greeting cards

Bunny shaker

CR00453 square

It’s been a few months since I last made a shaker card. This little bunny and his frame gave me the perfect opportunity to make another, although the required fussy cutting was quite fiddly. But I know the person it is destined for will appreciate the effort involved.

I wasn’t completely sure that I’d be able to cut out the shaker aperture without messing something up, so that was the first thing I did. No point in doing the colouring only to accidentally slice his arm off! Detailed cutting like this, especially an inside cut, calls for a scalpel or craft knife — there simply isn’t room to manoeuvre scissors around without damaging something.

By some miracle, I didn’t decapitate the bunny or break his sign, so I went around all the cut edges with a black pen to tidy it up and then coloured it with my Copic markers.

The next step was to find a suitable bit of patterned paper to sit behind the shaker window — I must be getting better at picking paper because I only had to look through two sets before finding the pretty snowflakes: nice and Christmassy and dark enough that the bunny didn’t get lost over the top of it. And even better, it made it really simple to choose a matching Distress colour to go around the bunny frame.

Then it was just a matter of assembling the shaker. As this will have to be sent by post, I wanted to make sure it was nice and sturdy so, rather than use foam tape to create the shaker border, I cut two layers of fun foam to go behind the front panel. I filled the shaker with silver and gold stars and stuck a few on the front to finish it off.

CR00453 detail


  • digital stamps:
    Lilyboo Designs – bunny Christmas
  • pens:
    Sakura glaze – black
    Memento – dual marker – tuxedo black
  • colour:
    Distress ink pads – antique linen, peacock feathers
  • Copic markers:
    frame & sign – E41, E42, E43, E47, E49
    red baubles – R29, R17, R11
    blue baubles – B29, B26, B24
    green baubles – G28, G09, G02
    bunny – W1, W3, W5, E93, E95
  • embellishments:
    silver and gold stars
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Create A Smile snow dance paper
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
  • miscellaneous:
    fun foam

CR00453 display


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