Monday, February 9, 2015

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for February

Valentine Shaker Card

I love these shaker cards and they are really so easy to make. 

The first step was to cut 2 hearts from Art Philosophy Cartridge at 3.5 inches from White Daisy.  I also cut 2 solid hearts from acetate at 3.5 inches.  I attached one acetate heart to each of the open frame hearts.  I used Liquid Glass because I wanted a very secure seal.

  I attached our 3-D foam tape (1/4 inch) fully around one heart on the acetate side to ensure that none of the mini hearts would escape.

I also cut a bunch of solid hearts sized .5 inch in White Daisy, Ruby, and Pixie cardstock.   With the mini hearts sandwiched in the middle attach the other large heart with the acetate side facing in.

I cut a piece of Pixie cardstock sized 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 and embossed it with our Heart Embossing Folder.  If you look at the finished card above you can see that I used the debossed side rather than the embossed side.  It was just my preference when I was creating the card but can be done either way.

To embellish the card I cut a piece of Extra Thick Twine (Pixie) sized 5 1/2 but as you can see I slightly frayed the ends and attached them on the back side of the Pixie cardstock.  I frayed it to ensure it would lay flat.  I then attached the Pixie cardstock to the front of the card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I attached the "shaker heart" to the front of the card, tied a short piece of extra thick twine to the piece that spanned the Pixie, and stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" to the bottom of the card base.

Supplies I used:
Cardstock - Pixie (X5773), White Daisy(1385), Ruby (X5927)
Ink pad     - Pixie (Z2644)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Extra Thick Twine (Pixie) - Z3035
Heart Embossing Folder - Z3018
Stamp Set - Holiday Tags (D1560)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Acetate - I happen to have some 3M Transparency Film that was going to be tossed out but there are other types of acetate that you can use.

Thank you for checking out our blog hop.  Your next hop will be over to Joyce Houck's blog.
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Joyce Houck       
Krista Hershberger 
      Betty Locco         
      Stephanie Huber  
      Marie Flayer        
      Nancy Brown      
      Nickie Hoffer       
      Helen Gullet          
      Crystal Davis       
      Andrea Sherman   
      Lori Meadows       


  1. I am a bug fan of shaker card! And your card is cute!

  2. Great shaker card, Lori! Thanks for explaining how you assembled it. I like the debossed background too,
    :) Marie

  3. Great valentine card. Did you cut the acetate on your Cricut too? I seem to use the Art Philosophy Cartridge most often. Using the debossed side of the Pixie cardstock gives your card more dimension.

    1. Hi Betty, yes I cut the acetate with my Cricut Expression too. I knew the Explore would cut it very cleanly and was pleasantly surprised that the Expression cut it so nicely,

  4. Shaker cards are SO FUN...and I haven't made one in a very long time! Valentine's Day is a great time to use this card design! :) Great card! :)

  5. Great Shaker card. Thanks for the info on the acetate.

  6. Love this! I just want to reach through to computer monitor and shake it!

  7. Great card. I haven't made a shaker card in years. Thanks for the inspiration!!!