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Hi Crafty Friends! Stephanie here with a new mini slimline shaker Christmas card! 



I have been wanting to try making a full shaker card and a mini slimline, so I combined them! I started with the largest of Lawn Fawn's new Large Mini Slimline Stackables dies. I die cut one slimline card base from white cardstock and one from white glitter cardstock to use as snow later. I then ink blended the sky with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide. I added in some snow and stars to the sky with Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Paste with a stencil. While the paste was drying, I colored the stamped images. I stamped the car and tiny deer from the Car Critters and Car Critters Christmas Add-Ons sets. The cute Yeti and trees are from the Yeti or Not. All the images are colored with Copic markers. 



I took the glitter cardstock mini slimline I die cut earlier and used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders to make snow drifts on either side of the card. In the middle of the card, where the card will go, I inked in some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. I wanted the blue to look like melting snow for the car to drive on. I also added in a little Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide near the very top of the card. Once I was happy with the background colors, I glued down the snow drifts, the trees and the Yeti. 



Next, I made my shaker element. I took some plastic packaging I saved from a stamp set and cut it to about an inch bigger than the card. I laid 1/8" Scor tape around the edge of the back of the card. I wrapped the plastic around the card and sealed it except for the top edge. I then poured in a little bit of glitter and snowy colored sequins. I folded and sealed the top edge of the plastic. I added a bit more tape to keep it secure. This really was the easiest shaker card I've ever made! 

To finish the card, I added the Critter Car and a couple of trees on top of the plastic so the sequins will shake behind them. I embossed my sentiment with Ranger embossing powder and die cut with a banner die cut. The sentiment is also from the Yeti or Not stamp set. 

I had so much fun making this shaker mini slimline card! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day! 

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