Friday, July 8, 2016

Shaker card

I haven't done a shaker card in forever and on one of our little get aways not to long ago we stopped on the way home at a Stamp store and she had these shaped foam tapes for shaker cards so I bought a couple different shapes.  We use to have to cut out our shapes from foam tape.  You can see the collection HERE on their site .  While googling it I see they have card fronts too :)

My first shaker went to my little great niece, she is 7 now, wow it is amazing how fast they are all growing, wish we lived closer so I could get to know them better.  I am thankful for facebook, it sure helps keep you closer with family :)

I will have to say about these is you have to make sure you put them down exactly straight or whatever you use for the top will not fit correctly, yes that is why you see two different circle shapes on the top, my first did not line up correctly so I made a larger one to cover my mistake.

The wooden flower decoration was given to me by my sister, more craft supplies she was getting rid of. :)

Queen & co. -- pop up shakers
Crate Paper -- Party day paper
Sizzix -- Happy Birthday to you
K&co.-- paper for frame
Spellbinders -- Classic circle dies and Baby buntings dies

Queen and company also sells goodies to put inside your shaker but I just used items I had in my stash.

I have some good news to share, the kids have found an apartment that they like and are moving in this weekend. I will miss seeing them everyday but I know it will be nice to get back to our normal around here again too, life is full of give and take isn't it. Our son in law has another job interview this morning so it would be the end of a great week if he can get the job.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend,



April said...

What a fun shaker card! Love it!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a fun shaker card! I just saw some of the pre-cut shapes with foam tape and am intrigued to learn of your experience. Thanks for sharing it. And I love the details, including the sweet little wooden flower in the top along with the sentiment die inside. Oh, what wonderful news that the kids found an apartment. Now I'm praying for your SIL to get the job. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends, and sending hugs! xoxo

Debbie said...

it sure is creative...but on a different level than you usually do. it's a beauty connie, i LOVE the cupcakes!!!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Well that is very cute and what useful foam tape! I had not heard of that! I love the papers and fun elements for this birthday card!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, this is adorable. The cupcake background is so cute. I love the shaker detail. How fun to be interactive like this especially for a little one. Congrats to your kids finding a new place. Good luck to your sil on the job.
Have a nice weekend. xo

Kim said...

What a fun card, Connie. I do hope the week ends with your son-in-law being successful on the job front.

Leslie Miller said...

I believe your card is another great example of how a boo boo can turn into a perfect design element. The two rings on the shaker look fabulous, and I dearly love the birthday sentiment die. This is so cute, Connie! Yes, life is give and take. Good luck to your son-in-law in his job search.

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Connie. Haven't made a shaker card for such a long time. fingers crossed for your son-in-law.

Unknown said...

LOVE your Shaker (I love to make them too, so fun!) What a great product! So clever! I also like that little wooden accent. This is just super cute!

Alex said...

Good news for your young couple, Connie! They'll be excited :)
In my card-making ignorance I haven't come across shaker cards before...I have now!
Its cool that you can put what decorations you like inside.
I know she will like it!
Have a lovely Sunday.

Donna Ellis said...

Darling shaker card, Connie. Sounds like a fun trip and enjoyable time with family! Hugs, de

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a cute idea this is!! Thanks again for all your visits!
Have a great Sunday!!

Haddock said...

Creative (and colourful)

Lowcarb team member said...

Well, I hadn't come across a shaker card before ... now I have, and it looks a fun design.

Great news about 'the kids' apartment - hope moving in weekend goes well.

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet shaker Connie. Love the pretty sequins. Cute cupcake paper.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Simply gorgeous card! So cheery and perfect for your niece!!!

Linda Walker said...

Well first I hope your son-in-law was able to find a job! that would be great news! This shaker card is sweet! What a cute idea Connie!