Birthday Unicorn Shaker

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a card I created using Penguin Palace’s stamp set named, Birthday Unicorn.

I’ve already created some cards using this set because it’s so easy to work with and super versatile. However, I really wanted to do something bright, fun, and pink.

I wanted to create a shaker card for today. I used one of the Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics for my opening because I wanted something different from a circle, square or rectangle. Since I decided to use a pink background, I wanted to break up the color by using a piece of fun patterned paper for the bottom portion of the card. I added the sentiment using Versamark ink and Hero Art’s white embossing powder to a strip of black cardstock.

I added acetate to the die cut opening, placing foam tape around the dome area and around the card panel. Adding bits of glitter and shaker bits, I completed the shaker portion of this card.

I originally used one of the unicorn images but adding it to the card, it looked really empty so I stamped, colored and die cut another one. It really helped fill out the card and I totally love it!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

STAMP SET(S): Penguin Palace – Birthday Unicorn
DIES: Penguin Palace Perfect Cuts – Birthday Unicorn, Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
TOOLS: Misti, Wagner Heat Gun, Versamark Ink, Anti-Static Powder Pouch
MISCELLANEOUS: Hero Arts – White Embossing Powder, 3M Foam tape, Acetate:


Custom Shaker Cards

Hello all! Today’s card is one of those cards where I have an idea in mind, but I just want to transform it into a shaker card so it’s not so plain.

I’ve realized that Honey Bee Stamps has a lot of images in their stamp sets and I love that, but unless you get the coordinating sentiments, you’re left creating your own. For this particular card, I’m using Altenew’s Bold Alphabet dies to create my own sentiment and writing in the second part of the sentiment.

Since the images from Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Break stamp set are large, I used them to create shakers. See how in the tutorial down below. All supplies are also listed.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Vellum (or Acetate) Shaker Card

Hi all, I’m up on the Drive By Craft’s Blog today sharing this fun shaker card using their Itty Bitty Shaker Fun shaker bits, and Waffle Flower’s Stay Cool stamp set.


I created a half shaker card and used vellum… but once I was done, I wasn’t so sure about it and recreated it using acetate.


Head over to Drive By Crafts blog to see how I created this card.

And check out the video I have for this card as well:

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Warning! This Set Contains Magic

I’m back to share a fun, magical card, using the Planner Street set,  “Warning: This Set Contains Magic”. I’m definitely bit of a girly girl who loves unicorns and glitter. Naturally, when I first saw this set, I just knew I had to combine the two!

In creating this card, I started by coloring and fussy cutting three of the images and heat embossing the sentiment onto my pink background. I chose a glitter cardstock for the frame. After all, there’s no such thing as TOO much glitter.

Inline image 2I wanted the unicorn to move around in the card but only in the middle of it. By using clear thread to hold the unicorn, you can’t really see it and it makes the unicorn look magical since it moves on it’s own in the middle of the card. I added foam tape around the card, which will be hidden by the glitter frame. The string will be sandwiched between the layers of foam tape.

Inline image 3Since I’m using pretty small glitter, I want to make sure the foam tape isn’t sticky so I made sure to use a powder tool around the frame. Once it was ready to go, I added sequins and glitter. As all crafters know, glitter is naturally clingy and gets everywhere. It still got everywhere but it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated.

Inline image 5I attached acetate to the frame and placed the frame on top of the foam tape. Once that was complete, i just needed to decorate the front with my remaining images. To make things easier, I used a Xyron sticker maker which adds adhesive to the back of my images, essentially creating a sticker.

Inline image 6

Voila! This fun card has glitter and sequins shaking throughout AND the unicorn moves. It’s a super fun card, don’t you think?

Inline image 7Hope you all enjoyed this fun, glittery card! Until next time…


Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video. 

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop | Coffee Monster

Happy Friday everyone! Can you smell Fall in the air? It’s almost here and I’m really excited because Fall is my FAVORITE season. I love chunky sweaters, cute scarves, the Fall chill in the air, and my favorite, Salted Caramel Lattes.

I’m participating in this Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop and wanted to share this super duper cute card featuring one of Gerda Steiner Design’s newest stamp set, Coffee Monster. I’m an avid coffee feen and if I don’t get my morning cup, I’m grumpy.

I created this card with the new set:

It’s a shaker card! In addition to using sequins, I wanted to make this a little special and use coffee beans… and let me tell you, it smells amazing! For this card, I had to use four layers of foam to create the shaker compartments and used the sentiment to hide the foam tape. I wanted two compartments for the coffee beans so they just didn’t just fall to the bottom.

For the back of the card, I used distress ink with some water and used an actual coffee cup to create the cup imprints. It looks like I used that paper to set my coffee cup on!

These little monsters are so adorable! Pair them with coffee and this just may be one of my favorite set! Now if only coffee shops made their Fall coffee drinks all year… mMm…

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

Thank You Card – Shaker & Embossing

After the holidays I had lost a little of my creative mojo, and thought that if I created an easy card base, it would lead to getting the creative juices going.

I pulled out my Pentel Aquash water brush, Hero Art’s Shimmer Spray, a few Tombow markers, Canson XL watercolor paper, and an acrylic block.

This is one of the easiest method to create a pretty card base without much effort.


It’s an easy technique. You scribble using in the Tombow markers. In this case, I drew wavy lines. I sprayed some of the Hero Arts Shimmer Spray on the acrylic block and I dipped the waterbrush into the shimmer spray, brushing over the lines I drew. The watercolor paper and the waterbrush easily blend in creating a shimmery, colorful background. In this case, I went from pink to red to purple.

I repeated the steps using shades of yellow and greens ending up with these two lovely card bases. I started out with 5×7 card bases but then cut them down to an A2 sized card base, 4.25 x 5.5. The best part is that the blending doesn’t have to be perfect at all. You just have to either let it dry naturally or use a heat gun to help the process along.


Once dry, I prepped the bases with anti-static powder and used Versamark ink with the Avery Elle, Butterflies stamp set. I wanted a really shimmery, glittery card and since the Hero Arts Shimmer spray already gave sparkle to the card base, I wanted to intensify the other aspects of the cards. Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder was perfect for the butterflies. You can see the different sparkles you get from it in the picture.


I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle Frames die to create a frame along with some acetate to make it into a shaker card. Using 2 layers of Scotch’s foam tape around the frame, it allowed space to add extra glitter and sequins to move in the card. I set this on top of some silver glittery paper. There’s never enough glitter right?

When creating the shaker, I decided that I didn’t want any text inside the shaker since there was already so much going on inside. The sentiment had to stand out instead of being lost among the glitter. Using My Favorite Stamps – Blueprint 27’s sentiment tag, I used it to create a wrap around ribbon look. The sentiment anchored the card, giving it a finished look.


Hope you enjoyed the process! In case you were wondering, I plan to apply the same concept with the pink card base.

Until next time… 

Items Used:

  • Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
  • Hero Arts Shimmer Spray
  • Tombow Markers
    • Pink card: #636, 665, 743, 755, 847
    • Green card: 133, 173, 245, 346
  • Acrylic Block
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper
  • Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder – Black
  • Avery Elle, Butterflies
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames
  • Versamark Ink
  • EK Tools Anti-Static Powder
  • Scotch Foam Tape
  • Heidi Swapp Glitter Paper
  • My Favorite Things, Blueprint 27
  • Your Next Stamp, Whatnot Sentiments Four