Monday, November 15, 2021

Clear Bag Shaker Cards Done 3 Ways | Honey Bee Stamps


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Hello, my friends, and happy Monday. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Today I have some super simple shaker designs to share with you. Perfect for mass-producing without too much effort! If you have recently have made a purchase from Honey Bee Stamps for more than $75 you would have received a Specialty Holiday Card Pack. These cardstock panels are double side with gorgeous designs and were the perfect starting point for my card designs today. If you didn't get these, no worries... I am certain you can replicate these with pattern paper. Check out all their pattern papers πŸ‘‰ HERE I have 3 different versions to share, so let's get started.


Here is a close-up of the first version of the Clear Bag Shaker Card and the easiest to make. Make sure you are following me on Instagram as I will post a Reel of how these came together soon.

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Not only are these shakers pretty from the outside, just look how cute they are on the inside.

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Version One | Clear Bag Shaker Cards
  • Cut a Slimline Cello Bag to 4 5/16 x 6 1/2" for a vertical A2 size card. If using a horizontal panel you will need an A7+ Cello Bag.
  • Slide one of the Specialty Holiday Card Pack panels inside the clear bag.
  • Fill the clear bag with sequins, try to compliment the colors of the panel.
  • Grab your card base. The entire card base will form the back panel of the card. The top of the clear bag will be sandwiched between the card base. Flip the card base upside down so that the fold is on the bottom and the opening is on the top. 
  • Place the filled cello bag in front of the upside-down card base.
  • Fold the overhang of the Cello Bag (1 Inch) over the top of the upside-down card base and crease the Clear Bag fold with your fingernails. This will create the flap that you will be sandwiched between the card base.
  • Cut the corners off the top of each side of the clear bag. Make sure to cut above the line that you just creased.
  • Add two strips of double-sided tape to the card base. One just under the edge of the card base and one ½’ below that one. Remove the protective piece from the double-sided tape. 
  • Center and align the Clear Bag in front of the upside-down card front and press the cello flap down onto the double-sided tape.
  • Just above the creased area of the cello bag add another strip of double-sided tape to seal it up and keep sequins from falling out of the bag. For extra insurance, you can add a piece of tape over the edge of the flap.
  • Add glue or double-sided tape along the edges of the front panel to glue the card base together.
Here is what the cards from the first picture above look like when opened up. Just love the patterns on the inside!

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Version 2 | Partial See-Through Shaker Cards

My next set of cards were done the exact same way as the first set only this time I created Partial See-Through Shaker Cards.

For this first card, since it is horizontal I used an A7+ Cello Bag to give me the width I needed for the horizontal layout. I also had to trim a sliver of paper from each side to have the panel fit inside the bag. The card base itself is A2 sized.

To create the Partial See-Through Shaker Cards, all you do is cut the panel and glue part of it to a piece of acetate that is then inserted into the clear bag shaker sleeve. The other part of the patterned panel is then glued to the inside of the card base. Follow the rest of the instructions for version one for how to assemble the card.

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For the rest of the card examples I used the I used a Slimline Cello Bag for the vertical design. This next card I also used a hexagon die to split the panel.

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Use a square die or a blade to cut out the Happy holidays in the next card.

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Creating Holiday Cards with these panels was so easy as most of them have a greeting in the front and a fun coordinating design on the other side.

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Below is what the cards looked like and as you can see, they still have plenty of space to write a message.

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Version Three | Tri-fold See-Through Shaker Cards

The final two cards I am sharing today, are examples of Tri-fold See-Through Shaker Cards. If you have seen my previous See Through Flat Shakers they require a large sentiment panel on the front to hide the message written inside. This tri-fold design solves that and leaves you with plenty of room to write a message on the inside. 

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The front panel on this card is completely clear using only acetate and the sequins and can be displayed as shown below or completely opened up as you will see in the next card example.

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Once the card is completely open, it reveals space for a long written message for the recipient. You could also add a stopper for the front panel to rest on or add a gift cardholder to the bottom panel for an added element of surprise. You could also add die-cut images to the front clear panel to dress up the front. I kept these as simple as possible for mass production.

