patterned papers
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream Big stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt ink; Ranger mowed lawn and picked raspberry distress inks
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows branch die, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer; recycled bow, bird die cut and ticket ephemera; Doodlebug Design white sequins, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun, Big Shot, small white paper doily from Janis, Funkie Junkie Boutique charm, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Darice iridescent gemstones

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,

RIP

Howdy, peeps! Happy St. Patty’s Day to ya! The weekend is almost here and I hope you have something fun planned! Our weather is starting to warm up and it’s just beautiful outdoors! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m back this morning to share another sample I created a while back for Prickley Pear Stamps – a fun Halloween card with a coffin that opens up to reveal shaker elements and die cut bones inside! Bahahaha… I had THE best time creating this! This card features our Dancing Skeleton stamp set and coordinating Dancing Skeleton die set along with the inside sentiment from our Bats 2 stamp set.

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock along with a wood-look layering panel from My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody paper pad which I adhered to the card base. I added a light brown cardstock strip down the left side of the card front that I embellished with a strip of Eyelet Outlet gold film strip washi tape and clear bling colored with a brown alcohol marker. Using the Dancing Skeleton stamp set, a piece of acetate, and several double-sided adhesive foam strips, I created a 3-D coffin shaker which I embellished with some paper flowers. I stamped the RIP sentiment (from the same stamp set) in the lower right corner prior to adhering the coffin to the front of the card.

Here’s a shot of the open coffin revealing bones die cut from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock using the Dancing Skeleton die set. The shaker filler consists of spider confetti from stash, Pretty Pink Posh Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields Sequin Mix, and Doodlebug Design Orange Sequins. I added homemade hinges and a small magnet closure.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the wood-look paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the Bats 2 stamp set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and layered the panel on light brown cardstock.

And one more look… so so so happy with how this turned out! These stamp sets (and dies) are amazing and create some of the most fun cards!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #3-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: March #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #121 – Anything Goes Always
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #163 – Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #440 – Anything Goes
6. The Creative Crafters: #50 – Anything Goes
7. Through The Craft Room Door: March Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #03 March – Anything Goes

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Dancing Skeleton stamp set
Dancing Skeleton die set
Bats 2 stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody 6×6 designer paper pad
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol marker- 465-Natural Browns
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grafix Craft Plastic, spider confetti from stash, Pretty Pink Posh Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields Sequin Mix, Doodlebug Design Orange Sequins, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, Eyelet Outlet Gold Film Strip washi tape, Eyelet Outlet clear bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Merry Christmas Step Card Shaker

11/26/21 Top 3 at Crafty Catz!
12/1/21 Winner at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
12/15/21 Honorable Mention at Christmas Craft Creations!

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Seems I’m always in Christmas mode so I created a classic step card and added a snowflake shaker element which I filled with our Snowflake Sequins. I used clear gemstones from our Clear Jewel Bling and Clear Bling Strips to embellish the snowflakes on the front of the shaker.

I used a step card die set to cut the card base from CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock along with layers from CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock and Hot Off The Press Snowfall 6×6 double-sided papers which I adhered to the card base. I built the shaker element with the Hot Off The Press Snowflakes Ornament Chipboard, using the Snowfall patterned paper for the inside and added several additional die cut rings (using two circle dies) cut from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock to make it just a tad deeper and then filled it with our Snowflake Sequins. I painted the outside rim and edge silver with a Posca Silver paint pen and colored the snowflakes on the front of the shaker with alcohol markers in blue tones, adding clear gemstones from our Clear Jewel Bling and Clear Bling Strips to embellish them. I adhered a tied snowflake ribbon to the top and added a sentiment stamped in blue ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set to complete the card.

Here are a few more shots of this awesome card.

And one more peek of the card folded flat for mailing. I sure do love how this turned out! Shakers are among my all-time favorites!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #11 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Thanks/Thankfulness
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #11 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #288 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Christmas Craft Creations: November – Fun Fold

5. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: November – Something that starts with U, V and/or W (winter)
6. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #573 – Anything Goes with optional Add Some Metal
8. Creative Creases: #19 – Anything Goes with a Fun Fold
9. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
10. Di’s Digi Challenge: Lots of Layers
11. Dragonfly Dreams: November – Christmas/Winter
12. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #62 – Christmas

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Snowflake Sequins
Clear Jewel Bling
Clear Bling Strips

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstockNeenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Hot Off The Press Snowfall 6×6 double-sided papers
Stamps: Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- B29/32/37; Posca Silver paint pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink
Dies/Punches: Creative Craft Products High Center Stepper Card die set, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small die sets
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Hot Off The Press snowflakes Ornament Chipboard, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Really Reasonable Ribbon Beautiful Blues Ribbon Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday, Gnomie!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope your week is going well! Can you believe another month is almost behind us?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in with a fun shaker card I created with the adorable Trinity Stamps Just For You stamp set along with the coordinating Just For You die set. Trinity Stamps has been celebrating their 3rd birthday all month long (and I took advantage of a great birthday sale and bought several stamp and die sets), so I thought it only fitting to share a birthday card! I sure do love me some gnomes and they have some of the cutest! ;)

