Monday, April 1, 2024


Happy April! I'm excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of Shakers Inspiration! I just love the new shakers... they are so fun, and come in all of Doodlebug's fabulous colors and some different shapes!  I had so many ideas on how to use them, it was hard to narrow it down!  I finally decided, that I should make some giant Shaker Pops... just like the Shaker-Pops that come with all of the collections, just bigger! Because... well who doesn't love a Shaker Pop???  Take a peek...

I added my giant Shaker Pops to the fronts of some A2 Cards... and I just love them!  They really were easy to make.  I started with some Doodlebug SVG files (linked at the bottom of the post).  I put them together using some Doodlebug papers, Heavy Weight Acetate, Shakers and some chipboard.  I've outlined the general steps below.

First, I looked for files that had a "shape" to fill.  I cut those shapes from a thinner chipboard using my Silhouette Cameo.  For each shaker, I cut 6 pieces of the chipboard.  This gave the shaker enough "height" to fit the shakers.  I also cut a solid of each shape from our Heavy Weight Acetate.

Next I stacked the chipboard pieces and glued them all together.  As an added step (not necessary, but it adds a nice finishing touch) I cut a thin strip of paper (just slightly smaller than 1/8 inch) and covered the edges of my shaker.  You could also paint the edges.

I cut the other pieces of my chosen cut files and glued my chipboard "frame" to the base of the cut file. 

I added my shakers, and then added a top piece of the cut file which was layered on top of the  acetate and glued.  

I like to make the shakers in their entirety before adding to a project, it gives them a bit more stability. Here are my three giant Shaker Pops!

And here are the individual cards...

For my first card I started with the Lots of Love Bubble Tea SVG.  I used the outline of the cup for my "frame"  I pieced the shaker together using some different Petite Prints and filled it with beetle black Shakers.  The card base and sentiment are from the Lots of Love collection.

My second card is based on the Pretty Kitty- Curious Kitty SVG.  I used the fish bowl as my frame for the shaker.  The kitty was pieced together using petite prints and the card with papers from the Pretty Kitty Collection.  The Hello and little fish are from the Seaside Summer Collection.  I filled the fish bowl with some Lily White Shakers.  

For my last card, I have a baby shower coming up soon and thought it would be fun to make a little card.  I started with the Special Delivery Bottle SVG.  I pieced it together using some petite prints and filled it with lily white shakers.  The card base is a combination of petite prints and Special Delivery papers.

 These really were so fun to make!  Be sure to check in often over the next couple of weeks for more Shaker inspiration.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Doodlebug Shakers
Heavy Weight Acetate
Lots of Love Collection
Pretty Kitty Collection
Special Delivery Collection
Seaside Summer Collection
Petite Prints
Lots of Love Bubble Tea SVG
Pretty Kitty- Curious Kitty SVG
Special Delivery Bottle SVG


Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Chipboard
Stitched Rectangle Dies

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