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Here is another example of a Tri-fold Shaker Card. This time it isn't See-Through though. 

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For Tri-fold Shakers follow the same first few steps as the first card examples.
  • Cut a small sliver from the bottom of the front of the card base panel. This will make it easier for the card to close once it is all assembled.
  • Flip the card base upside down so that the fold is on the bottom and the opening is on the top. Like a “V”. Face the panel that is shorter towards you (see the previous step).
  • Place the filled clear bag in front of the upside-down card base and align the sides and the bottoms together. 
  • Fold the overhang of the bag (1 Inch) over the top of the upside-down card base and crease the Cello Bag fold with your fingernails. This will create the flap that you will glue to the back of the card base.
  • Cut the corners of the bag above the crease mark.
  • To the back of the upside-down card, base add 2 strips of double-sided tape. One just under the edge of the card base and one ½’ below that one. Remove the protective piece from the double-sided tape.
  • Center and align the bag in front of the upside-down card base and press the cello flap down onto the double-sided tape.
  • Lay the card flat so that you can still access the opening of the shaker pocket. 
  • Slide a piece along the entire width of the card using double-sided tape. Place the tape strip just above the creased edge of the cello bag flap. 
  • Remove the protective layer and press the bag shut. This will seal the shaker pocket and keep glitter and shaker bits from flowing into the top opening. 
  • Add an extra piece of clear tape along the edge of the cello flap for extra insurance.
  • To finish the back of the card base, glue an A2 panel cut to the same size as the card base. This covers up the bag's flap and becomes the backside of the middle panel of the tri-fold.
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These eleven cards were completed in less than a few hours, but I was filming some of the process which took longer. I'm sure I could have done way more in that time otherwise. This was an easy and simple way to mass-produce some really fun and unique Christmas Cards. The cool thing is that they are pretty flat as you can see from the image below and shouldn't require extra postage. Just remember less is more when adding sequins and shaker bits! By the way, all of my shaker bit mixes were custom mixed to coordinate with each card and come from the Honey Bee Shop


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I hope you have been inspired to make some Clear Bag Shakers. If you have any questions feel free to message me or leave me a comment below. I will do my best to help you out. I can't promise that you won't get addicted to making these just like my other flat frameless shaker card designs that everyone is doing now!

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting.
Ilda 😊

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Merry Christmas Ornament Card | Hero Arts

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Hello, my sweet crafty friends.

Today I am sharing this beautiful Merry Christmas Ornament Card featuring a few sets from the Hero Arts Awesome Add-Ons that are still available. If you love heat embossing and a simple design this one is perfect for you.

I began by preparing the Pitch Black Cardstock panel by using an anti-static powder duster. I then stamped out the top and bottom using the first layer of the Color Layering Merry Christmas stamp set with Unicorn Pigment Ink. I then used white embossing powder to heat set the first layer. I repeated the previous step twice to get a good white embossed layer for the next step. Next, line up the top detail layer of the stamps, this time inked the stamp with Versamark ink and then heat set it using gold embossing powder.

Cut out the ornament using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies. Stamp, heat emboss the top of the ornament, and fussy cut it out. Glue it to the top of the die-cut circle "ornament". Pierce a hole through the top to add the gold thread through later.

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Stamp out the background panel using Versamark ink, and heat set it using gold embossing powder. Trim the panel. Attach it to another black panel to create a shadow and to tie the colors together. Now pop the ornament in the center of the panels using foam tape. Secure the gold thread behind the panels. Use foam tape to adhere the embossed panel to a gold piece of Glitter Paper Holiday Sparkle cardstock cut to A2 size and then attach it to the card base.

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Finish off the card by adding a few gold pearls and a bow to the top of the ornament as a finishing touch. 

I hope you got some inspiration for your Holiday cards today. Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda 😊

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Christmas Present Card Set | My Monthly Hero Kit for NOVEMBER 2021 | Hero Arts


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Hello, my friends!

