Birthday Shakers

Birthday Shakers



Morning! It's Deborah here today and I'm sharing several cards that I made using products from Concord & 9th's latest release, along with some older sets from my stash. I'll start with some birthday shaker cards - I don't often make shakers, but these were so easy and look great.




I used All the Birthdays stamps, All the Birthday dies, and Painted Dots Turnabout stamp to make these cards. I started by stamping the backgrounds, and I made loads. Here are some photos.




As you can see, you can do a full background, a central circle, or outer background. I can see this turnabout becoming a firm favourite. To complete the shaker birthday cards I used the large HB dies to cut out panels in coordinating card. I attached some acetate to the inside of the panel. I cut the stamped backgrounds to be slightly smaller than the die cut panels, poured a mixture of sequins and gems onto the background. I used dimensional tape on the back of the die cut panels and placed that over the sequins creating a closed panels. I used liquid glue to attach the sequin filled panel to the front of a top folding card. I finished both cards by stamping one of the birthday sentiments and cutting out with the banner die. 




I decorated the inside of both cards. I cut mat panels to match the card on the front and on the white panels I used more of the birthday stamps. The little confetti images are included in the stamp set. 




I used two shades of red and two of green ink for the background and once stamped, this immediately suggested Christmas to me. I cut the panel down to fit on the front of a 5¼" square card. Before layering it onto some gold mirri card, I stamped the large greeting from Very Merry Sentiments along with some small stars and snowflakes from Mistletoe Messages. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of gold card and added the verse to the centre of some white card, finishing with more snowflakes and stars.


I was on something of a roll this week and I made another card using one of the centre circles. I used a die to cut out the circle and mat layer for it. I adhered them together and once dry, I cut the circle in half. 



I used the All the Hellos stamp set for this card - so many variations on the word 'hello'. I stamped some of them directly on the card base and some on a vellum strip. I attached the vellum strip at the side, adhered the half circle panel and trimmed the vellum to a point. I have left the inside blank for my own message. My next card uses the whole background panel.





I cut the panel to fit the front of a standard US A2 size card and adhered flat to the card. I used one of my older Concord & 9th stamp sets - Globe Greetings - to make the world globe. I stamped the stand on white card, embossed it with clear powder and then fussy cut it out. I stamped the world with a pale blue and two shades of green ink and cut it out with the matching Globe Greetings die. I adhered the finished globe to the front and added the word 'kid'. On the inside of the card, I used the trimmed piece at the bottom of the card and added a congratulations greeting - the sentiments are from Tiny Tagalong stamps.


My last card (and there could easily have been more as I still have several of the backgrounds left) is just to say Hello.



I trimmed the panel to size and used my stamp positioner to stamp the flowers in the central circle area. I used another of my older Concord & 9th sets - Wildflower - this is a lovely set that contains lots of outline images. I was going to colour the flowers, but I prefer it as it is. I started by stamping the large central flower, masked it off and added the two smaller flowers either side along with some leaves. I added masks to the smaller flowers and stamped more flowers and leaves. After removing the masks I realised that there were some odd spaces, so I simply used the tiny stamps and added more flowers! I cut a mat layer of orange card added the panel and adhered the lot to the front of my card. I used the All the Hellos die to cut out the hello sentiment and little heart from orange card, along with two more from white card. I adhered the dies together to give some dimension and stability to the word. I adhered it to the card, used a glitter brush to add some shimmer and covered the lot with glossy accents. On the inside, I stamped a tiny flower in the corner and added a sentiment from the Tiny Tagalong stamp set.


Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this very long post! As you can see I really like this release. I should have got Woodland turnabout and dies too - any may yet! Bye for now, see you again next week.

Deborah, x