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1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Uniko Studio Challenge 10 and Time Out challenge 7

I am delighted to have managed to squeeze in some crafting time again today in order to get my entry completed for the Uniko Studio and Time Out challenges.

A couple of days ago I made my very first shaker card and as always, with trying something for the first time, there were a number of teething problems. I decided therefore, that I wanted to make another one in order to improve my confidence in this technique. Thankfully, this went much smoother!!

At Uniko Studio, we have been provided a gorgeous array of colours to choose from with the theme 'Thinking of You' and at Time Out Challenge, the theme is summer with the optional twist of flowers. As you will all know, one of my most favourite stamps (and most often used) is the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum set and so I knew this would be ideal for both of the challenges.

Here is the lovely inspiration from Uniko Studio

I decided to concentrate on the pink shades and bring in the other colours through the use of the sequins in the shaker.

Here is my creation…..

I'm sorry the photo is awful dark - the weather has been awful again here today and my flash has run out of batteries - typical!!!

I began by die cutting the large Chrysanthemum outline on a piece of A6 card stock. I layer this over my A5 base card in the position I wanted it to be and used it as a template in order to stamp the large Chrysanthemum on the backing card. I then adhered my acetate to the back of the die cut image.
Before adding any foam pads to the front card, I positioned my twine and glitter strip. The foam pads were then added around the die cut shape and in the corners of the front card.

I picked out a variety of sequins matching the inspiration palette and put them in place before committing the front panel to the card. In order to finish the card off, I added a couple of tags in pink card stock and vellum. The vellum is embossed with Seafoam white EP using the sentiment from Flower Power 1 from Uniko Studio. I then added a button and a couple of pearl dots to the tag.

The smaller Chrysanthemum is then stamped and die cut and attached on top of the acetate. This then allows leaves the sequins to shake behind the smaller flower.

I feel this card gives a light summery feel and the shaker is just such fun!!!

Any comments as always so very much appreciated.

Laura xxx


  1. Wow Laura this is a fabulous design and a true successful shaker card. The subtle colour of the card is perfect against the bright sequins, I love this contrast. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT

  2. This is stunning! I don't normally like shaker cards but this is stunning and so unusual. I wonder if it would work with the Gerbera!!
    Thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog today they really are appreciated.

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  4. WOW!! Looks like you overcame those 'teething problems" (what a wonderful analogy!) and created one unique, stunning shaker card, perfect for both challenges! The colourful sequins, contrasted to the soft panel colours...visual harmony! Outstanding, my friend, absolutely outstanding!! Hugs~c (sorry about the second comment ~ instead of writing "hugs" I wrote "hogs"...which I sometimes am, especially where chocolate chip cookies are concerned, but...well, you get the gist)

  5. WOW! This is fabulous and such a unique taken a shaker card - LOVE it! Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio &TIME OUT challenges :) Hugs Bev x

  6. Such a pretty and UNIQUE shaker, just lovely!!

  7. Laura this is beyond fabulous, I just adore it :) Viv xx

  8. This is beautiful Laura and I love how you made it a shaker card. Thank you so much for joining in with the Uniko Challenge

  9. Hi Laura. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Your shaker card is great! And I totally agree about how annoying it is when the sequins stick to the tape…
    Looking forward to seeing tonight's card too. :)

  10. What an amazing take on a new kind of shaker card. Love the embedded flowers. and then colors are used in such a fun and creative way. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.