Hello and welcome!
Today’s focus is on Taylored Expressions new “Bubble Greetings” stamp set as well as the “Boxed in Basics” panels (which are pre-printed doodle borders on TE Sugar Cube 100lb cardstock).
Let’s dive in!
If you haven’t been able to notice yet, I love making shaker cards! As soon as I saw these doodle borders, I knew I had to shake things up. I first inked all the “Boxed in Basics” panels. It it always easier to color with a medium prior to die-cutting.
Coincidentally, the TE “Stitched Rectangle Stacklets” and the new “Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets” paired perfectly with these doodle borders. Coordinating the two allowed me to create a window/frame for my shaker elements.
Then, I stamped all the acetate panels using the new TE “Bubble Greetings” stamp set with black stazon ink (for non-porous surfaces). The sentiment strips were white heat embossed on TE “Oreo” cardstock using the new TE “Friendly Phrases” stamp set and TE “In & Out- Thanks” stamp set.
Once the panels were colored, die-cut, and stamped…it was time to put it all together. The thin black sentiment strips were adhered to the acetate panels. Then, the frames that were created to focus on the doodles were adhered on top of the acetate panels. From there, foam tape was placed behind the frame in order to create a space for the sequins to shake around! The final step was to add the TE “Snow Flurries” sequins and adhere everything down! Voila!
To mass produce the cards, I did each step all together. For example, I inked all the “Boxed in Basic” panels together, stamped all the acetate panels together, heat embossed the sentiment strips together, etc. I find that if I do each step in multiple color-ways, I have more handmade projects in the end (if I have time)!
I also coordinated my envelopes with the shaker cards. I took the stamps used for the sentiment strips and stamped them along the edges of the envelope flaps. I married the TE dye-based ink to the same envelope color for a tone-on-tone look.
The final step was to placed these shaker cards in a TE Clear Card Box and place a band around the box to fancy it up! The TE “Noteworthy Belly Band” die and “Noteworthy” stamp set are staples in your crafty repertoire! They add a touch of kindness, which I love.
In real life these shake so beautifully, which will make your recipients smile big!
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Enjoy and prepare yourself for all the new TE releases for the month of November! So much more to come!