Festive Fridays - Shake it Up!

Its that special Friday again -- a FESTIVE FRIDAY! Festive Friday is a Blog Hop happening every other Friday, showcasing Christmas projects. The goal is to work on a few Christmas Cards a month, so when crunch time rolls around come November, we're all not too weary to get cheery! If you're joining me directly, you will probably not want to miss the begining of the hop over at Terris blog.  If you've joined me from Brendas blog, You're hoppin' along just fine!
 
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
This card really begins at the Scrapbook Expo last month. I took a class in techniques, and got a free box of Mica flkes. As you all know, I dislike beyond all reason the glitter (said with a sneer)!! SO I was not keen to try this stuff out - big chunky glitter! But I will admit that its not all bad, and not much like glitter. "Flashy Fishfood" was how my instructor phrased it, and that about sums it up. The small 1oz box I have will probably do me fine for the next 5 years, unless I go crazy with the snow globe cards for Christmas... but they require extra postage to mail, so that unlikely! The mica makes for some Perfect snow in the snow globe though! I've always wanted to try this style card.

For info on this card, keep reading... if you'd like to be sure to get to everyone on our Blog Hop please continue on to the wonderful Yolanda over at Crafty Scentiments.

Here is a list of my Festive Friday Friends,





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.
adhesive

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.

I've seen these cute cups filled with goldfish, buttons, gumballs, and chocolate! This could make cute stocking stuffers filled with mints or candy.

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
Sweetheart #120780
(coordinates with the Full Heart Extra Large Punch #119883)

Enjoy and see you back in two weeks for another FESTIVE FRIDAY!
Happy Crafting,
~Angie
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