May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Shaker Card | MFT Stamps

I don't know about you, but I'm so happy to see that shaker boxes are back! I remember the first time I made one. It was probably 10 years ago and I can honestly say that they are just as much fun to make now as they were back then! After recently getting the new MFT Stamps Stitched Circle Frames I was inspired to try my hand at making them for my Mother's Day cards. I thought they would be super fun to use for creating a shaker box filled with sparkly sequins!

Happy Mothers Day Shaker Box Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps Modern Blooms and Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames

I used a great technique that I saw on a video by Jennifer McGuire where she used Fun Foam to create the thickness in the shaker window instead of a bunch of foam tape (which is what I have normally used). I really loved this technique and the foam cut like butter with my Cuttlebug.

Happy Mothers Day Shaker Box Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps Modern Blooms and Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames

To decorate the shaker box window frame, I used the new MFT Modern Blooms stamp set and die set. These are one of my new favorite stamp sets right now! I love that that stamps have coordinating dies. With the use of a little foam tape, you can add some great dimension to your projects.

Happy Mothers Day Shaker Box Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps Modern Blooms and Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames

Along with the sequins, I also included some tiny little glass micro beads that I found in my stash. I'm pretty sure that I've had these since I made those first shaker box cards all those years ago. LOL!

I didn't have a Mother's Day sentiment stamp, so I printed my sentiment on white cardstock using my printer and a font called Ostrich Sans...my new favorite font!

Happy Mothers Day Shaker Box Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps Modern Blooms and Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames

SUPPLIES
Cardstock: Darice 110 lb White, BoBunny (Yellow and Green Dot)
Stamps: Modern Blooms
Dies: MFT Stamps | Stitched Circle Frames and Modern Blooms
Ink: MFT Stamps, Colorbox
Fun Foam: Darice
Clear Overlay Film: Grafix Dura-Lar (This is what I used instead of acetate or transparency)
Other: Sequins, Glass Micro Beads

So have you tried making a shaker box card yet? The Mom or Mom's in your life might love one, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by today!
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8 comments:

  1. These are both SO PRETTY, Juliana! Any mom would love to get one of these :)

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  2. Nice font! Love the green card........NEVER made a shaker card. Ever. I'm a VIRGIN!!! LOL. A 53 yr old virgin. I reckon that'd make a movie!!!! Or a really good You Tube clip;)

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    1. We must fix this problem Lizzy!!! LOL!!!

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  3. These are so pretty - please share the technique! I've always wanted to try one of these but didn't know where to start!

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    1. Debbie - Jennifer McGuire shares some great how-to videos on YouTube for these!

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  4. How pretty! Love this idea!

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  5. Your cards are beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  6. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA