Thursday 18 February 2016

3 compartment shaker card

Simon says : shake it up, so I did ;-)
Showcasing Memory box, at least that's what I read before...dyslexia? just a 's actually says We R Memory
Well fair to say I didn't use them, could have to cut the paper, but I didn't...
I guess it's all about the Fuse I don't have so I made my shaker card the old fashioned way.

Last week they were showcasing Paper Smooches and I ordered some from SSS, just because I thought I didn't have any.
Today whilst thinking up this card I pulled out some dies by Memorybox and balloon dies, I knew some from Simon Says Stamp and another brand...I didn't remember but they are Paper Smooches...oh my..I tucked them in the same sleeve and forgot.

So next week I'll use WRMK products  I guess?

I have the punch  board and unless you make a see through envelope shaker thing pretty useless..hmm idea though...I might enter twice this week ;-)

Anyway for my card I diecut MemoryBox puffy clouds and spread Tombow and Tacky over and over on the diecuts, Just plain printer paper.
I think I saw Kelly Latevola making masks with Tombow glue and whilst I was at it, I thought I'd try Aleene's tack it over and over as well.
Spread it on with a brush and let it dry a while. Some were still pretty sticky so I detacked them on my hands, I think too much as they peel up a little, But this works better for me than the masking paper I was using before.

I used Distess inks (tumbled glass and broken china) and a dry brush to color the cardpanel.
Peeled off the masks I think I can reuse at least one more time if I store them properly ;-)
Then stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp (birthday balloons) with Versafine black onyx.
I used SSS  celebration dies and Paper Smooches balloon dies to cut out three windows from this panel.
I attached some acetate behind the panel for the shaker window.
Then proceeded to attach a double layer or foamtape.
This is much easier if you first attach the foamtape to some (old saved) release paper from (in my case) double sided adhesive, but I guess wax paper would also work, altough I don't know as we can't buy that in the Netherlands, as far as I know...never seen it.
I just Checked SSS and they sell A4 size sheets, I have now put on my project (wish) list for my next order

You can double up the layer here and cut it like a dream, even doubled up.
So I proceeded to make the compartments and used my powder pouch to take away the stickiness from the side of the foamtape. It's just a microfivber cleaning cloth gathered with ribbon, filled with cornstarch..nothing fancy, I have an embossing buddy or such, but this one works great for shakercards.
Filled the compartments with green, purple/pink and blue toned sequins.
Closed the shaker part with a small panel.
I find that easier then trying  to place the cardbase immediately.
I used taperunner to attach the shaker portion to the cardbase.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this


  1. Love your balloon shakers!! SO fun and pretty!!

  2. Love shakers & balloons make me so happy! Great card!

  3. cool and fun is this, Maaike! GREAT idea on using the balloon dies! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Shake It Up” Challenge!

  4. this is precious, luv the shaker glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Wow Maaike, your idea to use the balloon-dies is so simple and also genius in the same moment!
    Greetings from Wiebke