Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MIM #50 - shake it!

I love shaker cards - I think it's the kid in me :)  I especially love it when they make noise when you shake 'em.  Seeds, beads, candies = such fun creations!

The tutorial over at PTI is fantastic.  But, since I didn't have any fun foam lying around, I made do with what I had.  Here's how I made my little tag (click on any of the photos to see them bigger):


I stamped a gingham background onto my tag shape.  I then created a "channel" for my shaker-fillings by laying foam adhesive all around (be sure there aren't any gaps or it will all fall apart!)  It doesn't have to be pretty - exhibit A is above.  Here's a small tip:  I used some glossy accents to fill in the spaces that I was nervous about.  The only downside to that is waiting for it to dry :)


Add the filling.  I found a jar of tiny white beads in my stash - yay me!


Add the top to seal it all up!  I die-cut a 2.5 inch circle 2 times: once out of acetate, and once out of white cardstock.  Into the white cardstock, I then die-cut a cloud shape.  I stuck the acetate to my white circle (using glossy accents, to make sure it's all secure!) and when it was dry, I then carefully stuck it down to the base I'd created.  I dare you not to play with your creation when it's all done :)

How 'bout seeing it on a prezzie?


A plain kraft box got dressed up for a party :)  The "ribbon" is actually the seam of an old white tee-shirt.  I save the weirdest things.  My crafting personality and my regular personality are so opposite.  Crafting Elena is a bit of a hoarder.  Real-life El chucks things like crazy without a backward glance... No idea how to make sense of it all :)  

I love all the texture for a baby gift.  Soft and cuddly and fun, don't you think?


Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

  1. You are so clever-I had to take pause when i saw the first picture of the post...I really thought you were slipping-silly me! You were just explaining the genius behind the adorable tag. Great job :-)

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous tag. that cloud is perfect for a baby teame up with the gingham. I like your resourcefulness in finding supplies that work for you. I need to check my stash to see what I can use to put inside my shaker card so I can make one.

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  3. Oh what a fun, fun shaker card!!!! I need to find what I can put into one...I need to make a baby card/tag, too. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  4. This is absolutely fabulous, Elena!

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  5. I now understand that I do a card with a shaker. I'll make another. This card is very beautiful! Congratulations!

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  6. This is so clever. Great idea to use beads. I've got scads of beads. This makes a really nice baby gift--it would go great with that card you posted the other day!

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  7. how sweet!! this is awesome!

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  8. Oh my gosh! How impressive! The colors are also amongst my favorite as you have combined them too, never mind the shaker bit. This is so fantastic!

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  9. Great idea to use on a baby gift, the colors are adorable. i like how you used the shirt seam for a ribbon, such a fun idea!

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  10. SUPER cute!! Love that little tag -- thanks for sharing!!

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  11. what a fantastic idea, Elena. I will have to CASE this idea w/ the beads. i love how your circle has some amazing texture!

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  12. Great idea to use the beads! I love the soft colors and texture.

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  13. I love that you used beads...great idea Elena! ;)

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  14. What a great idea using the cloud die and it turned out so cute!

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