I cut a square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, and cut a square aperture with a My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Square STAX die along with a frame from CutCardStock Basis Magenta 80# cardstock which I adhered to the outside of the aperture. Using the Trinity Stamps Just For You stamp set, I stamped the gnome on Solar White cardstock, colored her with alcohol markers, and cut her with the coordinating Just For You die set. I used my oh so lonely We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to seal a large pouch filled with Melted Icicle Clear Twinkle Sequin Confetti Mix and adhered it to the back side of the front flap so it was visible through the aperture. I adhered a second piece of white cardstock with a square aperture on the back side of the front flap to conceal the edges of the pouch. I stamped and die cut the sentiment, and adhered it beneath the aperture. The finishing touch was the addition of some pink bling.

I embellished the inside flap with patterned paper, and adhered the stamped, colored and die cut gnome in the center so she was visible through the aperture.

And one more peek… such a super cute stamp set! Thanks, Trinity Stamps, for celebrating your 3rd birthday and for having such an awesome sale! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Magenta 80# cardstock, Hot Off The Press Sweet Pea 6×6 papers
Stamps: Trinity Stamps Just For You stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Woodland Greens Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Royal Purples Collection, Flamingo Pinks Collection, Honey Amber Collection; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS9; Pentel Slicci Silver pen, Catherine Pooler Pucker Up ink
Dies/Punches: Trinity Stamps Just For You die set, My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Square STAX
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Trinity Stamps Melted Icicle Clear Twinkle Sequin Confetti Mix, Eyelet Outlet Pink Jewel Bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this cute birthday shaker card! I love celebrating birthdays, I love shaker cards and I love gnomes, so this was definitely a win-win! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

If you’ve got it, haunt it!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I used the fun Haunt It stamp set for this fun shaker card which I paired with several awesome coordinating Halloween papers! So hard to believe it’s almost Halloween… then comes Thanksgiving… and then comes Christmas! This year has literally flown by!

I love shaker cards and this was so fun! I created a 5-1/2″ square top folding card base and adhered the layered front panel. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the round shaker element, built the layers and threw in some Halloween confetti, sequins and seed beads. The final touch was the addition of a black enamel dot in each corner.

I embellished the inside panel with paper and cardstock strips, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… can’t get over how fun this is! Love this stamp set!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog: #263 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Gals Corner: #212 – Halloween Colors
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Halloween or Harvest

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Darice black textured cardstock, Amerian Crafts Halloween 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories: Scotch ATC, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Halloween confetti, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter Sequins and Marshmallow Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields and Elegant Winter sequin mixes, Darice black gemstones

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s Your Birthday

8/1/20 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hello again, friends! I’m back with the other card I finished up yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. It’s been a while since I’ve made a shaker card so I figured it was about time because they are SO fun! I’m entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the themes to choose from are Summer, Celebrations, Child Birthday or Christmas. I chose Child Birthday in hybrid form with digital and clear stamping.

I created the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the lower right corner. I used bright and cheerful birthday papers from one of my favorite paper pads. I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it with a circle die. I also cut the craft plastic with the same die and then cut a frame with that die and one slightly smaller. Using those two dies, I cut another ‘frame’ from teal craft foam to adhere beneath the pink cardstock frame. I love the colored foam to peek out from the edge of a frame or image! The shaker filler is a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the striped paper and the pink cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in Ranger picked raspberry archival ink. I colored the tiny stars in the sentiment with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

And one more peek… so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! I think our middle granddaughter will love this for her birthday in October! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #20 – Birthday
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #140 – Happy Birthday
4. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #171 – Birthday
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: All Dressed Up Abi Ballerina digital image, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 405; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- BP1, PP1, FS7; Ranger picked raspberry archival ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Grafix craft plastic, Darice teal craft foam, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Easter

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! I have a fun project to share – an adorable Easter shaker card! I absolutely love shaker cards and it’s been a while since I created one so I figured it was about time. ;)

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The background panel is silver foil cardstock. I adhered a stitched rectangle die cut on top of that with a layered horizontal strip. I used a super cute Polkadoodles digital image along with a couple of my favorite stitched oval dies to cut the image and create the frame. I used acetate and shaker filler from my stash to complete the shaker.

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a layered Polkadoodles digital sentiment cut with stitched rectangle dies.

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And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Bunnita Carrot Cake – Fuzzypuffs digital image, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Sentiments – Quotes Bundle
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch, Gorgeous Glitter and Embellie Gellie; Doodlebug Design Cupcake Assortment Jewels

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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