We have reached the end of August and the last week of posting the “Christmas in August” Blog hop for Anthony’s Paper Craft. Thank you for stopping by and visiting all the great designers in this blog hop. Anthony’s Paper Craft has so many great holiday stamps and we have been showcasing them during this month.
Also a quick reminder: Anthony’s Paper Craft is offering free shipping to my followers for the month of August on orders over $25, USA only. The code is freeship25 and expires August 31, 2018. Hurry before this ends!!!!!!
I will also be giving away one of Anthony’s small wreath stamps – see at the end of the blog. You will see a card I made with this stamp and it is so pretty.
I went all out for this weeks post and made a peek-a-boo shaker card. So much fun to make and I love the way it came out.
I first stamped the Snowman Trio and the Santa and Tree from Christmas Set 2 from Anthony’s Paper Craft — there is such a great mix of holiday stamps in the Set. I stamped several of each so I could do a bit of practice coloring. They were colored with alcohol markers and then cut out on my scan and cut. I trimmed them up a little closer. The snowmen and Santa’s hair were hit with some Wink of Stella clear for a bit of shimmer. The hair pom-poms on the snowmen were decorated with Icicle Stickles, along with the fur on Santa’s suit. The tree was decorated with small red foil dots. And then it had to dry…
For the window I used Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window Die and cut it out of GinaKDesigns Warm Cocoa Cardstock. The pattern paper for the out side is from the GinaKDesigns Sparkling Christmas pack. I used a rectangle die about the same size as the inside of the window to cut into the pattern paper, the front of the card base and also a piece of pattern paper that I used on the inside left panel of the card. By first cutting it out of the front of the card base (made of Neenah Solar White cards stock) – I could then use that cut to determine where to cut the pattern papers by laying it on top of each designed paper and cutting through the open cutout.
Once the ‘windows’ were all cut out, it was time to create the shaker part. I went ahead and adhered the brown die cut window to the front of the green pattern paper. since there were some small areas I used my 1/8 inch score tape. Turning it over, I used the score tape to form a rectangle around the open cut area, and placed a piece of acrylic cut larger than the hole flat to the pattern paper. Stampin Up foam strips were used to create a sealed rectangle close to the cut out. The foam strips were also placed around the outside edges to pop up the pattern piece. For the shaker, I filled the enclosed area with a mix of white seed beads, white glitter, and some iridescent small sequin bits. Removing the back of the foam strips, I put another acrylic piece on top of the small rectangle. Since the pattern piece was the same size as my card base, it was easy to place the card down on the front, filled pattern piece by matching the edges.
I used some Icicle Stickles to decorate the window panes with icicles and then let it dry. The snowmen were attached with pop dots around the window. My family is Mom, Pop and the Twins. Using the window I determined the best placement for Santa and the tree. I attached Santa to the tree and trimmed down the tree so the bottom didn’t show. I glued down the Santa piece on the inside right panel so you could see him through the window.
The sentiments are from Anthony’s Paper Craft Christmas Sentiments 1. The script on these stamps are just so dainty and pretty. The front sentiment was stamped with Staz-on black on a piece from a card pack I had. I used Staz-on because the design was shiny and would probably resist other ink. The inside was also stamped with a sentiment from this set. I added a few more embellishments on the front of the card and it was done.
Don’t forget to check out the other Anthony’s Paper Craft Design Team members’ blogs, listed below, to see what they have made for the Christmas in August Blog Hop –
For a chance to win the Anthony’s Paper Craft Christmas Wreath 2 that I used for this card, let me know your favorite Holiday colors to use on cards. It is definitely time for me to start working on my Holiday cards for 2018.
Happy Fall (it is coming and I love it) Hugs – Mary Kay