Monday, September 21, 2009

Growing in Unity: Kendra’s week!

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Kendra is hosting Growing in Unity this week and I wanted to play along.  I used some new goodies on this card and I love how it turned out.  I stamped my Jolly Little Winter greeting, penguin and snow mounds in Palette Noir.  I cut out the penguin and popped him up.  Then the magic happened.  I used my new Large Circle Shake It Pouch to create my shaker window.  I LOVE THESE!  They make making shaker cards SO easy.  Why you ask?  Well, first they are sized to work perfectly with Nestabilities.  I love when products are developed to work with existing products.  Second, they are self adhesive.  Yay! That means no more messing with double sided tape while trying not to mess up the tape with the snow or glitter or beads or whatever else you have in there.  They’re great!  You get 10 per package and are a must have if you like to make shaker cards.

thinksnowclose OK, back to the card.  I filled my shaker pouch with Cotton Ball White Fun Flock for snow.  I used my new Snowflake A2 embossing folder for the background and layered my Scalloped Nesties and Circle Nesties to get that scalloped border from my Snowball Fun paper, which I laid over the shaker pouch after I adhered it to my card front.  I love these Quickutz folders because they are a full A2 size, unlike my old Cuttlebug folders.

Finally I outlined the mounds, fence and snowlines with Stardust Stickles for some more sparkle.

Isn’t it cute??  And really, this was the easiest shaker card I’ve ever made.  And, since the pouch is only about 1/8” high it can still easily be mailed.  Bonus!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check Kendra’s blog all week for Unity posts!  I’ll be back later in the week with another Unity card.  I’ll have some new Chicken Girl and The Petal Press cards in between for you!

3 comments:

whoistracy said...

You know, I was totally set in NOT ordering those shaker pouches. But I never thought of using them for snow. This is adorable!!!

Mary said...

This card is adorable Kate! I love it!
Well received my order today (thank you!) and now it looks like I have to go back and order again! lol!

Have a great week, and thanks for sharing!

Gretchen said...

OMGosh that is sooo cute! I need some of those shaker pouch thingies, and the stamp set, and the embossing folder (same story, different day right?!)