COOL YULE CHRISTMAS SHAKER CARDS

Hi everyone! It's hard to believe that November is half over already.  That means cardmakers have either finished all their Christmas cards or if you're like me, haven't started yet! For some inspiration, here's a couple of shaker cards I created for Tim Holtz that were also featured on his Sizzix Holiday Part 2 video.


This fun Thinlits set, Cool Yule is one of my favourites from this year's Holiday release. You can create all sorts of different looks for each of the four characters.  The Snowy Stars Thinlits set was perfect for using around my shaker opening.


Die-cut the Snowy Stars ring on a piece of white cardstock.  Using the Stitched Circles die that fits on the inside of the ring, die-cut a circle in the middle.


Cut out a piece of clear acrylic and adhere to the back of your die-cut starry cardstock. Then die-cut an adhesive backed foam ring(if you want a bit more depth to your shaker box, use two of these), using two sizes of the stitched circles and glue onto the acrylic piece.


Die-cut your character pieces and adhere.




Cut out another ring from cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.


Your character will be adhered to the front of the acrylic piece.


Fill the circle with your shaker bits.  I just used the cut out star pieces from my starry ring.
Adhere a die-cut stitched circle to the back foam ring.  I used strips of foam the same depth as the ring, around the die-cut cardstock.


I chose a coloured piece of cardstock to adhere behind the front so it shows through the stars.



Adhere the two mat papers onto your card base, then your white die-cut card front.


Finish off your card front with a sentiment, I used the Christmas Shadow Script.  The stars are from the Snowy Stars Die set too.  The words, 'tis the, are from the Holiday Talk Metallic Sticker Pkg. (TH93347).


I used the same idea, but a square cutout instead of the circle.  I used the straight strip of stars and cut it out four times, around the cutout stitched square.  Some of the strips slightly overlapped, but you can't really tell.  The bingo card is from Tim Holtz Christmas Ephemera pack. The branches are from Tim's Branches Bigz Die and the greens are from Funky Festive.  Happy Holidays is also a Holiday Metallic Sticker.  The plaid paper is from last years Christmas Paper Stash.

               








3 comments

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Such jolly ole cards! I love the mini shaker elements and that you used the star castoffs for the shaking bits. Truly amazing designs my friend!

Sherri said...

Beautiful cards, Jan!! This makes me want to get started on my cards. TFS.

Paper Profusion said...

These are absolutely fabulous Jan! Nicola x

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