Posts Tagged ‘Shaker’

Tuesday with Tara {take 183}

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

It’s hard to believe we are already (more than) a full week into 2019- I hope it’s been off to a BRIGHT start for you!  Today I’m sharing a holiday/New Years Card that features a fun star shaped shaker window & die set by Tonic.  I created it to play along with the “All That Sparkles” challenge we had for December, but wasn’t happy with it at the time… I have since added more sparkle and texture and as well as adding “2019” to one of the stars 🙂  I guess you could say I’m starting the new year with a card makeover (aka Transformation Tuesday)- hope you like it!

Here’s a closer look at my little shaker window… it’s filled with glass & micro beads and a few sequins.    I love the mix of sizes in my shaker 🙂  As you can see, I added Glitter Drops on several stars as well as my die cut words and letter stickers.  These exact products aren’t available in the store right now, but they are in other colors!

Here’s a peek at some of the fun products I used, many of them are older but there’s a chance you’ll find them in your stash 😉


Materials Used:

Tonic Star Die & Shaker Set

Tim Holtz Shadow Script Christmas

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown

Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard & Honey Gold

Dylusions Amongst the Stars Stamp

Art Ingredients Glass Beads Turquoise

Art Ingredients Micro Beads Bronze

Kraft 5.5″ card stock base

Assorted card stock and mini number stickers

Antique Gold Sequins


Sending INKY New Years hugs and wishing you a 2019 that is full of BRIGHT things!



p.s. there’s still some awesome deals in the online store as Raya & the team make room for new releases… and did you catch the news about our Design Team call?

Shaking it Up with Hot Cocoa!

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Happy Friday crafty friends, today I’m here with a Christmas card using the THANKS A LATTE stamp set.

I just adore this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, it’s so versatile and today I wanted to show you a shaker card and non-traditional Christmas colors using this cute little stamp set. Also, with today being the start of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this set is perfect with all the different options you get for fall and winter!

Nothing says winter to me like hot cocoa and candy canes, so here’s my card for you today.

I started by creating a panel from Bristol Smooth paper and blending Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  I then splattered some White Gesso which  I watered down and splattered onto the panel. Once the panel was dry, I die cut the panel using the second largest MFT Rounded Banner Die.

I then stamped the Mug, scarf and cocoa element onto Design Paper from my stash and fussy cut them out. For the Candy Cane, I stamped the image onto Recollectons Glitter Silver cardstock and colored the stripes with a Red Sharpie and fussy cut it out as well. I  paper pieced and adhered all the images onto the background panel with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I created the shaker portion by using two of the Rounded Banner Stax dies and die cutting it 6 times from cardstock and gluing them onto top of eachother, instead of using foam tape. I find by layering the diecuts out of cardstock, it creates a sturdier Shaker element. I adhered an acetate panel onto the top layer and glued one more diecut layer to hide the glue on the acetate. Once it was dry, I added Diamond Dust and light blue seed beads to create the shaker elements inside, as I thought it looked like snow. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto white cardstock, layered it onto the teal cardstock and slanted the one end with scissors. A snowflake and gem from my stash finished off the front of my card.

I used an Art Impressions sentiment  for the inside of the card that depicted warm wishes to tie in the cocoa and design elements from the front of my card.

I sure hope you enjoyed my warm and cozy shaker card today.

Happy Crafting!