Monday, December 1, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Nov. 30-Dec. 6

This weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is Anything Goes. 

I wanted to make a shaker card for my grandson, trying a new method that Jennifer McGuire used, she has a video about this if you want to see it demonstrated Shaker Card Tips.

Jennifer uses fun foam (those thin foam sheets for children's crafts) instead of adhesive foam. This is the card I made:
I used Paper Smooches Holly Jolly and Winter Grooves stamp sets for this card. I distressed the background and stamped snowflakes in white dye ink and colored the snowman with Copics.  I cut a circle slightly larger than the window panel in the foam and adhered it to the window panel  and then adhered this to the  background that you have filled with sequins or whatever you use for the shaker. The foam is the dimension you would normally get with the adhesive strips but it is much more attractive. :)  I used liquid glue, because I wanted to make sure I could move it around a bit if I needed to, just make sure you don't get it on the window panel, it is kinda hard to get off.  (Yep, I got glue on mine) :)  Jennifer also adhered some sequins to the background panel, so when they fell to the bottom of the window, some would still show in the window.  I never liked the way they all fell and you really couldn't see them, so now problem solved! 

Thanks for coming by, see ya later!


  1. Shaker cards are fun to make! You did a great job! I love the idea of gluing a few down! Genius!!

  2. Shaker cards are such fun for the children and this is just a fab example :0) Love the clean and simple design too.
    Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Oh your grandson will absolutely adore your card. Love the sweet little scene you created. Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!


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