April 24, 2014

Make Me Smile


Today i'm sharing a shaker card, only the second one i've ever made. The first one, well it didn't turn out so well! So the other day i thought i would try a different kind and this one worked a lot better!! I made this card for The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Confetti Crush. The sequins in my shaker shape is the confetti!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
I started by die cutting two labels from vellum paper, then i pierced holes all around the edge. I used some gold metallic thread to stitch the two vellum shapes together. Before i closed it, i added some sequins that matched my pattern paper and a couple tiny bird wood veneers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i inked up two birdies from The Alley Way Stamps Birds of a Feather stamp set and fussy cut them out by hand. Next i die cut a double ended banner and stamped the sentiment You Make Me Smile from the TAWS set Speak Easy (have you noticed i use this set a lot?!?! It has the perfect sentiments!!)

I used some pretty flower pattern paper and before adding it to my card base i inked the edges lightly. Then i added the birds and banner to my shaker, and then added it to my card base.

I really love how it turned out and will have to try this kind of shaker card again!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Birds of a Feather, Speak Easy
Dies: Spellbinder - Label. Reverse Confetti - Tag Me
Ink: A Muse Studio - Shell. PTI - Autumn Rose, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Pattern paper: American Crafts - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic
Sequins: Neat & Tangles - Various sequin mixes
Wood Veneer: Recollections
Thread: Kreinik Metallic Thread - #3280 very fine #4 braid


  1. fabulous! you should link this up in the sequin shaker hop this saturday at Pretty Pink Posh!

  2. This is super sweet! What a great idea to make a pocket this way, and the stitching makes a perfect accent :)

  3. This is so sweet...I love that paper collection!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call - Confetti Crush!

  4. Yayyy for your first shaker card, and what a beauty it is! Hope you link it up to the Sequin Shaker Hop, too!!

  5. Amazing!!! I adore this card Dana...the little birds nestled at the top and the handstitched shaker pocket...genius!!!