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Christmas Shaker Card

Today I decided just to make a card front, but since I love interactive cards I added a shaker element to it.

This is definitely a scrap stash project. The paper was in my scrap bin and the snowflakes and baubles were in my embellishment bins. 

I used the Ring Accordion die to make the circle cut-out in the patterned paper and then the stitching die that comes in the set to add stitch lines to the transparency window. The ornament top was cut from silver Shimmer Sheetz, rounded and put on with a pop-dot. I tied a piece of ribbon through the top.

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After adding decorator trees cut with the Evergreen Pivot Card die to the background behind the window, I went diving into my embellishment bins to find beads and baubles in blues, greens and silvers to fill the shaker. I also added some snowflake buttons.

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The Reindeer stamp is one called "Dasher" from Stampin' Up! I stamped it in silver ink onto dark brown cardstock and then embossed with clear powder. Then I went over it with a silver paint pen to add more silver to the piece. I used a craft knife to fussy cut the reindeer, purposely cutting a little jagged in places to maintain a rough cut look. I also roughed up the sides of the paper before gluing onto my white card.

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I was inspired by a card by Karen Aicken to use the wreath from the Holiday House die over the reindeer's neck. I cut the wreath from white cardstock with double-sided adhesive on it and then glittered with Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter. I cut the wreath to weave it around the reindeer's neck so I didn't have to try and get the antlers through it.

ECD supplies are listed below. 

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