Birch Tree Shaker
Cards, Christmas Cards

Birch Tree Shakers

Ohhh shakers. How I love you and how you thwart me! Although I think of all the shakers I’ve ever tried to do, this one has turned out the best – so maybe I am learning new things.

I cut my card base for a standard A2 card, and then cut a panel for the front slightly smaller than that. From that panel I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Birch Column die. But this die goes right to the top and bottom edges, making it hard to do an enclosed shaker. So I decided to cut a frame from the panel first that would not be cut, and cut my trees from the panel inside. This worked out well because then I could insert my window right back into the frame and it would all be flush. I backed my top panel with acetate and edged it with thin foam tape.

On my card base, I cut a panel of designer paper slightly smaller than the top panel of my card and centered it on the base. In the middle I sprinkled all my glitter, so a mix of Nuvo shapes – Sapphire Blue Hexagons and Silver Tinsel Snowflakes – chunky glitter and mica flakes. A pushed it out a little to flatten it and then adhered my top window to the card base.

On the front of the card, I added a few extra Nuvo Silver Tinsel Snowflakes and a small sentiment strip.

Here’s a close up of the shaker bits, which I hope give the recipients some fun:

Birch tree shaker close-up


Cardstock – Recollections and Bazill
Paper – TPC Studio
Glitter and Mica Flakes – Nuvo
Stamps – My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes
Dies – Simon Says Stamp Birch Column
Ink – Versamark
Embossing Powder – Judikins White Embossing Powder

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