Monday, 13 February 2012

Shake it up Monday

Happy Monday to you all

I have the honour of hosting the Mix it up Monday Challenge over at STV, the challenges can be found here. The challenge I have set is to make a shaker card, the theme of your card can be anything you like, winter, spring, birthday, valentines the only rule is to "make it shake"

Gina has two wonderful videos on how to make a Shaker card:

Shaker Card Part One:

Shaker Card Part Two:

As tomorrow is Valentines day, I have made two valentines cards samples, and also added two shaker cards I have made previously, to help give you some inspiration for the challenge:

The first card is made using the stamp duo from GKD called Because of You, the image was stamped using Versa Fine black ink, the reason I used this ink is I personally find I get a better impression when using solid stamps. The DP was also stamped using Vintage Boarders

Below is a close up of the "shaker" part of the card, the black is music notes punched using a little punch I have had in my collection for over a year, and I think is by Woodware, the glitter is from a bargain bin, and is glitter strips in white.

I have also taken a photo of the inside of the card for you to see:

The "treble clef" was from the grab bag I recently was lucky to win, and the musical frame is from Lovely Labels Two, the sentiment is from one of my favourite sets Love Notes, the sentiments in this set are so beautiful, and in my humble opinion a must have for any stamper.

The shapes were all cut using Spellbinders dies, and a little tip if you want to cut acetate in your Cuttlebug or other die cutting machine, is to place some card stock underneath the acetate sheet, the die then cuts through both layers, but when I have tried to cut the acetate on it's own it does not cut right through!

The next card is again another valentines card:

The dies are also from Spellbinders and is called Heart Circles S4-316 and the heart dies are Spellbinders Classic Hearts S4-136 and the Classic Scalloped Hearts S4-137, the little hearts inside are the waste from the Heart Circles Die, and also some silver glitter.

Here is the inside:

The corner details are made using a punch again from my collection and the sentiment is from Heartily Yours, also from GKD.

Below are two shaker cards I had made last year, both using templates, if you would like a copy of the template PDF, please contact me at STV with you e-mail addy, and I would be pleased to send you a copy, as I can not work out how to post it on here for you!

The shaker part is sequins!

The shaker part is seed beads!

I do so hope you will come and join me for the challenge, have an amazing Monday 

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. I do hope to try this challenge of your Alex... but must admit I have never done before...a little frightened of it :D

    Your blogspot blog is amazing! Mine is still new to me even though I have had it for quite some time. I am just learning how to use it properly. You have given me much inspiration.
    Hugs for a happy Monday!


  2. Alex, these cards are amazing. So many varieties I would never have thought of using.

    I'll contact you on Stamp TV as I am sure I can walk you through how to add the pdf templates. It's very easy when you know how.