Christmas Card Workshop : Card 2

 By using today’s card sketch as is, you can create a simple holiday card that is quick and easy to reproduce. Or, with a little more time and a few extra steps you can create a shaker element to make the card fun and interactive. 
  
To create the shaker element of the card, open the frame shape in Silhouette studio, resize it to 3.845″ and duplicate it once. Then, move the original off to the side, we’ll come back to it in a bit. 
Then, in the modify window release the compound path and delete the rounded square.
Next, duplicate that shape and cut both of them out of a transparency sheet. Then, stitch, or glue them together on 3 sides, leaving the top open. Adhere the tree to the inside and fill with tiny circles of varying sizes. Then glue, or stitch the remaining side closed and set it aside.
Next, you’ll cut the same shape as the shaker, but only one and out of cardstock this time.   Once it is cut out,  adhere the shaker to the top of that piece making sure to glue only the outside edges. 
Next, move the original frame back on to the mat in Silhouette studio and cut it out of cardstock as well. 
Then, adhere that frame to the top of the shaker.  {Stitching is totally optional, I just love the combination of stitching and paper! If you don’t have access to a sewing machine, hand stitching would look great too. Here is a tutorial on creating holes for hand stitching.}
Shake it around a bit to scatter the “snow” and you are all set to adhere the shaker to the center of your card base.  
Now all it needs is the sentiment, and you’re done. 
Thanks for following along this week and for your patience as we work on getting the online store back to it’s usual self! 
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11 thoughts on “Christmas Card Workshop : Card 2

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I wish I could sew! This would be perfect! I don’t think it’d look as pretty without the stitching!

  2. Nice. Stopping by from Little Inspiration.

  3. Very Pretty, love the tutorial, thank you, :) Lori m

  4. Ali Oshinsky says:

    love it. what settings do you use for transparency film? just curious. thanks!

  5. Kadie says:

    Where can you find transparency film?

  6. Dree Getz says:

    This is such a great card. I really like how the word believe turned out. I am stopping by from Little Inspiration.

  7. thank you for these tutorials! Keep’em coming!!!

  8. Marbel says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, very original and beautiful.

  9. Gina says:

    Absolutely love this card!! Stopping by from Little Inspiration :)

  10. jintyoo7 says:

    WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous :)

  11. walkiria says:

    thank you very much.

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