Valentine’s Week: Darla’s Confetti Heart Shaker Card

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All this week I'm featuring Valentine's from my Too Cool Team shoebox swap!  Today's card is from Darla Eigenschink!

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Twitterpated shaker - darla copy

Background Basics—Darla started with a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Real Red card stock.  The top of that layer is embossed with the Happy Heart Texture Impressions Folder, leaving room for stamping the sentiment at the bottom. 

TIP: For a partially embossed piece, add the card stock into the folder like you normally would.  Then, postion the folder between the cutting pads so that the top pad is only covering the area of the card stock you want embossed.  No cutting pad will be on top of the lower portion of the sheet. No pressure, no embossing.

Twitterpated shaker 2 - darla copy   

Hearts Shaker—The shaker is so much fun and easier to create than you might think. 

Here's how it works:

  • Cut a 2-7/8" square of Basic Black card stock.
  • Die-cut a 2" square window from the center with the Squares Collection Framelits.
  • Add a 2-1/4" square Window Sheet to the back of the window.  Adhere all the way around with Washi Tape. TIP: Use retired washi tape or some you don't like much.
  • Add a line of Dimensionals all the way around the inside of the window, leaving no spaces in between (you don't want the confetti to fall out).  TIP: Use the edges of my Dimensionals.
  • Emboss a 2-5/8" square of Whisper White with the Happy Hearts Folder.
  • Make some Real Red, Calypso Coral and Gold Foil confetti with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.
  • Lay the confetti on top of the embossed layer in the center.  TIP: Flip over the Gold Foil hearts so the good sides are showing.
  • Peel off the backing on the Dimensionals and adhere the window over the top of the white embossed layer trapping the confetti inside. 

Twitterpated shaker 3 - darla copy

Sweet Sentiment—Darla stamped a Valentine's greeting from the You Plus Me stamp set in Memento Black Ink at the bottom of the Real Red embossed layer.

Finishing Touches—She wrapped two patterns of Stacked With Love Washi Tape around the Real Red layer before adhering the shaker element to it.  It's mounted on a Whisper White card base.

She also adhered a single Gold Foil heart from the Confetti Hearts Punch with a rolled up Glue Dot to give it the appearance of being popped up.  So much fun!

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I just love this easy-to-make shaker card, Darla!  Thanks so much for sharing!

Be sure to join us all week long with more fun & easy Valentine's projects!



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