Shakin’ it up


Today I’m shaking it up a little with a fun holiday shaker card! If you’ve never made a shaker card, they are fun and easy. Yes…they do take a little more time than some designs but they are so worth it. For this design, I filled my shaker with a fun new product from Art Institute…Faux Snow. These soft iridescent flakes have so many uses and are the product spotlight at Cornish Heritage Farms this week. Now I don’t know about the weather were you live, but the snow flakes are pretty much ready to start flying here in Ontario. The weather has definitely taken a turn for the colder. I thought it would make a fun challenge for this week’s Challenge Chicks Challenge to use faux snow on the designs. Whether you use Faux Snow from Art Institute, create some snow with Liquid Applique, glitter, etc., let those flurries fly and show us how you like to create snow in your designs. Check out the challenge here!

As always…some of the other designers have played along with this challenge. Check out their super-cool designs too…. Kristine, Michele, Dawn, Julie, Jennifer & Lesley

Holiday Shaker Card


To create a shaker card, you’ll need a clear transparency for the window. I love using the Clear Card Sheets as they are so thick, crisp and professional.To create my window, I ran two Nestability dies through my die cut machine together with my white cardstock. They are so thin and the straight smaller square will nest perfectly in the larger scalloped square. To add my embossing, I simply removed the smaller square and then ran the scalloped die with my die cut cardstock through the machine with my embossing mat. To get enough dimension to the product so that my flakes with shake ;), I used foam adhesive strips between the layers.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!


Supply List:

Heart Warmers (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Black Stazon by Tsukineko

-Spring Willow Light, Simply Smooth White by Prism
-Making Memories patterned paper

-Clear Card Sheet by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders
-buttons by Autumn Leaves
-sewing machine
-Faux Snow by Art Institute
-ribbon by Creative Impressions

12 responses to “Shakin’ it up

  1. Very cute, J! I love the idea of using the flakes for a shaker card! Never thought to do that….but now I want to make one. 🙂

  2. Julia!!!! This is so adorable shabby and shic!! Love the shaker and colors.

  3. Julia!!!! This is so adorable shabby and shic!! Love the shaker and colors.

  4. haven’t made a shaker in years! just darling…I’ll have to make one now!

  5. This is just priceless! I just love shaker cards and the colors are so pretty.

  6. Cute card Julia! Love all the details. 🙂

  7. Awesome card Julia! Thanks for the directions. I think the way you made yours makes much more sense than the convoluted way I did mine 🙂

  8. This is sooo cute J! I love the snow shaker! Fun idea!

  9. This is adorable! Pretty enough to frame!!

  10. aaaaacccckkk……………..snow flurries here this afternoon.
    Cute card though 🙂

  11. What a fun card! I love shakers. I’ve got to practice embossing with my nestabilities. I love that edge!

  12. so pretty, like the sparkles in your snow, I still need to try one of these!

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