Sunday, July 12, 2015

Vintage Box Shaker Christmas Card

Isn't it interesting how some people affect our lives in ways we don't expect? There is this young lady who loves vintage, and whom I describe as sweet, beautiful, kind, discrete, elegant, and everything that is good. She possesses the very characteristics which describe someone who truly loves God. First two things I noticed when I met her was her beautiful smile, and her nostalgic look. My family and I met her because her parents attend the same church we do. Because of her I learned to include the vintage style in my crafts, and even some pieces of decor in my home. So here  is a card that could well be inspired by Caylee. 
Supplies used for this card
Paper: Christmas patterned cardstock (MME - kit sold here ), white and natural cardstock, transparency sheet
Tools: Paper cutter, 3D foam adhesive, heat tool, glitter (for shaker box), white glittered embossing powder, embossing pal (find the video tutorial for the embossing pal here)
Stamp: Merry Christmas (Stampabilities)
Ink: Embossing pad (Top Box)
Embellishments: self adhesive pearls

To make the picture frame and box shaker, cut the patterned paper in the middle - 3/4in from each side. Adhere the transparency in the back to cover the rectangle. Use 3D foam adhesive strips all around the rectangle. Don't leave any gaps or the glitter will fall out. Put some glitter on the card, and adhere the frame tight on it. 
Get inspired by someone, or go outside, look around and get inspired by something. Nature is so beautiful. 
 Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Christmas in July.
VanĂ­as Reed