Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Nights Sneak Peek and Cottage Greetings Shaker Card

It’s Saturday once again – Hallelujah!  And it’s a Saturday in my favorite season of the year!  It’s No-Heat-and-No-AC Season!  The windows are wide open and I can hear the birds and the frogs and the neighbor’s geese.  And the occasional truck or car on the road nearby – not my fave sound of nature, but it is what it is!  We get two No-Heat-and-No-AC seasons here in GA – the second one happens in the Fall!  Love ’em both. 🙂

My card today is another shaker card.  You’re probably thinking….seriously?  She figures out how to do one and has a cool new tool to make them easy – and that’s all she’s going to do?!?  Well, I promise this will be my last one for a month.  Okay – maybe a week.  But they’re just so cool!

This one didn’t start out as a shaker card, anyway.  But about half way thru, when I was making the sentiment – the lightbulb went on and it just made sense!  I used the brand new stamp set (so new you can’t even get it yet!) from the upcoming 2016-2017 Annual Catalog called Moroccan Nights.  Since I can’t get the Moroccan DSP yet, I paired it with the vibrantly colored Bohemian DSP – which is retiring on 31 May!  There’s a sentiment from Cottage Greetings and one from Sunburst Sayings, too – just to keep ya on yer toes! 🙂  Take a look-see:

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My design came straight out of my noggin!

I can hear y’all rolling your eyes, you know!  But you’re right to roll ’em, cuz you know that last statement was a total fibulation!!  Yea – you’re right – I used a layout design from Mojo Monday.  Sketch Challenge #444, to be exact!

MM444 Sketch

I started by SNAILing a panel of the Bohemian DSP to a Very Vanilla card stock mat.  Then I pulled out a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock – and created a little more background of my own.  Using one of the cool stamps in Moroccan Nights, I stamped the image several times (I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get things all lined up – this is a Clear stamp set, so you can’t see thru it at all 😉 ) in Island Indigo.  That gave me a tone-on-tone-plus look!  Then I cut three small panels and SNAILd them each to a Very Vanilla mat.  And SNAILd them to the card front.

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I did a lot of heat embossing and a fair amount of fussy cutting on this card, but the fussy cutting was pretty quick and easy, so don’t fret!  To make the shaker element, I started by heat embossing the large and lovely image from Moroccan Nights.  I first inked the stamp in Versamark Ink and then colored it with Blackberry Bliss and stamped the Very Vanilla card stock.  I quickly sprinkled the image with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  That gave me a shiny, Blackberry Bliss-embossed image!  Which I cut out with my Paper Snips (I didn’t even try to cut the little spoke-y doohickeys on the circle…..see ’em down there?  By the way – that long strip image running up the left side of the card case is what I used to make my Island Indigo-on-Bermuda Bay image for my small panels.

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Then I used a 1 7/8″ Circle die from my Circles Collection Framelits (these are retiring, by the way – to be replaced with a huge Circles Layering Framelits set!) to cut the middle out of my fussy cut, heat embossed medallion.  I used my Island Indigo, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers to color the resulting frame!

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The sentiment is from Sunburst Sayings and I just stamped it in Crushed Curry on a piece of Very Vanilla and then punched it with my 2″ Circle Punch.  And I was ready to assemble the shaker.  I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stick a circle of Window Sheet material (I punched it with the soon-to-retire 2 1/2″ Circle Punch) to the back of the embossed frame.  Then I ran a few strips of the new Foam Adhesive Strips around the back of the frame to create the window. The sequins are all gold ones from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (yes, I picked them all out!), which I carefully piled on top of my sentiment.  Then I turned my frame over and stuck it down on top of the sentiment circle!  Done!

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The lanterns are all heat embossed in Gold Stampin Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla Card stock, and then fussy cut (yes, I cut off all the chains – I’m not crazy!!).  I added a little Island Indigo image, also from Moroccan Nights, to a few of them.  Then I colored a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels with a yellow sharpie and stuck them in the center.

I don’t know why.  Just did it.

The other two lanterns I colored in with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

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I stuck the shaker piece onto the card front with some Liquid Glue.  For the banners, I cut a piece of Gold Foil and another strip of Bohemian DSP, bannerized them with my Banner Triple Punch, and used a little bit of Liquid Glue to stick them on.

All of the lanterns are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals – the two on the shaker piece have a combo of Dimensionals (double thickness to accommodate the shaker) and Liquid Glue.  And the card front was done!

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For the inside liner, I stamped a sentiment from Cottage Greetings in Crushed Curry on a panel of Very Vanilla.  Then surrounded it with a few more of the little starburst image from Moroccan Nights, stamped in Island Indigo – and filled in with Crushed Curry.  I matted that onto a Bermuda Bay panel and then SNAILd all that to a piece of Very Vanilla-matted Bohemian DSP.

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I SNAILd it all into my Bermuda Bay card base – and SNAILd the card front on, too.  And that was it for the card!

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I added more Island Indigo star images to the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

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…and cut a liner from Bohemian DSP with my Envelope Liner Framelits!

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Et Voila!  I’m kind of tickled with the sort of exotic flavor of this card!  I think it looks like the inside of a bedouin tent in Lawrence of Arabia!  If the movie was in color, that is!  

The Bohemian DSP is one I sometimes forget to pull out, but it’s so vibrant and colorful….I really should use it more!  I hope that you have it – if not, grab it before it’s gone! 🙂  This DSP – and much much more! – are on the retiring list.  Lots of items reduced in price – some up to 50% off!  Check it!

Only a week left for FREE shipping on any order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) and DOUBLE peppermints on the same order! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share – enjoy your Saturday. 🙂



P.S.  Be watching my Facebook page – across the next couple of says, I’ll be posting more pictures from last week’s OnStage!  Lots of display board pictures to share, with lots and lots of ideas for cards, 3-D items and scrapbook pages! 🙂

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Thru 1 May 2016

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The Moroccan Night stamp set and Foam Adhesive Strips aren’t shown – you’ll be able to get them on 1 June! 🙂


Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base; scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (x 3 – small panels on front); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (smaller mat for inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front and mat for inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (x 3 – mat for small panels on front); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (sentiment panel on inside of card); base for shaker elements and lanterns

Bohemian DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ (one banner on front); envelope liner

Gold Foil sheet: 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ (second banner on front)

Window Sheet: 2 1/2″ Circle

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Nights Sneak Peek and Cottage Greetings Shaker Card

  1. So cool! Love the little lanterns, your fussy cutting skills are far superior to mine. 🙂 Great colors too!

  2. Thanks, Amy. Yes, I’m a fussy cutting Goddess. As long as the shapes are square or rectangular! 😉

  3. Mom

    Good on ya! Good card. Good cutting…like coloring in the lines, sort of. 😃

  4. Very cool! Love those lanterns-wow! You rocked the sketch, too! I am enjoying your shaker cards, Keep ’em coming. I love the open window time of year, too! 🙂

  5. Thanks, Jari – I’ve not made them before, so they’re kind of fun! And I fight closing the windows when summer and winter “hit”! 🙂

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