Whole Latte Shakin’

February 2nd, 2008

Class tonight was really fun.  I’ve already shared 2 of the 3 projects we made tonight so I thought I’d pop in really quick before bed and show you the third project – a shaker card.

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I’ve been teaching a monthly technique class for I think three years now and up until now I’ve avoided doing a shaker card in class.  I have no problem making shaker cards, but for some reason teaching others to do it seemed a bit intimidating.  Turns out it was pretty darned easy and I even had two newbie stampers tonight.  I had this card in my head when I placed my new catty order last month.  Pun Fun is going to be so great to work with and I love the little Sprinkes background set (see the hearts on the shaker frame?)  We stamped the cup with Brown Stazon and watercolored it with ink from the pads and an aquapainter.  Clear microbeads were used for the shake-stuff.  🙂

There are lots of ways to make the frame, but I mainly wanted to be sure my customers could do it on their own at home.  I had them  take the Cocoa cardstock and measure in 3/4″ on all four sides and draw lines all around.  Then those lines were used as guides as they used a square punch to punch out the inside portion of the frame – they simply turned and punched 4 times.  Then of course those lines were turned over to the back.  I think everyone had fun and heck, who doesn’t love a shaker card?

I’m pooped.  Good night.  Thanks for stopping by.

6 Responses to “Whole Latte Shakin’”

  1. Marja Says:

    What a lovely card and super idea. Have to try it myself.

  2. Debra Says:

    What a great idea to enlarge the inside window! I love this! Adorable. And of course you make me want another set…

  3. Kittie Says:

    Jami, this is darling.

  4. Debra Ashpaugh Says:

    Great class Jami!! All three projects were wonderful!

  5. Lori Barnett Says:

    I haven’t made a shaker card before…but after seeing this one I’m wanting too! Is there a tutorial you could recommend? Your card is SO CUTE!!!

  6. joyk Says:

    Very cute! I havent tried that technique yet.

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