Blog Hop

Hi & thanks for stopping by!

Did you stumbled upon me through our blog hop?

I was invited to participate by fellow SU team member & Demonstrator, Heidi Johnson from Stamp Like A Princess.blogspot.com.

She was invited to participate by our team leader, Wendy Cranford from Luvinstampin.com.

It has been a pleasure getting to know these ladies & I love being part of our SU Luvly Stampers group.

Not only have they inspired me to do things I probably would not have done otherwise, they also make doing what we all love to do (which is exercising our creative side) more fun & interesting!

Even though we all lives miles apart, it feels like we are neighbors.

Having said that, if you have started your journey here, then they will surely be one of your next stops. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Here four questions that go along with this blog hop to help you know a bit more about me:

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1. What are you working on?

 Right now I’m working on classes & workshops for the upcoming Holidays.

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You would think that after Thanksgiving & Christmas have come & gone by that there would be a lul. You would be wrong!

Do you have a calender? Do you have family, friends, & a life? Well, don’t be a slacker then! Just look at all of the ways we can be creative, celebrate, & gift our way through the year!

Speaking about years, Let’s start off with:

January:

(1st)  New Years–this starts in the December classes

Have a Valentines Day favor & card making class or 2 or 3!!!

But, Paper Pumkin Subscription usually covers things like this 😉

(you can check that out HERE)

7 family & friends Birthday’s

February:

(14th) Valentines Day

(Did you have to rush to make it? You should have joined me in January;) !)

Have a Class to make 12 Birthday Cards (hopefully to fill in some gaps)

Have an St Patty’s favor & party making class

1 family Birthday

March:

(8th) Daylight Savings Time Begins!!!! Almost my favorite time of the year!

(17th) St Patrick’s Day

Have A St Patty’s Day party & favors making class

Have an Easter favors & card making class or 2 or 3!!!

Again, Paper Pumpkin has this covered if you don’t want to fuss about it 😉

2 family birthdays

Well, I won’t go on, but I think you get the picture. And, with weddings, showers, graduations, the lists can go on & on!!!!

Oh, and let’s not forget to Project life some of our own lives 😀

And ,while we are at it, let’s give one as an awesome gift for someone special!

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2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I would classify my work as “Eclectic”! And, I l can not lie, l like die cutting & punch art!

I’m really not a fan of complicated, but I like the look of “that took some doin” if you know what I mean.

To resolve this, I often find short cuts to make complicated crafting as efficient as possible.  I really want my customers to feel empowered to craft at home successfully.

3. Why do you create what you do?

I love creating & altering stuff! And, I love to share with others. When I am being createive, I get excited. When I am excited, it’s hard not to share it with others.

That’s part of the fun for me: sharing.

My job is to make you feel like a superstar anytime of year & for any occasion.

 You’re welcome.

4. How does your creative process work?

Like most creative-types, I troll pinterest. But, my eyes & heart are always looking anywhere & everywhere for inspiration.

I rarely CASE a project exactly. I am usually inspired by elements on a project that will spur my imagination.

Once my imagination is sparked, off I go, looking for friends to share it with.

So, if you are in my neck of the woods, check out my class schedule HERE  & come by & create something with me.

If you are from afar, do not fret. I will do long distance workshops via social media. Just drop me an email @ theserialstamper@outlook.com

So…

Here is my project for this blog hop:

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I named it “All Shook Up” 😉

Yeah, I’m an Elvis fan!

But, pretty cool title for a Valentines Day Shaker Card right?

You will be able to use many of our SU Framelits with this technique & you wont have to pay for extra postage!!!

And, just think, you will be able to do this on scrapbook pages!

Imagine, shaker frames in all kinds of shapes in scrapbook albums!!!

Here is how I made the card & the card dimensions.

The Card Base 

4 1/4″  X  11″ scored at 5 1/2″ 

I used Melon Mambo

The front & inside panel 

4′ X 5 1/4″  (x 2)

I used Whisper White

3rd & 4th Heart Framelits from the Hearts Collection

Front Panel:

For the  heart mask (heart framelit #4)  Cut out of regular copy paper (you want your mask to be made out of thin paper).

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After placing you mask in place (Use the 2 way glue pen for this & let the glue dry. After it is dry,  it is semi permanent & can be removed easily after this step is done)

Stamp your background over the mask onto the panel

Then you can remove the mask.

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Hold the panel up to the light & position the 3rd heart that you used for the mask on the back of the panel with the FLAT SIDE of the framelit against the panel.

Make sure the cutting edge is facing away from the panel! 

You can secure the framelit in place with a piece of regular tape.

Then place it on the Big Shot like this:

With the regular platform on the bottom with no tabs,

a cutting plate next, then a silicone matt,

the card panel face down on the silicone matt with the CUTTING BLADE FACING UP,

then a cutting plate on top.

