Saturday, June 7, 2008

CD envelope shaker cards

I found this tutorial on Maria's blog & just had to try looked so cute!! I bought a box of 50 Memorex CD/DVD envelopes from Staples (dirt cheap!) - these are the ones with the clear plastic windows in the middle. Decorate the outside of the envelope but MAKE SURE the envelope is upside down....the opening is at the bottom!!! Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 7/8" square, and stamp your main image in the center. Colour it and add any other details to it (this one is pretty plain cuz it's the first one I did!) Add adhesive to the bottom of this piece and carefully insert it into the envelope (opening is down by her feet). Make sure the adhesive & your envelope don't meet YET!!! Add your "shakers" - punches, flowers, glitter, confetti, etc. so it shows through the window. Carefully seal the envelope to the cardstock, making it smooth. Seal the envelope, add ribbon or other embellies that you want, and then attach it to the card base, which is 5 1/2" square. This is Flower Power Tilda - I coloured her with my SU markers.

Here is the second one I made. I was a bit more adventurous with this one! LOL I used all High Hopes stamps - Jungle background, Camilla Gorilla, sentiment and bananas. I coloured all of this with Gamsol and prismas! The card base is Sahara Sand. AND, believe it or not, I cut out all the bananas for the shakers! Crazy! My hand was sooooo sore!!!! LOL


Jane said...

Love the card! And thanks for the mini tutorial. I keep saying I'm going to try this but haven't yet.


Deb said...

they are amazing Chris, well done on all the cutting too, well worth the effort!

Littlekel90 said...

What a terrific idea!! I think I have a few of those around here from my college days. LOL They sell them in HUGE packs at our Sam's Club, too. Not sure I would need that many, but maybe I can get some with my local stampin' buddies. Thanks for the idea, Chris. I hadn't seen these before. They are both cute, but WOW is that gorilla cute or what?! I bet your hand IS sore, girl.

Seleise said...

LOVE THESE CARDS!!! How fun and cute is that? Thanks, Chris! Super cute idea! and, I have a bunch of those cd holders. when to play, when to play... :)

Donelda said...

What a brilliant idea!! I love the gorilla...I can think of a few folks who could receive that card :-) Off to see if I have any of these cards laying around. :-)

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