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Shaker Card Joy

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share some inspiration with you today!

Now that Thanksgiving is over,

are you ready for some Christmas crafting?

Who needs a GREAT card/gift idea?  How about both in one?

I've got something super fun for you!  It's a bit of a twist

of an old favorite, the easel card.


The base is the regular easel card.  It was made as a

standard 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" size.  To make an easel

this size, you measure out a 11" by 4&1/4" piece of

cardstock.  Then score at 5&1/2", then score one

of the 5&1/2" sides at 2&3/4" inches.  You decorate the

bottom few inches of the 5&1/2" side and you end up

with your base piece that looks like this:

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To create the ornament, I used the

 Clear Scraps Mini Shaker X-Mas Tree

First up is to paint the top layer with acrylic paint.

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Next step, to add a little sparkle, I used some glitter glue:

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Then I traced the back of the tree on patterned paper,

twice, cut it out, then glued it to the front and back of

the tree back piece.

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To build the shaker, I glued the layers together,

then added in some fun beads and sprinkles.

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Then I glued on the acrylic layer, the sparkly tree

outline piece went on the top.  Then I finished it with

some stickers, a twine hanger and bow on the top.

Then I cut and decorated a 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" piece of

cardstock, punched a hole in the top, and pulled the

twine hanger on the ornament thru, then taped it

to keep it in place on the card front:

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This makes the ornament removable, so when

the recipient gets this card/ornament gift, they can use

the ornament on their tree.

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Such a cute and simple card and gift in one to give to

a friend or family member for the holiday!

A lot of these great shakers to choose from, make

sure to stop by the Clear Scraps store to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:  Clear Scraps Mini Shaker X-Mas Tree

Other:  Bella Blvd Merry Christmas, Queen & Co shaker beads, twine,

rhinestones, Stickles, acrylic paint, Beacon Adhesive.












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