Sunday 31 July 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Tami White

Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The talented Tami White.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Tami's cards.

Here is the card of Tami's that I chose to CASE:

I've been wanting to try my hand at a shaker card for ages. And what better reason is there to give it a try, than for my youngest son's 4th birthday. To checkout Tami's card in more detail click here.

Here is my version:

As my card is for a 4 year old I wanted something bright, so I decided on a colour combination of Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie.

I sketched out a layout and after checking out actual sizes of the framelits I wanted to use, I decided that I needed to make a bigger than usual card - so I went with a 6" x 6" square card.

I cut a 15cm x 15cm square from an A4 sheet of Whisper White. Then using my Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie ink pads, some sponge daubers and the Stars mask from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks set, I created the stars background.

Using the 2 largest framelits from the Stars set, my magnetic platform & Bigshot, I cut out the star outline using Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The number 4 was cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Large Numbers framelits and the Happy is cut from Tempting Turquoise cardstock using the Hello You thinlits.

I stamped the Birthday sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set in Tempting Turquoise onto some Whisper White and cut it out using the banner from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits and my magnetic platform to help line it up.

I created my own star confetti by punching out a bunch of stars using the Confetti Stars Punch and some Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

When I had worked out the location for the star on the front of the card, I marked the area I would need to cut so I could still use the middle of the star background for the back of the shaker. I then cut it out carefully with a sharp blade.

Next I adhered the Pumpkin Pie star to the front of the card using Tombow glue, ensuring I was covering up the star shaped hole I had cut out. Flipping the card front over, I then cut a piece of window sheet that was bigger than the star and adhered it using Fast Fuse.

I then placed foam adhesive strips on to the window sheet using the star shape as a guide, making sure I left no gaps for the confetti to escape.

Using the star shape I cut from the star background card front, I lined up the coloured stars so they were going in the same direction as the card front and then I adhered my die cut number "4" with a little Tombow and then stamped the "TH" (also from the Number of Years stamp set) in Daffodil Delight next to it.

With my card front still upside down I placed all my star confetti in the foam edged star and then stuck the centre star (with the 4 on it) on to the foam strips. Now the tricky shaker part was done.

I stuck down the 'happy" die cut using tiny dots of Tombow to the front of my card. I decided I wanted the Birthday banner to stand out a bit so I curled it with my fingers and adhered it with a piece of the foam strip under the "th" in Birthday to make it stand out and a bit of fast fuse under the 2 spots where it touches the card front.

Lastly for my card base I cut a 12" x 12" piece of Whisper White card stock in half and scored it in the middle. I cut a few more little squares from the foam strips and used these around the edge of the card front, plus a small bit of fast fuse in the middle of the star (for extra hold power) and attached it to my card base.

.....and.... voila, my first shaker card complete. Pretty happy with my first attempt and I think I'll be making more of these as they are such a fun card for someone to receive.

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Whisper White 12” x 12” Cardstock (124302)
Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598)
Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock (121680)
Pumpkin Pie A4 Cardstock (108601)
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad (126952)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)
Pumkpin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945)
Confetti Stars Punch (135861)
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (133777)
Stars Framelits (133723)
Number of Years Stamp Set (Photopolymer 140653)
Large Numbers Framelits (140622)
Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (135854)
Hello You Thinlits (137363)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Window Sheets (142314)
Sponge Daubers (133773)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)
Foam Adhesive Strips (141825)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.


  1. Wow so bright and colourful! Just perfect for a child's birthday. Love it.

  2. How sweet is this shaker card! You're a star Kirsten!

  3. Kirsten your card is amazing!!! You're a star!!! Love it and thank you:)

    1. Thanks so much Tami. And thank you for the inspiration, my son loved his shaker card :)

  4. Great card lovely and bright

  5. Iam sure any 4 yr old would love this card. Thank you forsharing.

    1. Thanks so much Barbara. Yep, my 4yr old loved it :)

  6. Love your shaker card Kirsten! Perfect for a littlie with those bright colours and the added interest of things flying around inside! I love that you've cut your own star confetti too - very clever! xoxo

  7. When hopping, I slowly reveal the cased card - like to keep myself in suspense to be wowed. And Kirsten, you really WOWED me!!! This is soooo bright and gorgeous - I totally love using the brights family and the colour combination you have chosen is PERFECT!! I am sure your son would love this card.....I think I will be CASEing your card lol xx

    1. Thanks so much Leisa :) Brights are my favourite colour collection too, so I use them the most - they are just so bright and happy. My son loved his card.

  8. A lovely birthday card! It's vibrant! I just love the colours! Kids will love it.

  9. that is super cute, I might case your case for my granddaughters birthday card next month

    1. Thanks so much Tamie. I am sure your grand daughter would love it too :)

  10. Great shaker card. This one is so cute for a child's birthday. You've inspired me to make one again. It's been a couple of years since I've made one, thanks.

  11. What a fantastic shaker card Kirsten!

  12. Love your shaker card Kirsten, bright and cheery, perfect for a childs birthday (big or small, lol)

    1. Thanks so much Sue. I am planning on making more so may try a big kids one next :)

  13. Ohhh, I have same mask and dies!! I can make this card. This is really cute and a happy card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Love your shaker card, they are so much fun to do.

  15. Awesome shaker card Kirsten. The coordinating stars confetti inside looks fabulous! :)

  16. What a great shaker card, you have done an awesome job. Well Done. Angexx

  17. Fabulous and very cute shaker card!!

  18. This is great! I just love your take on this card!

  19. Super bright shaker card. Great fun to make?

    1. Thanks so much Christine :) It was fun to make, albeit a little fiddly, however I've learnt a few things for next time.

  20. How cute is this card! Some very lucky little person is certainly going to enjoy it! xx

    1. Thanks so much Jessie. Yep, my 4yr old loved it :)


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