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Commit to Christmas – Card Ideas 1 – Shaker Card Featuring Creek Bank Creations

So many ideas for Christmas and holiday cards! And Episode 1 of Sandpaper Road’s “Commit to Christmas” series features a shaker card using stamps and dies from Creek Bank Creations.

Follow these easy steps to create your own shaker card for Christmas! Check out the complete video tutorial:

First, I used the middle arch from the Double-Stitched Arches Die to cut a piece of clear acetate. I usually use clear plastic cut from take-out deli containers, which works well.

Next, I cut a frame from patterned paper using the largest and smallest arches from the Double-Stitched Arches Die. I adhered the clear plastic to the frame with 1/4″ Super Tacky Tape. Then, I outlined the outside edge of the frame with 1/4″ black foam tape, removed the release paper and filled the frame with sequins.

Then, I cut a card background panel from patterned paper and a solid color panel from coordinating cardstock. These can be whatever size you want; let the solid color panel be 1/4″ smaller than the card BASE and the patterned paper paper background to be 1/2″ smaller than the card BASE. You could also use ink or paint and create your own background, but I chose to use patterned paper from a kit I made for myself out of scraps. Use a grid, if necessary, to lay the panel on top of the sequin-filled frame. And the shaker part is complete!

I like to use the large roll of Super Tacky Tape to cover a piece of lightweight chipboard from a cereal box or cookie box. Then, you can either die cut the adhesive-backed chipboard (as I did with the Bethlehem Star Die), or you can remove the release paper and adhere cardstock to the chipboard and THEN die cut. You will have to run the die through several passes in your machine to cut through all those layers, though.

Cover one side of the “cereal box” with Super Tacky Tape, then die cut.
Now, the “Bethlehem Star” is cut from the “cereal box” and is already adhesive-backed with the Super Tacky Tape.

Sometimes, just backing regular cardstock with Super Tacky Tape and then die cutting works better for small, paper-piecing dies (like the Nativity die I used). I adhered the Baby Jesus to the front of the shaker.

Next, I stamped the “This is Christmas” sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it to the size I wanted, and adhered the sentiment directly to the front of the shaker. Finally, I used the Pixie Puffer and Pixie Dust to “glitterize” the Bethlehem Star before I adhered it to the front of the shaker, as well. It was easy to add the Pixie Dust because I had already prepped the chipboard with Super Tacky Tape earlier.

I used the Pixie Puffer to make the Bethlehem Star glittery!

That is it! Easy! Hope you enjoyed this card idea!
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Want to see another shaker card idea using clear plastic from a deli container? Check out this cute BIRTHDAY CARD!

Want to see another shaker card idea using the Double Stitched Arches Die set? Check out this “Shaker Card Inside Out”!

This post was sponsored by Creek Bank Creations. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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