Adorable Elephant Shaker Card

Hi, Everyone!

I finally made a card. I’ve been making tons of excuses lately but mostly, it’s because I don’t want to make the time and because I feel discouraged and am selling myself short. People can be really mean on YouTube (and everywhere else).

I’ve been buying a lot of cute stuff and I only got the motivation to make this card because it’s a neighbor’s birthday – Happy Birthday, Davia!

Adorable Elephants 2

This My Favorite Things stamp set is adorable (appropriately called Adorable Elephants), but I wanted to make it a shaker card, so the heart die is from Lawn Fawn.  Today is MFT’s January release – they have a new heart STAX die set now!

Adorable Elephants 1

The background is created using distress ink.  I colored the elephant using copics and the butterflies using Stampin’ Write markers. It was a very simple card.

The shaker portion is non bulk and does not use any foam so the sequins don’t float around too freely – which is ok because I like for the areas hold the sequins in place.

Adorable Elephants

I made a video but I have to warn you that the lighting is terrible! My sweet husband got me some new lamps and the bulbs need to be replaced. He even installed a can light overhead and we’re waiting on the bulbs for that. I’m sure that will earn me some negative feedback on YouTube.  I hope you like the card!

If you’d like to watch, here’s the video:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Color: Tumbled Glass

Copic Colors: R20, W0, W2, W4

Stampin’ Write Marker Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry, Crisp Canteloup

MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable Elephants

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Stitched Heart Stackables
LF Stitched Heart Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

MFT Grassy Fields Borders
MFT Grassy Fields Borders

EH | SSS | MFT


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Be Creative Tape 5mm (1/4 inch)

Be Creative Tape 5mm (1/4 inch)

SSS | EH

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN


Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


Absorber
Absorber
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17 thoughts on “Adorable Elephant Shaker Card

  1. Caly, DON’T sell yourself short! I recently signed up for your blog because of your talent.
    Surround yourself with the positive folks and your creativity will shine even more. Love, love this cute shaker elephant card. I like the way you made the “shaker” a little tighter…sometimes I get a little frustrated with all the parts, foam tape.. but you made it look easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Caly, This is such a cute card! I am sure the recipient will love it. I have not tried a shaker card but yours is great.
    I know exactly what you are saying about ‘mean’ people. I have encountered the same, but on SCS. Keep on posting, there are many more kind people out there and we love your cards! Marti

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    • On SCS? That’s terrible! I’m sorry to hear that! I wish people like that would realize that meaning mean is not productive for them or the recipient. I hope you’ll find encouragement as well that no matter how good we are, there are people who will hate no matter what. Big hugs to you!

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      • Thanks, Caly. I am quite a bit older than you, so I have learned that lesson many times. I just try to focus on the kind people, though it can get a person down. It helps to share, like you did. Positive feedback really helps. Big hugs, to you, too!
        Marti

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  3. Great card. Don’t let others get you down. Some people hide behind the Internet and act different than they would in person. I love all your cards and look forward to your posts.

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  4. Oh, Caly, this is one adorable shaker card, and I just love the wonderful sky background and the heart with the sequins inside! This is going to make one special child very happy with the elephant and flowers! And I love the grass at the bottom. Sweetness! Hugs!

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  5. Very cute card, Caly. When I first saw the card, it looked like the elephant was blowing a heart-shaped bubble. The sequins add to the effect, since bubbles are shiny and iridescent.

    I’ve read some comments on other videos and was surprised at how rude they were. I figured some immature teenagers got a hold of them and thought they were being cute. People can be so needlessly cruel. Like my parents always said, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

    Keep up the good work and don’t get discouraged. I admire you for all your efforts, knowing that I can’t hold a candle to you. I touch anything electronic and the gremlins frolic!

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