Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing how to make a fun shaker card that includes a pocket! This is a lot simpler than it sounds. I have a full process video below on how to make this fun, snow globe inspired card. Let's get crafty!
The great thing about this type of card is that it the same A2 sized card, 8.5 x 5.5 inches total. You just have to score it in different spots rather than folding down the middle! I actually used my brand new paper pack to create this card, which means I didn't have to cut down this card base at all! I used the pretty light blue, to go with the theme of this card.
Take your card base and score at 2.5 inches and 6.5 inches.
The next step is to take some Cherry Tape, and tape just the sides on the shorter half to create the pocket fold. I'm using 1/8 inch Cherry Tape.
Now you have a pocket!
For the front of the card, I decided to create a circle shaker that acted as a sort of closure. I was inspired by the idea of a snow globe and wanted to make it look just like one! So I made a shaker using my circle dies, and created my background using some Tranquil ink, and stamped my sentiment 'warm winter wishes' in the beautiful new On The Lake ink color. I created a border from the sweater patterned paper in the Cookies & Milk pack by nesting 2 of my circle dies, and put it together with acetate & some lovely sparkly sequins that look just like snow! I cover how to make a shaker card in this video, but if you'd like to see step by step, you can find that in my blog post here.
Before adhering the shaker piece, I chose a couple of patterned papers from the Cookies & Milk paper pad to line the front and inside of my card. I just love the pink non-traditional colors in this paper pad! I also stamped some of the adorable mugs from the Holiday Mug Shot stamp set & colored them with just some regular colored pencils. I then die cut them out so I could decorate my card with them. Aren't they adorable!?
I then decided my card needed just one more embellishment, so I decided to use the new On The Lake Glitter embossing powder to create my own snowflakes! All I did was smear my VersaMark on some scrap paper, and then poured the embossing powder on, and embossed like normal. I then die cut from the embossed portion of the paper using my Tim Holtz snowflake dies. I just love these die cuts, I use them all the time!
I put the snowflakes on the outside with mini foam dots to create some more lift. I felt the blue worked as a perfect pop of color with all the pink. From there, I used my Postage Die set to create the perfect insert for the pocket on the inside of my card! This way, there is still somewhere to write your sentiments. I used my other two mugs on the inside of my card, one on the pocket liner, and the other on the top, as well as some more snowflakes to add some sparkle! I just LOVE this pocket idea! How fun and unique!
I created the same type of sentiment at the top of the inside of the card, this time just cutting the circle in half so it would cover the blank space. I liked this sentiment 'here's a cup 'o cheer' especially with 2 of the mug stamps being on the inside. And remember, this is all just from one stamp set!! If you did see, you should check out the mini cards I made with this same stamp & die set.. there is so much fun to be had with these!
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