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So Easy Faux Shaker Owl Card

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One of the retiring stamp sets I will miss using with my customers is Owl Together Now.  At my Technique Tuesday class this month, I showcased one of the easiest ways to create a Faux Shaker card.

The biggest time saver is using a CD/Disk Envelope.  You can find these in almost any office supply or discount store.  I then cut one apart to use as a template when planning my stamped piece.  The white insert piece is 4.75" x 4.75". 


I punched out one Scallop Circle in Old Olive.  I trimmed off the edge on the left side.  I then trimmed the strip of textured Chocolate Chip card stock to look like a tree trunk.   The textured card stock does give the tree some dimension!  Do not use too much confetti – in fact, less is more!  I used small gold and red hearts.


Before attaching the tree parts to the Whisper White card stock, I stamped the branch in Old Olive and then stamped 3 owls in Chocolate Chip.  The hearts and the phrase were stamped in Real Red.  (Sorry for the fuzzy picture here)


I stamped the outside of the CD envelope with hearts and then sponged it with Chocolate Chip ink.  I inserted the Whisper White stamped piece into the CD envelope.  I put the confetti inside and sealed the envelope so the confetti doesn’t fall out!   I mounted the sealed envelope to a piece of Old Olive card stock and then to a folded piece of Whisper White.    Here is the finished card:


Supplies Needed:

  • Textured Chocolate Chip/Old Olive/Whisper White Card Stock
  • Chocolate Chip/Old Olive/Real Red Ink
  • CD Envelope
  • Confetti
  • MonoAdhesive
  • Sponge

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Jun 26, 2010 - 05:06:31
Loni Holt said:

Great tip Jane.. duh, sometimes it takes someone else to show us the obvious on a Shaker card made easy. Congrats on earning your Blog Hopper Badge too! Hugs, Loni

Jun 26, 2010 - 05:06:39
Patrice said:

Hi Jane, What a fun card! I really like the idea about using the CD envelope to make the shaker card with, Thanks for the Hot Tip!

Jun 26, 2010 - 11:06:15
Dee in N.H. said:

What a cute idea! TFS!

Jun 26, 2010 - 01:06:24
Kimm BT said:

Thanks for sharing this great idea Jane

Jun 26, 2010 - 02:06:26
Veronica said:

So clever!

Jun 26, 2010 - 02:06:39


Jun 26, 2010 - 03:06:50
Alexandria said:

I like the shaker card, but I think your punch tree is the cutest! I’m going to have to try a card like this!

Jun 26, 2010 - 03:06:12
carolyn s said:

Jane, this is too cute! and I love owls so it is right
up my alley. thanks so much for sharing.

Jun 26, 2010 - 04:06:40

Now how cute is this–and what a clever trick, too! You rocked it, Jane. . . .

Jun 26, 2010 - 05:06:32
Sassy Shirley said:

Great idea! Jane, you never cease to surprise me – so simple, yet never seen before – well, by me anyway. Thanx for sharing your creativity with us all the time!

Jun 26, 2010 - 05:06:56
Anita A said:

Cute card!

Jun 26, 2010 - 05:06:10
jackie watson said:

Great card and alot of us will miss the owls. I loved your tip on using the cd envelope. Clever girl.

Jun 26, 2010 - 07:06:24
Brandy said:

I just LOVE owls, can’t wait to get the new punch!

Jun 27, 2010 - 04:06:05
Patricia Gessner said:

I have to make at least one of these.

Jun 27, 2010 - 03:06:33
Carey Rogers said:

Oh I am loving this. I have got to try it. I can make a shaker card (pain in the butt and is worth it). Being able to make a faux one and it being easier is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe’s mommy

Jun 27, 2010 - 05:06:02
Brenda said:

Great card. I love doing shaker cards so I appreciate the quick and easy directions on how to do one. TFS

Jun 27, 2010 - 07:06:49
Kim Overholt said:

Super duper cute!

Jun 27, 2010 - 10:06:36
Shari said:

Cute idea, Jane!

Jun 28, 2010 - 01:06:52
Stace said:

I am definitely going to be making faux shaker cards! Thanks for sharing this cute idea