Friday, September 12, 2014

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat, smell my geet.  My kids will be saying that ad nausem in just a few short weeks I am sure.  Here is my second set of Halloween shakers.  The process is the same - find a cute tag, add some layers in the Silhouette Studio software, and wallah!


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let the Halloween Shaker Card Parade Begin . . .

Bad news for those of you who are tired of shakers - I have a bunch more and I haven't seen or felt the light at the end of the tunnel.  So you are going to have to bear with me for some time to come.  I did, however, pull out my Halloween bin.  I actually don't have nearly as much as I used to have, which is a good feeling!  

So here is the first of two Halloween sets that I have recently made.  I took a frame from the Silhouette store and turned it into a shaker.  I added some Halloween sequin confetti that I found at the party store, along with a bunch of cute little beads.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thank You Flower Shaker Cards

Brandy has been bugging me to replenish her Thank You card stash.  This card is made from a file in the Silhouette store that is actually designed for shakers.  It goes a whole lot quicker that way. 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get Well Soon Bear Shakers

I don't often do cutesy and the Silhouette store is full of these type of designs lately.  That said, I really did like this bear dressed as a nurse with a big band aid.  And because I can't stop making shakers I had to incorporate that into the card as well.  These cards are for a swap that I am participating in later this month.  I am halfway done, now I just need to make some sympathy cards.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Christmas Tree Shakers

There are quite a few files in the Silhouette store that are perfect for shakers.  I purchased this one quite a while ago with the intention of doing something festive with it.  I decided to turn it into a shaker.  I am making quite a few card sets these days.  My best friend Brandy, and my sisters love to come raid my card drawer.  It's easier to deal with when I have duplicates of everything.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Noel Shaker Cards

The Silhouette online store has some great files that are easy to turn into shakers.  I found this Noel file and thought it would be great as a shaker.  Several offsets and compound paths later and I was ready.   This card is actually pretty big - it's a little over six inches wide and over 4 inches in tall.  I really loved making a larger Christmas card.  It makes it easier to write a good long note.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jingle Bells

And the parade of shaker cards continues!  These next two took quite a bit of time to make, only because I had to make the shaker box fairly thick so that the bells would actually jingle.  I spent a lot of time at my Cameo cutting out chipboard.  And of course today, I find smaller bells at a different store.  Figures right?  I thought I was done with this one, but I might actually revisit this design and make a few more now that they don't have to be so chunky.  

I love the way they sound.  Too cool!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Thank You Button Card

My intentions were to make this a shaker card but it dawned on me that I really didn't want the buttons moving around.  So I just glued them in place.  I based my design on this card that I found on Pinterest but changed it a bit.  I used my Silhouette pen holder to hold a sharpie in place to draw on the stencil material.  I had to run it through four times or so to get the coverage I wanted, and truthfully it's still not a thick enough line for me.  I recently purchased their newest pen holder but haven't used it yet.  I am curious to see how this would like with a regular ' ol Sharpie.  

Anyway, very simple, but really cute.  I know I have a gazillion buttons so I can see myself making quite a few more of these in order to use up some of my never ending supplies.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shaker Butterfly Cards

I took a short trip to a craft store today looking for something other than regular ol' sequins to put in shaker cards.   Lots of Christmas doo dads to be found and it's just August!  That said, I found some pretty sequin butterflies and set about making my biggest shaker cards ever!  Seriously, this is probably the last time I make any these size.  But, I do really love the way they turned out.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

jingle, tree, cheer, ornaments, egg nog . . .

And the Christmas card parade continues.  This most recent set of cards is scrap lifted and inspired by this Christmas card I found on Pinterest.  I haven't played with my sewing machine much lately so it was fun pulling it back out.  I also pulled out some Christmas stamps that I had yet to use.  This set is from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards.  I went into my stash to find other Christmas embellishments.  I had to actually hunt those down I've been using so many.  I knew I would make a dent in that Christmas bin eventually!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Christmas Shaker Cards

My love of Christmas cards has yet to wane.  Brandy is so happy.  I have also caught the shaker card bug.  I've made one or two over the years but for some reason I have been making a bunch of them lately.  Here is my first Christmas version.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Gift Envelopes

I have a project to share that Brandy I competed eons ago.  Okay, maybe just months ago.  She is always in need of decorative envelopes for her family's religious gatherings.  She has mentioned this many times over the years and we finally sat down to make some this past winter.  

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