Tuesday, November 25, 2014




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SnowflakesHappy Tuesday!  I am playing along today with PTI November Blog Hop 2014!   This month the challenge is all about SNOW this month!  

I got my inspiration from this photo on the blog.  I just love the individual jumbo sized flakes.  I see more hues of soft blues, so I decided to use PTI Stitched Snowflake die and cut it out using some blue glittered card stock.  I wanted to make a shaker card, but I find the process tedious when I am in a hurry.  I have come up with a full proof method that works for me that is easy peasy.  Thought I would share!

The Easy Way to Shake Shake Shaker!  
  
I die cut the scalloped rectangle frame from the Shaker and Sprinkles Kit 6 times.  I glue together 5 layers using Tombow Mono Aqua Glue.  Love this stuff.  You must make sure all 5 layers are glued around the inside edges and liquid glue works the best for this.  Next, I cut out the clear acetate for the shaker winder.  On the top of the fifth layer I add  1/8" score tape all the way around the inside frame.  I cut the acetate so that is it slightly smaller than the tape width.  I glue my acetate sheet to the top5th layer of the stacked frames.  Then,  I add some clear glue all around the edges of the top frame making sure to get the scalloped sections as well.  I glue the final frame onto the top.  This gives me a 6 layered frame die cut with the acetate window sandwiched between the 5th and 6th layer.  I let it dry for a few minutes.  

I glued the blue ice snowflake to the back panel.  I flip the acetate window frame over and fill with my shaker elements.  In this case I am using some sequins and the white sprinkles from the Shaker and Sprinkles kit.  I use more 1/8" inch score tape and add the solid backing onto the card.  My shaker box is complete.  I love doing shaker boxes this way because there is no foam tape sticky edging to worry about.  Not to mention trying to get that foam tape to stick in all the right places.   The thickness of the card stock sandwich is plenty deep to add shaker elements.  Takes all the fussiness out of creating a shaker.

I like the clean lines and unobstructed view for this card so I opted to not add a sentiment to the outside.  To complete the card I scored a background panel.  I used some foam tape to pop it up.  Then, I added some foam tape to the shaker box.  The card is all white with just the focal blue ice snowflake in the spotlight!  

As always thank so much for hopping by!

Betty

20 comments:

  1. Full of sparkle! Love your snowy card Betty!

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  2. oh my betty... your card is just GORGEOUS!!

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  3. A stunning snowflake card and a shaker one too! Perfect for the blog hop!

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  4. Beautiful card and thanks for the great idea of using layers to avoid the sticky foam tape...I will definitely have to try that! :0)

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  5. Betty...this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. So gorgeous! Love the sparkliness and that beautiful scored background - such a great detail..

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  7. Beautiful! And love the technique- I'm heading to the "room" right now to try it!

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  8. what a pretty blue snowflake - love your giant shaker Betty!

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  9. Darling!! Love the shaker part too :)

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  10. The glittered snowflake is stunning. Adding some extra sparkle with the shaker card elements is a great idea too!!

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  11. This is gorgeous I adore the glittered snowflake and then the added texture in the background just wonderful. Love seeing your post pop up in my feed always a treat

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  12. Oh Betty! your creations never disappoint!! This is stunning! : )

    Patti

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  13. glorious card...big sparkly snowflake and a shaker card....can't go wrong with that combo!

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  14. What a stunning shaker card, Betty!!!! Love it!!!

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  15. I love this shaker card Betty! Gorgeous design.

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  16. So beautiful and lovely Betty. Wow.

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