Today I used my new Sizzix Eclips and eCal software to make some fun shaker tags. I have included a tutorial below in case you want to make some of these too! Also, see the bottom of this post for the winner of my giveaway of the new Holly Jolly Christmas SVG collection by The Digi Bistro and the 12 Days of Christmas paper kit by My Mind's Eye!
To make the shaker part of the tags, you will need:
- Lightweight chipboard
- Window sheets or transparency paper
- Glue (I prefer Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive)
- Confetti/Punches/Glitter - Whatever you want to put inside the shaker. I used Iridescent Glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts
Remove the shapes from the mat. Then glue them together - one on top of the other until it looks like this.
Cut out this shape one more time with the cardstock you want to put on top of the assembled shaker.
Then, in your cutting software, remove the original shape (the inside shape) and cut out the remaining shape (the shadow) in cardstock for the back of the shaker and in the windowed sheet/transparency paper for the top of the shaker. You should now have all of the shapes show below.
Now glue the shadow shape to the back of the layered chipboard shape.
Then, fill the shape generously with confetti/punches/glitter. Once filled, glue the windowed shape to the top of the layered chipboard.
The final step is to glue the cardstock shape to the very top (this covers the glue that shows through the windowed shape). Your shaker is done!
And here are the final tags embellished with the assembled shakers:
The pine trees SVG is from the Peppermint Holiday Cut Its collection by Lettering Delights and the tag SVG is from the Little Ho-ho-ho-ligans Accents Cut Its collection by Lettering Delights. Both of these SVG collections are only $2 until 11/29/12! The paper, letter stickers, pink sprinkler (to color the doily die-cut), and pipe streamers are by October Afternoon.
Other materials used:
Doily die by Papertrey Ink
Star and circle nesting dies by Sizzix
Merry Christmas Script embossing folder by Sizzix
Scalloped border punch by Stampin Up
Glitter paper in white by DCWV
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Paper Issues - Any Holiday Project
My Sheri Crafts - Tis The Season
Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas
Now for the giveaway winner! Congratulations #21 which is .........................................................
Amy E! Congrats Amy E! Please send your full name and address to
@ thedigibistro dot com and mention you won The Paper Retreat giveaway.
That's it from me today - hope you stop by again soon! Also, if you make a shaker using my tutorial, please remember to link your blog post to the tutorial on my blog. Thanks so much!