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Hi Stamping Friends!
There is less than one week left to register for the first class in my annual Countdown To Christmas class series! Don't wait! Pre-paid registration for the September Greetings From Santa class ends on August 31, 2016!
This year, in addition to the featured stamp set, supplies for 12 cards & instructions, you'll also have exclusive access to my NEW Too Cool Class Tips Videos for each class! Don't wait! Pre-paid registration for the September class ends on August 31, 2016!
Today, I'm sharing one of the two cool card designs we'll be making with with September's class kit!
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September Countdown To Christmas Class Series
12 Cards Featuring Greetings From Santa! Class-To-Go Kits Available!
This year, in addition to the featured stamp set, supplies for 12 cards & instructions, you'll also have exclusive access to my NEW Too Cool Class Tips Videos for each class!See Complete Greetings From Santa Class Details!
Greetings From Santa Happy Christmas Shaker Cards
The main die-cut you can create with the Detailed Santa Thinlits is beautiful, with a little whimsy! It's perfectly designed to create gorgeous shaker cards with the new Mica Flakes Trio pack and coordinating Greetings From Santa stamp set. We'll be making 6 of these specialty cards in September's Countdown To Christmas class!
I can promise you that the photos do not do this card justice! The reflection on the window sheets hampered my ability to get a really good shot of the amazing sparkliness from the Mica Flakes.
Background Basics—The most important thing to remember about this card is to make sure you stamp everything before you start assembling! I started by die-cutting the Detailed Santa swirly beard window at the top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. I also die-cut the the little striped border along the bottom with another die from the set. What a fun little detailed edge!
Next, I adhered a 4" x 4" Window Sheet to the back of the window with Multipurpose Glue along all four edges and set it aside to dry.
Inside Shaker Sentiment—I colored the "ho, ho, ho" stamp with Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Markers and stamped it in the upper right corner of a 4" x 4" piece of Whisper White. I adhered that to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
Marker 2-Pack—I was so excited to see that Stampin' Up! will be offering a two-pack of the Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green marker colors in the Holiday Catalog! It will be the perfect time to replenish these Christmas faves!
Sweet Sentiment—The Greetings From Santa sentiment was stamped along the bottom of the card (before assembling!) in Cherry Cobbler ink.
Foam Stripes—The new Foam Strips from the Annual Catalog are designed for shaker cards just like this, and you'll receive a sheet of them in your class kit! I used 2 full strips to add foam to the back of the shaker window. Each strip did a long side and a short side, and the remaining I added to the bottom.
TIP: You need to butt those strips up nice & flush to adjacent strips around the window, so that no mica flakes will be able to leak out.
Mica Flakes—The class kit comes with a full package of Mica Flakes including a 1/2 oz. each of white, gold and green flakes.
Adding the shaker contents is a lot easier than you may think. I like to lay the card down on a table, add a scoop of Mica Flakes in a pile at the center of the shaker area. Then, I take off all of the foam adhesive backing paper and carefully position the window layer over the top.
Another option is to leave the foam adhesive backing paper ON the two upper corner edges, and take it off the rest, and position the window layer over the card front. With the two sides still free, you can pour some Mica Flakes into the shaker, then carefully peel away the remaining backing and seal the last two sides.
TIP: A little Mica Flakes goes a long way! The cards above used about 1 teaspoon.
TIP: Make sure that all of the shaker sides are completely sealed before testing out the shaker. Ask me how I know!!!
Inside Décor—I added a couple more Greetings From Santa images on the inside in Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler inks.
Two Cool—The only thing I changed on my second card was the sentiment inside the shaker. Both of those greetings are made to fit inside the die-cut perfectly!
Inside Décor 2—The inside of this card has even more of the Greetings From Santa images. The single is stamped once, then immediately again without re-inking. I love that tiny tree!
Complete Supplies List—"Clear" means a rubber stamp on a clear block. "Photopolymer" is see-thru. Links to NEW items will become LIVE on September 1.
- Stamps—Greetings from Santa (clear, wood) OR Greetings From Santa Bundle (clear, wood)
- Ink—Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green inks; Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Marker Pack
- Paper—Window Sheets; Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
- Accessories—Mica Flakes Trio Pack
- Tools—Detailed Santa Thinlits OR Greetings From Santa Bundle (clear, wood), Big Shot, Foam Strips, SNAIL
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