Good morning blog friends! I have more My Favorite Things goodies to show today so, I’m over on the My Favorite Things blog as well with another Christmas card to add to the stash!! My card today uses the darling cut out Christmas Tree from the Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namics. That sweet tree absolutely begs to made into a shaker card, so who was I to argue? The only challenge I had was deciding which of the many beads, sequins and glitter from my stash, to put inside! Score!!
I snagged the music paper from my Free Printables Board on Pinterest – HERE. I created a tag from Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics and stamped it with the Santa Was Here sentiment from the Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set. It hangs just to the left of my bow using silver wired cord – I used the same cord to polish off the card with a little silver bow.
This is my very first shaker card and I have to say that it is surprisingly easy! If you’re curious how it is made and want to see the magic behind the scenes; go —–>HERE. I describe how it is made as well, show you how to stack up the insides of the card, as well as give you shaker card making tips over on the My Favorite Things blog :-)
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
|Rubber Stamps: My Favorite Things – Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth 80lb, Silver Metallic Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Printed Music Paper from Pinterest, Papertrey Ink – Aqua Mist
Ink: Versamark, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namics, Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics, The Paper Studio Pearls, Silver Wired Cord, Twinklets Diamond Dust by Floracraft, Silver Embossing Powder, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Pool, Martha Stewart Border Punch – Fans and Flourishes, The Paper Studio Gemstones
Thanks again to the sweet ladies over at My Favorite Things for letting me try something new!! They are rock stars and have me totally spoiled now from their sweetness and charm. For you readers, thanks so much for stopping by today – I hope you found something here lately that you’d like to give a try!! I’m planning to give away some dies this week so stay close!!
Dottie on comment #14 asked how to download the sheet music I used, a to z. Dottie, some situations are different, but if you are on Windows computer I’ll walk through what I did here (I’m on a Windows 7 computer using Chrome).
1. Pop over to my pinterest page —->HERE and you’ll see the music I used.
2. Click on the sheet music thumbnail in pinterest and it will select it and bring it to its own page. At the top of the page select “Visit Site”
3. That should take you HERE
4. Click on the picture of the sheet music. That will select it and bring it to its own page – in your browser, with the name up top – usually will have .jpg on the end.
5. Right click on the picture of the music, then select “save image as”
6. Enter to accept the name and location already given or navigate to where you want to save on your computer and give an appropriate name.
7. Once it exists as a .jgp or .png on your computer – print it out!
8. If on a Windows computer you can navigate to where the file lives, right click on it and select print and choose the size you want – otherwise, use a software such as Photo Shop Elements.