My urge to make cards and paper crafts has been slowly growing the past month or so. I've not done anything about it because I figured it would pass but as things continue to not go as planned out in the wood shop I that the urge is not going away. For whatever reason, I want to try my hand at shaker cards this time. I never had much interest in them before?! So I went ahead and ordered a few things from the Lawn Fawn and Hallmark Scrapbook sited to hopefully get me started on this adventure.
This is the Ready, Set, Snow Shaker Add-On die set. It might like strange and boring if you don't know what the heck it's supposed to do, but this goes along with the Ready, Set, Snow stamps and dies sets that I already had to be able to create snow globe shaker cards. The set is designed for winter and Christmas scenes but after thinking about it, I think I'm going to try some spooky Halloween scenes in the globe too.
There are the pieces of the How You Been set that can make mason jar shaker cards. It was originally released at Easter a year or two ago, so it does feature jelly beans to put in the jar, but they've since come out with other coordinating sets such as hearts for Valentines Day and stars for, well, whatever. But it's this next coordinating set that I really wanted it for . . .
Candy corn! Yes, that large jumble of candy corn is meant to go in the mason jar just like the jelly beans would for an Easter card. I've even seen people use coffee beans and do a coffee themed card. But anyway, I'm going to try starting with the candy corn since I'm all about fall. The only problem with all of this is that I don't really have any good 'shaker mixes' to go in the shaker cards. It's usually a mix of sequins, tiny beads, and glitter, just small sparkly stuff to make the shaker part shiny and fun. The mixes I looked at that I really wanted were, of course, sold out. I'll have to keep looking.
Of course I had to order some acetate sheets to make the clear window part of the shakers.
While I was snooping around the sites I came across this small stamp and die set from Sunny Studio. This is the Beautiful Autumn set. I mainly wanted it for the sentiment since I have a bunch of leaf and acorn stamps already but am very limited on autumn sentiments. I'm already thinking about note cards with these.
And of course when you order directly from the Lawn Fawn site you get some samples. This is three 6x6 sheets of their paper, and length of one of their colored twines, and a small stamps that says 'I Like You.' Thank you, Lawn Fawn!
That is my craft haul, the first one in a long time. I'm trying to ease back into this casually after going all gungho last fall and being nothing but disappointed and frustrated. Going to try and take a different approach this time. Wish my luck!
Have you been doing anything crafty lately?