Nope, not earthquake related though there have been a few very mild shakers recorded, we just haven't felt them.
I couldn't help but make a few more using the TP kit from Queen & Co. AC cardstock for the bases and the black background. An old Recollections stack from Michaels for the patterned paper.
These are so easy to put together and one of the advantages of of using the precut foam is that you can make a few shakers in advance and have them at the ready when needed. I found my stash of clear seed beads to use as a filler for these shakers. I'm hoping the recipients enjoy a laugh or two as well.
For each card you'll need: White card base for a 4 inch square card (4 x 8 inches, scored at 4 inches on the long side) 4 inch square of black AC cardstock 3 1/2 inch square of patterned paper 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 rectangle of black AC cardstock Scrap white for sentiment TP kit (dies, foam and acetate) from Queen & Co. Seed beads or other filler for the shaker 3 x 6 inch white textured AC cardstock
Die cutting machine (Big Kick by Sizzix) Adhesive of choice (Lineco Glue and Scor Tape) pop up dots Anti static buddy ink pad (black) Stamp positioner Paper trimmer Scissors (optional)
Using the dies, cut the elements you need. All of the dies were used for this project -- the large plain cut became the back of the shaker. It fits perfectly and can also be used to cut the acetate as well.
Ink edges of the die cuts if desired. That wasn't done for this trio of cards. Assemble the base of the shaker. Assemble the top of the shaker. Rub the anti-static buddy on the underside of the acetate. Fill the base of the shaker as desired. Remove the top paper to expose the adhesive and apply the shaker top to the base. Press firmly to get a good seal. Set aside.
Layer the pieces of cardstock and patterned paper as shown in the image above and secure with your preferred adhesive. Apply the shaker using some strong double sticky tape.
If you haven't already, stamp your sentiment -- there are several to choose from in the kit and each one brings a smile. Choose the one that best suits yours. Adhere as desired.
This is a quick make and easy to get a few done in just a little bit of time if the shakers are pre assembled.
Hoping you're creating time in your busy week to do some nurturing of your soul. Have an amazing sort of creative day, week and launch into a brand new month of creativity.
I was so excited to get the Slim Line Die-cutting system from Picket Fence Stamps. 8 dies and so many possibilities! as soon as I saw the set, I knew what I was going to do first!
You'll need: Picket Fence Slim Line Die-cutting system (SDCS-100) Black cardstock (American Crafts Smooth) White cardstock (American Crafts Textured) Big Shot Distress Inks (see images for colors) blender adhesive (Score Tape
White Gel pen (Sakura) Susanna Font* (Creative Fabrica) electronic die cutting machine (eclips 2 and eCal3 software with pen tool)
Die cut the slim line card front using the narrow rectangle and the tree line dies using the black cardstock. I set the treeline die about 1/2 inch down from the top of the rectangle.
Create you sunset background using the distress inks, blender tool on the white textured cardstock. Blend the colors as shown in the images below.
Adhere the sunset image behind the trees cutout.
Using your electronic die cutting machine and software and the Susanna font, create your sentiment. The sentiment measures W 1.594 x H 0.630 (inches) Make sure that you've set the text lines to DRAW. Place the sentiment as desired on your card. Proceed to the cutting window, making sure you have the settings to DRAW, and you're using the pen tool, draw the sentiment on your cardstock.
This is a very simple card front and easy to complete in just a few minutes.
A stack would be easy to put together in a short period of time... and you could create a number of sentiment to go with your backgrounds. Try a galaxy or a starry night or a snowy night. Add a little "snow" to the trees for more dimension and interest.
What's crafting in your corner this week? Nurture your creativity and schedule some in a little creative time doing something you enjoy!
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This tag was inspired by a gift tag we received a couple of years ago... I was hoping to be able to use some of the Holiday "sprinkles" I'd purchased from KatScrapiness earlier this fall and a combination of 2 bags worked pretty well together. The tag is created in eCal and cut on the eclips2 - my go to machine. The front uses a triangle and vertical rectangle sized to fit in the small shaker front. Use Front minus back to create the cut effect. I used an old stamp set of swirls and flourishes on the front of the shaker. It is stamped in Silver (heat set or let dry overnight). The back of the shaker is a P2C piece filled with a snowflake pattern in silver from CreativeFabrica. The banner on the front is also filled with the same pattern as the backing. The word Joy and the hearts are made using the draw command and the Foil Quill. A small silver heart from a nail art kit tops the tree.
