Monday, June 16, 2014

Shakers & Flowers

I can remember when I first started scrapbooking 20 or so years ago, making shaker boxes. They added a fun element to the page and I enjoyed doing them. They weren't easy though! Back then, I had to create my shakers totally from scratch. Today, you can buy shaker frames already made for you & you just add some acetate or plastic to the top. Then put whatever you want to shake inside and put it together.
Materials needed:
Printed Petals stamp set (#120444)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Confetti patterned paper by Kaiser Craft 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Confetti Pretty Vellum Borders by Kaiser Craft
White card stock
Shaker Frames (#124155)
Acetate sheet or clear plastic
Word Window punch
Melon Mambo ink pad
Coastal Cabana ink pad
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

1. Choose the vellum border that you want to us. Position it at an angle on the top right corner. Fold the edges of the border over the edge of the paper. Crease. Place adhesive on the part that folds to the back. Place the border on the patterned paper and press the back part down.

2. Stamp a floral image from the Printed Petals stamp set on white card stock. Stamp one in Mambo Melon ink and a second in Coastal Cabana ink. Cut them out. Adhere the Melon Mambo flower directly on the patterned paper. Place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the Coastal Cabana flower. Adhere the Coastal Cabana flower overlapping the Melon Mambo flower as shown in the picture.

3. Stamp your birthday greeting on white card stock using Melon Mambo ink. Punch the greeting out with the Word Window punch. Ink the edges by rubbing them against the Melon Mambo ink pad. Place adhesive on the back of the greeting. Place it in the center of the Coastal Cabana floral image.
4. Choose the size shaker frame that you wish to use. I used the largest frame from SU! Peel the paper covering off of one side. Place it on the acetate sheet.
Carefully cut around the outside edge of the shaker frame to fit the acetate sheet on the frame. Turn it over and place your sequins inside. ***Sequins can be found in a sewing dept. but the best place to find cute ones is in the party department. Many stores have several different shapes of sequins designed to use for table decorations at parties.***
5. Peel the paper backing off the free side of the shaker frame.
Decide where you want to place the shaker frame. I placed mine in the bottom right corner. Carefully place the card front that you've been working on on top of the shaker frame and press down to get it in place.
6. Adhere the card front to a card base and send it to a friend to shake up their birthday!

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