Darling Donkey Easy Shaker Card
Shaker cards are so fun, especially for kids, but sometimes they can be a lot of work. This one, though, is super easy. Rosemarrie Gonzalez, another Stampin’ Up® Demonstrator, showed us this technique at the Stampin’ Up!® OnStage@Home event.
This is my take on Rosemarrie’s idea. I used the Darling Donkey Stamp Set, which will be a Level 1 Sale-a-bration option in January and February. (And, yes, this is the set that I called “goats.’ Seriously a “farmer’s daughter” fail! Obviously they are donkeys, so I don’t know what I was thinking.)
First, I stamped stars in Highland Heather and the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Next, I slipped the DSP into a Clear Envelope and sprinkled in some sequins. These sequins were leftovers from several packs that were in Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as some retired sequins. I had just dumped them all together in a container, but I love the different colors and styles. They work well for a birthday card, don’t you think? Of course, there several current sequin sets available. The Whale of a Time and Woven Threads sequins are in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and in the August – June Mini, we have Sequins for Everthing and Snowflake Sequins which are perfect for winter themed cards. You can use any small beads or trinkets, or even punch your own confetti. You do not want to use any self-adhesive sequins or embellishments, of course, because they wouldn’t shake since they have adhesive already on them.
The next step is to close the envelope. Position the DSP at the bottom and a side edge of the envelope, Then seal snugly, making sure there’s no “excess” envelope around the DSP. If you use the adhesive strip on the envelop to seal it, be sure you pull it down as far as you can. Then cover the seal with some transparent tape. Next, fold the top of the envelope to the back of the card and tape.
The final step is to decorate the front of the card. Mine is very simple. I stamped the donkey on Whisper White and colored with Stampin’ Blends, then cut it out with Paper Snips. I added my donkey to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, but I will probably add a shape under him; perhaps a Purple Posy or Calypso Coral circle.
I added the shaker envelope to a Calypso Coral card base, then tied some Ornate Garden Combo Pack ribbon in Terracotta Tile around it.
Can you imagine the fun possibilities there can be with this idea? I have so many different ideas in my head right now; I know I’ll never be able to make them all.
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