Jar Shaker Cards

Hi friends...sharing fun shaker cards in a Jar/Bottle shape

Crealies  "Cardzz" dies are perfect for making shaker cards as the  size is big and there are usually frame style inner dies to easily create the  shaker frame

To make these shaker Jars,I die cut 2 jars from card stock, 1 from acetate and 4 from pattern paper. The set has 2 inner dies for layering or creating frames and I made 3 frames from pattern paper, card stock and foam

The base was created using pattern paper and card stock and I added the  foam frame atop it

I added a trio of dangling butterflies inside the  jar by sticking butterfly diecuts dangling from threads onto the  foam frame. Layered the  card stock frame atop it ...put in the  shaker elements and sealed with an acetate Jar to create my shaker

The flower is a simple stacked flower made using Crealies  dies

I just had to add some foliage and pollen to complete the  card.

The big berry pollen is my favourite...it looks good enough to eat!!!

To match the  dangling butterflies I added dangling crystals on the neck of the  jar.

I ran out of crystal hearts and so used a butterfly button dangler on this one

I had so much fun making these shakers I made them in different colours!

Batch production is sometimes fun as you don"t have to think too much about the  design but just enjoy the  creation process !

 The 2nd orange jar is quite similar to the  first one except that it has 2 dangling button butterflies!

 The butterflies were a find from a local craft store and they look sooo cute!

Since I love making flowers I hardly ever use store bought flowers in my projects but I do love to buy the  pretty flowers when I see them in a shop...which is kinda crazy!! So for the  blue jar I used a pretty flower I bought from a local shop!

Added a beautiful butterfly button on the  neck of the  jar!

I decorated the  inside of all the  jars with pattern paper.

 I hope you liked my Shaker jar cards !

Papers : Little Birdie  Watercolor Floral Ballet


Birthday Gift set

Hi friends...sharing a card and gift set I made for a crafter friend for her birthday . I made a satchel bag shaped Pop Up Card , shaker book and a matching shaker bookmark

The bag shaped card was made using Crealies  Cardzz die and lovely papers from the  Indian brand Dress My Craft . It is the  same die I used to make the  Stationery set in this post: DIY Stationery Set

On opening the  card Birthday balloons pop up to wish my friend a Happy Birthday ...and I wrote her name too!

Here is the  back side of the  card

Here is the   matching shaker book I made using my new Fuse tool.

Here is the  video
Papers : Dress My Craft Vintage Saga from Crafters Corner
Crealies Dies/Stansen :


Slider Pop Up Card

Hi friends, excited to share a project with the  new Word die from Crealies  "PARTY". This is one huge die with 3 layers...a shadow outline and 2 individual letter layers. I used the  innermost and the  outline dies to create this interactive slider Pop Up Card .

Above the  "Party" are lots of balloons and cute puffy clouds to set a celebratory mood!

I used papers from 2 Indian companies...the  blue polka dot design is from Papericious and the  Unicorns are from Dress My Craft

The clouds and balloons float above the  "Party" as they are attached to acetate strips.

Here is how the  card looks when you pull up the  slider .

You can see a hidden panel where you can add a message ...it would be great to add details of an invitation for a party , a new year greeting or a birthday message. I just added a cue unicorn theme paper inside.

The slider mechanism is so designed that the  card stands up like an easel and folds flat for mailing and storage.    

I hope you like this fun interactive card idea.


Slider Box Tutorial

Hi friends I love interactive mechanism and in this post I am sharing an Interactive box....a sliding box along with a matching Pop Up Card and a Post it note holder all made with nesting dies from Crealies  

I used fairy themed papers and add matching handmade foam flowers on the  front of the  box

I used one of my favourite Crealies  dies to make the   simple flowers from foamiran

The lid of the  box is special....it has a slider opening and on pulling up the  slider you can see an image inside!

I kept the  inside fairly simple as I plan to use it as a gift box...you can add cute scenic elements inside if you want to use it as a shadow box.

Here is a generalized Tutorial to make the  slider mechanism . I am not giving any exact measurements as you can adapt the  techniques to any die in your stash
The sliding mechanism is in the  lid of the  box and is a modified slider card.
  • Nesting Dies. In this post I have used Crealies  dies : Crea Nest Lies XXL No 96 Ticket.
  • Card stock : thick good quality to make the  base so that you have a sturdy slider
  • Pattern Paper
  • Good adhesive
Make a box of dimensions such that  is smaller than the  largest nesting die you are going to use.
Leave a 1/2 inch flap extra at the  top of the  box on all sides [ see the  picture lower down the post to understand what I mean]

Tape 2 nesting dies together to get a wide frame- my new glass mat was really helpful in getting the  centering right!

Die cut 2 frames from card stock and one frame from pattern paper

I also die cut the  larger of the  die from cardstock and pattern paper to form a an optional base for the  box[ see picture lower down]

Make a slider piece so that its  dimensions are slightly larger than the  inner aperture of the  frame
To allow the  slider to move in and out of the  lid you need to create a pocket in the  lid for it using double sided foam tape or cardstock like I did here. The advantage of using cardstock is that is looks more polished and there is no danger of it becoming unstuck over time which is a risk with foam tape!

The card pieces are as long as the sides of the  box. 
The lower one measures 1 and 1/8 inches and is scored 1/2 inch from either side of its width leaving a 1/8 inch in the  middle as shown above
The side pieces measure 2 inches and are scored at 1/2 inch from either end of the  width and then 1/8 inch from this 1/2 inch score line

 The side pieces are stuck in such a way that the  1/2 inch sides are on the  frame and placed such that the  slider piece can move freely.

The lower one is stuck in such a way that the half inch part is on the  base and the  rest is free as shown below

This is how it will look with the  slider  in situ

Once you are happy with the  sliding ...you can add the top frame lid consisting of pattern paper frame stuck to the  cardstock frame.

Apply glue and stick

This is how you slider lid will look

Apply glue to the  box which you had made with an extra half inch free flap on the  top on all sides as shown

 Stick the box under your slider lid and press firmly

Optionally add another base layer to the  box and decorate as you please

I made a matching card for the  box by layering die cuts.

On the  inside I tried a new type of Pop Up Card design and it turned out super cool!I used the  nesting diecuts to create pop up layers one in front of the  other.

The "live laugh love life" is from a new Crealies  stamp set and is perfect for small cards and tags.

Here is the  side view showing the layered pop up mechanism

 Here is the  backside of the  box and card which is simple to give enough space to write a personal message.

To complete the  gift set, I made a matching shaker  Post- it note holder too.

I love how versatile nesting dies are and I hope you liked these ideas on how to use them in different ways
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