Mountain Air Shaker Card

Mountain Air Shaker Card

Welcome back, my friends! I just realized today that it’s less than a week until Thanksgiving. Eek! I am not ready at all. I used to be so organized, but then we had kids and started a few businesses. In working toward getting back to an organized flow, I made a prioritized list today. Sometime after I crossed off the first two things, I lost the list and then spent about 30 minutes looking for it. I did make another one, and accomplished all but one thing on it. But I added three more things I had done that weren’t on the list, because I wanted to cross them off. It makes me feel more productive.

Here’s a card we’re making in November classes. The basic idea is a CASE, but I can’t remember where I saw it. I decided to turn it into a shaker card.

Mountain Air, Regal Reindeer, Stampin' Up!

This card is so fun, but so simple. First, cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ card base from Basic White Cardstock and score at 4-1/4″. The top layer is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White. Using one of the Layering Circle Dies, cut a circle from the 4″ x 5-1/4′ piece. Place it on the card base without adhering, then lightly trace the circle from the top layer onto the card base.

Stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink under the window on the top layer. Mine is from the Regal Reindeer Stamp Set. Die-cut a tree from Bermuda Bay Cardstock using the Majestic Mountain Dies, and adhere it to the side of the layer beside the window.

Now that you know where the window will be in relation to the card base, stamp the trees from the Mountain Air Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink inside the circle on the card base. I stamped off a couple times, so I’d have a little more depth in my woods. If you go outside the circle, it’s ok; no one is going to know unless they tear your card apart to see how you made it.

Next, wrap a Foam Adhesive Strip just outside the traced circle on the card base. Make sure it’s not inside the circle or directly on the penciled circle, or it could show. This will give you a little fenced area for your shaker bits. I added a pinch of Sparkle & Shine Sequins and a couple pinches of the pink For Everything Fancy Sequins, but you can use anything that’s small and non-adhesive. (Note: If you want to erase your penciled circle, remember not to blow away the eraser bits, because you could lose some sequins. Just gently swipe them off the card. The brush in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit in the July-December Mini Catalog works great for this. And, just so you know, my notes are so you can learn from my “Oops!” moments.)

Cut a piece of Window Sheet a little bigger than the window on the card. Mine is about 3″ x 3″. Add adhesive around the window to adhere the window sheet. Then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the corners and sides of the 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer. Remove the backing from the Adhesive Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals, then place the window layer over the card base, lining up the window over the Foam Adhesive.

And that’s all there is to it. It seems like a lot of instructions, but it’s really simple. I mostly made simple shakers using clear envelopes like this one. But now I’m hooked on “real” shakers. I can’t wait to make a few more using some of my brand new products from OnStage and my preorder!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day – and don’t forget the Seasonal Sale. These products in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog are discounted:
Punches – 10%, Stamp Sets – 15% (excluding host stamps), Dies, Embossing Folders, and Designer Series Paper (excluding Specialty and assortments) – 20%. The Sale ends at 11:59 MT tonight (November 18), so order now!

Product List

Mountain Air, Regal Reindeer, Stampin' Up!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Mountain Air Shaker Card

  1. jackie says:

    Love this card. The tree stamps and die work together so well. the sequins in the shaker make for a festive holiday


  2. Susan Horr says:

    I love shaker cards. They are so easy to do and so much fun for the recipient.


  3. debsmart says:

    Perfect blend of classic, and fun! Shaker cards are lots of steps, but easy ones 🙂


  4. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Deborah! I agree – they are easy. I think I was making it a lot harder than it needed to be!


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