Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Your Next Stamp August DT Dare

This month at YOUR NEXT STAMP, our Design Team (DT) Dare challenge is called SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE. That means we were given the challenge to create a shaker card. Oh boy, this was going to be a real challenge, as I have only ever made ONE other shaker card. That one turned out okay (here), however I think I filled it a bit too much.

So for today's DT Dare, I used a the sweet Phoebe with her Wagon, along with the matching die.

To create my shaker box, I first cut the Happy Birthday sentiment (from the Big Balloon die set) from a 4.75 x 3.15 inch piece of cardstock. I positioned the die in the bottom (centre) approximately 0.5 inches from the bottom and ran that through my die cut machine. I then carefully used my paper trimmer to cut out the inside of my rectangle panel to leave the sentiment and a 0.5 inch frame.

I adhere some acetate and then another frame cut from the dark blue cardstock. I stuck down my foam adhesive and added my shaker filling. I then applied another panel of acetate to keep everything inside while I position it on my card.

This was all stuck down to my card base, along with Phoebe and 3 die cut balloons from the Balloon Trio die set.

I didn't have much in my stash to put inside my shaker. I will admit I am not a sequin fan, so I don't have many around. I did find a few blue sequins, along with some little bead that I am pretty sure I will be finding around my desk and in the carpet for months to come. I also used the little star dies that come with the Phoebe with her Wagon die set to punch out some yellow, blue and pink stars.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Phoebe with her Wagon
Dies: Phoebe with her Wagon, Balloon Trio, Big Balloon die
Paper: Carta Bella It's A Celebration

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the DT DARE post for this month. Comment on the post for a chance to WIN a prize. You will also see more amazing creations from my fellow YNS DT girls.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


  1. Lovely !!! beautiful colors

  2. Lovely !!! beautiful colors

  3. EEEEEEEEKKKKK! I LOVE this card! SUPER SWEET! Oh, Tracy, I have to pin this to try. So cute! TFS!

    1. Thank you Teresa for your sweet comments. I haven't made a lot of these shaker cards, but I had a lot of fun doing this one. I hope to make a lot more. I know my kids loving giving them out to their friends for birthdays.

  4. Tracy I love your adorable shaker card! The last time I used sequins to a card I was making I was finding them little buggers every where for almost a I haven’t had the chance to create a shaker card as of yet and would love to know where you get acetate from. I can never find it in my area. Thank you for sharing your lovely shaker card :)
    Hugs, Trina

    1. Thank you very much Trina. I am sure the sequins and beads have found there way into every nook and cranny on my craft desk. As for the acetate, I used overhead transparencies. I got a large box from the office supply store a long time ago. I just got the cheapest brand possible. They are a nice thickness and work well. You can also use plastic packaging. I don't know if you saw the video on the Your Next Stamp blog by Maureen Wong, she shows making a shaker card and she used the plastic page protectors for her shaker cards. I hope this helps.

  5. Hi Tracy..Thank you for the info on using overhead transparencies on your shaker cards. Yes, I saw Maureen Wong’s video using the page protectors, I actually picked up a package that same day at Walmart but haven’t tried making a shaker card just yet:) I’m always enjoying learning all the neat tricks and ideas everyone uses. I will be looking into the overhead transparencies next time Im at Staples. You never can have to little supplies when creating fun projects! Have a fabulous weekend.


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