A Rainy Day Shaker Card & Cricut Tutorial

For the Green Color Dare Challenge

This week, I am bringing you a little inspiration for the Color Dare Challenge and gifting you with Cricut video tutorial to show you how I made today’s project. Before I show you my Rainy Day Shaker card, I want to remind you how to join this week’s color challenge. 


Use ONLY the colors and neutral tones identified. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement.

Please link up your project to the Color Dare Blog before May 28th

Like the grass in my backyard, this challenge is all green. With the rain we have been having lately, my “desert” home looks more like something from the northwestern states.  Each day the clouds roll in, and I am happy to see the rain come down. That is what inspired me to create this Rainy Day Shaker card. 

Although it is very hard to see in the photo, this card has quite a bit of green on and in it.  The design started out with a card image I found in the Artfully Sent Cricut collection.  In my tutorial, I show you how I used the Slice Tool to turn the front of this card into a shaker frame. 

Once the images had been cut out, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card using Evergreen ink.  The sentiment is from another one of my favorite stamp sets in the May/June catalog – A Million Little Things.  I can’t wait to show you the other cards I make with this one. 

I chose to use vellum instead to acetate to represent the clouds that lay low in my yard each morning after a rain storm. It’s hard to see in the photo, but there is some green plaid paper and Julep sequins hanging out behind that opaque vellum. 

The plaid paper is from our new Aurora collection. This collection has an outdoorsy feel and is the perfect complement to this rainy day card.  I like how subtle and soft it all feels – just like the morning fog. 

For those who would like to make a Rainy Day Shaker card of their own, I have created a simple Cricut Tutorial & Process Video.  This video will walk you through creating the card in Cricut Design Space and assembling it afterwards. 

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I hope that today’s project inspired you to take another look at the Artfully Sent Cricut collection and create a shaker card of your own.  We would love for you to share that creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge blog

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FALL-ing For Julep with H2H

Normally, you would not think of Julep as a color for fall crafting, but, recently, I have found this shade of green one that can create some beautiful autumn projects. It is an odd mix of green apple and juniper with a little splash of evergreen and it coordinates with with almost any color in our collection. For this week’s Heart2Heart Challenge, we are featuring our color of the year – Julep68760081_10156810073463089_2999619358688280576_o.jpg

As I said, the color Julep has been a great color to use for fall.  I recently used it when creating “Autumn in Wisteria” and, today, I am using it to create this adorable Falling for Julep card. Isn’t it adorable? I just love those little pumpkins and leaf shapes.MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H

Here are a few of the Julep products I used to create my card:

This card was super simple to make.  After cutting the pieces using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts dies, I layered them onto the card base, and added a few Vellum Cut-Outs.  MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H-Detail.jpg

I hope that you have been inspired to create something using our Color of the Year and that you plan to share your Julep creation with us at Heart2Heart. This challenge lasts through the month of October. Check back each week to see what other challenges you can join.

I can’t wait to see what you create!