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Snowman Shaker Card with the We R Memory Keepers' Fuse Tool

Cards, Christmas, Crafts, Florigami, Drawing, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone!!! I wanted to post a quick tutorial for this snowman shaker card I finished.  

 

The finished card! 

The finished card! 

I started by using some white card stock and a snowman stamp. 

 

2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

Then I colored one in with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

 

All dressed up. 

All dressed up. 

Then I fussy cut the head off, because I knew that was all I would be using. 

 

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Then I cut a 4.25" x 11" strip of heavyweight card stock for my base.  

 

Top folding card. 

Top folding card. 

Then I cut a 3.74" x 5" piece of red card stock. 

 

Red insert. 

Red insert. 

I decided to spray a sheet of paper I had with spray glitter to give it some shine. The paint takes 10-15 minutes to dry, so I was working on other things while it dried. Here is the result.

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Next I started on my shaker pocket. I used a circle die one size bigger than the die I chose for my card and taped it to a plastic sheet. 

Secured die and the Fuse.

Secured die and the Fuse.

Then I cut around about 3/4 of my circle, leaving an opening at the top. 

Then I filled it with sequins and glitter, and then sealed the pocket shut. 

Finished pocket. 

Finished pocket. 

To cut the window I used a die slightly smaller than the shaker pocket. I taped the glitter paper and the card base together and taped the die to the front.

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Now came the assembly of the card. I started by adding a sweater to the snow man and attaching him to the back of the glitter paper so that his scarf was hanging out. 

 

His sweater from the back. 

His sweater from the back. 

I just cut out a piece of card stock and stuck his head on it.

 Then attached the pocket to the back of the glitter paper as well.

Almost done. 

Almost done. 

Then added the red insert and it was done and ready for greatness!  

 

Happy Holiday! 

Happy Holiday! 

Using the same technique I made this gift tag. 

:) 

:) 

 

That's all for this post, and let me know if you have questions, Happy Crafting!!

DIY Pocket Wedding Invitations Part 2

Paper crafting, Crafts, Thrift, Diy, WeddingGabriela SimsComment

In Part 1 we made the envelopes and part of the backing, this will show how to complete the invitation. I used Word to design my text and graphic inside of a 4" x 6" space and printed it. 

 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

I then cut them out and used my glue runner to adhere them to the flat part of the invitation.  I decided to move the glitter rectangle to go "inside"/behind the pocket, because I liked how it looked. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

 

I also added a quote that I printed and then placed that on top of a rectangle of coordinating vellum, but let creativity be your guide, this was just what I chose. 

I also used word to type up my directions and RSVP. They directions were cut to 4" x 5.5", but anything under 5"x 7" will fit.  I cut the RSVP to 3.5" x 5.5" so that when they were stacked together they would later nicely.

Inserts in pocket. 

Inserts in pocket. 

 

Now you're all done! The invitations here will fit inside A7 sized envelopes and the RSVP inserts will fit inside A2 sized envelopes.  Mine were .70 to mail each, and I also added a small Velcro closure for my invitations to give them a little, well, snap. :) Happy Crafting!