Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hero Arts Back to School Shaker Card

I've been wanting to do a shaker card for an age, but I have to admit I was a little intimidated about making one. I shouldn't have been! It was fun! I think I'll try to make them on a regular basis from now on. That's what I've really enjoyed about starting a blog and joining different challenges. I've learned a lot of great new techniques.
So this card is on a 5x7 orange base. The red background paper and the school words paper were each cut just slightly smaller than the last so that all 3 papers can be seen. I glue taped the red paper to the pattern paper and cut out a window with my Spellbinders Classic rectangles. Then I cut out a piece of transparent cardstock with the next size bigger rectangle and adhered that to the back of the red cardstock with micro glue dots on the edges. I did a double layer of foam tape all along the edges and added some different colors of sequins to match my color scheme. Then I stamped the crayon box from Hero Arts "Good Work" clear stamp set and colored it with my Copics before fussy cutting it. I added that to the shaker window and then adhered the whole card front with foam tape.
I stamped the school bus from the same Hero Arts clear stamp set and fussy cut it before adhering it with foam squares. For the chalkboard tag, I stamped the chalkboard outline and the "Back to School" sentiment (also with the Hero Arts "Good Work" stamp set) with Color Box "Frost White" ink and then adhered the tag with foam tape. I added a few clips to match the school theme, and that's all there was to it!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A2Z Scrapbooking Blog: Shaker card using a Hero Arts product
Stamp and Create: back to school
Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday

613 Avenue Create - W - #143 Anything Goes with optional September birthstone color...Sapphire
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - Anything Goes
Come and Get It WUnlimited - Clear it Out...use a stash item (I used clips)
Fashionable Stamping - M, 2nd Sunday, 3E, no digi allowed - #103 Words...please remember words must be stamped
Robyn`s Fetish - W #283 Square or Rectangle Cards
Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, Cards only (W1)anything goes 
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin W, 2E, use a non-white base 
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - M - September - Back To School
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge: ATG with pattern paper
Dream Factory (M,P15) #24 Fack ju Göhte


  1. Adorable, love all the details you added to your card. Thanks for playing along with a2z!

  2. This is absolutely adorable. I love the shaker you made. Very cute. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

    Michelle (DT)

  3. Very cute! I love all the different colors you worked in. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  4. So fun and colorful and everything on here goes perfectly with the school throne of your card!

  5. Hi Carrie!! I saw your blog over at the Outlawz and came to check it out and I'm already a follower!! I just love the shaker card you made with the back to school theme!! Great job!!

  6. Such a fun back to school card and shaker card are so neat. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥

  7. Hi Carrie! What a fun card - love the shaker cards, and yours is just darling! I saw your link at The Outlawz, and popped over to follow your blog! Hope you will follow my blog as well: Hugs!

  8. A very cute and colourful card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  9. A fabulous shaker - a great back to school card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - see you back soon!

  10. beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking this month,

  11. Great card. Super details. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  12. What a fun shaker card. :) Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenges this week!

  13. What a gorgeous school card! Really fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Factory!

  14. Gorgeous make Carrie.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  15. So cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  16. Great!!!! A beautiful creation!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!!!!


  17. Super gemacht, so toll diese bunten Farben und der Schulbus einfach klasse, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik liebe grüsse Bettina