A Christmas Barn Shaker Card – In July, Oh My!

Greetings my stamping friends! As you can see, my website is back in working order. Thankfully I was able to get it back online with the help of the professionals at DreamHost. I am so thankful that I bit the bullet a few years ago and paid to have a hosted website. It has paid for itself on more than one occasion!

While I am still waiting on my packages of swap cards to arrive back in the mail, I wanted to share with you a Christmas in July card that I made using the Christmas Barn Bundle from page 28 of the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. This was one of my must have bundles that I was going to use in one of the group swaps, but we didn’t have enough participants for the last group. Their loss is your gain!

This is a “shaker card”. I used one of the clear envelopes* around the decorated layer and enclosed about three pinches of the Effervescent Elements before sealing it up and attaching to the card base with Tear & Tape. If I had sequins, that would have been better, but I didn’t have any that was current product.

(*NOTE: The clear envelope with be larger than the layer of the card. You will folder over the adhesive end as far as you can. You will then need to use a piece of Tear & Tape at top to turn down approximately .25″ to make it a tight fit to piece.)

I used a piece of the Pine Trees DSP from the Boughs of Holly 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper pack which I cut down to 4″ x 5.25″ and matted with Mossy Meadow card stock cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.

For the barn itself, I stamped it once on Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also stamped it on Real Red card stock and hand cut the body of the barn and the chimney and glued them over the Basic White piece. I brushed all the white areas with Wink of Stella to make the snow glittery.

If you want to try and make one of these shaker cards yourself, here is what you will need to get started:

Product List

If you need additional information regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

Don’t forget that between now and August 31, 2022, you receive FREE products as part of Sale-A-Bration for every $50.00 (before tax and shipping) you spend! Don’t miss out on getting FREE STUFF!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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