Shaken, not stirred…

When I saw the idea to make a shaker postcard on the Giddy Giddy blog the other day I knew I had to try it! I made this card using 1 sheet of cardstock, a little glitter and stamps from About Art Accents. Oh, I also want to mention that I used my new FAVORITE COLORING TOOL-MY LETRAJET AIRMARKER AND PROMARKERS to color most of this!

 

Here is the back:

 

Look, when you shake it!

 

How-to:

Start with a 6″x8″ peice of cardstock and fold in half to make a 4″x6″ card. Stamp/write postcard info on back. Stamp something on the inside back. Cut a window out of the front and decorate front of card. Use double stick tape to adhere clear window to inside under the cut-out.  Add a border of double stick tape around the inside again, pour in some glitter and or punched shapes and press the card closed to seal it.

Now,  you will need to use a regular first class stamp to mail this because it is thicker and heavier than a standard postcard but just think of the “wow” factor! How cute would it be to make a snow-globe christmas card? If you are worried about postal machinery damaging your card you can mail it in a clear envelope so you still get the postcard feel.   This card qualifies for the following challenges: Art Impressions Stamps Challenge, Crafty Sentiments, Meljens Designs, Paper Crafting Journey, Shelly’s Images, Stamp Insanity, Some Odd Girl (complimentary colors-yellow & purple), Flutterby Wednesdays, My Mum’s Craft shop,  Clear It Out!, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge (the bamboo stamp in the bottom front of card is my fave), My Time To Craft (G is for glitter), Oldie But Goodie Challenge and Try It On Tuesday!

I hope this idea inspired you as much as it did me! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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19 Responses

  1. Where did you get the window??

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    • I used my creative memories oval cutter to cut the window out, I placed the oval template over the stamped geisha and started cutting to one side ovf her and stopped when I reached the other side then I cut around the geisha with scissors. I backed it with a transparency but you can use clear packaging from anything, even the clear windo that comes on a box of pasta!

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  2. Where did you get the window? Love the card

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  3. Cute card, love how you dressed up the shaker background, that really makes a difference!

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  4. lovely!!! Thank you for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

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  5. Wow that is beautiful and amazing. I love the bamboo and the geisha. I always thought you needed some sort of cup to make a shaker card. I have so much trouble with the mail I wouldn’t dream of mailing something that beautiful without an envelop to protect it. Thank for sharing.
    Blessings Bernie

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  6. Very pretty. Love the colors and the punched butterflies. The BG is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week! Hope to see you again soon.
    Renee
    AI DT

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  7. Sooo beautiful!!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge: Anything goes!!
    Soili-Maria
    AI DT

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  8. wonderful postcard, thanks so much for sharing with us at Clear It OUt

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.
    Pinky

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  10. Very nice! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  12. Very nice creation. Thanks for joining MTTC. Good Luck. Hugs
    Nancie

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  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl

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  14. great shaker card adn i love the image

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS

    Sue
    xx

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  15. A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

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  16. Wow this is a masterpiece, such a beautiful creation
    Thank you for playing the Some Odd Girl Challenge
    love tasha xx

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  17. Beautifully done! Love the Asian theme, and your colours are lovely! Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl!

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  18. This is fabulous!! love these shaker cards!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

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