Monday, December 1, 2014

A shaker card and more Holiday Mail for Hero's

Welcome December and all the festivity. 

I watched Jennifer McGuier's video on embossing stripes and shaker card tips. I love using foam instead of many pop ups. I happened to find some red foam and deciding to give it a try. I've had this candy cane confetti for years, there's probably enough to do 20 or more cards...I like that some of the little stars stuck to the side, I ran the foam through the Xyron after die cutting the circle.

 I love this lipstick red card stock, dry embossed with TH brick wall...the cute little sizzlix teddy bear die, sitting on wall is paper pieced, holding a candy cane with a Santa cap on top. 
I've been putting a little Santa cap on all kinds of critters and adding a sprig of holly too.

I thought I'd try a bigger shaker card, but it's hard to see the confetti inside unless you shake it. Bits and pieces, presents and bows... so fun.

I'm particularly fond of this little bear standing in the the MS punch ...tiny little snow flakes.

 I love kraft paper too! The TH embossing folder is within easy reach so it's used often.

Having different stations set up for stamping...embossing ..and cutting makes it easier to produce many cards in a day. Having several die cuts ready to apply with in reach makes designing fun.

I cut and score my own card stock opposed to buying cards and I have a dozen or more ready for a topper. I cut quite a few toppers, dry embossing some, cutting out ovals and labels on others... so I keep pulling out different embellishments and layering them until I like the design. Simply ripping mounds of snow out of scraps is fun too. I hope your days are filled with joy and inspiration!

Be well my friend leave a comment and I'll return the favor. Hugs Carole


  1. These are fabulous Carole, I couldn't pick a favourite if my life depended on it!! xx

  2. Fab cards Carole! Hugs Carole Z X

  3. You have been busy and productive and making lots and lots of festive cards, Carole! I love them all!! Each design is so fun! I love the little teddy bears! I can see you with your "production line" all set up for efficiency and it makes me smile all over!! Hugs, Darnell


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