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Basic Thanks

November 26, 2020

Hey Roadies! Today I chose to experiment with a CAS Shaker Card. Is there even such a thing? Shakers can be so tedious and time consuming but the Basic Pumpkin Stamp and Die Set actually made it pretty quick and simple.

Thanks pumpkin!

After die cutting the pumpkin shape, I surrounded the edges with orange ink and stamped orange leaves from PSL. Finished that up with Thank You from Bendy Sentiments in black ink. I stamped my intricate pumpkin and colored in the flowers only with alcohol markers on a separate sheet of card stock.

Taking a clear plastic sheet and liquid glue, I created the pumpkins window. Don’t have acetate? No problem! Recycle plastic sheets from packaging for your shaker cards. The sheet used came from an old stamp set that was tossed.

Shake shake shake

Then came the tedious part, the adding of the foam tape. It’s simple really, what makes it so difficult is maneuvering the foam to fit our shapes. Especially if it curves. What I found helpful was cutting skinny strips and removing the top layer, exposing both sticky sides. Before you know it you’re done and add the random pieces to the corners to keep the sheet lifted and safe from warping.

I laid down some of my favorite gold sequins (retired from the shop) and carefully adhered the window piece on top. Making sure all the tape was stuck down before picking it up and giving the card a good shake.

What do think? Is there such a thing as a CAS shaker? This stamp and die set sure made me a believer and I can’t wait to try it out with the rest of the Basics line. Check them out in the shop and save some coin with my code MAGALY10.

Until next time Roadies!

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