Monday, August 3, 2020

A Place To Start - August Challenge - Create A Shaker Card

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am just delighted with the theme for our challenge this month at A Place To Start!  I love making shaker cards and this challenge gave me the opportunity to create a slimline shaker card, my first.

I have found it easier to use craft foam on my shaker card than messing around with the double-sided foam tape. I also used a single sheet of acetate. 
I forgot how acetate picks up shadows. That is not a defect in my top circle, it is a reflection from the light hitting the acetate. I simply could not take one more picture!😄 This is the first slimline card I have done in almost ten years.  When I saw the framework dies, I had to break my crafting diet and purchase two. I wanted them all but impulse control is a part of my three-year "no spending" challenge.
I did not want acres of white space on the inside of my card so I used my Mini Cubic Stencil to create a pattern that matched the face panel.  I added a touch of "Shaded Lilac" Distress Oxide Ink to the inside panel to create a little more interest.  I also added a think strip of cardstock along the edge to give the eye a little relief.

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I look forward to seeing your entry!
A Place To Start

Challenges Entered:
Artsy Divas:  Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes

Stuff I Used:
Framework Cutting Die

Spellbinders' Good Vibes Only

Memory Box - Sofia Heart
Sophia Heart Die - Memory Box - for Crafts :


  1. AH! Naughty spending has paid off, your shaker card is fabulous. Love the dies and the colours you have chosen.
    Faith x

    1. Thanks, Faith! I couldn't resist! Normally I use circle dies, but I wanted something with more character...this is the ticket! Hugz!

  2. Chana, hello! You've created an amazing 3 pocket shaker card that is lovely! I like lavenders with greens for a terrific color duo! Fantastic project!

  3. Your shaker card is fantastic, I love the colour combination and those dies are awesome I understand you couldn't resist. Hugs, María.

  4. Fabulous shaker card great design and love the slimline card -love the stencilled inside too
    Carol x

  5. Ooh I love this shaker card!! Fantastic!

  6. Fabulous shaker card, inside & out x

    hugs sally x

  7. Fabulous shaker card Chana and love the new dies-Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

  8. I am so sorry that it is a long time since I visited you. I love this shaker card. sometimes you just have to give in to the need to buy craft stuff. I am trying very hard to resist but getting nowhere! I love that stencilled background, it works so well with those windows xx

  9. What a beautiful card, the colors have enchanted me!
    Thanks for joining us on
    Haideé DTC Corrosive Challenge Blog


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