I am back again today with a second blog post, this time for my first post as an official team member of the Hero Arts Global Team! YAY!!!πŸ’ƒ

My cards feature the My Monthly Hero Kit for NOVEMBER 2021 which is already SOLD OUT! What!?! Can you believe it?! Wow, that went fast, so I hope you were one of the lucky ones to get your hands on one. Also, remember there are the Awesome Add-Ons that are still available! I will be sharing a few more cards throughout the month using them as well. So let's get on with sharing these fun cards.

The idea behind this card set was to make the cards look like Christmas presents. All the cards came together using the same process, I will explain the first card and then share the differences along the way so I am not repeating myself.

For this first card, I pieced together the Santa. 
  • To his hat, I used pieces of white glitter paper
  • Stamped the sentiment on his hat using Intensified Black Ink
  • Added color to his nose and cheeks using RV10 Copic marker.
  • Added white gel pen details, and drew tiny eyelashes with a black detail pen.
  • Tied the Holiday Twine onto the Hat Loop.
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For the card base and panel.
  • Stamp the Merry Christmas Sentiment on the card panel using Versamark Ink.
  • Then rub the surface of the card using perfect pearls confetti white to give it a hint of shine.
  • Trim a couple of pieces of white glitter paper cardstock to create the illusion of the ribbon tied onto the present (whatever width you like). 
  • Trim panel. 
  • Pop Santa over where the area the "ribbon" crosses on the bow.
  • Attach to the card base using a foam tape layer.
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For the Snowman, the only unique difference here is that I used the inside earpiece of the deer antler die-cut to create a nose for "Frosty".

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To the background, I used the lined stamp to stamp out the line on a green piece of cardstock using the Green Apple Mini Reactive Ink

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For the Reindeer Card, I stamped the background again with the Dots stamp with Versmark Ink and added the Perfect Pearls over top. For the "ribbon" I used silver glitter cardstock.

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To the nose, I added some Glossy Accents and then sprinkled Fine Glitter over the top while it was still wet. The antlers also have a layer of glitter using the Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen.

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And finally last Elf Card. The difference here is in the background as I used both stamps and two different colors.

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Added details include gold and silver gelly pen details, and white gem stickers to the points on the hat.

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I hope this set of Christmas Present Card Set featuring the My Monthly Hero Kit inspired you. There are so many possibilities for these darling dies. I can't wait to see what you all make with this kit! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. I am always happy to help!

Also, a reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers. You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Thursday, November 4 to take advantage of this offer. If you are not subscribed already make sure you do so you don't miss out next time!

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Just Breathe Encouragement Card | Penguin Palace & Ink On 3 Collaboration

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Hello again, 

I am back with another card I created as part of a collaboration Hop between Inkon3 and Penguin Palace Stamps which is happening over onπŸ‘‰ Instagram. We teamed up to celebrate the Penguin Palace's 3rd Anniversary! Still plenty of time to join.  You can hop along with us on Instagram for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store). The hop will end on November 7 @ 11:59 PM PDT.

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Here is how this card came together.
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Hope this Just Breathe Encouragement Card inspired you today and reminds you that it is ok to take a break, stop, relax, do nothing and just Breathe. Especially with all that is going on in the world right now, it's OK! People are more understanding than you realize because after all we all need and deserve a break from time to timeπŸ˜‰

For those of you who want to watch a little video clip on how I colored these Koi in click the Instagram play button.
Ilda 🌈🐟

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Chinese New Year Galaxy Card - Penguin Palace & Ink On 3 Collaboration

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Hello friends,

Today's card is part of a collaboration Hop between Inkon3 and Penguin Palace Stamps which is happening over onπŸ‘‰ Instagram. We teamed up to celebrate the Penguin Palace's 3rd Anniversary!  You can hop along with us on Instagram for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store). The hop will end on November 7 @ 11:59 PM PDT.

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Here is how this card came together.
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Hope you got some inspiration from today's Chinese New Year Galaxy Card. It makes me think of one of my best friends, who was Chinese that I lost earlier this year to Cancer. Actually, now that I think about it, it was 6 months to the day today 😭 She was the one person I would always wish Happy Chinese New Year too. I really miss her πŸ’™ but I know she is up in the sky (somewhere in the Galaxy maybe) and will receive my message!

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda πŸ‘‹⭐