Friday, April 8, 2016

Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop - April - Shaker Cards

Welcome to. . .

It's month three of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. We hope you got the chance to hop with us in January for the emboss resist technique, in February for ink layering and in March for inlaid dies.  It's not too late to hop and comment.

If you missed January's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
February's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
March's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.

This month we will be creating shaker cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we have for you today.  We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.

Now on with the projects.

My projects each have a little twist that is different.  I'll start with a shaker that I made using the same supplies as my Merry Monday card from last week, which you can check out here.   And here is the shaker using the same supplies . . . 

For this card I used a combination of confetti and some little die cut snow hats, one for each critter.  The nice part about these hats . . . they're too large to flip over and have the back side show, so they're a great option for shakers.  Just be sure they can't flip.   And keep an eye on that window size, because it is the negative image of a die that I'll be using in my fourth card. 

For my second card, I created both of my backgrounds, and used a sentiment within a die cut shape for my shaker window. 

I also used a combination of flower sequins, regular cupped sequins and beads.   

Card # 3 was similar . . . a die cut shape as my shaker . . . and this one is pretty tiny.

I used a mix of confetti and different sized cupped sequins to create this card.  I imagine that this is an irish mocha iced latte.   In the background . . . pattern paper. 

This next card  uses the die that was cut from the negative space of card #1.  I use all pieces . . . negative and positive.  For this ccard, the shaker is the popped window. 

And for this one . . . micro-beads.   The slide back and forth super fast and they remind me of an ice winter storm or a rainy day. 

And my final card . . . a see-through shaker card where the sentiment shows through . . .

So this one has a window sheet on both sides, so the sentiment that is on the inside of the card is showing through.  Here is the inside of the card . . . it's like a floating window. 

Just in case you get lost along the way, here's today's line-up. 

I am the last stop on the hop, so on behalf of the entire Technique Team, I hope you were inspired to make a shaker card of your own. 

Happy crafting.  

Supplies Used -  We Wish You a Merry Christmas Shaker
Stamps:  Yuletide Birdies (Poppystamps)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), R39 Garnet (Copic)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Stitched Film Strip die (Pretty Pink Posh); Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); White Wink of Stella (Zig); Musical Note Sequins; Window Sheet (Graffix)

Supplies Used -  Happy Easter Shaker
Stamps:  Easter Hodge Podge Stamps (Lil' Inkers)
Ink:  Canary, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, Sorbet (Close To My Heart); Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Springtime Mix and Summer Flower Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Supplies Used - Let's Venti
Stamps:  Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen)
Ink:  Cup O'Joe (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Switchboard (Pink Paislee)
Accessories:  Oh Frappe Dies (Essentials by Ellen); Window Sheet (Graffix); Copper, Sparkling Clear, Espresso, Sand Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Supplies Used - Thanks Friend Shaker
Stamps:  Natural Beauties (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); E18 Copper, YR68 Orange, R24 Prawn, R27 Cadmium Red, 0 Colorless Blender (Copic)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah) and Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  Sparking Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Nail Art Beads

Supplies Used - Birthday Wishes Shaker
Stamps:  Birthday Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine)
Paper:  Schoolhouse Red (Simon Says Stamp); Life in Color (Simple Stories); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Sequins (Studio Calico); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Life in Color Stickers (Simple Stories); Window Sheet (Graffix); Postage Dies (Simon Says Stamp)


  1. Holy mackerel!! These are absolutely fabulous! What a clever idea for shaker contents using the music notes. And the Easter card is fantastic. And I love that coffee card and the micro beads...oh my! I'm on overload with the goodness here!

  2. Lots a great ideas and fabulous cards. I need to try my hand at the peek-a-boo type shaker. Thanks for hopping along with me.

  3. Debbie, you too? Kim blew me away and now you did the same. WOW...great cards you made. I love the way you substituted the "normal" shaker fillings with these little items like the hats, notes etc...great ideas! The seasonal cards are so cute and I really like the coffee one. I think I might try some real coffee beans as shaker fillings :-) which would go well with Kim's cupcake one LOL. The bird shaker is simple and at the same time so wonderful too. And you can never go wrong with I can't really pick a favorite, but I do find many more inspirations for more shaker cards to make ...Thanks for all the great ideas and it is so nice to know you Debbie and hop with you along the way :-)

  4. Great cards! The coffee card is my favorite! :)

  5. Oh WOW! These are amazing!!! LOVE them all.

  6. I like the variety and how many you made. I really like using a sentiment over and over as a background on the Easter card.

  7. All your cards are amazing! They are so pretty. Thanks for describing what you did too.

  8. WOW Debbie. Love the cards.
    THANKS for hopping with me.

  9. the penguin, the coffee, birthday! all of them are fantastic!


  10. Ok. I'm totally going to have to buy the Oh Frappe stamp set. LOVE IT! They are all pretty great cards. Great hopping with you!

  11. Awesome shaker cards! All so unique.