Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thank You Shaker Card

As some of you may know I recently retired from my job after30 years of employment.   This is the Thank  You card I made to send to my former co-workers to thank them for an awesome retirement party.

My card base is yellow card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I then cut a light gray mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my green mat cut at 3 7/8 X 5 1/8".  I ran the green mat through my eBosser and embossed it with the Anna Griffin Matelasse embossing folder.  I also embossed a piece of 1" gray card stock with the border embossing folder that goes along with the main embossing folder.

Next I found a scalloped frame in my Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge and I cut one our of some light flowered paper and then I cut 12 out of some yellow card stock.  I also cut one out of some clear acetate.  All of the scallops were cut at 2 3/4".  I used the hide contour feature to cut the patterned paper and the acetate.  I then glued 11 of the yellow scallops together and glued it to the background paper.  I then adhered it to my card. All of my scallops were cut using my Cricut Explore and Design Space.

Next I added some confetti in the center of the circle.  The confetti was part of the table decorations at my retirement party and I thought it would work great to make a shaker card.  It has a garden them with butterflies, bees, flowers in bright shiny colors.  After I added the confetti to the center of the card, I used some glossy accents to adhere the acetate down covering the opening.  Finally I added the final 12th scalloped circle to cover the acetate edges so they can't be seen.  I stamped my sentiment and punched it out with a scallop punch.  I used my Spica glitter pens to add a glitter dot in each of the scallops.

It is already off in the mail to my former office.  I hope they all like the card.  Thanks for visiting.


  1. What a fun adorable card! I love it!!!!
    Happy Retirement Days!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Great card, Deanna. I love all the bright colors you chose to use for your card.