Sunday, 6 October 2013

6 on the 6th

Its my turn to share my cards for the 6 on the 6th series over at S J Crafts.  Sarah sent me part of the Simple Stories December Documented collection and there were some transparencies in there.  This gave me the idea to make some shaker cards.  I've never made one before and I made some huge mistakes but it was great fun using lots of glitter!

For some of the cards like this one, I used half of the unprinted transparency over the top of one of the cut-apart sheet cards.

In others, like this one, I layered a printed transparency over the top of a printed card.

I used some snowflake brads in silver and gold and in this one I used some smaller snowflake brads inside the aperture for added sparkle and interest.

I layered up the wonderful papers with some plain cardstock in some of the cards.  I also added some very old trim from my stash.  It felt wonderful to use sparkly bits as I don't normally do anything with sparkles or glitter!

It doesn't have to be a big shaker element to have an impact.  Here I used 2 different sized punches of the same shape to create a wreath effect over a circle sticker and layered up some more of the stickers on top of the printed card.

I think this one is my favourite with that gorgeous bow on the front.  I backed the aperture with a piece of white cardstock embossed with a swiss dot folder so that the statement remains clear.

Do you know that it is only 81 days till Christmas!  Time to get crafting people!  If you make 6 cards and link up to the 6 on the 6th series then you are in with a chance to win a prize.  You can enter as many times as you like to boost your chances and of course you have a wonderful head start on your card stash anyway so everyone's a winner!

What are you waiting for?  Go get that glitter!

Bye for now


  1. Bet you were covered in glitter for days making these?! They look very effective x

  2. I'd be hard picked to choose a favourite :)

  3. Great cards I love the colours of these papers. Are you still sparkling?
    Jenny x

  4. I love making shaker cards and yours look lovely, bet you'll still be finding bits of hidden glitter next Christmas though :) x


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