Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying a lovely holiday and are feeling restored and relaxed. Over here, I’ve been having lots of offline time, filling my days with crafting, Zoom and phone chats with friends and family, walks, sleep, podcasts, journaling – all the good stuff that’s been making me feel good. I love the feeling of a fresh new year, and the hope and inspiration that comes along with it. To celebrate that feeling, I’ve got 2 fun hooray shaker cards to share today.
To start, I die cut two shaker frames slightly smaller than my card base, then trimmed some acetate down to the same size to create the windows. Before sticking the acetate to the frames, I added some 1/4″ stripes die cut from Color Crush cardstock diagonally across each acetate piece. I trimmed down the excess so that the ends would be neatly hidden under the shaker frames, then secured those over top with double-sided tape.
For the sentiment, I used The Stamp Market Hooray Die, a 2-piece set that includes the inner script and the shadow. This is a product I’d been eyeing for a while and when TSM had a sale for Black Friday, I decided that the time had come – it needed to be mine! I love how fun and bold the letters are, which is sometimes what you need to ensure they remain the focus when you’ve got a whole bunch of shaker excitement happening in the background!
Before adding the confetti filler, I put skinny foam strips around the back of the frame, as well as a thicker piece of foam tape behind the diagonal stripe sections. I did this in order to create 2 compartments (one above, one below) so that when the confetti was added to the top one, it wouldn’t all fall to the bottom.
Finally, it was time for the best part – adding the confetti and attaching the shaker windows to their card bases. These were very fast shaker cards to make, and I’m planning to do more because you can never have too many hooray cards in your stash, right?! Thanks so much for stopping by, and again, Happy New Year!