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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Birthday shaker cards...

Two more of my grandsons are celebrating their birthdays this month, and here are the cards I made for them:

As you can see, one is turning 11 and the other 9.  I didn't closely compare them as I was making them, so the one on the right has a lot more sequins in the shaker area. I'm not sure why I got so carried away with the sequins. I think I was having just a little too much fun making a boy's card with sequins!!

Here's a little closer look at the over-filled shaker. I used fun foam to create a frame for each of the shakers. On top of that, I adhered a square of acetate and then a green cardstock frame. I used some 1/8" super sticky double-sided tape to put everything together. It worked really well.

My numbers were glued onto the acetate with Glossy Accents.

The inside sentiments were computer-generated.

These cards were so much fun to make. I'm not sure why I haven't made more shaker cards. Especially since I now know how fun foam makes those shaker frames a snap to create.

Last week the thrift shop where I volunteer insisted I take home hundreds of (it may even be over a thousand!!!) sheets of double-sided, patterned, layering-weight cardstock by Stampin' Up. There were also some sheets of heavier cardstock in the mix, which I am currently using to make some gift boxes to sell in the thrift store. I'll be using as much of the cardstock as I can to make products to be sold in the store, but they've also made it very clear that I should use it for my own cards and projects, too. They are so good to me! It was fun to go through the paper a couple of times and pull out some patterns that really caught my eye. You'll definitely be seeing it on future cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Anonymous said...

Love them, I need to make some!mkw

designbydonna said...

Shaker cards are so fun. I am sure your grandsons will enjoy them. Colors are perfect for boys. Love those big numbers.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are fab, love your colour theme too. I keep meaning to have another go at shaker cards, any I've made in the past have been rubbish!
That was great to get all that card, you'll have great fun with it!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what fun birthday cards for grand sons. I stay away from shaker cards - but I am certainly going to try the fun foam.

Darnell said...

They certainly know you will return the favor ten-fold, Cheryl! I'm so glad they insisted you take it! These two cards are fantastic for your grandsons! They will love the interactive shaker action and I love the design!! Hugs, Darnell