Saturday, 23 September 2017

Shaker Sixteen

Next week is my youngest sons 16th birthday and I have absolutely no idea where the last sixteen years have gone, my baby is now a strapping 6' teenager with a little more attitude than I approve of.

As with most boys their favourite colour is typically blue so with that in mind I decided to keep it simple but straight to the point of it being his 16th.

I started by making my own backing paper for the star by stamping some stars in Versamark and embossing them with silver then using a dark blue ink pad to add colour, then assembled the shaker star.  I stamped the word 'Son' with the same blue and die cut it out and adhered with 3D foam.  The sentiment underneath is from the same stamp set (sorry un-named from Ebay) just stamped in black direct to the card.

The 16 is actually a 3D sticker that I picked up as individual numbers from Hallmark Cards of all places.  They cost £1 each and come in blue glitter (as seen), silver glitter, pink glitter and diamante and are already sticky - going back for another set in silver for the other sons 21st in November :)

The confetti stars are also another card shop purchase, this time from The Card Factory for... yes you've guessed it a pound and they have lots of designs if you like making shaker cards or just to bug the recipient by tipping them inside the card so they make a wonderful happy mess upon opening!


HLS - Anything Goes with Die Cuts Challenge

Supplies: White 7x5 card base, linen white cardstock, Spellbinders nesting star dies, Hallmark Cards glitter self adhesive stickers and star, Brilliance midnight sky ink pad, Versamark ink pad, Confetti silver stars from The Card Factory and silver embossing powder.


  1. Hi Claire, a great card for your son's 16th birthday. Hope you get a grunt of appreciation. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  2. Great card and I love how you did the sentiment and numbers.

  3. A fabulous shaker card and lovely sentiment. Such a beautiful design. x

  4. Such a cute shaker card for your Son's 16th Birthday..I love it..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


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