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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020: Project #8

Truthfully I struggled with this one. I knew I wanted to make a shaker card for one of my 12 Projects of Christmas, but a couple of things happened along the way. First of all, I really wanted to use a new "faker shaker" card that we learned at OnStage just a week and a half ago. A faker shaker uses one of our clear envelopes from the Annual Catalog to house the sequins for the shaker. I couldn't get in my head as to how I wanted to put that card together. There was zero inspiration with that when I needed there to be. Secondly, I purchased the Snowflake Sequins on page 64 of the August-December Mini Catalog, specifically to use in my shaker card for The 12 Projects of Christmas. Guess what. Those sequins are no where to be found. :( Woe is me.

So with that frustration weighing me down, it was now 8:00 Tuesday evening, with no ideas for my shaker card. Suddenly, it hit me. I knew what I wanted to do. Back in July, I made a fun one sheet wonder project with my team that I knew would be just the right project. It's a project designed by another demonstrator, and unfortunately I can't find it online again. However, I've made it my own, and it's pretty awesome! Here is the card my team and I made at our virtual get together. This one sheet wonder template makes two notecards that are the same and very unique compared to other one sheet wonders!

Here is the cutting and scoring guide I used to create the notecards:

Essentially when using this template, I cut 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper to use on my projects. The two 3" squares are for the cards, and the 1 1/2" x 4 3/8" pieces are to decorate the envelopes. As I thought through this urge to make a project like this for The 12 Projects of Christmas, I knew I also really wanted to still make a shaker card. When I decided to use the Pine Tree punch for the whole in my shaker, the rest came together quickly.

Designer Series Paper: check.

'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper was an easy choice because of it's Christmasy-ness and red and green-ness. Since the card was going to be square, I decided to make the rest of the accessorizing pieces squares, as well. Add the shaker piece - Sequins for Everything took the place of the misplaced Snowflake Sequins. They'll work great for this revamped project. The envelopes finish off this project just right because they're unique, too! Here is the finished project. Don't you just love that it shakes?

Thick Whisper White card stock: 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"

'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper: use cutting template above

Cherry Cobbler card stock: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Shaded Spruce card stock: 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Window Sheets: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

To make the envelopes, seal two regular-sized envelopes then make one cut so the envelopes measure 4 3/8" x 4 3/8". Adhere half of the Designer Series paper strip to the back of the opening of the envelope so that the other half folds over the opening to create a closure once the card is inside. Watch the video here so you don't miss a step!

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