Floral Graciellie Design Shaker Windows Winter

Warm Winter Wishes

November 23, 2020

Hello and welcome!  We are so happy that you dropped by today.

Today we are sharing another project that features the stunning “Christmas Wishes” digital stamp set from Graciellie Design.  We were feeling inspired to create something a bit different and decided that the beautiful poinsettia image would look wonderful as the backdrop in a shaker tag.  Here’s the steps we followed to create our striking and elegant Holiday tag.

Focal Point:

  • The poinsettia image was digitally resized and was printed on smooth white cardstock using a laser printer
  • The image was colored with alcohol markers and shading was added with colored pencils
  • The sentiment was printed on heat-resistant acetate with a laser printer

Background Panel:

  • The tag shape was die cut from white cardstock
  • The die cut shape was then run through the die cut machine inside an embossing folder to create a dimensional pattern on the tag
  • The frame for the shaker was formed by die cutting a frame from 120 lb cardstock
  • The shaker window frame was adhered to the top of the acetate panel on which the sentiment was printed using strong double sided adhesive and the excess acetate was trimmed away
  • More dimension was added to the shaker window frame with foam tape, making the window “deeper” so the shaker bits would move more freely

Tag Assembly:

  • Once the poinsettia image was positioned behind the shaker frame to our liking, the panel was trimmed to the exact size of the frame and set aside
  • The inside of the shaker window was treated with an anti-static powder bag
  • The frame was then turned face down onto our work surface and the shaker bits were carefully sprinkled inside
  • The release paper was carefully removed from the shaker window and the pre-cut poinsettia panel was pressed on top of the foam tape, sealing the shaker bits inside the shaker box
  • The shaker box was adhered to the embossed tag using a combination of strong double-sided adhesive and liquid glue

Finishing Touches:

  • The entire tag was matted with a thin pool-colored cardstock mat
  • A bow tied from red organdy ribbon was attached to the top of the tag

Even though 2020 has been a very strange and unsettling year, there is always something to be thankful for.  Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away for us here in the United States, we wanted you to know that we are thankful for your visit today and for this wonderful industry that we have been blessed to be a part of.

We hope you enjoyed today’s project and that it has inspired you to try this technique.  If you liked our project today, please feel free to leave a comment for us and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss the next time we post another project.

We hope that you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.  Stay crafty!

Michele and Maureen

“The world is full of kind people….if you can’t find one, be one.”


Supply List:

  • Poinsettia Image and sentiment: Graciellie Design – “Christmas Wishes”
  • Tag die: Gina Marie Designs – “Drop Pennant”
  • Embossing folder: Spellbinders – “Quilt It”
  • Dies used to create shaker frame: My Favorite Things – A2 Rectangle STAX, Heffy Doodle – Imperial Stitched Rectangles
  • Shaker window acetate: Judikins – Embossable Window Plastic
  • Alcohol Markers: Copic Sketch Markers
  • Colored Pencils: Faber Castell – Polychromos Pencils
  • Foam Adhesive: Sizzix
  • Ribbon: Offray – Organdy
  • Cardstock: Accent Opaque – 80 lb & 120 lb white
  • Liquid Adhesive: Art Glitter – Designer Adhesive
  • Glitter/Shaker bits: Iridescent Mica Flakes and glitter – Our stash

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