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Inlaid Background Christmas Shaker Card ft MFT Beast Friends


Hello everyone, and Happy New Years Eve – or Hogmanay, as my In-Laws would call it! I am releasing this week’s video a little early because I wanted to remind everyone that we still have a Chibitronics giveaway open, where you can win a Chibitronics starter kit! Chibitronics is a company that makes it super easy%image_alt% to add fun LED lights to your projects, so you can create interactive, illuminating creations! Check out their website here for more details.

Time is running out, so if you would like to be in for a chance to win, please visit the giveaway blogpost for the details – it’s really simple! Note – entries close at midnight 31st December 2016.

Now over to todays project…

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-front

Just look at these cute little guys! Is it any wonder I couldn’t resist turning them into a Christmas card for my best friend Alexia. Truth be told, I had already sent her a card, but I loved the sentiment ‘To my Beastie’ that came in this fun Beast Friend stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I had stamped and coloured these two little guys with copic markers whilst watching netflix one evening, and thought they would look great on a card – so I decided to make a shaker card.

To mix things up a bit, I decided to use a smaller rectangular die to cut three holes in the front panel of my card rather than just having one large aperture. I think it looks a bit like windows, don’t you? From there, the whole thing came together nicely – the yeti with the lights is decorating the house, but his friend would rather stay warm inside!

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-yeti

To create an outside scene, I used a selection of dies – mostly from Lawn Fawn, to build a beautiful snowy landscape. I even pulled out an old snowman wooden stamp from my stash to add to the garden. Thats the kind of things be(a)st friends get up to, isn’t it?- building snowmen!

I used distress inks to add colour to the landscape, and then assembled everything together and stuck a panel of acetate over the top. This is because there were so many die cut edges, I was convinced that the glitter would get stuck in all the crevices. I laid another piece of acetate under the frame, and sprinkled some glitter inside.

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-yeti lights

I added a stamped message to the front, along with some gift boxes to bring more balance to the front of the card, and then added a few red hearts for an added sprinkle of love!

There are more details in the video below – so please do check it out!

Don’t forget the chibitronics giveaway – only a few hours left to enter!

Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and I will be back tomorrow to announce the giveaway winner! Good Luck!

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