Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Guest post: Carrie Elias

Hi Everybody! My name is Carrie Elias and I am so happy to be on Wilna's site today : )

My home has recently become Seattle, WA and the Pacific Northwest is the prettiest place I've ever visited, so right now I'm in heaven.  I've been married to my love for a quite a while and we have two of the cutest puppies (one who can meow like a cat, and the other who is probably the most polite dog I've ever met). We recently decided to take the big plunge and so now I'm almost 20 weeks pregnant and we are loving every second of it! Other loves of mine include taking pretty pictures, creating fun graphics on my computer, eating lots of fresh, sweet fruit, listening to the song "Happy" during summertime rainstorms, and enjoying nature (as long as it's not too hot, since I'm allergic to the sun).  Also, I've been known to say "it's a Christmas miracle year round" 

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card

The idea for this fun project came about because a few of my friends and I decided to do an ATC (artist trading card) summertime swap! In order to make our ATCs easily fit into pocket scrapbooking we made them all sized to 3x4 inches. I so enjoy the thought of having little pieces of summer art from a bunch of my friends, and these ice cream shaker cards are my addition to the group.   An ice cream shaker combined with sequins, and pretty paper sounded just perfect to me!  Here's a process video sharing how I put these cute interactive cards together:

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | sequins

Some helpful notes/details about this project: 

  • I created the "summer" cut using the Bebas font on my computer and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.
  • I purchased the actual Ice Cream cut file in the Silhouette Online Store.
  • I resized all the elements of the ice cream cut file down to 84% so it fits perfectly onto a 3x4 inch card. 
  • I used 110 lb plain white cardstock for some of the cuts to add the correct height so my sequins had room to shake. Becuase of this I only had to use 5 layers of this specific cut instead of the full number recommended using a thinner weight cardstock. Also, my Cameo cut thought this heavy cardstock just fine, using the slowest setting along with double cut. 
  • The papers used in this project are from the Glitz Design Brightside collection.
  • I used transparency film instead of clear acetate and really like how thin it is in comparison.

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | group
{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | layers

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | ice cream cone

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | text

{pocket scrapbooking} summer shaker card | brightside papers

Related Products:

Color Shine 

Georgia Peach

3-D Shaker Embellishment:

Ice Cream Cone

Silhouette Bundle

Transparency Film

110 lb White Cardstock
Glitz Design 

Brightside Collection
Gold Foil Paper

Sequins: Yes Peas

Sequins: Orange County

Sequins: Sunny Day
Sequins: Blush Crush

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Wilna Furstenberg


KraftyBuns said...

Omg those are so cute Carrie! I always love what you make and love watching the process!

Gloria King said...

I love the colors you chose for this project they
Transport me to me to a pretty place. The shaker
Boxes as ice cre comes are fun and make me
Smile. These are beautiful and congratulations
On your puppies and your new baby that's on it's way.
I can tell your passionate about paper. Me too.

Amanda O'Banion said...

These are so much fun! The colors could not be more perfect and scream "summertime". You always do such awesome work!

Sweet Escape said...

These are awesome!!! Love the Ice cream cone!! Definitely a reminder of summer. It was neat to see the techniques you used. Loved it!!!

Veronica said...

Love your 3x4 card Carrie! Tx for sharing your process!

Auror Willow said...


Christina said...

the colors are absoulty perfect for summer!! carrie has so much talent & i'm always inspired by her. i'm so happy i have one of these.

Ellen H. said...

I love your projects so much and Carrie is one of my faves too!! I'm so happy she can be on your blog!! :)

THcreates said...

Love the idea of creating little works of art for pocket scrap booking. Great tutorial on how to make a shaker card. Thanx!

val said...

I love your tutorial and so fun that you go to post it on Wilna's blog!!! I'm very lucky to be the proud owner of one of these cards and I can't wait to use mine!!!!

Jenn V said...

This is so beautiful and so well done. I love the idea of creating 3x4 cards for your friends!