So what's shakin'? Not much crafty stuff going on. Life is a little busy. The Monday to Friday job in the insurance world has me hopping . . . the weekend job at my local home away from home (New England Scrapbook Co.) keeps me busy. The combination of the two makes me too tired to be creative (sometimes). But . . . I better get my craftiness going because I'm less than two weeks from my vacation . . . a weekend crop in Myrtle Beach with friends followed by a few days of R & R with my husband. That's pretty much all that is shakin', but I suppose that's a lot.
When I saw this little stamp set from Unity, I just had to get it. I kept thinking . . . what the heck will I do with a salt and pepper shaker. But they are so darn cute, it is the perfect little card. I used a card from the Doodlebug Card Tower along with pattern paper from Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer (beautiful collection of paper and stickers which was available at NESC). The red and cream checked makes me think of a picnic tablecloth, and the reverse side is the floral print that I used as my "ribbon accent." Paper as a ribbon accent . . . absolutely. I cut a half-inch strip, broke the fibers down using my ruler (a bone folder would have worked better, but I couldn't find mine). Run adhesive on the back side and just glue a little, fold a little, glue a little fold a little, etc. Trim when you get to the end and ta da! A paper ribbon accent!
I stamped the salt and pepper shakers onto a very light cream cardstock, and then the lids on a shiny silver pattern paper that I had on hand. I cut the shakers and lids out, glued the lids to the top of the shakers, and then popped them onto the card. I used black and diamond stickles for the salt and pepper. I then covered them with a coating of Glossy Accents to give that glass look to the shakers.
Super easy and fun!