Shaking it up for Christmas!

I had to include one more shaker Christmas card for the holiday season!

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For this card, I was trying to make a snow globe shaker card. I used a circle die and just added the base to the globe.

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I added the little presents and gloves from a cute little mini treat set from Papertrey Ink.  Love love love!

Snow Bear Critter for Christmas!

Here is another card from my little series…

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I love the addition of the sequins to the background with the gold stars.

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I used a mixture of three distress inks to create the lovely background. Note: I finally gave in and converted to the Ranger Mini Ink blending tool.  It does work. It is awesome. Take the plunge! lol.

Merry and Bright For the Holidays!

Here is the next winter Christmas card in my little series!

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I was inspired by a post of Laura Bassen where she used a layering technique for the circle die cuts.

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This is also the first time using Ranger Gold Embossing powder which is so lovely against the white card stock.  I just love the little Christmas hat eyelet! I am glad I stocked up on these little hats for this year and next.

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So excited for the Holidays!

Friends Make the Holidays…

Merry and Bright! Especially, if they like to surf!

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I was asked to make a custom Christmas card for a surf instructor. Using a Heidi Swapp stencil I added embossing paste and glitter for a simple background. I like how it looks like snow or bubbles.

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I found these awesome surf boards from the Silhouette store. I used distressed inks and sponge daubers to color each of the boards.

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For some finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the yellow surfboard and wink of stella to the green board.  My favorite part was adding in the santa hats and winter gloves!

Cowabunga Christmas!

Penguin Party!

I have been literally counting down the days for the Mama Elephant release! I love love love their stamps (as you can tell!):

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Even my Scottie loves to be a stamp model! lol.  I saw this version on Laura Bassen’s blog and knew I had to make a shaker card version!

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Aren’t these stamps so adorable?! I love that there are so many different images! Ugh. So cute!

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Can’t wait to make more dancing penguin cards! Shake shake it!

Oh, deer!

I have been wanting to try this stamping technique for a while…

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I love how it turned out! I made a dozen at one time – not too bad!

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I am still obsessed with these epoxy stickers – I need more for the holidays!

  • Recipe:  Card stock from Papertrey Ink, Christmas Stamps from Papertrey Ink, Epoxy stickers, Cuttlebug die cut.

Santa Here, There, Everywhere!

So there are a few more shaker cards that I want to share…

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I love how the Santa is bouncing around with all the little beads and stars!

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For this holiday season, I have been using all of my old Martha Stewart patterned paper.  I love how the patterned paper can be used over and over! Ho ho ho!

  • Recipe:  Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Patterned paper from Martha Stewart, Santa stamp from Tiny Treats Papertrey Ink, Liquid Pearls, Sizzix Flip It Die, and Spellbinder.

Candy Shakers!

As a kid, my favorite Christmas treat were those rainbow candy canes…Yum!

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For this card, I tried to create that fun-happy-candy feeling! Do you have a tooth ache?

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This card just makes me happy because I love mixing all the different patterned papers.

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I have a few more holiday shaker cards but for now I will be experimenting with some new techniques for Christmas cards! Christmas shaker card series to be continued!

  • Recipe:  Card stock from Papertrey Ink, Patterned paper from Martha Stewart, Happy Holidays stamp from Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, Scottie Bow die cut, and Sizzix Flip It Die.

Gingerbread Man Likes to Shake It!

Run gingerbread man, run! Well, maybe just shake it…

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These delightful Christmas Shaker Flip It cards so fun to open and close!

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I have fallen in love again with the silver liquid pearls that you see all over the card. I was thinking to try some gold, white and maybe black liquid pearls to see if they are just as cute. I’ve decided if I start making a few Christmas cards on the weekends that come time for Christmas I will have enough to send family and friends!  Here’s to cute Christmas cards!

  • Recipe:  Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn, Gingerbread man stamp from Tiny Treats Papertrey Ink, Liquid Pearls, Sizzix Flip It Die, and Spellbinder.

Christmas Bears Like to Shake It!

Determined to make a shaker Christmas card, I am now on a non-stop roll…Here is the first of many Christmas shaker cards to come!

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I was able to make these shaker cards by making the window a smaller size so that the card would be easy to flip.  (I was struggling with that last week and had to abandon the idea!)

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Inside the window I added white embossing powder, glitter, and sequins to create a snowy look. I even added glitter to the little bear’s ear! So cute.

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Overall, I am in love with the fun little window and am excited to share a few more with you!

  • Recipe:  Cardstock from Paper Trey Ink, Sizzix Flip it Die, Martha Stewart Christmas Paper Circa 2010, Mama Elephants Nursery Deco Stamp, Christmas Hat Brad, Christmas Sentiment from Paper Trey Ink, Spellbinders Die, Clear Cardstock, Liquid Pearls, Bling, Glitter, Embossing Powder, and Sequins.

Into Christmas!

I made my first Christmas card using my favorite new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Into the Woods…or in this case it should be “Into Christmas!”

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Originally, I wanted to make the circle part a shaker but it was too bulky for the card to open smoothly. So instead, I covered half the circle with the patterned paper and clear card stock, and stamped some snowflakes on the window to make it look like it was snowing.

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I used four different pieces of patterned paper to cover the card (which was really fun!) Then for the final finishing touches, I gave the cute little deer a Santa hat and red nose!

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At the last minute, I decided to decorate the back of the card to cover up the brads, and as silly as it sounds, I also covered the deer so that it would match with the love joy peace patterned paper!

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Adorable.

  • Recipe:  Card stock from Paper Trey Ink, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Pattern Paper Peace Joy Love, Sizzix Large Circle Flip it Die, Star Punch, Spellbinders Circle Die Cut, Brads, Bling.