Today I made some shaker cards using my sewing machine!
I designed this card starting with the jar. It's from Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm set. I'm going to take a little time to write out all my steps.
The back layer of white was stamped on white cardstock and then I filled it with lots of jellybeans. The jellybean stamp is from Lawn Fawn's Happy Easter set. I stamped it using Stampin' Up inks Almost Amethyst, Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Bashful Blue, and Barely Banana. I did not fussy cut it at this point. I cut out a large rectangle around it.
I stamped the jar onto some acetate using some Staz On. For each shaker I stamped the jar twice and did a very rough cut around it. You want some space for moving it while you sew so don't fussy cut yet!
I used a single small glue dot to adhere the 2 layers of transparency together. Then I took it to the sewing machine and used white thread to sew the sides and the bottom closed. I did NOT sew across the top yet. After stitching I filled the jar with some little seed beads and some faux snow. Once it was filled I went back to the sewing machine and stitched the top to complete the shaker effect.
I stamped the jar lid in black Staz On onto some silver cardstock. Then I fussy cut it and adhered it over the acetate.
I adhered the completed shaker over the stamped white layer with jelly beans. I used some ATG tape along the lid area because it's hidden, then I used a mini glue dot at the bottom of the jar to keep it from flopping around. It really isn't noticeable. At this point I fussy cut the jar just cutting the white and clear layers all at once, leave a small border to make sure you don't cut through your stitches. The jar is adhered with pop dots.
OK, that was the hard part :)
The pink (or green in the boy version) layer is 1 3/4 by 2 1/2. I did some faux stitching with a white gel pen. I used the Happy Easter Lawn Fawn set for the sentiment and image, although it didn't stamp cleanly so I went over it with a white gel pen and it looks a little rough. If I did these again I would do white embossing instead. I adhered this layer with pop dots.
The jellybean paper is from the Doodlebug Design 6 by 6 pad Hello Spring. It is cut to 3 by 4 inches.
The purple (or orange) layer is cut to 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches and dressed up with more faux stitching with a white gel pen.
The card base was done in vanilla and is an odd size. It's 4 by 5 inches.
Sorry for the long explanation, but I wanted to explain in case anyone wanted to make one.