Thursday, December 16, 2021

Chillin' and Shakin' without a Border

Hello everyone; I am sharing a fun shaker card on the MISTI Blog today. At first glance, this might not seem like a shaker, but it is! This technique has been around for a few years, but I recently discovered it in an online class! I will get back to the "how-to" of the shaker, but first, let's talk about how the MISTI makes stamping a joy!

I use the New Original MISTI and/or the New Mini MISTI for every card project. First, I placed a piece of cardstock in the Original MISTI and stamped the three adorable penguins from Just Chillin' a far enough distance to die-cut them. (by the way, Just Chillin' is BACK in stock! Woohoo! Haha, I am just so excited because it's one of my favorite new sets!)  Anyway... I always leave my stamps on the platform until I finish making the card if I have an issue and have to restamp. That is one of the reasons I love having more than one MISTI. While the image stamps are in the Original, I stamp the sentiment with the Mini MISTI.

Creating a Seamless Shaker is easy, so it's my new favorite technique! 
Cut clear stamp packaging or flimsy acetate larger than the card front. It should be large enough to fold over and adhere. Decorate the card front. Place the card front face down on clear packaging. Miter the corners of the acetate. Add double-sided tape to the back of the card front. Remove the tape backing on 3 sides. Fold clear packaging along the card front and adhere. This will leave one side open to fill with shaker filler. Flat sequins are ideal, but as you can see, my shaker is filled with both flat and curved. For flat sequin mixes, I really like Picket Fence Studios. Seal the remaining side by folding over the packaging and adhering to the tape. Lastly, adhere your shaker to a card base. Easy peasy!  

One more thing before I go, check out the new MIS-T Ruler! They are sized perfectly for use with the MISTI and come in metric and imperial units of measure! I am thrilled with this new tool! I am terrible at ending up with a teeny tiny workspace, so a normal-sized T-ruler makes me crazy! No room! How exciting to have small T-Rulers to help in getting things straight!  

I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #516!

This is also for the Free For All Challenge - SNOW!
Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Oh what a gorgeous card Angie - love those wee penguins, and the shaker element is such fun
    Stay safe

  2. Another cute shaker - love those penguins having a party

  3. Such a cute layout with the added element of shaking! And the T ruler, grrrr..I just last week broke down and purchased a big one from Amazon. I would so rather have this high quality small one.

  4. These little penguins are so fun and I like the way you stamped them around the sentiment. Thanks so much for your directions for making a seamless shaker card ~ I've never heard of this before and am going to try it!

  5. Beyond adorable! What a sweet, awesome design. It is beyond freezing here at the moment and slated to get several degrees chillier next week, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few penguins wandered the street anytime now. :D

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  6. The penguins are absolutely adorable! cute card

  7. Super-cute card! Those penguins are just adorable and look like they're having fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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