I used a shim (a regular piece of copy paper folded into 4’s) & placed it on top of the top cutting plate.

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Run it through the Big Shot 2 or 3 times.

When it comes out you will have an embossed shaped.

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When you flip the panel over you will now have a ridge & a “well”.

You will be able to put your confetti into the well!

For the Frame I used the 3rd & 4th hearts from the Hearts Collection Framelit Set.

Whatever framelit set you use, you will use 1 smaller for the mask & the next size up for the window sheet cover.

You will use both framelits to make the frame

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I cut the Real Red CS & the Window Sheet at

 3 1/4″ X 3 1/2″

You will have 1 frame that you cut using both framelits you chose. (you wont need the center for this project)

Now cut a Window Sheet from the larger of the two framelits used for the frame (I used the 3rd heart).

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At this point, wipe your Window Sheet with a USED dryer sheet (one that had been through the dryer atleast 2 or 3 times) to remove any static or finger prints from the sheet.

Now glue the Window Sheet to the frame.

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Be careful to put a small bead of the glue to the outer edge of the backside of the heart frame.

Have a baby wipe to get any glue off of your hands!

You do not want glue on your window sheet!

Use the larger tip of the tombow to spread or thin the glue line down if needed.

Carefully place your Window Sheet onto your frame.

Gently press it into place to make sure it adheres to the frame.

But, make sure you don’t squish the glue from under the frame onto the window portion of the Window Sheet!

Set it aside to dry. It will only take a minute or two.

Now on to making the confetti.

You can use scrap pieces of card stock for the rest of the project.

I used Melon Mambo & Real Red for the confetti

& punched once with the Heart Confetti Border Punch on each piece (1 3/4 x 3″ will fit under the punch image)

Next, stamp your image in the center of the heart.

Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of this step 🙁

Now, use the Emboss Buddy to the heart to remove any static or finger oils on the card panel.

You can leave some (but not too much) of the powder from the Emboss Buddy in the heart.

This will help the confetti move around more easily.

You don’t want to use the Emboss Buddy on the window sheet. It will make it cloudy.

Place confetti into the “well” of the heart.

The less you use the better the pieces will move about.

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Glue the frame using the Tombo to the top ridge of the heart.

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Be careful & remember the rules above when using the Tombo with the Window Sheet!

Don’t shake the page until the Tombo is set.

Give the Tombo a few minutes to set, then quickly flip the panel over to the back w/o too much movement.

Don’t shake it yet.

Put Fast Fuse around the outer edge of the panel.

Flip the panel back over & carefully adhere the panel to the base card.

Now, we can decorate 🙂

Don’t put washi tape down on the front panel now!

Cut & punch the remaining pieces out.

I cut the smalles heart from the Heart Framelit Collection to make the Champagne colored Glimmer “Heart Charm”.

I used the 1/8″ hole punch in the upper right corner to make the hole for the bakers twine.

I also cut the arrow out in the Champagne colored Glimmer Paper from the What’s Up punch arrow.

I also had a basic black scrap piece to make the brackets.

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Glue the backets in place using eithr the Tombo or the 2 way glue.

Place the washi tape around the front panel.

You will need at least 24″ of the Gold Bakers Twine.

Wrap the twine around the top inside of the card base 2 times.

Thread the heart onto the twine (make sure the heart is on the top of the twine & use your snips or paper piercer to push the twine throught the hole).

Tie your knot.

Viola’ Cute, fancy, funky shaker card!

Here is the products I used in this project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I also used the sizzix accessory silicone rubber pad. I’m sorry that we don’t carry it in our online store.

But, this is the secret to making the well to put the confetti into!

There is also another secret.

You will need a used dryer sheet.

I will have a video tutorial on how I made the shaker for this card soon.

I had a little technical blooper & the video wouldn’t load :0 Grief!

In the meantime, here are a few more cards that I made using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set so you can see that it can be used for different seasons 🙂

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Here are the links to continue on with the blog hop if you started here with me:

Heidi Johnson over at stamplikeaprincess.blogspot.com.

Wendy Cranford over at luvinstampin.com.

Stop by & tell them the Serial Stamper Said hello!

But, while you are here, you might as well leave me some feedback & say hi too 😀

Now, I get to introduce you to two more blogs next Monday! That’s right Next Monday, February 16th, they will join our blog hop!

And, they are:

Maria Leon-Villanueva over at  www.prettypapermakers.blogspot.com.

and

Becca Buckly over at stampingwithbecca.blogspot.com.

4 Comments

  1. Comment by Carol Carriveau:

    Your shaker heart card is lovely!

  2. Comment by Lisa Gibson:

    Love the project! Very creative

    • Comment by myblog:

      Thank you Lisa for the compliment! These are fun to make & even more fun to recieve. I especially like that these can be added to scrapbook pages without adding the bulk. Thanks for stopping by & leaving some feedback!

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