Thursday, June 18, 2020

Let's Make a Lady Bug Shaker Card!

Let's Make a Lady Bug Shaker Card!


Welcome!   You, too, can create this adorable lady bug shaker card!  Let's get started! 

With the  Ladybug Shaker Window Thin Cuts we are able to quickly cut our ladybug parts. 

Using my well loved (and over used) Sizzix Big Kick, the dies provide super clean cuts to the Candy Apple and Black Cardstock papers.  Most die cutting machines will work.  FYI -Close to My Heart now offers a wonderful Die Cutting & Embossing Machine!   


On the front of my card base I marked where my ladybug would rest with a pencil.  I wiped the card with my Anti Static Bag, and then stamped the antennae with Black Pigment Ink.  I then added Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Embossed.  

Tip - the quick swipe across the card surface with the Anti Static Bag will help keep fly-away Embossing Powders from sticking to an area where they are not needed.  💖 I used this same process to stamp the sentiment, Ladybug kisses and birthday wishes, on my 3 inch round White Cardstock piece, as well as our little ladybug's spots.  







After stamping and embossing our sentiment, we're ready to create our shaker component!  This Shaker Window Foam and Acetate set of 6 makes creating shaker windows a breeze!  The 3" round foam adhesive, along with the included 3" round clear acetate are the perfect complement to creating shaker cards and scrapbook pages!  All of the additional pieces of pop-up foam tape within the rounds, is such an awesome bonus!  💝

Prior to attaching the clear acetate, it's time to add our shaker component!  For my card I used some Loose Silver Sequins.  A quick tip for loose sequins is to put your Anti-Static Bag, or used dryer sheet in with the sequins to eliminate some of the static prior to creating with them.  
😉 No fun for the recipient if all of the sequins have a case of static cling!  
Take a closer look at the fun mix included in your bag of Loose Silver Sequins.  💝



Our ladybug comes together with ease and is ready to spread her wings with the addition of a simple Silver Brad.   



I think this Ladybug Stamp Set and Thin Cut Set is such a fun addition for every papercrafter!  😊 

Now for a few updates/reminders!  

Sign up now for a LIVE Facebook Event hosted by Close to My Heart! It will be June 30 from 4-7 PM EDT on their official page, and YOU are invited! ✨We will be creating cards and scrapbook layouts! Sign up at
Prizes will be awarded randomly among those who sign up as "Going".

To craft along with this live Event, (you will be available to view afterward if unable to "attend" live viewing), you'll want to place your order today for your Brushed Bundle at https://papercraftingwithgayle.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=13820&ci=18087 🥰 THANK YOU!!!


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Just look at these beautiful papers and stamps and think of all of the creative possibilities beyond those we'll create at the Live Event!  😊 Along with this fun Live CTMH Event, on most Tuesdays throughout the summer, they'll have additional Live Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Events.  Check out the Aurora Kits and the Stitched Together Kits that will be created!  💝


This Let's Stay Home Stamp set is one of three new individual sets created for us to document how this Corona Virus from China has affected everyone in one way or another.  These stamps are so versatile and will are able to be used for many other memories and/or cards!  There are also coordinating SVGs available for FREE!  Have you jotted down your thoughts and/or taken pics of this most unusual time?  


Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card or layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. Cardmaking kits also include exclusive stamp sets and mini ink pads you can use for a truly personal look.


 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  ðŸ’–

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,






6 comments:

  1. I have been making more handmade cards lately. I'm surprised how much people enjoy them.

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    1. Good for YOU! Creating hand crafted cards to send to others is sharing a bit of yourself to show someone you're thinking of them! For more inspiration and all of your papercrafting needs, visit my small business shop, PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I haven't made a shaker card in ages but this is absolutely adorable!! Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much! When I saw this ladybug die, I just knew it was a must have! It is so cute and super fun to create and send! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 13, open June 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

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    1. Dee, You are most welcome! Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

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