Friday, January 30, 2015

FWF Hugs shaker card

Hi everyone!  It's Friends With Flair time!  I haven't had time to play along with Unity's Friends with Flair in such a long time, so I busted out my Unity stamps and played along today.

Everything OLD is NEW again, right?  Case in point, shaker cards are all the rage right now and here's a link to my first shaker card back in 2007!  Shaker parts can be both large and small.  I made my shaker part the entire card front using my Circle dies, but I have something in the works using smaller butterflies.
Not gonna lie, shaker cards are kind of a pain to make and after several hours of fiddling with my beads and sequins I remembered WHY I didn't make many all those years ago!  I cut my foam squares in half and started to line the inside of my card frame.  After placing the small pieces down, I switched to cutting larger pieces from my foam tape roll to cover more ground.
 Next I peeled the backing of the bottom portion only and stuck it to my card base.  My thought was to hold the top open and pour in the beads/sequins and then seal up the rest of the circle.  Wellll... I ended up with way too many beads, so I had to pry the top open and pour some of the beads out. Which created a hot mess with beads stuck to the adhesive pieces all over the circle.  I fixed it eventually, but I am pretty sure there is an easier way to make shaker cards.  Any tips are welcome!!

Back to my card, the image is Mug of Hugs which is from Unity's Stamps of the Week collection and I think it's ADORABLE (not sure what set the sentiment is from).  I colored the mug with Copic markers.  I used another of my charms and even used one of my purple beads match.  Go me!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:   
Spellbinders Dies: 
S4-125 Classic Scalloped Circles SM, S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®; S2-132 Pretty Petals C Shapeabilities®
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co, Mug of Hugs

Other Supplies: White, Kraft and Pistachio Pudding cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Lavender baker's twine; Rhinestones; Charms and beads
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



  1. Your 2007 shaker card is lovely and so is this one. I havent attempted one yet but plan to this weekend. Jennifer McGuire just posted this page which gives a video and several other ways to make them is the link for you

    Hope this will make it easier for you too. ;)

  2. Ha! I'm so right there with you about shaker cards being a pain!!! I had to come see what you ended up with and I must say your card came out brilliantly! (You'd never know you had any trouble at all!). And I love that you made one in your signature round-card style. Bravo my friend!! You are my hero!!

  3. Very pretty - love the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. Lovely shaker card. They are so much fun.

  5. All your hard work paid off, your card came out great, and I love your green cup. I always end up with stuff falling out -I know what you mean.I love it.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  6. wow I love your card and the embellishments!!

  7. That is one pretty shaker card! Love that it is round.

  8. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the scalloped circle is awesome!

  9. Oh my gosh - this is just darling! I adore shaker cards and your is super sweet. I love the fun coffee mug and sentiment!

  10. Oh the round shaker is terrific! I don't have tips for you trying to figure out the best way to get just the right amt of stuff in, but I think I'll keep watching your blog to see if you find out. I know the effort it takes to cut all those bits of foam tape... you did GREAT work!

  11. What a fun shaker card. Love the shape and your details are so sweet.

  12. Love your shaker card. It turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
    I've posted 33 shakers so far. I use foam tape on some and foam sheets on others depending on the shaker part. I like foam sheets better. I always have to remind myself to add the acetate window before the foam. For some reason that is the step that gets me lol.
    {I came over from the Unity Friends with Flair challenge}
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  13. Love love your shaker card! I found you on Unity's Friday Friends With Flair.

  14. ADORABLE!!! Love this sweet shaker you made. I have only done a few and have to reinvent the wheel each time. Ha! I found that long narrower pieces of foam were faster for me to go around the circle. Love the little charms you added to this. Wonderful work!!! Saw you on FWF. TFS!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Hi Michelle. This is pretty with the mug of hugs peeking through. It's fun to see trends return. Makes you want to hold on to more of the crafty stash. :)

  16. Oh how fun! I love shaker cards and a great cup of anything caffeinated! Love this design.

  17. Very sweet shaker card! Amazing design!

  18. That's one rockin' shaker card - looks fantastic!

  19. Adorable, love the charms and flowers with it!

  20. Adorable, love the charms and flowers with it!