Welcome to the Peek-a-boo! Technique Hop

 118073669_10157701359427934_5611536582782664203_nThis month, we are going to show you some fun ways to use windows and shaker elements on your projects. I can’t wait to see all the amazing creations that are going to be showcased. If you have come here from Alyson Mayo ’s Blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished taking a look at my Fall Faux Shaker Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.


When I first saw the icon for this technique hop, I wasn’t quite sure what to feature for my project.  I haven’t had a chance to purchase that adorable Tabbed Door die, yet, and I have already made quite a few projects using the Windows Dies, so I decided to go back and look through my past projects for inspiration. That’s when I realized that I once featured a faux shaker border on a scrapbook page, but never showed anyone how I made it, so I decided to remake it in a whole new way. 

This Fall Faux Shaker card design turned out so much better than I had hoped.  The background for the card was created using our Multi Circle Window thin cuts which I elongated to make a slimline card.  The background is a beautiful wood-grain paper onto which I popped up the circle frame to make it appear like a shaker card. 

When I say “faux shaker”, I mean “false or fake” shaker card.  Those little sequins to not move or shake at all. They are glued into place in the windows.  

The multi circle thin cut die measures 4″ × 5¼” with one-inch circles. To make it larger, I had to cut two images one right after the other on a piece of white cardstock.  The space between the circles is quite small and it would have been difficult to try to make a shaker – not impossible, just too difficult for this lazy crafter to attempt today – so I chose to make it appear like the sequins were moving around in the windows instead. 

The 3-D Flower is one our new thin cut dies that I use to create a fall flower using White Cardstock, Vellum, and Copper Ore paper. This flower is HUGE! I only used the three smaller dies on my card. Can you imagine the size of the flower if I had use the largest die??

The two bottom layers of the flower were shaded using some Distress Oxide Inks then layered using foam tape.  The center was cut from our beautiful Copper Ore paper then rolled and shaped to form the stamens. 

I also used the Copper Ore paper to create some leaves behind the flower. I love the subtly of that copper color paired with the stamped leaf images and wood shapes. 

Once the leaves and flower were in place, I glued down the Rose Gold Sequins and added a wooden sentiment to the card. I had debated on adding a stamped sentiment, but it just didn’t seem to fit anywhere, hence the wooden sentiment – it was the perfect fit to this design. 

Do you remember how I said that I would show you how I made this card? In the video I will show you how I elongated that Multi Circle Window die and how I used Distressed Oxide inks to create the flowers and the leaves. 

You will also learn how to assemble our new three-dimensional flower and a few ideas for creatiing your own faux shaker card.   If you want to be notified when I add future video to my YouTube Channel, please take a few minutes to subscribe


I hope this project inspired you to try a few new techniques on your next project.  Now ‘Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun Peek-A-Book ideas you can use on your projects.  

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Welcome to the September SOTM Blog Hop

This month, we are featuring a variety of projects using our Stamp of the Month entitled Here for the Memories.118602165_10157782161227686_898844977529488597_n This stamp set is perfect for celebrating National Stamping Month!  If you have come here from Darlys Recker’s Blog you are on the right path. When you are finished viewing my Fall Crop Gift Bag, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog


This weekend, I am hosing a Labor Day retreat in the Rocky Mountains and, when I saw the September stamp set, I knew that it would be ideal for creating some gift bags to treat the ladies who are attending. After all, who wouldn’t want a beautiful monogram stamp with some coveted hand-sanitizer at their weekend crop??

The bag was a Hobby Lobby purchase that I stamped using Sapphire and Espresso Ink then splattered with a Toffee Shimmer Brush.  It was a bit difficult to stamp onto this bag and a few of the images appear uneven and faded, so the addition of some random arrows and splatter added to the worn look of the design. 

Since this is a fall retreat, I chose to add a few leaves that were cut using our Leaves Thin Cuts dies. These new dies are so much bigger that I thought they would be and they are essential for your upcoming fall projects. I can’t wait to create with them again. 

I cut out each one of the leaves from White Daisy cardstock then shaded the each one by blending some red, yellow, green, and orange Distress Oxide inks. These inks are a new product I have never used before and I am HOOKED.  Unfortunately, we are out of stock on the website and hope to have a few in the warehouse soon. 

After creating the leaves, I designed a tag with a heat embossed sentiment on a Sapphire cardstock circle. The phrase was stamped onto the circle using VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder, then heat set with a heat tool. 

To embellish the gift bag, I added some burlap ribbon from my stash, a little jute twine and a wooden button.  I think that this bag is simply adorable and I hope that the ladies at my retreat do also. 


I had so much fun making these! I hope they inspired you to create a few gifts for your friends during National Stamping Month. Now ‘Hop” on over to the talented Katy Taylor’s Blog to see her work! 

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Here for the Memories Stamp Set set is only available until September 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00♥.

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.


Here is a List of the Items I Used Today