22 September 2016

Halloween Madness!

Off with their pumpkin heads! Our Queen is celebrating my favourite holiday, Hallowe'en!


Can You Case It: Shaker
Graphic 45 September challenge: #DarkSideGraphic45
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes


Putting It All Together

Graphic 45 has this absolutely great collection called Hallowe'en in Wonderland that's a mash up of Alice in Wonderland and Halloween. LOVE it! I got a few 12" x12" sheets (my local store was mostly out *sniffle*) and have been waiting for the chance to use them.

One of the sheets has 'note cards'. I cut the left most strips and the Queen out of the sheet.

I decided the queen would make a great quick shaker card.

Using a craft knife, I cut out the lined blank area to make my shaker window.

I added acetate (recycled from packaging) to the back of the Queen.

I cut black fun foam to make the shaker well, shaping the opening to be slightly bigger than the Queen's card. I glued this to the Queen.

I cut bronze Glitter Stock to back the shaker. I also cut a small card base from black card stock, the same size as the bronze panel. For the inside of the card, I added a strip from one of the two side strips of the 12" x12" sheet. Curiouser and curiouser.

I filled the shaker well with Halloween confetti from Micheals (it's been in my stash a while) and orange sequins.

I glued the bronze panel to the shaker to complete the card front.

I attached the shaker front to the card base to finish the card.

I added a sentiment to inside and another strip from the 12" x 12".


  1. Great card, Rijacki! Very creative cutting your own 'window' for the shaker! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CYCI! ~ Crystal

  2. Oh my gosh! This is awesome!!! I love the paper and I might have to CASE your Halloween shaker card ;)
    Thanks for joining us at this week's CYCI challenge - Josefine

  3. I love your card Rijacki!!! I really like all the different things you used for the shaker!!! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI? this week. Char

  4. wow! you did such a great job! i LOVE graphic 45, and i would have never thought to use it for a shaker! Just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? –Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

  5. Hey hey. Check this out. Genius way to use patterned paper by cutting it out. Thanks for joining us this week at CYCI. -- Christine.

  6. I love the idea to use a journaling block to make a quick shaker card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Can You Case It? -Kim

  7. Great idea for a shaker card love that page!

    Thanks for joining us at I D

    Tracey ct

  8. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia


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