Monday, April 13, 2015

Shakers Week With My Favorite Things Stamps - All Things Grow With Love

   I am thrilled to be joining the main MFT design team as we share shaker card inspiration ALL week! And you know MFT doesn't celebrate without lots of prizes so be sure to visit the main MFT Blog to find out how you can win supplies to make your own shaker cards and to see the fantastic cards that the design team created!
The theme of the first day is to share tips and tricks for making shaker cards and I have thought of a few that seem to help me when I create a shaker card.
#1.) Don't go crazy with your "shaking" material. If you fill up your space with too many sequins and doodads your card won't shake, therefore you have a pretty boring shaker card. ;)
#2.)  Start out with a small shape, such as a small circle, or square. As you get more confident in your shaker card skills you can increase your shaker space.
#3.) Be sure to line the entire die-cut shape with foam. Any space left open will be a magnet for sequins and they will eventually fall out.
Here is the shaker card I created just for today using the adorable new Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set and matching die-namics. I had SO MUCH FUN creating this card!
My Favorite Things Shaker Day 1
    MFT Shaker Week will take place April 13-17 and I am sharing cards each day! Yay! Be sure to check back tomorrow, I have a card I can't wait to share. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
 Supplies: Stamps: BB You Gnome Me, BB Somebunny; Dies: You Gnome Me Die-namics, Somebunny Die-namics, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Garden Fence, Tall Grassy Edge, Fresh Cut Flowers, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax

25 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

Veronica, your card is simply adorable. Thank you for sharing your helpful tips.
Would YOU like to know something different that I have used (in a child's card), in my shakers? Keep in mind it shows up best with a darker background scene. PASTA ALPHABETS! They are tiny and shake around great. You can even glue down the letters inside to spell their name and let the others flow inside freely!

*Vicki* said...

Really fun garden scene!! :) Love this cute idea!

wendy said...

this is absolutely amazing !

Veronica Z said...

Teresa, alphabet pasta is a great idea! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the sweet comment!

cghundley said...

How cute! Love
the gnome and
the little scene
you created.
Carla from Utah

Kathy Krug said...

Love the scene you created for your shaker.

Peggy said...

So cute and springy.
God bless,
Peggy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Congrat's on being part of the main MFT DT! How exciting!!! Love this HUGE shaker card with the adorable scene. So fun! Great tips.

michele said...

That's cute! I like that you created a whole scence

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is soooo darn cute!!!! Great shaker card!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun scene! Love this!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Such a fun and cute card!

Michele Henderson said...

This is really different--an entire shaker SCENE! This is really fantastic!

jan metcalf said...

Many great details on your shaker!

Carol w said...

Love this card, it tells the whole story!

JAVAGIRL said...

To darncute

Sam said...

Love this card! The dimension on your project is SO awesome.

Tracey McNeely said...

Veronica I love your gnome shaker, so cute!

Corilyn Noreen said...

This card is so darn cute. I especially love how you colored the flowers around the frame. :)

Julie Ann said...

Love this card it is amazing. Awesome project.

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic shaker card!!!

Beejay said...

So perfect! I love this card and the wonderful scene that you created! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lucille K said...

So Cute, can't wait to make a shaker card with the little Gnomes TY :)

Di said...

Great card

Helen F. said...

Adorable garden shaker card, Veronica ~ love the little snail :-)