Sweet duo!


Hey Crafty Friends, I'm back on the blog, shakin' things up!

I started off with a paper pad that I've had in my stash for a long time.  It fit into my overall color palette so I picked two different panels.

I knew that I wanted to do a shaker duo so here's my quick method of putting them together:

I always remove my stamps and dies from their original packaging and put them into heavy duty plastic sleeves.  I have a huge stash of the plastic packaging and find that this is an easy way for me to put together shaker cards.  
  • I pick packaging that closely fits my panels.
  • I trim down the package and add my shaker bits. Today's projects use Dreamy Days Sequin Mix.
  • I work really hard to only have one exposed opening.  That means that if I don't find the perfect size in my stash, I'll do it the traditional way with foam tape.  I've learned that the more exposed openings you have to deal with, the more chances of sequin leakage.
  • I use double sided tape to adhere the opening shut. 
  • Carefully adhere your shaker pouch to the back of your front panel.

I used the heart shaped Picture Perfect die to make a cookie.  The scallop edge has been cut from ivory cardstock and I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and a blending brush to give the edge a lightly browned look.  The interior heart has been cut from a pale pink cardstock.  Each of the animals I used from the Picture Pals stamp set have been cut and colored with alcohol inks. 

The sentiments that I used are from the Macarons set.

I'd love to know what your trick and tips are for shaker cards!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amy T



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