Hello, crafty friends! Marie here from Marie Nicole Designs. I am so excited to share a few Christmas shaker cards created with some dies from Becca Feeken’s new Candlewick Collection! There are so many layering dies, and I chose to use the rectangle ones to create a shaker frame as the focal point of my card. This is so easy to do, and by using die cut layers to build up dimension for a shaker window, you can save on some of your foam adhesive!
I started these cards by using the rectangle dies and cutting out frames from some gold paper. To cut out frames that are exactly the same in order to stack them on top of each other, I layered them together and then taped them all together using some washi tape. I like to add tape both horizontally and vertically along all the dies, creating a big cross of tape over the dies. This helps keep them all exactly in the same position when die cutting. Then, I can just remove the die cut pieces, keep the dies taped together, and cut another piece. When you have all your layer pieces cut exactly the same, this helps when layering them together to get the perfect fit.
For each frame piece, I cut one layer of gold paper, and one layer of plain ivory cardstock. I layered the ivory paper underneath, then added a piece of clear plastic, and finally the gold die cut piece over the top. If you want more height on your shaker frame, just cut more layering pieces! I only used two layers because I was using thin confetti pieces in my windows that doesn’t require much height. For sequins, I would definitely recommend adding more layers to allow your shaker pieces to move freely!
Both cards are made using the same design, but I changed them up just slightly to make them unique. For my first card, I die cut this little reindeer and bunnies from Sharyn Sowell’s die set, Starry Forest. I thought using black cardstock would be a nice silhouette to coordinate with the patterned paper I used behind the shaker window.
My second card features the Christmas tree and birds from the same Starry Forest die set. Again, I cut these out of black cardstock for a silhouette look. I adhered these die cuts right over the frame and shaker window with a bit of liquid glue.
To add the shaker pieces, I sprinkled a small pile of the confetti onto the center of the card front and then glued the window over it. Doing it this way allowed me to make sure to adhere my window in the center of my card front, and I didn’t make a mess with the confetti if I tried to flip the window after filling it!
The sentiments for these cards are some foiled stickers that I grabbed out of the Merry Everything Christmas Kit from Spellbinders. There is so much in this kit and I love that I have some ready made sentiments that I can easily add to card fronts! I added these stickers to some kraft cardstock to make them a bit sturdier, and then trimmed them down and added them to the cards with some foam adhesive.
The card fronts are also adhered to the same kraft cardstock that I used to mat the sentiments with. I love how these dies from Becca Feeken have so many layers that makes it possible for you to cut frames, shaker windows, layering pieces, and more! So many possibilities!
Gold Cardstock, Ivory Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Patterned Cardstock, Washi Tape, Liquid Glue, Foam Adhesive, Tape Runner Adhesive, Clear Plastic for windows, Clear, Shimmery Confetti, Paper Trimmer, Scoring Board, Score Tool.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed a peek at these dies and that you are inspired to create with them in your own home!
Until next time,