Hi there! It’s Noelle coming to you with my first post for the CardMaker blog today! I’m really excited to share posts with you over these next several months!
I really like to use up old bits and pieces on my cards. In fact, I have a tiered organizer on my desk used solely for the purpose of remembering to use those things. I used to find that, when I stashed things away in a box, I forgot I had them and never used them. Having these pieces in plain sight has been really helpful! Primarily, what I have in the organizer are extra die-cut pieces, handmade embellishments, or stamped images that I didn’t end up using.
These were the random pieces I pulled from that organizer to use to make my card I’d been thinking of shaker cards lately, and decided that these pieces, and the shaker concept were my jumping-off point. I ended up using all these pieces but one.
Since I’d decided to do the shaker card, I knew I wanted to paper-piece the penguin on the outside of the shaker box. However, there were some details on this particular stamp that I didn’t want to cut out such as the little feet and the balloon string. So, I took both the front and back pieces I would use for my shaker, and stamped the same image over the two pieces at once.
Then, I added acetate to the back of the frame. I made a foam frame by attaching leftover edges from some foam dimensional dots, so this card is full of scraps, including scrap adhesive! I didn’t attach foam along the top edge until I had sandwiched the two halves of the shaker together, so I could line up the image properly. After it was put together neatly, I added the micro beads in through the top opening. Then I put the last piece of foam adhesive in with tweezers.
I paper-pieced the penguin scrap on top after coloring. Then I added the sentiment, which I put a die-cut star around that was also a leftover piece. The “7” was matted with a punched circle, and the background die-cut negative numbers were also matted before adhering them to the card.
Once the card was assembled, I think it turned out pretty cute! I hope you like it, too. Have a fantastic day!
Supplies used: Solid cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; stamps, number plate die, and star die from The Cat’s Pajamas; instant photo frame die from Lil’ Inker Designs; Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.