As I'm preparing for this summer's craft events (Creating Keepsakes Convention & Stamp and Scrapbook Expo), I came across the videos I created for last year's events and watched them to refresh my memory. Just before CKC last year, I received the Queen & Co. Sweet Treats Shaker Kit in the mail (which they also had been selling at CKC), but I realized I STILL have yet to create anything with it! On top of that, a few days ago I came across the new Q&C kit called Heart Throb Shaker Kit and had to have it. I bought it and today it arrived in the mail, and I was ready to bust it open :)
I bought my Heart Throb Shaker Kit for a few reasons:
1. This one came with 4 dies that can be used over and over for misc. projects (a heart die and words dies- hello, thanks, and love)
2. It came with LOTS of shaker bits to try that I hadn't seen yet and weren't in my other kit - it also had the new clear diamonds - they are too pretty!
3. It also came with a 6x6 paper pad with 4 of each design, and the patterns were actually really cute, as well as the color combinations.
4. The kit basically had everything I needed to create a card except for solid cardstock paper, and I have plenty that I was able to match up to the kit and use.
5. This kit came with an ADDITIONAL embellishment, which were acrylic words that matched the word dies.
What this kit had that the Sweet Treats Kit didn't have is the patterned paper and some acrylic words. I thought that was a nice addition to the kit, so I didn't have to try to find some in my collection to match the shaker bits in the kit. It also was the same price as the Sweet Treats Kit and included MORE!
I first created a card with the Sweet Treats Kit. My husband always says "love you more" when I say I love him. The kit included an acrylic word for love, as well as a die for love, and a sticker that said "you more." I decided to put these together for a card so it would say "love you more."
I began with picking a sheet of patterned paper from the 6x6 pad. I then gathered some solid cardstock colors to match. I had just a simple design in mind that I wanted to use. Halfway through creating the card, I decided to add a strip of vellum to make it look more elegant. I decided to use the pink hearts and clear crystals to put into my shaker heart. I also decided to die cut the word love as apposed to using the acrylic word as I felt it would have too much dimension. For the sticker, I got rid of the stickiness from the back using a powder tool, then cut it down, and created a matte for it. I used foam tape to pop this time. I finished off the card with some of the enamel stickers from the kit and Clear Wink of Stella.
For my next card, I pulled the Sweet Treats kit and had to pick out some solid cardstock AND patterned paper. I looked at the sticker sheet, and chose the sentiment "I like you more than cupcakes." The word cupcake was in pink, so I used my color wheel to find two coordinating colors, which was green and yellow. I really liked the idea of the green with pink, so I looked in my stock of paper and chose CTMH's Raspberry and Willow cardstock paper.
I then looked through my patterned paper to try and find a pink and green patterned paper, and I came across the My Favorite Things Plaid paper that would work perfectly. I played around with the dies and papers until I created a design that I liked. I chose to create a pink icing cupcake with green pops (sprinkles). The one thing I noticed about the die though was that the outline did not completely cover the white foam. I had to mess with it a bit to cover as much as possible - I didn't have to do this with the Heart Throb Kit. I also finished this card off with some Rhinestone stickers from the kit and Clear Wink a Stella.
Overall, I did enjoy making shaker cards using these kits. I have a background die from Q&C that is also for creating a shaker card that I still need to pull out and try. I do hope Q&C continues to come out with these kits and include as much supplies as they did with the Heart Throb Kit. What is your favorite way to make shaker cards?
I am also entering these cards into Simon Says: Anything Goes :)
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting :)