An Easy Shaker Card

Please don’t let the Shaker Card in the title throw you off!  I have never been a huge fan of the cards.  They are pretty, but at least for me, very messy to make.  And they end up pretty thick due to the “shaker” part.

Over the weekend Stampin’ Up! had our Annual Convention AT HOME!  It was Awesome!!!  I missed seeing all my friends, but the comfort of my home was great.  We still got to see New Products and watch presentations with them.  And that is where the new and easy shaker card came from.  Rosie Gonzales, I hope I spelled that correctly, from California made this card to share.  I was hooked!!


It was really difficult to get a picture of this card due to all the shine.  And be one the lookout for other demonstrators sharing this new idea.  There were over 10,000 demonstrators online for this event.

The basics of this card is cutting a piece of DSP that would be the top layer of your card.  I used this leafy piece from Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  You then place the DSP inside a Clear Envelope.  Add your shaker / sprinkles/ glitter.  Get the DSP against the bottom and end of the envelope and remove the tape cover on the envelope and secure it tightly.  Use scotch tape to fold over the upper section that is empty.  Now all of your “shaker” material is enclosed in the clear envelope!

To finish the card,  create your other layers and simple add Tear & Tape around the back edges of the shaker part.  Adhere it to the rest of the card and you are finished!  I added my ribbon before I adhered the shaker to the other layers.  My finishing touch was simply to add the sentiment and punched with the Classic Label Punch.  So easy!!!

I hope you enjoyed this quick shaker card and will give it a try yourself.




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Cup of Thanks

Today’s card is a little bit different fold.  I do not know if it has a more popular name, but I call it the Book Fold.  It is very simple and gives just a little different look.


I love the flexibility of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper!  At first I only thought of it as Fall and Christmas.  Now I have a whole new stack of ideas to use it on all types of cards.

This card pairs the beautiful plaid with the Press On stamp set.  This set is a bit overlooked I think.  The stamps and sentiments are so cute and it could pair with the Christmas coffee stamps and still be for any occasion on it’s own.

It is not like me, but I went for a very clean look on this card.  The coffee cup image just has the Real Red heart for adornment.  The “steam” is to bring in the sentiment.  The ribbon is the Real Red Braided Linen Trim and fits perfectly on the Book Fold.

Here is a look at the inside to give you a better idea of the Book Fold.

The inside stamps are all from the Press On set.  I added some steam to the heart just as a little bit extra.

I did not get as good of an angle as I thought.  If you look at the top left corner, you can see the flat section there.  That is where the ribbon is.  So instead of the inside opening of your card being the full size, it is 4 1/4 wide X 4 high.  It is still a side opening card, just that 1″ in from the fold is adhered tot he back of the card so that only part of the front flap opens.  I have all of the measurements and instructions listed just below.  Hopefully that will help explain the adhering that little section to the back.

Measurements and directions:

  • Base of Night of Navy is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2
  • DSP is cut 3/4 X 4 and 4 1/4 X 4
  • Real Red is cut 3 X 3 1/8
  • Whisper White stamped front layer is 2 7/8 X 3
  • Inside Whisper White layer is 4 X 4 1/4
  • Fold and burnish on both score lines.
  • Adhere the DSP to the front of the card in both places.  Use the second score line for spacing between the two pieces
  • Wrap the ribbon around the narrow DSP section and into the center between the front and back of card.
  • Use strong adhesive to secure together the narrow section to the back of the card.
  • Continue on as with any card.


Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a good weekend and will return on Monday to see more card ideas.




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Cup of Thanks

I have a quick Thank You card to share today.  I always need these and try to have different ones on hand.  This one is definitely a “make multiples” of card.



I used the so adorable stamp set called Press On for this card.  This stamp set is so versatile and has sayings that are just right.  For this card I kept everything really simple.  No coloring, no embellishments, and no dimensionals.  All of those No are not like me at all!!!

I made my own background paper by stamping the line of coffee cups in Versamark Ink.  I think this watermark look works best on lighter colors.  So I went with Seaside Spray for that layer.  The cups are not quite long enough to go all the way across the card.  But it was fairly easy to eyeball lining it up with a staggered line so the same cups are spread around.

The large cup is simple stamped in Misty Moonlight.  I added the heart stamp with Magenta Madness to go along with the sentiment in that color.  I also added a thin layer of it between the two blues of the base.  I love the bright Pop that color brings.

I really wanted to add “something” to finish off the card.  But decided it was going to stay as a more simple one.  And i made quite a few as customer Thank you cards.  I hope you will give this one a try as well.

Today’s measurements are:

  • 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • 3 X 2 1/2
  • 2 3/4 X 2 1/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun weekend and are able to do some crafting.


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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
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3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope





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It is so hot and muggy these days here in the south that I have been wishing for Fall.  In prepping for my card club and going through stamp sets, I stopped on a new one that made Fall seem a bit closer.



The stamp set I stopped on was Celebration Tidings.  It is a very versatile set that pairs with the Celebration Dies that are a varying size of the same layering die.  I chose to use the floral image and this gorgeous sentiment.  I love the beautiful cursive font used here.

The background is the Greenery pair of Embossing folders.  There are two different , smaller size, embossing folders.  This is the one I named #1.  Because it is narrow, it leaves a mark along the top and bottom if you use a full size layer of card stock  as I did.  I was careful to get the card stock centered in the die, so the line is on the top and bottom like it is supposed to be there!

The dies used for the image and the background are the Tasteful Labels Dies.  The DSP is the Cinnamon Cider DSP from the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP.  I adore the texture shown in the paper.  I used the Banner Pick A Punch for the sentiment layer.

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Simple Lace #simplestamping

I had too much fun over the weekend and failed to get my post for today set up.  Sorry I am late!  I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  It is stamps, paper, and ink.




This stamp set is perfect for more simple stamping.  It is the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  I love the flower.  It is a two step flower.  I stamped the stem with Granny Apple Green and then stamped the flowers with Magenta Madness.  Because this is a photopolymer set, it is very easy to see through the stamp to line up where the flowers need to be.

For the sentiment, which is part of the stamp set, I stamped first with Magenta Madness.  I then got the idea to stamp also with the Granny Apple Green.  I simply eyeballed it to line up. Again it was easy because of the photopolymer.  However, two Thanks just did not seem right, so I added the third which seemed be just right.

I was having so much fun with this stamp and the #simplestamping that I decided to do a Note card version.




The main difference with the Note Card version is the added layer of Magenta Madness, since the note card is white.  And I only stamped one Thanks.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black to make it pop against the bright colors.

These card are not my normal cards. I usually have more layers and embellishements.  But these are also so fun to make.  I love when they sort of “stand on their own” without the additions.

I would love to see your #simplestamping!  Thank you for stopping in this morining.  I hope your week is a good one.


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Peony Love

I have commented a few times regarding the Peony stamp set and that it is my favorite flower.  Today’s card is a bit of an  elegant version using that stamp set.  I rarely do cards on the elegant side.  I hope you like this one.



The only item from the Peony Garden Suite that I did not use is the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.  And it would have worked with this card.  I just didn’t think of it.

I really adore this Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder.  It is pretty regardless of which side of the embossed paper you use.  It is another folder that is a bit on the more subtle side.  I like that very much.

The small peony flower is just so pretty.  I stamped it with Gray Granite Ink and colored just the highlights of the blossom with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  The leaves were colored using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut and then raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Gray Granite as well.  I stamped it towards the bottom of the card stock and then punched using the Label Me Lovely punch.  The added touch is the Elegant Faceted Gem.

I wanted a bit more for grounding the sentiment and flower.  So I used a 3 X 3 piece of the Peony Garden DSP.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners and then layered the Square Vellum Doily on top.  This could be placed square or diamond angle.  I liked the diamond better.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card and will leave some comments.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.


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