Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shaking It with a Craft Knife

Howdy, Readers, 

This post could be titled "I finally bought sequins for all these shakers I keep making, and I finally figured out how to use a craft knife."

To address the first part of that statement, I kept seeing craft videos with super cute sequins mixed packs, but all the ones I wanted kept being sold out, so I went to Joann's and just bought a bunch of different cheap sequins and the below plastic container. I mixed together some combos I like, and now I have a shaker go-to.

I was becoming and more and more frustrated at not having a die cut machine, so I dedicated myself to honing my craft knife skills. Lots of the shaker card videos I have been seeing have random shapes or multiple shapes as shakers, so I thought I'd give it a shot with this July 4th card (now you know how far behind most of my posts are from when I actually made the items!). I really like how this came out--especially that the two sections have different colors of sequins inside.

I also made this anniversary card for local Baltimore comedian Chris Hudson who has now hosted the comedy show Everything Will Be Okay for two years. I just thought having his body be the shaker card would be absolutely hilarious...not sure if that was just may have just been me...anyway...check out his show if you're in the Baltimore area!