If you gasped at the mess on my desk from Wednesdays post (Come on, you've seen worse...right?), you probably got a peek of this little shaker card. Yes, top of the pile because its the one I wanted to share with you today. Its made from retired items, but I figure the more I use up, the more the hubby will allow me to purchase! Hahaha! Or should I say, HoHoHo! - as it will be these mountains of Christmas cards that get me room for my new toys! Anyhows, THIS is the card for this week:
|Tags Til Christmas / Tiny Tags / Holiday Lounge|
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If you're still with me, I continue blabbering away -
To make this card yourself you will need:
base cardstock 5.5 x 8.5" folded in half
layer of solid card stock 5.25 x 4.0"
layer of Designer Series Paper 5.0 x 3.75"
Design/Stamp for inside of "globe" approx. 1.5" diameter, stamp and punch out
Sweet Treat Cups #116802
layer of solid card stock 3.0 x 3.25", punch hole for globe - leave room for "base" layer
odd scrap of solid cardstock 3x3", punch hole and hand cut outer ring for globe, draw & cut "base"
1 3/4" Circle Extra Large Punch #119850
Mica Flakes - optional, also can use punched paper bits from your hole punch etc.
Layer your bases and center your globe design punch where you like, I tried to center mine. Adhere.
Punch your "outer rim and base" paper and craft the globe stand. They make stamps for this I'm sure, I have to get one...layer the centered base outline on your solid layer and punch again to make another matching hole, if you'd like to try both layers be my guest - but I will tell you that your probably going to break your punch!
Now, tip a bit of your Mica or confetti into your Sweet Treat Cup and remove the adhesive protector strip. These cups are self adhesive, and strong! Holding the cup so as not to dump mica on yourself, line it up with your design on the card and stick it. Then add your covering layers - the cardstock, and then "base". If you're adding a cute embellishment - ribbon, twine, tags - do it before you adhere that "base" on. Then dust yourself off, make sure all that darn fishfood heads to the cleanup bin, and enjoy your card.
This is not a 10 minute card, and may be a frustrating 30 minute card depending on your dexterity with the snow globe layers. But, it is a cute idea and can even be done so that your reciepient can Open the treat cup. Then you could fill it with treats (hah!), or a little gift or something.
Its also a versatile card layout, as you can see by the number of stamp sets that match these cute treat cups:
Something Sweet #118589
Sweet Centers #116251
and for the Heart Treat Cups #120435
(coordinates with the Full Heart Extra Large Punch #119883)
Enjoy and see you back in two weeks for another FESTIVE FRIDAY!