Friday, March 16, 2018

Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit + step by step shaker

Happy Birthday to me!! and what better way to spend a special day than opening up the latest Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit and have a play! 

These kits do sell out super fast so if you want to make sure that you don't miss out you really do need to subscribe. they are terrific value for money! This kit has already sold out, but you are still able to buy most of the items individually.

A few people have asked me to do a tutorial on how to make a shaker card. For this card I have used the traditional 3D adhesive foam method and I will be back next time with how to make one using a Fuse Tool.

I really love the Butterflies Stencil in this set and used the Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Ink and the new Tim Holtz Blending Brush to apply some colour, after taking this pic I also used a little Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink (which was in a previous kit) to add a little extra shading. 


I applied the inks to both a background piece of paper and a die cut panel to make the butterflies continue throughout the shaker. 
I dabbed the Mermaid Lagoon Ink onto a craft sheet and spritzed with water. I then picked up the watery solution with a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush to add more color and interest. 


Now I started to put the shaker together, I cut a 2nd piece of card, slightly smaller than the front and cut out an oval aperture so that it fits directly behind the front panel, this reinforces the panel and prevents it from warping in the mail. 

I fixed a panel of acetate to create the window and then used 3D foam tape all around the edges and popped in triangles of tape into the corners, this not only strengthens the panel but prevents any shaker contents from escaping through the little joins. 


I heat embossed the sentiment onto the front and then placed a spoonful of sequins in the middle, ready to pop the front over the top. 


 I love this rainbow striped paper from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Paper Pack isn't it pretty, I have ordered another pack! I used a beautiful butterfly from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp Set, black heat embossed and popped onto the front. 

I really love how this has turned out!! 💛





and I finished the inside. I like to save card/paper wherever possible so I thought I would show you what I do. I have die cut a rectangle out of the middle of the pink card and then cover it up with the paper. I did the same with the striped paper so I have a lovely rectangle left to use on another project. 

Not only does this save on you using so much lovely paper and cardstock, it also keeps the finished card more lightweight so cheaper to post!! 



see, you would never know that there was huge hole behind the panel would you ;) 
It doesn't how up very well on the pic, but I used the stitched oval die to emboss, can you see it? maybe if you squint and look sideways ;-) 



and this is the kit in all its splendour ;-) I am so sorry that this kit has sold out already. Congratulations if you did manage to grab one, they really did sell like hot cakes!! 


If you would like to subscribe for further kits so you don't miss out next time CLICK HERE 


Challenges:
Papercraft Challenges. Sentiment as the focus 
Card Mania.  Embossing 
Mix It Up.  A/G + option of make your own background
Creative Knockouts.  Spring Is On the Way
Inspiration Destination.   Anything Goes 
Crazy for CAS.  Spring 


Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals Die Set
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Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
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Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
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Simon says Stamp Butterfly Stencil
Simon says Stamp Butterfly Stencil
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Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brush
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Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
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Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6X6 Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6X6 Paper Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

8 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely cards, Lols, Jo x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are beautiful cards Lorraine

gr karin

Alison Harding said...

Thoroughly enjoyed this tutorial, thank you Lorraine ! - feels like I've made a card now - lol HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!

Luv n chips , Alison xxxxx

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful cards, love the shaker element on the first one and the gorgeous rainbow paper :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Margreet said...

Happy birthday to you!!!
Great tutorial...thank you.
Have a great day.
xxx Margreet

Andrea Hastilow said...

How you had a great birthday, your card is fabulous, love the details on these butterflies and the great oxide colours included.

Michelle said...

This card is so great. Lovely colors and great sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Miranda Mols said...

It's a lovely card. Those colors and the shaker part make me happy. Thanks for joining CFC.