A Doxie Halloween

Hello!

Me again, just wanted to drop a quick post and share my first ever shaker card.

I’m a Doxie lover and I have a cute, double dappled mini Doxie named Charlie.

My loveable Doxie, Charlie

My loveable Doxie, Charlie

He’s a constant source of chaos and amusement in our house.

When I saw the adorable Boo Crew Stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs, I fell in love with it because of the little Doxie stamp. What can I say, I’m a sucker for them.

I decided to try my hand at making a shaker card. Seeing so many other card designs out there I figured it couldn’t be that difficult and I had my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool so I figured it couldn’t get much easier with that. For anyone who hasn’t tried the Fuse tool, it does work really well for these types of cards but you really have to make sure you roll it slowly so it gets a really good secure seal. I didn’t get one the first time and I had a confetti storm of sequins and star glitter on my desk – I’m still finding it in things, LOL!

I started by cutting a section out of one of the photo pockets I had, cutting larger than the already sealed section so that I’d only have to seal up one side of it.

Next I picked out some green and purple sequins and some little yellow stars and put them in my pocket and used my Fuse tool to seal the top edge.

Shaker with sequins

Shaker with sequins

I selected some Halloween paper with some spooky wording on it to show through the background of my window and then die cut a circle out of a piece of white cardstock for the front of my card.

Before assembling everything, I stamped the front of my card with my little Doxie and then added the various little candy stamps around the circle. Once my circle of stamps looked proportionate, I colored everything with my Copics.

When assembling my card, I used both a permanent tape runner and some extra heavy-duty glue around the outer edges of the shaker to hold it in place and let it dry overnight (I actually stacked a ream of paper on top of it overnight for good measure, LOL).

The next day I assembled the rest of the card layers and added a few orange gem embellishments for the front of my card to give it a little more bling.

Overall for being my first shaker card, it wasn’t difficult to put together, however I did put the whole card together once and disassemble it because I didn’t like it. So the key is having a good plan in place for what you want your card to look like before you start.

Here’s a look at my finished card:

Shaker card featuring the Doxie stamp from the Boo Crew stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs.

Shaker card featuring the Doxie stamp from the Boo Crew stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs.

Hope you enjoyed this card and it inspires you to do something crafty today!