Creating a Shaker Element Tutorial

Just crawling out of hibernation. I’ve been a little busy with stuff and the time just flew by. I thought I had this post scheduled but it didn’t post. So here is my tutorial for simple shaker cards.  I made some shaker cards last month and thought it would be fun to share the steps with everyone.

First, lets get all the materials ready.

 photo Tutorial_ShakerCard4_zpsimonowln.jpgYou will need:

a. Pattern paper for the top frame of your shaker

b. Chipboard

c. Base image for the shaker

d. Clear acetate

e. Glitter or Sequins


1. PIck an image from your patterned paper for the base image. For this project I choose this lovely image from RRBF’s My Romance line.

2. Cut the chipboard, acetate and top frame to the same size as your base image.

3. Leaving a 0.5″ to 0.75″ border, cut out the middle sections of your chipboard and top frame just like the picture above.

4. Make a sandwich with the base image at the bottom, followed by the chipboard frame, acetate and top frame. Check that all layers align correctly before we start gluing the shaker together. I use a wet glue for this project as it allowed me to move the pieces around a little before everything bonded together.

Here is a video showing how the layers should be assembled. Do excuse the quality of the video. It’s my very first attempt at a video.

Here is the card all assembled:

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Don’t you like the shake shake shake fun.




Love Shaker Cards

Today’s cards were all inspired by shaker cards. I love shaking the pretty glitter inside. With eye catching glitter,  I felt that less is more for these cards so I went with the simple look.

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Here are some closeups:
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A white on white card accented with a single red heart die cut.

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This card had a more elaborate frame but the kept the viewing space within the frame clean to reduce any distractions.




ATC Inspiration

Some days I fall into a design rut and nothing seems to work. On days that I need a boost of inspiration, I try to attempt a small project to get my creative juices moving. Artist Trading Cards or ATCs have been around for a long time. I like that they are small – 3X4″, which make them less intimidating compare to a 12X12″ layout.

Here are some that I did for my RRBF assignment last month.

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Here are some closeups of the ATCs:

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So when you feel uninspired, trying working on something small and it might just be the start of something beautiful.




PageMaps – January

Welcome 2015! It’s a fresh new year with a new beginning. The Ruby Rock-it design team were invited as guest designers for Page Maps this lovely month of January.

 photo PageMaps3_zps7c79188c.jpgHere is my layout based on the sketch above. I used one of RRBF’s new wedding line – Get Hitched. I love the mix of gold and sliver with a dash of cream and white. It’s just so elegant.
 photo Happiness3_JuneGoh_Sketch_zps83550a89.jpgHere are some close ups:
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 photo PageMaps1_zpsb474ce92.jpgGo over to this link to check out more lovely sketches and ideas.



Do More of What Makes You Happy

Sharing a layout I did for my DT assignment. I’m so happy that the layered tone on tone greens worked out nicely.

 photo DoMore_SB_zpse8dcb4ce.jpgThe title was cut out allowing the yellow paper behind to peek out. Of course who can say no to butterfiles on a page.
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Do have fun with your supplies.



Just a few more days of November and we would have arrived at the very last month of the year ! It has been a whirlwind year and I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can before the new year arrives. Here is a page I did a few weeks ago and forgot all about it.

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Close ups:

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Love the stamped sentiments.
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Enjoy the month of November before it runs away from us.



Blog Hop with Ruby Rock-it and WOW Embossing Powder

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Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans and WOW Embossing Powder fans! We are delighted to have you join us this week for the fun with our blog hop!

We are very excited to be partnering with this fabulous company and their amazing designers, so here’s all the info you will need…and then come and join and hop along!
Here’s the blog hop order, all you need to do to be eligible for our prize, is to leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then come back to our blog letting us know you have done so!  Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.
Here is our beautiful prize!

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I have several cards to share using our Country Cookin collection paired with the lovely supplies from Wow! Embossing Powder :

 photo BlogHop_Nov14_zps98e9bc4f.jpgI love the shimmer gold embossing powder on the dandelion image on this card which matches perfectly with the happy colors of the patterned paper.

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This soothing green card is adorned with a lovely flower made with Wow! Embossing Melt-it powder and a sprinkle of pink perfection embossing powder.
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For the last card, I went for a simple white card with a sliver stamped sentiment.
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The list of RRBF supplies used:

Country Cookin – Floral
Country Cookin Droplet Sticker Pack
Country Cookin Tag Pack
Country Cookin Twine Pack
Fundementals – Card (Steampunk)

Wow! Embossing Powder Supplies:

WC01 Metallic Gold Rich Pale
WS59 Pink Perfection
Wow Melt-It! Powder
Medium Rose – Silicone Mould
Make A Wish – ME Clear Stamp Set

Do check out the various projects the DTs have on display along the hop.

Thank you for coming by today.. Now it’s time for you to hop on to the blog of the talented Trish Latimer for more inspiration.

Do drop by my blog again. Thank you for hopping along with us!



A Publication in Paper Crafts Magazine

I’m so happy to share that I have two layouts published in Paper Crafts Magazine’s Photo Pocket. Many thanks for Ruby Rock-it for giving me such a lovely chance to work with many wonderful products.
Go over to this link for the details.

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If you want to buy a copy of the magazine, drop by over here for a preview.



Sun Kissed Boy

It’s the month of November and just tow more months to the end of the year !! Have you have been scrapping lately ? Here is the latest sketch challenge over at  Ed’s Sketch.

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Use a camera stamp on you layout.  Just remember to have fun.

Here is my take on the challenge:

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I had fun pulling this layout together. Happy photos make everything an easy task.

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Do have a go with the sketch. Submit your entry over at Ed’s Sketch for a chance to win some lovely RAK.

Enjoy the month of November before it runs away from us.



An Altered Box Cover

Hi blog, sorry I have been neglecting you. Today I wanted to share this fun project that I did last month. I’m sure many of us have got empty boxes that we tend to just toss out. Well, here is an easy way to give the box a second chance.

 photo AlteredBox_4Aug14_zps74eb7e5e.jpgWhat I’ve done is to cover the box cover with pattered paper and then used my scraps to “draw” out a scene within the frame.
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Here is a close up of the layering.
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Now, I have a pretty little frame for my reading corner.