Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Look Around & See Beauty -- a Bugaboo Stamps Tutorial

I'm guest designing the next several months at Bugaboo Stamps (Woot! Woot!)  One of the assignments of guest designers is coming up with a monthly tutorial.  This always makes me pause a bit, because gee, really, do I have anything unique to share?  We're all at such different crafting levels, it's difficult to know. Well, today you'll find me on the Catch the Bug blog, so check it out! 

I love making shaker cards, so I thought I'd share a tutorial on how I use some basic dies in my collection to construct them, hoping perhaps it will help someone out there in the crafting world!

Here goes!

First, I used just the sentiment from the Beauty-Butterfly sentiment set

Here are the supplies:

You'll need stacking dies (I find square of circle dies to be easiest to use.  I used square here), acetate (I have even been known to save acetate from store packaging), card stock of your choice, foam tape or fun foam, sequins, and a card base.

First, cut out the sentiment and the acetate.  Both of these use the largest of your dies.

I like to tape my dies down with washi tape.  It holds them in place without ripping the paper or removing color from it.

Next, cut out the frame.  This takes two dies that are close together in size.  I'm using Spellbinders square dies for this card. Again, I use washi tape to secure them to the paper:

Here are all the layers cut out, ready to assemble:

I added some white pigment ink around the edges of the violet paper.  If you look closely, you can see the piece of acetate that is cut the same size as the sentiment.

Now, to assemble the card...

I attached the piece of violet paper to the front of the white card base, then taped the sentiment piece to the front of that.  The frame is glued with tacky glue to the front of the piece of acetate.  On the back side of this, I attach either foam tape, or a piece of fun foam cut with the same dies that cut the frame, and glued.  With this card, I used foam tape.  Make sure the tape goes all the way around the frame.  Holes leave a place for sequins to escape.

Next, place sequins or beads, just in the middle of the sentiment.

Peel the tape off, or add glue if using fun foam, and carefully place on the sentiment square.

Embellish the card to your heart's desire, and you have a shaker card!

Here's another card I made using a new set of Quotes from We Are 3 Digital Shop.

Both of these cards use papers from We Are 3. They use Watercolor Batik (paper the sentiments are printed on), Rainbow Gingham (the frames), and Pastel Burlap (card bases). 

The clear acetate that I used on these cards was purchased from The Cutting Cafe Shop.  The foam tape is from Close To My Heart. 

Do you visit the Catch The Bug blog regularly?  There's tons of great inspiration to be found there, plus challenges, news of freebies and sales, and so much more! Check out the Bugaboo Stamps Fan Club on Facebook, too, for even more great stuff!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party


  1. The cards are beautiful Julie, and thanks for the great tutorial!

  2. Thank you for sharing your fun, colorful shaker cards and tutorial with us at Through The Craft Room Door

  3. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our NOT JUST CARDS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper