Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sammy's Shaker Card

     Good morning my friends! Can you believe it is November already? Yikes!!!! I hope you all are doing well since Sandy came to visit. We are fine except for some roof damage. I feel so bad for those in N.Y and N.J and those in VA as well dealing with the snow. By the way, I hope you all had a chance to Hop with us this past weekend. Hopefully you found some Holiday/Winter inspiration. Today Erica from My Cricut Craft Room asked us to use the Letter "S" and boy do I have a card for you.
     My grandson Sammy turned 4 years old October 27th and he loves Diego so I made him a Silly, Sammy, Shaker card. At least this year we didn't have "S"now. Here are the details:

     This is the first time I tried one of these and I just love how fun this is! I first started with a base card from Beyond Birthdays. This cart has so many aperture cards with squares, rectangles or circles. I cut this @ 5" from the image on page 92. I cut 2 pieces of clear acrylic @ 4 x 3 1/4". The yellow "S"tar back ground is from DCWV all about boys stack.
      "Diego" was cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. The main doll was cut @ 4" in Blackout. I used some Peachy Keen Stamps for his face. Here are the sizes for the clothing:
vest: 1.25x 3.71
hair 1.67 x 3.39
shoes 2.01 x 4.01
shorts 1.45 x 4.14
shirt 2.07 x 3.78
net .77 x 2.25
     I inked the edges with distress inks and added some faux stitching as well.  Of course he had to have some blush to his cheeks! He is also on an action wobble for some Shaking!!!!
     Now let's talk about how to put this together. First, on the inside you want to adhere one acrylic piece onto the card stock. Next you want to add some foam strips around the edge of the opening. Make sure there are no gaps so your beads don't fall out. Now you add whatever you like for example: sequins, beads small embellishments. I used some leftover bee embellishments and some glass beads. Now you are ready to add a second piece of acrylic. You can leave this as it is for a window effect. I however, chose to add the card stock with "s"tars since I wanted to continue with the "s" theme. Here's what the inside of my card looks like:
     I cut it almost to size so I would hide the way I glued the acrylic down plus I didn't want all the foam strips showing. I think it gives it a nice clean look.
      I finished it off with this cute saying from Pink By Design's age is only a #. You can find any of the supplies used here @ Erica's Store . Now be sure to head back to My Cricut Craft Room  and see what my DT sisters have to share with you. As always, I love when you leave me some love, lol. Have a safe and healthy week.~ Mary



TeresaK said...

Mary - Silly Sammy Shaker is just SO SPECTACULAR! What a great job in getting so many "S's" in one project! Thanks for the shaker card directions! I have not made one for some time I kind of forgot how to do it! Great work, as always!

Miranda said...

You did an awesome job! I've never tried one of these but with your instructions, I think I can! LOL
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

Kathy Salido said...
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Kathy Salido said...

Your shaker card is so adorable. I love how he looks like Diego. Wish I could see how you put the window part together :), I would love to try one of these

scrapbookingforfun said...

Great card!! That little guy is super cute
MCCR DT Shelley

Scrappin Robin said...

Very Cute Card, Love it.

Robin Lane

Sarah said...

Love your shaker card Mary. Thanks for the details on how you did it. I am sorry that it has taken me this long to comment.