Twinkling Lights Christmas Tree Pocket Shaker Christmas Card FF118

by Joanne James16. September 2022 08:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Space Week' which is 4-10 October. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I went festive rather than space and with the current Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch for my layout, used stars, sparkle and moving parts to create a pocket shaker card with the Lights Aglow paper and Twinkling Lights Christmas tree die - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

This card is all about the sparkle! I used some gold foil embossed Lights Aglow designer series paper for the background of my shaker pocket and also added gold foil behind my Christmas tree diecut and with the gold glimmer star on top. I heat embossed my sentiment, from the 'Sweet Candy Canes' stamp set in gold onto Evening Evergreen cardstock - I also used another sentiment from this set on the inside of my card:


The stars and moving parts comprise the (retired) gold sequins I used for the inside of my pocket shaker - I also added some of the tiny stars to decorate my diecut Christmas tree. Isn't that just so sparkly?! 

These pocket shakers are so fun and so easy to make - you just put your background and shaker elements into a cellophane envelope and take the back shut before adding to your card. They are slimmer than a traditional shaker card, which makes them great for posting, but there is still room for the contents to move around. Have you ever tried one? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear what kinds you've experimented with.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
9/16/2022 12:41:14 PM #

Beautiful card!

JaydeeUnited States
9/16/2022 1:07:45 PM #

Joanne, so much wonderful shimmer and shine.  I bet it looks even better IRL.  Just gorgeous

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
9/16/2022 1:48:53 PM #

What a great card Joanne.  Great minds think alike.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/16/2022 9:50:18 PM #

Oh, Joanne! So much fabulous sparkle and shimmer! This card is absolutely stunning! I definitely need to try one of these shaker cards. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
9/17/2022 8:27:19 PM #

Love all the sparkle and shine!  Beautiful card, so rich and elegant!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
9/18/2022 12:58:43 PM #

That's beautiful, love the sparkle and how you used the shaker pocket, works perfectly!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
9/19/2022 2:49:12 AM #

Oh, I love this! The sparkle is amazing. Full shakers like this aren't hard to make but they sure pack a punch - yours is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT Smile

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
9/20/2022 8:52:27 PM #

Such a beautiful festive card, Joanne! Love all the gold on green embellishments you included!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful holiday card with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Libby Fens
Libby FensUnited States
9/26/2022 3:03:34 PM #

The thumbnail doesn't do your card justice! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining Try Stampin' on Tuesday for challenge #573, beautiful job on your card!

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