Studio Katia New Release Blog Hop

Hello, Everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Studio Katia blog hop to take a closer look at the newest release!

I hope you'll go by the Studio Katia shop and check out all the products in the new release here. So many fun goodies to add to your crafty stash!

On the blog hop today, we've got lots of fun projects and inspiration lined up - and of course, a chance to win some prizes!

For today's card, I created a simple shaker card which I hope you'll be inspired to try and make yourself. I don't make a lot of shaker cards because they tend to be more work than I want to put in on a card, but this one was pretty simple to put together.

So let's get to it!

Begin by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of cardstock and set it aside to use as your card base. 

Cut another 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock and, using the Zig Zig Striped background stamp, stamp your background design on to your white cardstock. (I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink).

Next, using the Fancy Scallop Hearts die, cut a window out of the stamped panel you just created. 

Now, here's where you need to plan out the shaker window.

Place your card base on your surface, and lay the stamped window panel you just created on top of that card base. Using a pencil (and a light hand!). trace the cut out heart window area on to your card base. This traced area will tell you where you need to put your shaker bits and pieces!

Now it's time to create the background of your cardbase where the shaker bits will settle.

I tore several strips of washi tape that I had in my stash, and placed them in the traced area of my card base like this:

Having those pencil lines there helped me make sure I was covering the area that would be visible through the top window, but it also helped me not waste washi tape (since this one happens to be a favorite of mine!).

Now, it's back to the window stamped panel!

Turn your panel over and apply adhesive around the outside edge of the window you have cut. Next,  using the new Acetate Sheets, cut a piece of acetate to cover the window and lay it down flat on the adhesive you just applied like this:

Going back to your washi tape cardbase, apply double sided foam tape around the window you traced (and the same area that is now covered in washi tape). Continue to apply foam tape around the rest of the card, until the entire base (except the exposed washi tape part) is covered.

Now, select your shaker bits and pour them into the empty washi tape area! I chose the Poseidon Crystals, Red Hearts Crystals, Blossom Sparkle Crystals, and the Majestic Sequins embellishments since they were perfect for this valentine's card!

Take your stamped window panel (with the acetate over the window) and now lay it over your card base, lining up the edges and pressing down on the foam tape to secure everything in place.

Time for finishing touches!

To create the frame around the window on top of your card, tape together the two Fancy Scallop Hearts die pieces, leaving a bit of a gap all the way around like this:

Lay the dies on to a piece of red cardstock and run it through your die cut machine, and you will have your frame!

Using liquid adhesive, glue that red frame on the window to give the front of the card that finished edge.

Choose your sentiment (I chose this "happy heart day" sentiment  from the Lovely Words die set), and then die cut it or stamp it out.

Adhere the stamped or die cut sentiment to the front of your window, and then pat yourself on the back for a beautifully finished shaker card!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and joining the fun!

Keep hopping along and be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Studio Katia store. Additionally, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Studio Katia store to one person who comments on my blog! All comments must be left by Friday, February 7th, 2020, 11:59 PM EST. All winners will be announced on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 on the Studio Katia Blog. 

The next stop is Dana Gong, and here is the entire blog hop list from start to finish!

Have a wonderful day!


Honey Bee Stamps Bee Mine Release Blog Hop

Thanks for beeeeeing here today, crafty friends! If you just came from Galina's blog, you're in the right place!

The design team at Honey Bee Studios has planned a super fun blog hop today and tomorrow to show you all the new goodies available for purchase! You can find the entire release here!

These fabulous products are all set to give you some wonderfully adorable Valentine's Day project options, but they're also a perfect addition to your year-round crafty stash!

So let's get down to the cards:

This shaker card was actually pretty easy to make, which is my kind of shaker card!

Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Spring Fling paper pack down to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel size. Using the smallest heart die from the Pierced XOXO Hearts Die set,  cut a heart-shaped window out of the patterned paper panel. Glue a piece of acetate over the window, and apply foam tape all over the panel, leaving the acetate-covered window visible.

Pour in some sequins inside the acetate window area and then lay down a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base on top of the patterned paper panel, sealing up the entire shaker panel.

Flip the card over, cut out some X's, O's, and a small heart out of black cardstock (using the same pierced heart xoxo heart die set), and then glue them down over the acetate window portion of the card.

To finish off the card, apply Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the black die cut letters and heart and let it dry.

Voila! You just made yourself a shaker card!!

Blog Hop Details:

Hop along to each stop and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a prize! Honey Bee Stamps is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky winner for each day, so you've got two chances to win!

The next stop on the hop is Bobbi Lemanski. You can see the full blog hop list at the Honey Bee Stamps blog here.

Thanks again for stopping by today and happy hopping!