I hope you're enjoying this year's selection -- and if you're wanting to see more, be sure to check out the album on the eclips/eCal Facebook page for all of this year's contributions! If you're not a member, feel free to join us.
It seems like the holidays have descended in one fell swoop... late Thanksgiving and before you know it... well Christmas is just 10 days out now.
We've been busy "elves" the last several months! I can now share a couple of things I've created now that InviteByVoice has shared the projects on their site.
The turkey is a design we used several years ago and I decided it was time to bring it back. I couldn't find the original cutting file and created my own using ecal3 and cut the shapes with the eclips2. A little inking, pen and a wobble added a little dimension to the turkey. The background was embossed and inked. The sentiment was a file from CreativeFabrica and was printed in reverse on transparency... TIP: Print and let dry for 24 hours before using. I also added an EZ Sound module to this card -- the sentiment on the inside says and compliments the Gobble til you Wobble ringtone.
A also created a trio of 15 minute cards using the same basic design, just altering the embellishments. These cards were featured on the InviteByVoice blog - you'll find that post and a step by step tutorial here.
There are several other projects on the crafting table... will be sharing those very soon. Thanks for dropping by. Hoping you'll make some time this holiday season to do a little creating. Happy Holidays!
Today is the final reveal... Another simple tag and using stamps from my stash.
Find a fun snowflake and place on your tag and if desired, using the eCal software, choose path and back minus front. Design your sentiment. It's a little difficult to read Christmas on this one... sorry about that. Use the foil quill to draw and then cut the tag. I cut a second tag for the background piece.
Stamp the tree. I chose to use a color that would give a faint image, then added some background color. Add a little snow to the branches if desired using a white gel pen. Add some sparkle. Set aside. (Stamp is from SU, retired)
Stamp the front of the tag. (Snowflake stamp is from Pink and Main, retired) I decided to heat emboss with some detail white embossing powder,
Dimensional tree is cut using the eclips. North Pole Deliver was made using the foil quill. A little bit of inking on the tree, some gel pen ornaments added to each of the "faces." Simple - quick and would make a fun tag for any kind of holiday gifting.
This year's Tag Challenge is drawing to a close.... hard to believe that we're already at Day 10.
Sleighs, trees and music are all part of our holiday celebrations and invoke fond memories of past holidays. The sleigh is a side panel from Bird's Cards (Home for Christmas SVG Collection) and the Tree is part of a graphic file from CreativeFabrica. The music background paper is a scrap from an old Paper Studio holiday stack from Hobby Lobby. The Tree and sleigh are colored using distress ink on white cardstock. The sentiment is a print and cut created using the eCal 3 software and cut using the eclips2.
Once again, thanks for stopping by. Have you gotten started on your holiday crafting? I've got a list of projects I'd like to complete this year.... and I'm looking forward to some hours at the crafting table very soon.
All the pieces for this tag started out as white cardstock. Distress inks and a blender tool provided the color. The cup, steam and heart are all found in the eCal library. I added an oval for the cocoa in the cup.
The font I used is Have Fun Sunday from Creative Fabrica using the P2C (print to cut) feature in eCal3. Super simple, but would be fun to use on a gift package of cocoa mixes and a personalized mug.
The eclips/eCal page on Facebook is launching the 2nd Annual 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge! We're so excited for the #eclipsecalmakers who will be showing off this year's tags. Hope you'll stop by the page and check out all the creative endeavors!
For day 1, I'm sharing this make:
I honestly don't remember where I got the tag shape from... the tree is the Tipsy Tree from Creative Pointe. I reduced it in size to about 2 inches tall, made a couple of extra changes and crinkled the top three layers before adhering to the tree base. The tree wobbles for an interactive piece on the tag. The tag base is embossed and inked using distress inks on the debossed side.
Thanks for dropping by. More to come over the course of the next week and a half.