Monday, June 15, 2020

Creating a Patriotic Greeting with Not One, But TWO Shakers by Cherry Nelson

Hello my paper peeps!  Cherry here today to share a  Patriotic greeting .  I reallllly do NOT think I will ever tire of making shaker cards.  So adding two shakers instead of one to a card was just a natural inclination.  I die cut some postage stamps from chipboard and embossed them.  Next up was adhering some recycled  acetate along with foam strips. I then went to town filling these little cuties with sequins and die cut  mini stars.  

I used some paper scraps that were not quite big enough so I cut strips of navy cardstock and used them to border each pattern paper.  I thought it was kinda of a cool idea too because it reminds me of the stripes on our beloved flag.  In keeping with the patriotic air mail theme, I used Taffeta ribbon in red, white, and blue.  This is my favorite ribbon for bows.  Soft enough to loop but stiff enough to keep its shape.  

I embellished the rest of the card using lots of fun mail themed goodies.  A mini envelope, die cut stars, flourishes, die cuts, and a handmade Foamirian flower and leaves that I have become obsessed lately with making.  I used stamens from the RRR website for my centers. 

Well that is it for me!  Hope you enjoyed. 

XOXO, Cherry


  1. Beautiful work I like the laying and shakers added! Bravo Nice job!

  2. This is awesome! LOVE the layers and colors!


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