Hi fellow crafters! Kim here with Sunshine, Smiles and Cards bringing you a product review that will have you shaking your sequins in no time! I must admit in the past I have labeled myself as shaker card challenged. Each time I went to make one I practically had to write down the process and I constantly found myself shying away from making them even though I LOVE THEM and have bought enough sequins to make shaker cards until the end of time. (Mind you I still buy new sequin mixes all the time because let’s face it they are beautiful and I need all the color combinations, right?)
And then, the Shaker Shapes walked into my life and all I want to do is shake, shake, shake!
I have taken pictures along the way so you could see the products I used and what I did with them. As with any new to you product there was a bit of a learning curve before I got comfortable with it but it was a very brief learning curve which always makes me happy because I want to get to making cute things. The perfectionist in me doesn’t want me to show you that card front where things went wrong and just don’t look quite right but I have decided to show you that one as well, because that is how we learn and it might save some of you making the same mistake. 🙂
So here we go!
The shaker shapes are on the left, the stamp is in the center, and the coordinating dies are on the right. There are so many more stamps, dies and shaker shapes to choose from. I have “complete set syndrome” and I certainly feel like I need them all.
This is my first attempt, I wasn’t quite grasping the best way to stamp the image itself and make it look as though the circle is naturally part of the image. This card clearly doesn’t and I was just very unhappy with it and decided to start all over.
This is the second attempt and I will say that I am much happier with this card. I learned that you want to hide your shaker shape piece behind your card front. On the balloon itself I stamped the balloon and that is the image that is stuck to adhesive part of the shaker shape. I was then able to line up the basket of the balloon. I am very pleased with how this turned out and I am looking forward to working with the other shapes, stamps and dies.
I hope this quick review will give you a bit more confidence so that you can give them a go as well. If you are interested in trying them out head on over to scrappingforless.blog and get your own.
Thank you so much for spending this time with the me. I hope you have a fantastic day!