Saturday, September 20, 2014

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Week 3, Seasonal Shakers

Hi there Winnie and Walter friends and fans, it's that time again! It is an honour to bring you the next installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration. I hope you have been enjoying it so far, I know I have!

Remember to leave a comment on this post, or any of the Winnie and Walter Leading Lady posts on my blog throughout September for your chance to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment!

Wherever you are in the world, September sees you entering a new season, whether it be Spring, Autumn or Fall! So I thought I'd shake things up a little and create a Winnie and Walter seasonal celebration with...

The front panels for each of the shaker cards are created using Winnie and Walter cut files - Winter, Spring and Summer The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and Autumn A Tree for all Seasons.

To create a shaker card you will also need:
  • Fabulous Winnie and Walter stamps
  • White cardstock for front panel and card base
  • Sequins
  • Clear acetate sheet from your local office supply store
  • Foam sheet from your local craft store
  • Circle die (to cut the foam layer)
  • Patterned paper (or be brave and make your own!)
  • (Lots) of double-sided tape!
Shaker cards are fun to make, but they can be tricky to photograph!

First up, "Winter Wishes"... 
Layer 1: White cardstock cut using this gorgeous snowflake cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Soft Pool and Pool inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment. The cardstock is adhered with double-sided tape to...
Layer 2: a sheet of clear acetate, cut to the same size as the white cardstock front, then adhered using double-sided tape to...

Layer 3: a foam rectangle the same size as the white cardstock front, with a circle die-cut piece removed and the remaining "void" filled with a combination of silver snowflake sequins and some special "thank you" sequins from my last Winnie and Walter order, then sealed with double-sided tape to...
Layer 4: the Kaisercraft patterned paper background panel, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 5: the card base.

Next up "Spring Flowers"...
Featuring this cute flower cute file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Pear Tart and Angel Pink Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, filled with Verve Pastel sequins, with Fancy Pants patterned paper.

Next up "Celebrate Sun / Summer"
Featuring this fun sun cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Dandelion and Rose Bud Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment (highlighting "sun" in yellow ink), filled with Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade and Gold sequins, with Echo Park patterned paper.

And last but not least "Autumn Bliss"...
Featuring this fabulous leaf cut file from Winnie and Walter A Tree for all Seasons, and stamped in Lilac Posies and Morocco Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with Neat & Tangled Festive Fall sequins and gold glass beads from my stash, with the background panel created using Luminarte paints on watercolour paper.
"Autumn Bliss" card playing along with 

I hope you are inspired to try and create your own shaker card - whatever the reason and no matter the season!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity and to to Jenny for being my Silhouette saviour!


  1. Wowzers! These are so awesome!!

  2. I LOVE these shaker cards!!! What a fun project to create four for the seasons!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. WOW! These seasonal shaker cards are awesome! You've got my mind swirling with ideas!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL FESTIVAL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. These are so beautifully crafted, each one is stunning. Thanks so much for the inspiration:-)

  5. These are just brilliant, Lyndal ... what a fantastic idea to do a shaker for each season! Anita :)

  6. wow your cards are fabulous.. love all those shakers.. fabulous designing.

  7. Oh how pretty!
    These would be so
    awesome to give or
    receive. Love them!
    Carla from Utah

  8. How cute are these? What a fun way to create shaker boxes. I love the bold sentiments and the way you colored them. Fabulous cards!!

  9. Love seeing these on the W&W blog...the sequins match so nicely to the season. Such pretty cards.

  10. Yay! I love them! They all make me so happy!

  11. These are just adorable shaker cards! What a great idea for a set of gift cards too! Love the tutorial you provided as well! Thanks for joining in the "Fall Festival" challenge at Dies R Us!

  12. Way to showcase the bold season sentiments :) awesome shakers !

  13. Beautiful set! Love all the gorgeous colours!

  14. Super cool shaker cards, Lyndal! Looks like you had heaps of fun making them - thanks for the step-by-step how-to!

  15. These are just too fun! Love how you showed off the great seasonal sentiments here.

  16. What a fabulous set!!! LOVE how you did all the 4 seasons. These are just so pretty and fun!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. Wonderful Shaker cards! Great tutorial. I love that you used the large cut-out from the large white rectangle and used the pattern paper for the background and border. Your season shaker cards are beautiful and great tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Just...WOW! What a great, simple (altho tricky to execute, as you show in detail) design. LOVE the multi-coloured sentiments, seasonal mixtures of sequins, and the whole "wherever you are in the world" theme. You are the leading-est of the ladies!

  19. Genius!
    ALL the shaker cards are so beautiful!

  20. oh, I love this idea! great set of cards!

  21. these are amazing!!! love them!!
    Moxie Craftie

  22. seriously how cute are these!

  23. Loving these shakers cards! love the different colored sequins and the multi-colored sentiments!

  24. It's a shaker for all seasons!!! I absolutely love them Lyndal!!! You are so very inspiring and thanks so much for all your wonderful creations you brought us for the W&W Leading Lady feature-you really rocked it!!! :)

  25. These cards are so awesome! You have captured the seasons perfectly!

  26. Love these clever seasonal shaker cards.

  27. What a beautiful variety of shaker cards!

  28. You already know how much I love these shakers, Lyndal! There's one big problem here, however ... you'd never be able to give one away! You'd have to give the whole set to someone at once, I'd think, to prevent breaking them up. Such a predicament!!

  29. Holy. Are you kidding me?! These are amazing Lyndal!!

  30. What a gorgeous set of cards. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.
    Hugs Helen (DT)

  31. Fantastic shaker set of cards...each one delightful!

  32. Shaker cards are so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Journal this month. =)

  33. These are AMAZING Lyndal!! Thanks for the instructions on how you made these ... must give it a try! LOVE how you made one for each season with the perfect die-cut shapes. Fabulous!! Loll xx

  34. BEAUTIFUL set of seasons shakers Lyndal - LOVE your CLEVER windows and FUN shakers!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and your tutorial on how to create them. I am new to the world of die cutting (I have a Big Shot) and look forward to getting adventurous, even creating some shakers :) Your top tip for using a foam layer is going to make things so much easier, no messing around with bits of adhesive foam strips / dots - very cool :)
    The added bonus with your clever shaker technique is that you still have the main shape "left over" to use for another project - WTG!!!
    PS - sorry if my comment appears twice - I visited last week but can't see my comment, so I think I must have done something wrong when I submitted it => 2nd time lucky :)

  35. Your card is great
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday ;) 

  36. Love your shaker cards! Thanks for participating in Dies R Us "Fall Festival" challenge!

  37. these cards are incredible!!!! I'll have to CASE them for sure!

  38. Wow stunning cards! Soooo eye catching Lyndal.


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