It was my turn to come up with a challenge on the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog and I chose a beach theme. I’ve wanted to make a shaker for a while, so I paired this retired Stampin Up stamp set called Shore Thing with some sand I got from the beach. The little sand piper image is my favorite from the set, so I embossed the birds then I sponged a sky and stamped some sand, which you can’t see it now that I put actual sand in the shaker.
I had intended to make a card, but when I got my patterned paper out, I had some scraps that would work great to alter a plain white gift bag. I love the layout I came up with, but decided to add the stitched chocolate chip ribbon and WOW what a difference that made. I added some bashful blue stitched ribbon to close the bag.
Oh and here’s a link to a great shaker tutorial on Amy’s blog, Prairie Paper and Ink. I will definitely be making more shakers in the future. They add a lot of fun to your project.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team came up with, here.
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