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Shake Up Summer Winners!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Thanks to all of you who visited the team’s blogs & left comments along the way of the hop- we really appreciate all the kind words and are thrilled to have inspired so many of you to make shaker cards!  The following people have won a tonic die & shaker window combo- please contact us at by Sept 20 with your address so we can send you your prize!  Please include “Shake Up Summer Winner” in your email subject 🙂

Congrats to:

  1. Deborah Smart
  2. Kim (Creative Diversions)
  3. Karla Yungwirth
  4. Cindy Holmes
  5. Betty Bywater
  6. Mary-Ann V
  7. Kimberley Lynn Diett-Prince

Thanks again for hopping along with us!

Shake Up Summer Blog Hop!

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp SHAKE IT UP Summer Blog Hop!  We are excited to have you here with us today and share with you each member of our team’s unique take on shaker cards!  You’ll see a mix of takes on ‘old school’ shakers as well as projects using shaker window & die combos, like the ones you can WIN by leaving comments along the way and by sharing about the hop on social media!  It should be a lot of fun, so let’s get started!

I decided to do a twist on an old school shaker, I wanted to find a way to create a shaker panel the full width of my card rather than a window in the center of the card.  I started with ‘hello’ edge die (by MFT) and cut it at an angle along the bottom of the card, leaving room for the coordinating ‘beautiful’ word below it.  I then used that angle as my guide to cut another panel the size that my shaker panel would be.  I pieced it back together with some clear plastic (I used the packaging from a stencil I’d purchased!) glued at the top and bottom then trimmed it to size.  Once my window was the right size, I had to figure out how to seal it off as a shaker- the clear edges kinda snuck up on me and I wasn’t sure how to tackle that.  I decided to let the white foam tape show on one side, but to camouflage it a bit by backing my window with white card stock.  Here’s a look at the hidden part of this panel so you can see how it went together.  I added a random mix of foam tape along much of the solid parts to give the whole card a smooth look.  The biggest part when assembling a shaker from scratch like this is to make sure there aren’t gaps in the foam tape around your window, you don’t want to leak any glitter 🙂

I cut my white panel to cover the inside (less about a 1/4″ at the top so it would fold flat), removed all the foam backing and then filled up my shaker window with a variety of sequins, glitter and beads/micro beads.  I think everything but the sequins were from Prima 🙂

Because that panel was such a stark white, I cut the ‘beautiful’ word and the Tim Holtz sand dollar & sea horse from white textured cardstock.  I love how the gold metallic wax picks up the texture!  The sea horse was inked with Distress Ink before I added the gold details to it.  I added a variety of greenery (aka seaweed) cut from Funky Flowers 2, all of which are watercolor paper painted with Distress Inks.  I grabbed an old Tim Holtz border/texture stamp and inked it up with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide to give some balance to the top of the card. After that, I just added bits of ribbon, twine, paint and sequins to complete the card.

I love glitter, but hate when it gets everywhere… I managed to avoid the mess with this card, and that’s something I like about shakers.  It’s like contained chaos.  🙂

I’m excited for you (and me!) to see what the rest of the girls have to share with you today!  Don’t forget to leave comments along the hop- and enjoy special savings on Shaker windows this week too!

Here’s who’s hopping with us this month:

Tara (SNS blog- you are here!)

Blog Hop Winners!

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

We are so grateful for all the wonderful comments you leave on our blog posts (it’s especially nice to see real ones mixed in with all the spam we have to delete! LOL) and we’re glad you enjoyed all the Christmas inspiration from the team during our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

As promised, we’ve selected 7 winners from all the comments on our 7 blogs- each of the following will receive a fun Christmas Embellishment Package!

The winners are…

  1. Charmaine Stack
  2. Cindy Holmes
  3. Elaine Max
  4. Tonia Conner
  5. Deborah Smart
  6. Carol Jones
  7. Janet Axtman

Congrats!  Send us an email to by Aug 3,2018 with ‘Christmas Blog Hop Winner’ in the subject and your address so we can get your package on it’s way to you!