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Endless Thanks -- Appreciate You Shaker Card

Hello!

My husband and I arrived home early this morning from our Colorado rail trip.  The laundry is done, the suitcases are stowed, and the mail is sorted.  Now it's time to get back to "normal"...whatever that may be.  We are exhausted, but had such a great time!  I have to say that we chose well for our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip.  We had so many great experiences and learned so much about the history of the State of Colorado and of the history of railroading in Colorado's mountains.  The vistas were absolutely amazing!  Mountains, valleys, desert, gorges, rivers, and all the flora and fauna that accompany all of these diverse ecosystems.

Today's post features the third card presented for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Endless Thanks stamp set.  If you haven't done so, please take the time to travel through the hop to see what other talented Stampin' Up! artists have created with this very versatile stamp set.  I'm sure you'll be inspired!  To see the blog hop lineup, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

I'm sure you've been seeing lots of Shaker Cards on the Pinterest Boards these days.  I love making Shaker Cards and thought that it would be fun to make one for the blog hop.  The new Foam Adhesive Strips make creating Shaker Cards so quick and easy.  Here's how to do it.

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This card begins with a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock die cut at an angle near the upper center of the cardstock using the Big Shot and the 3-1/4" width curved heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  The cardstock was then embossed with the Big Shot using the Happy Heart Textured Impressions embossing folder.  Note that I elected to have the hearts look debossed (the embossing sinks into the cardstock rather than being raised up from the cardstock).

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A piece of Basic Black cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the 3-7/8" width curved heart framelit.  The framelit was removed from the die cut heart and then the 3-1/4" width curved heart framelit was placed on top of the cardstock centered inside the die cut heart.

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The heart was die cut with the Big Shot to create a heart frame.  The heart frame was adhered to the die cut and embossed Melon Mambo cardstock with the inside edge of the Basic Black heart aligned with the inside edge of the heart die cut from the Melon Mambo cardstock.  Teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or Fine Tip Glue Pen) was used to adhere the Basic Black heart to the Melon Mambo cardstock.

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The Melon Mambo cardstock was placed face down and a piece of Window Sheets was cut larger than the die cut opening and adhered to the Melon Mambo cardstock using Mini Glue Dots at each corner of the Window Sheet.  Foam Adhesive Strips were placed on top of the Window Sheets approximately 1/8" beyond the edge of the die cut heart, ensuring that where the foam strips meet that there are NO gaps between the strips of adhesive.  Foam Adhesives Strips were cut up to fill in the spaces around the outside edge of the Melon Mambo cardstock.  The Embossing Buddy was patted along the inside edges of the foam strips that form the heart.  This is done to help minimize the shaker elements from sticking to the adhesive on the sides of the foam strips.  Then a USED dryer sheet was swiped over the Window Sheets inside the heart to remove the leftover powder from the Embossing Buddy and to help minimize the static on the Window Sheets that might cause the shaker elements to stick to the plastic.  

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A piece of paper from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock (slightly larger than the Melon Mambo cardstock).  This paper needs to be larger than the size of the die cut heart and will be visible through the shaker window.  A mound of Metallics Sequin Assortment was placed at the center of the paper.

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The adhesive covers were removed from all of the foam strips and the Melon Mambo cardstock was adhered, centered, over the Whisper White cardstock.  A piece of 5/8" Organza ribbon was wrapped around the Melon Mambo/Whisper White cardstocks and knotted toward the left side and just below the heart on the Melon Mambo cardstock.  The ends of the ribbon were trimmed with Paper Snips.

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A piece of paper from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was die cut with the Big Shot using the 2-3/4" width curved heart framelit.  The framelit was removed from the die cut heart and then the 2-1/4" width curved heart framelit was placed on top of the cardstock centered inside the die cut heart.

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The heart was die cut with the Big Shot to create a heart frame.  The heart frame was adhered to the Window Sheet with the polka dot heart frame centered in the open area on the Window Sheet.  Teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or Fine Tip Glue Pen) was used to adhere the polka dot heart to the Window Sheet.

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Fast Fuse adhesive was used to adhere the shaker element at the center front of the Basic Black cardstock card base.  Melon Mambo ink was used to stamp the banner image from the Endless Thanks stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The script "you" image was stamped at the right side of the sentiment area of the banner image using Basic Black Archival ink.  The "appreciate" image was stamped to the left of the "you" image using Basic Black Archival ink.  The banner was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered across the enter of the polka dot heart/Window Sheet using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Now it's time to take care of the rest of the card!

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The polka dot heart left over when the polka dot heart frame was created was used to make another polka dot heart frame by placing the 1-3/4" curved heart framelit at the center of the polka dot die cut heart and rolling it through the Big Shot.  The resulting polka dot heart frame was adhered at the upper left corner of the liner using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or the Fine Tip Glue Pen).  The "thanks" image was stamped near the upper center of the polka dot frame using Basic Black Archival ink.  The "for being you" sentiment was stamped below the "thanks" using Melon Mambo ink.  A strip of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (the heart paper visible through the shaker window on the card front) was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  A thin strip of polka dot paper was adhered along the top edge of the heart paper. 

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Since Shaker Cards do not mail well in a regular envelope, I put the finished card in the regular envelope but mail it in a larger padded envelope.  This means that I can have some fun with the regular envelope front.  A piece of the heart paper was die cut with the Big Shot using the 3-1/4" curved heart framelit and adhered at an angle at the center front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  A piece of the polka dot paper was die cut with the 3-1/4" curved heart framelit and a frame made with the 2-3/4" curved heart framelit using the same process described for the heart frames above.  The banner image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Melon Mambo ink.  The "friend" image was stamped at the right side of the sentiment area of the banner using Basic Black Archival ink.  The "best" image was stamped to the left of the "friend" image using Basic Black Archival ink.  The banner was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered across the center of the heart paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now that you've waded through this tutorial, I hope that you'll feel inspired to give making a Shaker Card a try.  It's a fun way to emphasize a special sentiment or event.

Robertssiggy

 

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Endless Thanks; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Pop of Pink Specialty; Embellishments:  5/8" Organza ribbon, Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Platform, Happy Heart Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Sweet & Sassy Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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