Hello. I’m back today from a much-needed hiatus to share how to create a clear shaker card. I also give a closer look at the new stamps from Clearly Bessotted.
I’ve been wanting to make a card made entirely of a shaker pocket for some time. I’ve done similar cards in the past using vellum but wanted to try it with perfectly-clear-plastic. And thanks to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, this is very simple!
To create the pocket, I used an Avery Elle Stamp Pocket and the We R Memory Keeper’s Fuse Tool. This tool heats up and creates a seal around the plastic. When using this tool, it is helpful to use a piece of white cardstock inside the pocket as a guide for where to fuse. I fused three sides and then filled the pocket with some of Lucy Abram’s sequins. (I like that she offers unique mixes of sequins and beads in softer colors.) After sliding in a gift card with a handwritten note on the back, I sealed the remaining side. What a fun shaker pocket! You could create these in many sizes and shapes. This is also a unique way to add some thoughtfulness and fun to a gift card present. (I used an Avery Elle stamp pocket for the plastic sheets. You could also use scrapbook page protectors, etc. Click HERE for another shaker card with the Fuse Tool.)
I stamped and colored the adorable critter balloons from the new-and-oh-so-fun Clearly Besotted Best Birthday stamp set. I adhered the critters to the front of the pocket using the Xyron Sticker Machine (I don’t use that handy tool enough!) and drew in balloon strings with a Sharpie. I finished off the card with a greeting from the Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass Stamp Set.
This card is a great way to incorporate a gift card into your project. If you don’t have a fuse tool, you can also use a sewing machine to seal up the pocket.
CLEARLY BESOTTED JULY RELEASE
At the end of my video, I also showed the newest release from Clearly Besotted. The UK-based Clearly Besotted is one of my favorite stamp companies. The owner, Stephanie, is a gem… their design team is one of the best… their blog has lots of great ideas… and their products are classy and unique. You can see their products HERE or HERE or HERE.
LUCY ABRAMS DISCOUNT CODE
In this video I also featured some fun sequins from my friend Lucy Abrams. When I told her I was doing this video, she offered a discount code for my readers! Use the code “JM15″ for 15% off now through 7/15/15. You can see here products HERE. There are some beautiful selections!
Giveaway time! I have TWO Clearly Besotted stamp sets from this new release for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/15/15 telling me if you have ever made a shaker card. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the stamps, CB!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.