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Peeking Reindeer Shaker

Happy Labor Day - hope you're able to get some fun crafty time in!

CottageCutz has a new CHRISTMAS RELEASE!  There are 21 dies in this release and for a limited time, the whole bundle is 50% off!  And the individual dies will be 30% off through the month of September!

They are also having their annual LABOR DAY SALEUp to 65% OFF so many dies!!  Sale ends Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9:00 PM Pacific Time!


Creating the Card Base:

The design papers I used are from the Christmas 2019 collection at Divinity Designs.  The glittered cardstock is from the Park Lane collection at Joanne's.

From the following, I cut and attached in this order:

Thick White Card Base:  5-1/4" square 
Purple Cardstock:  5-1/4" square
Large Snowflake Layer:  5" square
White Glittered Cardstock:  5" x 2" - cut the top off with a die from the  Hills Slimline set

Creating My Shaker:

1.  I die cut my Peeking Reindeer Window 3x:  white glittered cardstock, tan, and black.

Since this die is all one piece, you COULD cut it from white cardstock and color the different parts, but since I wanted the icicles to be sparkly, I went ahead and pieced my die cuts.  

2. From the glittered white die cut, I carefully cut away the images of Santa's sled and flying reindeer, leaving a nice straight edge for the window pane.   

3.  From the black die cut, I did the same, except I cut away the window pane and left the Santa & reindeer all in one piece.  I then glued it behind the window as shown.

4.  From the tan die cut, I carefully cut the reindeer out.  I then added some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink over his head and feet, and just a tiny bit of the antlers to give him more dimension.  I cut out the eyeballs.  (Sorry!  but they were brown after I sponged ink and wanted to color them green, so with scissors, I simply cut those away.)  I colored the eyeballs and nose with Copic markers.

5.  I added some 1/8" Score Tape around the outside edges of the window on the backside.  

6.  I cut a piece of acetate to 3-1/2" and attached it to the back of my window. 

7.  I then added 1/8" foam strips on top of the acetate, just around the outer edges.  Then added my shaker elements in the middle.  Removed the backing from the foam strips. 

8.  I cut a 3-1/2" square from the light purple with snowflakes paper from the design pack and placed it upside down on my foam strips to cover the back of shaker. 

9. Then I glued the shaker to my card front.

10.  I thought it needed a sentiment, so I cut a pennant from the Windows Slimline set.  Then I stamped "Ho Ho Ho" (from a Stampin' Up! stamp set) in light blue, medium blue and purple, fussy cut them out and glued onto the pennant.  Then I attached with thick foam strips to my card front, and done!

Thanks so much for PEEKING in today!  :)  

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Happy Crafting friends!



Oh what a fun card this turned into - love it Kris! Well done!!

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