Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hop Day!  The girls at Scrap ‘N Stamp are here to help you Shake Up Summer with some fun projects featuring Tonic Shaker Card kits!   We’ve got some great prizes and fun cards to share with you and I hope they inspire you to Shake Up your Summer!

Be sure to leave a comment along the way for chances to win one of 3 Tonic Shaker Prize Packages- and watch for chances to win on our Facebook & Instagram as well!  You can also have some fun shopping this weekend after you hop and save 20% OFF TONIC (including Nuvo) products this weekend, until midnight Aug.9th!  I suggest starting with your favorite Die & Shaker set, like the Coffee Mug one I’m using today!  They include the dies you need & adhesive backed shaker pouches to make it easy for you to make unique shaker cards, just add the fun filler!

Enough talk… I bet you’re ready to get hopping!  Here’s what I made:

Here’s a look at most of the products I used for my card.  I was kinda stumped on my layout, until I noticed a fun Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencil I hadn’t inked up yet… so I decided to blend a background with a mix of Ground Espresso & Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, using a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios.   You can see the Coffee Mug Die & Shaker pieces here, as well as the Moscow Mule Sequin Mix I used.  I also used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Tonic Tea & Coffee Stamp Set and a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Blush.  I also added one of my new fave dies (in case you hadn’t noticed yet, haha), Tim Holtz Feathered Friends.  Sometimes you just have to put a bird on it 🙂

The card is really very simple!  I inked up the stenciled background on a white layer and figured out the position for my cup, with room to place my bird on top.  I selected a lime green for the mug & base card, then decided I needed some color contrast as well for my stamped sentiment. I stamped it in the same Ground Espresso ink on some aqua card stock, which I cut deliberately crooked and curled my edges a bit.  I pulled out some Distress Oxide sprays to add some splatter with a mix of Evergreen Bough & Speckled Egg. (Then when everything was done I added some more speckles… which got a bit out of control, which is why there’s some blue shading on my mug!).  Shimmer on the bird, stamped coffee beans & under the mug add a little bit extra, as does my fave thin jute twine.

In case you are wondering how it all goes together, here’s a look at the pieces for the actual shaker.  I cut the opening as you see here, then the window was adhered from the back.  I filled with some fun (I always struggle with how much to add)! and glued the full mug cut out to the back and the open mug to the front.

Here’s a final close up to show you the mix of goodies in my ‘cup of happiness’ shaker.  I added a few mini die cut hearts and some micro beads for variety.  As you can see, I decided to stamp a small sentiment inside my shaker for a fun touch.

I hope my little card makes you smile!  Can’t wait to see what the rest of the girls have shaking for us!  Next up is the talented Chala– I caught a little peek of her card and already asked her to pour me a glass 🙂

Here’s the full set of hop links- have fun and don’t forget to comment for  your chance to win!

Inky hugs,


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28 Responses to “Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. Adorable shaker card, Tara! I love the bird on the mug 🙂

  2. Susan Powell says:

    love this card! This is one I need to add to my stash.

  3. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such a sweet card! I love the bird . So pretty!

  4. I love this sweet card Tara with that big bird and awesome background for your mug.

  5. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Shakers and coffee! Two of my favorite things! This is darling! So fun that the shaker is the cup!

  6. Ann Marie says:

    The Tonic shaker pouches look so easy to use. That mug idea is great.

  7. Elizabeth Clarke says:

    Love that stencil!

  8. Patricia Beck says:

    Nice stencilled background, and who wouldn’t love your feathered friend!! Thanks for sharing, and your have inspired me with your color combo.

  9. Giselle says:

    The colours you used are not ones I usually gravitate to but they work well together! I love a good shaker card and these dies and shakers are too cute!

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome shaker card! I love the mug shape and a sweet bird!

  11. Darlene Fellows says:

    Cute card. Especially like the bird on the lip of the cup. 🙂

  12. Jan says:

    Awesome card Tara. Love the coffee die and the shaker card. Great choice if colours.

  13. Eulanda Silvey says:

    Love it! And the birds and inside sentiment. Oh and the shaker contents too!!!

  14. Tracy Ross says:

    These dies and matching pockets are really fun!

  15. Mary-Anne V says:

    Such a detailed shaker card…great interest.

  16. Carla Hundley says:

    Love your darling
    shaker card with
    the fabulous birdie!
    Carla from Utah

  17. Susan McRae says:

    Such a cute shaker with the addition of the bird! These Tonic products look like a lot of fun!

  18. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome card! I love that green.

  19. Yolande Bergeron says:

    You have given a cup of fun. Love the background.
    All these sparkling invited a beautiful bird.

  20. Kelly Kurchina says:

    Just what I needed to get my mojo back.
    Great card and live the colours!@

  21. Cheryl Hewak says:

    Love the shaker – and the bird

  22. Konnie Kranenburg says:

    You folks do the neatest stuff! Love your site!

  23. Brenda Smith says:

    What a fun card! Love the little pouches!

  24. naomi symchych says:

    Love the coffee mug card! I always over-fill my shaker cards!!!

  25. Susan Smyth says:

    Lover the shakers!

  26. Saffron says:

    So cute! I’ve been in lockdown since February (high risk) and I’m honestly running out of ideas with my current stash to stave off boredom. The mug shaker dies are giving me ideas!

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