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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

AAA Cards Game #63 - CAS Shaker

The latest challenge on the AAA Cards blog is to make a CAS shaker card.

I thought it would be fun to use flowers to make the shaker element and I ended up using the Flowers & Vases Thinlits set by Sizzix.

First I cut the stems into some lovely pale pink glitter paper that I recently acquired, then cut the flowers so that they lined up nicely with the stems. I also cut the stems from green paper and paper pieced those back into the pink card, taping them across the back to hold them in place.  After making the shaker compartment around the flower heads I filled with different coloured glitters, which I did very messily! It's a good thing that you can't see the back of the card panel.  TIP: rather than pouring directly from the glitter pot, use a tool to transfer the glitter. Then I cut the vases from grey patterned paper, stuck them in place and added a simple sentiment framed with the same grey paper to tie it all together.  I decided to use the same colour for all the vases because I think that it's more in keeping with the CAS style.  And here it is:

It's a shame the photos don't really show the glitter paper.  It really is delicious.  


  1. Pretty, neat and elegant. Love the subtle shaker and perfect use of your design paper for those cute vases. Thanks for playing along at Less is More and AAA Cards this week. Sarah

  2. I so hope I have time to enter this AAA challenge -I'd love to make a shaker card for a chance! Thanks for popping by at my blog today. Great use of designer paper, very creative!

  3. I guess this was really fiddly but a great result. Lovely shaker and what great paper for your vases.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Ahhh the sweetest tiniest little shakers ever! Super sweet!


  5. Very creative and pretty card and a great take on the LIM designer paper challenge - well done!

  6. A great cards, with really great technique !

  7. Clever design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. This is really cleverly designed!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Sweet sweet sweet, Merry. I love it. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. :)

  10. What a clever card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA!


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