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Mini Jam Shakers

Hello, crafty friend! Today I’d like to share with you this little shaker card set I’ve created using some sweet new stamps & dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. Okay, let’s get started…

Step 1: Ink Blending

I started by ink blending a piece of white cardstock with three pink ink shades (Samba, Coral Cabana, & It’s a Girl)

Step 2: Emboss & Cut

Next, I stamped the jar image from “Strawberries & Jam” with clear embossing ink, heat set it with white embossing powder, and used the matching die set to cut it out.

Step 3: Make a Few More

At this point I decided to create more flavors of jelly and jam, so I dug through my sequins and inks to see what I could find. I pulled Flamenco Beach sequins out for strawberry, and these ink & sequin combinations for each of the other flavors…

Blueberry: Suede Shoes ink, Something Borrowed ink, Oh Boy! ink, & St Cloud sequins

Apricot/Peach: Bellini ink, Catching Rays ink, Chiffon ink, & Salt Lake City sequins

Grape: Grape Crush ink, Flirty Fuchsia ink, Sixteen Candles ink, & Sofia sequins

Step 4: Laying it Out

At this point I started laying out the card design. For each card front, I cut a 2.75″x4.25″ piece of white cardstock and then a 2.5″x4″ piece to layer on top for each.

Step 5: More Ink Blending

Instead of leaving the base layer white, I decided to add more color. I used the same inks to blend the base layer of each card keeping the lightest color in the middle and the darkest at the ends. (Since our jar will be sitting toward the bottom of the card, the background shading will now align with the shading on it.)

Step 6: Die Cutting & Stitching

I used the label die in the set to cut out all of the jar labels as well as a window in the mat layer about 1/2″ from the bottom of each piece.

I then added a border of ombre stitching around each one.

Step 7: Little Bows

I stamped the sentiments on each one then wrapped white twine around the jar lids securing it around the back with tape. The little bows were tied separately and glued on top. (You can just tie a bow around the jars, but I’m not very good at it. You could also use the tie image and die from the stamp set. I really wanted more texture for this project, so I went with the twine option this time.)

I didn’t think the white thread showed up very well, so I used alcohol markers to dye the twine in matching ombre colors.

Step 8: Stick it

Foam tape was added behind each mat layer taking care to create a solid border around the open window so sequins wouldn’t slip out. Each was then added to the center of the ombre inked panels.

To ensure a good seal was formed, acetate was added behind each of the jar windows with a liquid glue.

Step 9: Fill it Up

Sequins were added to each opening and sealed shut by adhering the jars directly on top. Finally, each card front was added to a top folding card base. You could also punch a hole at the top of these to make a cute set of gift tags.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed this project. Please come back soon and subscribe to my blog to see the next project I created for this release.

You can also see more projects in my Gallery, on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube as well. Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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