Christmas in July Blog Hop

Recieving your design package in the mail is like having a mini christmas, Its so much fun. When I seen the die that we would be showcasing I knew right away I needed to try and make this into a shaker card. I do not make shakers cards all that often but this die just spoke to me. 


To start off with I created my card base from Linen white card stock, to do this I started with standard 8½ by 11 cardstock and cut it down to 4¼ and scored it at 5½.

The next step was to prepare my layering peice, I decided I would go traditional christmas witht his card and used a beautiful deep red card stock from Bazzill. I cut it down to 5¼ by 4 

From there I went on to die cut the stocking from a few different materials, I started by die cutting the stocking from my white panel which was 5 by 3¾ and was the same linen cardstock I used for my card base. I proceeded to die cut it several more times from the same cardstock as it had a great weight and texture. Finally, I die cut the stocking one more time using the silver glitter paper. I then adhered all the white layers together and finished it off with the silver die cut. 

I went on to cut out some acetate and adhered it behind my die cut white panel which I  adhered is using score tape as its nice and strong. From there I  used my foam tape and went around the whole stocking layering it and in casing the stocking shape with the foam.


I took my powder tool and went along all the sides of the foam tape that would be exposed to the sequins and dusted with the powder tool to take the tackiness away. I then filled the stocking with Red 3mm Darcie Sequins, Frosted Pines sequins from Neat and Tangled and some glitter from my stash.  

Once I filled up the shaker portion I added a piece of patterned paper from my stash to add some extra color and for ease in closing the shaker card. I didn’t want to try and mess with aligning the card base directly to the shaker potion. 

I went to stamp my sentiment and realized oopsy I should have done that before putting my shaker together. Oh well it worked out, I just pulled out my misti and took out the foam portion and placed my panel inside and stamped my sentiment, which was from the Retro Christmas from Avery Elle, it seemed to work just fine.  I am glad I used my misti as I needed to stamp it numerous times to get a clear and crisp impression due to it being so textured. 


Finally I adhered the shaker panel on to the red panel with Nuvo adhesive and then from there added that to the card base, from there I popped in the Stocking die cut back into place and finsihed the card off with some red sparkly emable dots from my stash.


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I have also added all the lovely ladies direct links. 

Tara Nixon Cox              

Karla Yungwirth                                   

Amber Trubiak                                  

Nancy Frustaci   <-- You are here            

Niki Stone         <--- Next on the hop              

Julia Chupik                        

Karen Warner                    


I really Hope you enjoyed the Card I created I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment. 

Have a wonderful time exploring the rest of the amzing talented ladies on the hop. 

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