Sunday, October 17, 2021

Christmas Shaker Trio


Christmas Card Greetings my friends! 
Don't you love lazy days when nothing's scheduled, and your order from the 
Greetery was just waiting to be played with? Honestly, Betsy outdid herself
with her Holiday Release. Among the goodies were all the Hourglass sets. I 
set up an assembly line and played all day!

The sweet little cabin in the woods, complete with smoke billowing up was first. 
A few tips I'll share with you: I doubled the frame. Found it held up better. And if you're
doing a shaker, 4 cuts of the hourglass allows for movement with die cuts.

A closeup of my sweet little cabin. Hard to see, but every piece is shaded, and there's a 
glow (yellow card stock in the windows!

Christmas in the city... oh my, the details! An amazing skyline, a long majestic
tree reaching the entire length of the hourglass, stars and snowflakes... a feast for
the eyes! I went pastel with this one.

The 'Christmas Time embossed vellum is heat resistant. I think I found it online.
This photo shows it's edges, but nearly transparent IRL.
Also used my Poppystamps' Fairy Dust on rooftops and tree limbs.

And finally the manger scene. I kept it simple. Just so special. The sweet little manger
and banner sentiment conveys the true meaning of the joy of the season!

A bit of sparkly added to the elements here too.

The gold embossed banner. And you can see, the gold rubbed frame details. 
Honestly, Betsy makes us all look good!

My trio of shakers, and a day of fun in the craft room... is there anything better?

Lots of frames left over! Think I'll spend the day making more...


  1. You have outdone yourself with these shakers Nancy, and I hope Betsy sees all your GORGEOUSNESS here! So much detail, and I'm loving all the shading and blending you did too! Each one is absolutely perfect!! I didn't get the hour glass dies, and now I'm thinking I made a mistake!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hope all is well and that hubby is continuing to heal...still sending prayers your way! Hugs. :0)

    1. He is, and thank you, Marcia! It's been a rough year for him... 3 surgeries, and an amputated toe! But, thank God, he's on the mend! You reminded me I need to post on 12 Kits...

  2. What wonderful shakers. The shading and details you created are just amazing.

  3. I can tell you enjoyed your crafty day, Nancy! These are magical... absolutely magical!

  4. It's always exciting to see what you will post and this trio gleams with delightful details! Each will be treasured.

  5. Oh my goodness Nancy, these are all stunning! What a wonderful way to spend the day!!

  6. Nancy, I totally agree that Betsy outdid herself with these beautiful Christmas stamps/dies, but you certainly outdid yourself here! Each of your cards is unique and simply gorgeous~love the different colored hourglass frames too :-)


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