Monday, November 29, 2021

Window Shaker

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

While looking through my NBUS box, I found some die cut windows
that a friend and I shared a l-o-n-g time ago.  We think is was five or six years.

Finally an idea of what to do with them hit.
(We'd long forgotten what made us buy them.)

I don't often do shaker cards but they were the perfect project for these die cuts.

While I was at it, I did all four of my windows using different color combinations.

The bows from The Greetery are new to me thanks to a sweet friend sending 
me some of her die cut bows.  They convinced me that I needed some.

The shaker elements are sequins I found at the thrift store and some glittery, sparkly bits
another friend gave me for my birthday.

The glitter does stick to the acetate, even after using and embossing buddy, but
I like how it resembles frost.

These gorgeous bows were cut from foil and glitter cardstock.
My camera doesn't like the sparkle, shine and reflection of the acetate,
but I love it!

Inspired By #197 - Color Challenge (Blue, White & Green)
Peace on Earth Christmas #4 - used the mood board below
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas 


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bitty Christmas Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Garden Green
Paper:   Neenah, Various Foil and Glitter snippets
Other:  Fit to be Tied (Greetery), Window Die Cuts (?), Noel Die, Greenery Die (ret. SU), Glitter & Sequin Sparkles (WOW) 

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I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, they are so beautiful! You really do have wonderful collection of NBUS! We're feeling mighty grateful to see this blue version in our Inspired By gallery this week! You have a very beautiful way of shaking things up, and featuring the blue and greens from our photo!

Mac Mable said...

So pretty, very creative and so glad you manged to use these wonderful framed windows and what beautiful bows too Bonnie x.

Brenda said...

Oh Bonnie, I am loving your window shaker cards! This die cut window sure did make a great shaker card, I love the greenery and bows, those bows are fabulous! The glitter does indeed make the window panes look like they have frost on them. Love that! How fun and festive these cards are! Hugs, Brenda

LeAnne said...

Oh, how I love these, let me count the ways!! ADORABLE! I have been hankering to make a shaker card, so you've inspired me! Love the glittery bows too!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful shaker cards. Love the window die cut and pretty colors with the foil and bows. Glad you were able to put the window die cuts to good use. Love them all.

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
What gorgeous cards and wonderful designs too.
I love what you did to the acetate it looks amazing and so frosty.
Fab idea the shaker elements to the windows not though of that one.
Great metallic bows also.
I agree we buy things beacause at the time we want them and then put them away adn forget we have them so in the end we really didn't want them at all. lol.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

nancy littrell said...

Stunning shiny, glittery shaker card designs, Bonnie. I Love how you used foil and glitter CS for your beautiful die cut bows. Beautiful windows with the shaker sequins too. TFS all 4 of your beauties, my friend. Love and hugs..Nancy

Bobby said...

These are fabulous, Bonnie. The bows are beautiful and add a festive touch. I'm glad the frosting is on the window and not on the ground. ;)

Cat Craig said...

Bonnie, these are wonderful cards. That bow is stunning, I never thought to layer it...but now I will thanks to your inspiring cards. The windows are great for shakers. I got rid of my dies a while back but did cut some to keep just in you've inspired me twice with these gorgeous cards.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A really beautiful set of cards Bonnie, great dies.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

I LOVE these and all shaker cards too! I don't know why I struggle with those always confusing which aperture should be the smaller one and mess it up every time. Here you are making so many of them. Love that bow and the greenery on the window day and your choices for the shaker part are fantastic!

Susan said...

Beautiful shaker cards - love all the different colours you made. And great way to use up those window die cuts!

Liz said...

Your shaker cards are fabulous, Bonnie. xx

Lisa Elton said...

The glitter does give your wonderful shakers a frosty look! These are just fabulous, Bonnie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at IB!

Pat said...

These windows make fabulous shakers Bonnie and the beautiful bright bows and added pine branches layered together look so pretty. x

Loll said...

Such pretty shaker window cards Bonnie! Love them done in all the different colours of bows. Those foil card stocks are beautiful and so pretty with the greenery you've added at the top as well. I really do like how the glitter sticks a bit to the acetate ... it does look like frost on them. :) A happy accident. xx

Brenda in IN said...

That is a lovely bow and it looks so pretty in foil and glitter. A perfect topper for the window that does look frosty.

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie these are absolutely AWESOME! I'm terrible at making shaker cards but am always tempted to try it again when I see beauties like these! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

HilaryJane said...

They work so well as shaker cards and how nice that you have finally used them. That is a good reason for keeping odd die cuts, they will always come to the top of the pile one day! The shaker has worked really well with the glitter, even if it wasn't intended. A very happy accident xx

Leslie Miller said...

Well, you came up with an utterly fabulous idea for them and now you have all these amazing cards. Way to go! I do love those bows and looked them up after one of your previous posts. I love that you shared with us at Peace on Earth, Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shaker cards, Bonnie! the window looks like a Cheery Lynn die I have and have never used. oh oh. thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge and for the kind words about my DT cards.
Linda, DT

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Bonnie I LOVE these! So pretty and the design is gorgeous! You always inspire me..

BożenA said...

Stunning shaker card! I looked at this beautiful bow for a long time, it looks amazing, and this winter window reminds me of childhood. Nice journey to the past :-) I like all the color versions

TK said...

Beautiful and a GREAT use of those window die cuts! I love the little bits stuck to the window too, so beautiful

Julia Aston said...

Oh I love these shaker windows Bonnie - shakers are so impressive and fun to receive! That's a wonderful window too!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are brilliant Bonnie! I rarely make shakers but you have definitely inspired me to have a go! Vicky x

oldpunca said...

Wonderful idea how to use window die cut. All color combination are great. I like how glitter turn to "frost". The bows are really fantastic. I can understand why you have to have this die cut.

Danni Reid said...

Bonnie, wow are these beautiful and I love your colors. The frosted look is so wintry and beautiful, these ARE Christmas and all the feels! Thank you for sharing with us @IB!

Trina P. said...

What a great idea to turn those windows into these beautiful shakers. The gorgeous glittery bow was a fabulous finishing touch.

Sandy said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! I don't think I have ever seen you make a shaker card and oh how I love them. I have never tried one but I will soon or later. Probably later HO, HO, HO!
Sandy Claus xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

These are fantastic holiday shaker cards, Bonnie! The sequins and the glitter are so sparkly! I love that the colors of sequins match those of gorgeous layered bows! The glitter does look like beautiful frost on the windows. You did a wonderful job of taking the pictures too!!
Hideko xx