Sunday, June 14, 2015

Shaker Stars for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! Today at The Paper Players I have the pleasure of being hostess, and I have a patriotic color challenge for you: Real Red, Pool Party and Island Indigo. I do admit to cheating a little bit. I couldn't find any striped paper in Pool Party so I substituted a close cousin, Coastal Cabana. I hope the Design Team doesn't mind! 

I pulled out all my star shaped goodies to make this shaker card that was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. Though I am not the best at making shaker cards, I'm pretty happy with the way this one came out. I love the tiny little stars and beads floating around together. There is a great tutorial on how to make a shaker card at Splitcoast that you can see by clicking here. The only thing I did differently was to use Fun Foam instead of mounting tape.

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Pictogram Punches, Holiday Home, Festival of Trees
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints
Ink Pads: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot, Stars Framelits, Confetti Stars Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch
Accessories: Window Sheets
Other: Clear Seed Beads, Fun Foam

I hope you will play along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players! Please visit the rest of the Design Team and leave them some inky love, too!


  1. Awesome shaker card Sandy! Loved the colors this week, your card is perfectly designed for them. :)

  2. Oh Sandy I just LOVE this! Stars, stars and more stars! Great use of the framelits to create your shaker card - and I love the stripy background too. Awesome!

  3. Wonderful shaker card! This is a great way to use all of the star supplies that I have but find difficult to use! The color combo was a great choice. Thanks for the tip on fun foam!

  4. OOOOOO LAAAAA LAAAA - Oh Sandy - this card is so amazing. The layers and shaker and stars and colors. I love the stars floating around with beads in the shaker. This card took a lot of time and effort and it was worth it! Lucky recipient to get this one! One of my faves! BEAUTIFULLY done.

  5. Great cod Sandy. First shaker star card I've ever seen. 😊

  6. I LOVE this! What a cute patriotic shaker card! Love the sweet little stars,too. This was a fun color challenge!

  7. This is such a fun and trendy shaker card, Sandy! The angled panel is so cool and the stripes are so modern. Fabulous card and a great challenge.

  8. I love, love shaker cards, they are always so much fun to make and even more fun to receive. Yours is beautiful, love all the little stars and beads inside the shaker, this colors are just perfect for this festive card. Love your layout, the way you tilted the main panel is a fabulous detail.
    Thank you for sharing and for the link to this great video.

  9. Sandy, this is SUCH a creative design layout!! I love you shaker star, and stars's awesome!! And that striped paper really sets everything off!

  10. You already know how much I love this card, but I'll tell you again! LOVE IT!

  11. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! The colors look amazing and the stars are just perfect for the summer holidays! Love all the stripes and angles! Such a fun challenge, Sandy! XX

  12. Fabulous, Sandy! The stripes, the repeated stars and the addition of a little bit of bling are fabulous. I also love that this card can be used for any gender and any age.

  13. THUD <---- that was the sound of my jaw dropping to the floor. This is beyond stunning! It's so tailored and fun and I just adore it. It totally went on my Pin board for future inspiration. I'm your latest follower!

  14. Sandy, please tell me what/how you used the Fun Foam instead of Mounting Tape. What did you use to adhere it?

    1. Hi Jane. I used the same die to cut the fun foam as I did the star, and I used regular tombo adhesive on the card stock that I attached the foam to. Hope that helps!

  15. Thanks, Sandy. I think using the Fun Fosm will be easier to keep al those cute "shaker shapes" inside rather than trying to piece mounting tape all around the die cut shape.