Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grand Opening and a Shaker Box (Project 11)

I’ll start with the Grand Opening.  I’ve been toying with opening a shop on etsy for a while now.  At the beginning of this year, I started to seriously think about it and this summer I actually started working on projects for a shop.  Well I finally opened my shop this weekend.  Please stop by and check out my etsy shop.
Now, before I move on to today’s card, a warm welcome to Mary H, my very first follower.  She is a very sweet lady and has a wonderful blog: Carolina Cards by Mary H.  So check out her blog and say hi.
Today’s card is a shaker box card.  I started by using my silhouette to cut out the window in the green textured card stock.  I traced the window on the card base lightly in pencil to aid me in stamping the sentiment (by Inkadinkado) with Hero Arts shadow ink in Just Right.  I also used the pencil lines to place the foam strips on the card base.  I attached acetate to the back of the window.   I used a snippet of watercolor paper to die cut the leaves and branch.  Then I colored them with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade.  Then I attached them so the leave were falling across the window.  Before attaching the window to the base, I placed glitter and leaf sequins in between the foam strips. 
 I ran into a bit of a problem at that point. The white of the foam strips showed through the window.    Here’s a picture:
To cover that, I used decorative scissors to cut several strips of yellow cardstock and framed out the window.  You can see what I did in the first picture.
I'm going to enter this card over at Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 144.
Thanks for stopping by and please come back.


  1. Hi Sarah - love this fun Autumn card! AND a shaker card at the same time - well done. I just had three tries to follow you - have made a not to hop back and try again later. Good luck with the Etsy shop too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Hey Di,
    Mary said she had some problems following and ended up googling a fix.

  3. Hi Sarah, I had to go to my dashboard, find the readers list (which I don't always see) and copy & add your URL manually. I'll email Diane. Loved this window box card. Enjoyed seeing how you fixed a 'problem', and it turned out beautifully. What a gorgeous fall card. Love that it was partly done with your silhouette too! Thanks for the warm welcome, and I expect to see this section populated fast. If I can get back to the 'google fix', I'll send you the explicit directions of how I finally got to get into your followers list! Good luck with the Etsy! TFS & Hugs

  4. What a fun shaker card Sarah! I love the autumn leaves and sprinkles in the shaker part. The limb with the lone leaf and other leaves falling is so cute. Your etsy shop is awesome too, I wish you all the luck with it!! I've tried to join your blog, but blogger isn't playing nice and letting me, so I will come back and try again later. Hugs, Brenda

  5. Best of luck with your Etsy shop! I just love these sweet shakers.