Shaker cards have seen a resurgence in popularity in the last year or so. I can remember making them (and shaker embellishments for scrapbooking) many years ago. We mostly filled the shaker cards with punched images whereas now the trend seems to be filling with sequins or beads or other glittery things...but the shaker part remains virtually the same.
I always enjoyed them but haven't made one in a few years, I think. They are always fun to make and fun to receive.
Yesterday was the Grand Opening for Impressive Ideas...a favorite stamp store in the metro Atlanta area. Over Memorial Day weekend the former location burned to the ground. We were all devastated....it was like losing a friend. But the owners vowed to get it back up and running as soon as they could and they did it! They opened less than 6 months after the fire and moved into an even bigger and better space. It looks absolutely awesome and before I knew it I had several must have items in my basket!
One of those items was a Die-Namics Birthday Celebration die which is a round birthday sentiment and PERFECT for making a shaker card. It cut beautifully....and was really so easy to make. I love the stitched circle. I also used a stitches die from Lawn Fawn to do the stitched edges on the top and bottom of the front. I quickly made 3 using some birthday paper from Paper Studio.
Here is the first one I did:
It was so fast I quickly (read: in less than an hour) whipped out 2 more!
Seriously! That's my justification and I'm sticking to it!