Sorry if the title of this post has caused Shake it Off to get stuck in your head. I know it's probably old by this time, but my seven year old discovered Taylor Swift this year. (It could be worse regardless of what my husband thinks.) I felt a little rusty posting yesterday and questioned whether or not my projects were really "post worthy," but I am going to shake it off. It may take some time to get back into the swing of things. Someone actually chose to "hide all posts" on Facebook, so that felt pretty good. I can see how annoying it could be to see a post from me once every 18 months or so. I'm such a spammer. Clearly this whole blogging for fun is going really well. I'm very laid back. 😐
Anywho - I jumped on the shaker card bandwagon last year and even though I am still slow at putting them together - the finished product always feels fun and extra special. I bought Papertrey Ink's Shakers + Sprinkles kit last year, and loved it. The kit was a great jumping off point and it was so nice to have everything I needed all at once. Plus, I tend to love everything that Betsy Veldman makes, so it was a win win.
The kit came with some super sticky double sided foam, which in theory is amazing and I'm sure it is great for lots of people, but I was completely spastic with it. I ended up wasting a quite a bit because I couldn't seem to place it on the card correctly or the shaker elements would stick to the sides, which drove me crazy. I switched to plain old white craft foam that you can find at pretty much any craft store. It is cheaper and overall I tend to have more success with the cheap stuff. I love when that happens!
My second card contains two of my all time crafting loves - kraft paper and Peachy Keen Stamps. Kraft paper for LIFE! I have given up adding white faux stitching to everything, but if that trend ever makes a come back - I am all over it. The Happy Lashes set from Peachy Keen specifically is my favorite set, but as of today, I don't see it for sale on their site. I did see the Rosie's Favorites Face Assortment and it is very similar to the Happy Lashes set.
- Paper Smooches - Sugar Rush
- Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes Snowmen
- Sentiment - Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
- Papertrey Ink Make it Market Kit - Shakers + Sprinkles