Hi there Hollowers! February is at its end, can you believe it? Today I am sharing my last project using the February Subscription Box.
I love all of the paw prints on the back of each of the 6×6 pattern papers but had not really thought of a way to use them. Until last night. In a dream. Is it bad that I dream about card layouts and card ideas? I mean it’s better than dreaming of falling, right?
So my idea was to create a shaker card out of one of the paw prints. If I didn’t have a Scan N Cut, this probably would not have been made into a card. That mighty machine came in handy for cutting out the paw print for my shaker. This also can be done using a craft knife, some patience, and a steady hand but since I only possess one of these, the Scan N Cut was my only option.
I ran the pattern paper through my Scan N Cut with no border around the image. I was then left with a negative space (which will turn into my shaker) and the positive pieces of the paw. Although the paw will fit on a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card horizontally, I really wanted the image to be placed vertically. To do this, I used my paper trimmer to cut the 6×6 paper to 4 ¼ x 5 ½. This resulted in a portion of the paw being removed.
Next, I cut another piece of the 6×6 pattern paper to 4 ¼ x 5 ½ and then used a square die from my stash to create a frame. The frame was adhered to the paw print shaker piece. I then added double sided adhesive and a piece of stamp packaging to create my shaker window. The foam was then added by taking 1/8 foam strips and adding that around the back of the shaker. I doubled up the foam strips to create enough height for the shaker bits.
I then added a bunch of multi-colored shaker bits. I also used the anti static tool to run around the inside of the shaker to remove the stickiness from the inside of the foam. This will help to prevent the shaker bits from sticking to the sides of the foam.
I removed the foam backing and then carefully placed my paw print panel onto the foam. To finish off the card I cut a heart out of the hat of one of the pieces of ephemera and used a printed sentiment which was attached with foam.
That will do it for me today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!