Shaking the Stars – 1st birthday fun!

I’ve been wanting to have a go at a shaker card for ages now!  There’s lots of tutorials out there (have a search on youtube), but the basic premise is:

  • Cut out a shape using a punch or framelit
  • Add window sheet to create a see-through front
  • Add some depth using foam to the reverse side along the outline of your shape – Shaker Frames (great for circle shapes) or Stampin’ Dimensionals work well
  • Fill with confetti
  • Take the backing off the foam pieces
  • Attach to your card

I got a little fancy and made the shaker section a peep hole style card, so that you could see through to the inside of the card where I placed a sparkly “1” for the birthday girl.  The final version took me a few drafts (I kept doing things around the wrong way!) but I’m delighted with it.  Fun, fun, fun!  Try one – they make an impression.  Kelly x




Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Stars, Project Life Cards & Labels

Edgelits: File Tab

Punches: Confetti Stars, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

DSP: Sweet Taffy

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Window Sheets

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals

Everything that Glitters is Awesome!!!

This creation was made for a friend who wanted a card with an “awesome” gold theme that matched in with the party invite & present she’d bought.  It’s great example of how versatile most of the stamp sets can be – the sentiment is from the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set but there isn’t a flower in sight!  And the love affair with Flower Patch continues.  Kelly x


Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Bigz: Top Note

Framelits: Deco Labels, Bitty Banners

Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack

DSP: Lullaby

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Good Greetings*

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Extras: Paper Snips

* Good Greetings is free until 31st October with any $300+ order.

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – Festival of Trees

Card #4 – Traditional trees, modern colours.  I love tags on card fronts – great centrepiece for a tree or two (or a ‘Festival of Trees’!).  Merry Christmas, 3 months to go… have you started your cards yet?  Will you go traditional, modern or a combination of the two?  Kelly x


Holiday Catalogue Supplies:

Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set (Bundle)

Tree Punch (Bundle)

All is Calm Designer Seriers Paper

Lost Lagoon Silky 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Handheld Stapler (& Staples)

Good Greetings Stamp Set *** free with every $300+ order until end of October 2014

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – Bright & Beautiful Confetti Stars

Card #3 – More traditional red (Real Red) highlighting the effectiveness of the Confetti Stars Border Punch and the large sentiment from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.  Simple doesn’t have to be dull – this card is definitely bright & beautiful. Kelly x


Holiday Catalogue Supplies:

Confetti Stars Punch

Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set – Wood / Clear

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – Get Your Santa On

Card #1 – Traditional red & green (Cherry Cobbler & Mossy Meadow) Christmas with the big guy front and centre (plus a bit of bling for good measure!).  Don’t miss the chance to “Get Your Santa On” this holiday season.  Kelly x


Holiday Catalogue Supplies:

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – Keepsake Lantern

This week I’ll be sharing with you the cards we made at yesterday’s Christmas themed Stamp-A-Stack.  It’s the first class I’ve offered in this [mass-production] style and I was dazzled by the swiftness and creativity of my stamping ladies.  They were lots of fun and it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning.

Today’s share is the gift I gave them to show them what an awesome Christmas decoration you can make with the Curvy Keepsake Box Die. I love giving gifts and do it whenever I can!  These tealight holders using the die first caught my eye on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago (there are lots of versions out there – I was inspired by Eva Bussom’s creation).  Of course I HAD to have the die because I wanted to make my own.  Inspiration at its best!  There are lots of other cute things you can make with this die, which I’m excited to try.  My love affair with the craft table continues!  Kelly x


Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlit: Curvy Keepsakes Box

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Paper: Vellum, Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: Endless Wishes

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine