Monday, August 17, 2009

Skake It Up Baby!

Good Monday morning all. Today's card is a shaker card that I made for a monthly swap on SCS with about 30 fabulous women in it. This month's theme was "Move It" and your card had to have something on it that moved. I was going to do a flip flop card, but then saw the idea for the shaker cards on SCS and thought hmmm...that would work and be fun. Plus you could call it a day for your exercise after all the shaking. LOL! I've never done one of these, but about fainted at the cost of frame tape at the LSS yesterday. It was $4.49 for a roll that might get me through three cards. So I thought that is crazy! What else can I use? I proceeded to the kids craft area and low and behold there was sticky backed foam sheets. I can now do all 6 cards for $0.99. Well and some tacky glue for the non-sticky side, but that is pennies...so $1.05 for all six cards. Plus you can use your nesties to cut it to the shape you want and you can double it up for greater height and shaking goodies like buttons and bigger beads, etc. I may have to do some shakers for Christmas because this was fun. The designer paper I used is from the K&Company Raspberry line. The stamp is from Stampingbella and colored with copics. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stoppping by.

19 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

I would have fainted too at that price Mary! I'm tempted to make a shaker card now that you've clued me into a cheaper alternative! :D Thanks sweetie! I'm sure the girls will go gaga over this card!

Gael said...

I love this card!! What a great idea on assembly!I always struggle getting the foam tape exactly on the frame, etc. I never thought of nesties and foam sheets. Thank you so much!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I looooove shaker cards! This is adorable, wow! And that price is insane? beautiful color combo choice-one of my faves!

Kim Nath said...

Shaker cards are my favorite and I LOVE this one! So clever and creative to use the sticky foam, I am heading to Joann's today so I will definitely pick some up. Great idea and super cute card. Wish I were in that swap.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my this is so darling and sweet.

Margie said...

Very pretty card! I have never made a 'shaky' card either! It's on my 'must' list ;)
Thanks for the tape/glue tips! It's always good to save pennies for more important things, like stamps, lol!
TFS :*) margie

MiamiKel said...

Positively gorgeous - this is so "me" for the dsp! I am in LOVE with this card. I'll sure be praying & hoping one makes it back in my swap!

karen said...

This is fantastic Mary! And what a great idea with the kids' foam!

The ideas are a churnin' in my head now! Shaker Christmas cards would be fabulous!

kadie said...

Omygoodness, I REALLY hope I get one of these!! It is soooooo fabulously adorable!! Great job, Mare!

Danni said...

How clever!! Adorable, fun card!

Jeanette said...

Oh my goodness, Mary! What a fun and cute card!!! And I love that you found an economical way to make it, too. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

WickedPixie said...

This is SO pretty and fun! What lucky ladies to be in your swap group!! And thanks so much for telling us about the foam sheets! I have never made a shaker card, but now the wheels in my head are starting to turn!! :-)Traci

Sparkle said...

Such a darling shaker card! I love that paper you used.

Diana said...

OMG, this is gorgeous! I love the paper and coloring and everything!

Curious though, how do you mail shaker cards? Do they go in a regular envelope or something special?

Jacilynn said...

I'm such a cheapsake, that is expensive for tape. Super cute card! I love shakers. too very cute Mary!
x

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! And double Wow!! This is fantastic, Mary!!! Thanks for all the great info. Loving it and we be extremely happy to see this in my envelope too!

Lorie said...

WOW!! This is amazing, Mary!! The colors are stunning, and what a fun card! Really, it's a toy and a card all in one for the girls! Great job, and I love it!!

Elena said...

Very pretty card! Love, love your idea with a shaker!
Thank you for sharing you finds, Mary!
I would never even think about checking at the Kid's craft section. That really is a good deal!

Susan said...

Oh Mary this card is fantastic, I just love the colors and image! I'd love to receive one but I'm sure they're all taken by now! Thanks for sharing your find of the sticky foam and using Nesties to cut it; I may just have to give shaker cards another try. Just a super card! {hugs}

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