Friday, May 9, 2014

Retro Arrow Shaker

Hi everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? We have the Cinco de Mayo festival in town this weekend--I'm hoping for warm weather.

Kim is sharing my card on the Paper Smooches blog today (that still feels weird to say). Ashley and I are sharing projects today, and I'm using the Retro Arrow Die.

I'm guesting with i {heart} papers this month, and they just got in the new Paper Smooches!

My husband's cousin's wife just had twins (a boy and a girl), and I wanted to send them a baby card:

Shaker Congratulations

I was making a different type of card with this die, but I watched Emily Leiphart's awesome shaker card video. It inspired me to try and make a traditional shaker card again. :) If you haven't watched the video, she has some very helpful tips!

To make this shaker, I die-cut the Retro Arrow die six times. I used a craft knife to cut out the centers of five of the arrow panels. I glued each layer together, trimmed an acetate sheet down, and adhered the full panel on top. Once I added the sequins, I sealed the panel against a paper from Carta Bella's Baby Mine collection. 

Here's the side view to see the layers:

Shaker Congratulations

On top, I wanted to use the new Paper Smooches Congratulations die. I trimmed down papers from Baby Mine and Hello Sunshine and then and then hand-cut them to keep the look a little "looser." 

I think I overshook the card when showing my son, because there was some serious static cling for these photos. LOL!

Congrats Shaker Card

Even though the sentiment is a die, it's handwritten. I'm entering the card into the Moxie Fab World Hip on Handwriting Challenge. The challenge ends on the 15th, so you have a few more days to play along. :)

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog to see more inspiration. :) 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: (white, acetate) PTI
Patterned papers: (polka dot, "baby," solid blue from Baby Mine) Carta Bella; (yellow from Hello Sunshine) Pink Paislee
Dies: (Retro Arrow Die, Congratulations) Paper Smooches
Sequins: (Flat Marshmallow) Neat & Tangled; (yellow, blue) Avery Elle
Twine: (yellow cord) Hemptique


  1. This is so cool! Turned out AMAZING!!!! I probably would have been swearing a bit during the making of such a card....

  2. Ummm, yup, so this is flippin' AWESOME! For reals. This is just amazing, Jocelyn! I love it!

  3. Oh, I LOVE this, Jocelyn! The colours are fab and I love how you layered the die around the sequins. Thanks for the shoutout! :D

  4. Hardly your *traditional* shaker card -- genius to layer the die cut this way! And I love the subtle baby patterned paper in the background. Such a cool and trendy new baby card.

  5. Such a fun and cool card! Love it!

  6. Super, super great card - love all the details that went into it!! Well done and congrats on the shout out form MFW!!
    Taunya Butler at

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shaker card Jocelyn!!! CONGRATS on the well deserved MFW shout out too :)


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