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,

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