Sale-A-Bration maybe over but we are still celebrating with the Celebration Time stamps and dies. I CASEd the gift from page 81 of the Annual Catalogue to make a card. The dies are tags but I just snipped the ribbon insert off to make it a topper for a card. The Basic Card has 3 die cuts layered together for the gifts. The Myths & Magic glimmer paper adds a bit of sparkle. The sentiment has been fussy cut. 

For the next level I added a strip of Whisper White with some stamped streamers in Pink Pirouette and Bermuda Bay. 2 strips of glimmer paper border the panel. I have also backed the gifts with an additional layer of Pink Pirouette cardstock which has been coloured in with the same Stampin’ Write marker. This gave it a darker shade. I traced around it and cut around this piece to fit behind the gifts. 

My final step-up is a shaker card. To create this, the first step is to make your ‘window’. Attach a piece of Window sheet to the back of the piece which is going to form your shaker. In this case I used liquid glue as the die cut was so narrow. I just had to be careful not to get any glue residue on the acetate. If the die cut is larger, my preference is Tear & Tape adhesive. 

Next you need to stick foam strips all along the edge of the acetate, ensuring that there are no gaps otherwise all the glitter bits will shake right out of it! The foam strips do curve, but again, due to the narrow width of the edge I cut it into sections and had them right next to the other. DON’T TAKE THE TOP  STRIP OFF THE ADHESIVE! I speak from experience. It gets messy. 

Next, add all your glitter and sequins and whatever else you like. Why keep the backing strip on at this stage? If you take your backing strip off the sticky strip, the sequins and lovely things start getting stuck on your foam strip. Apart from driving you nuts, you have to make sure it’s all clear before closing your window and by this time you may lose some of your glitter and your marbles! 

Once you are satisfied that you have sufficient sequins in your window (don’t overfill as it does need to shake), then take the backing of your foam strip and attach your backing cardstock. Press firmly to make sure it’s well sealed. 

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