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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop....Shaking it Up!!

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Welcome to another fun Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are shaking it up with shaker cards!  Don't you love a shaker card?  Lots of ideas went through my head but I just couldn't settle on the right combination of stamps and things to shake.  So, what do I do when I need a jump start?  I organize!  As I was going through one of the many stacks in my room guess what I found...  Shrink Plastic!  Remember shrink plastic?  I know Stampin' Up! doesn't currently sell it and it may not be in vogue right now but oh I love me some shrink plastic!

The shrink plastic I found was just in a file folder and it is very thin.  I remember buying it a long time ago and being able to use my punches to punch out shapes to shrink.  Do you see where I am going with this?  If I can punch it, then I can die cut it!  Now this opened up a whole range of possibilities.  

Bear Hugs www.sharonburkert.com

I stamped the fish from the Bear Hugs set in Stazon ink and colored them in with Sharpies and then shrank them using my heat tool.   I added some silver beads and sequins to help the little fishes swim. The little fish shrank from 1-1/8" to about 3/8", just perfect for a shaker card.  

Do you know what else is perfect for making shaker cards?  The Foam Adhesive strips (141825) on page 182 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  These long thin strips(1/8" x 9") are perfect to use to attach your frames and corral your shaker items.  They are also great to use as dimensionals when you are securing little pieces, since you cut what you need.

Well, it is time for you to hop on over to Laura Milligan's blog and see what she's got shaking!  I know it is going to be amazing!

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If you have just come from Laura's blog then be sure to hop on over to see what BJ Peters has shaken up!  

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