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April Stamp Club - Birthday Shaker Card

April Stamp Club - Birthday Shaker Card

I am honored to be a guest designer for April on the Brutus|Monroe blog. My name is Adam and I enjoy crafting: card making, mixed media and art journaling. I am showcasing the April Stamp Club set. The stamp club delivers a new 2"x3" stamp set each month for $5 which includes shipping! Stamps are exclusively designed by Christopher Alan.

Supply List:

Brutus Monroe April Stamp Club Stamp Set

Brutus Monroe alabaster card stock 110 lbs (cut the following pieces)

  4.25x11" card base

  4x5.25" layer 1

  3.5x3.5" window background

  4x4" window frame

  .5" strip for sentiment

 Brutus Monroe chalk inks:

  Oz, Cornflower, Aubergine, Zest and Jack-o-Lantern


  4x5.25" stitched rectangle

  2x2" stitched square

  2 5/8 x 2 5/8" stitched square

Other Supplies:

  Brutus Monroe all purpose craft glue

  foam tape

  enamel dots

  various sequins and seed beads

  blending tool

  3x3" acetate for window

Step 1 - use 1/4 sheet of alabaster card stock blending Oz, Cornflower and Aubergine ink


Step 2 - die cut rectangle 4x5.25" using blended background paper. Die cut 2" square centered near top of layer.

Step 3 - die cut square 2 5/8" out of 4x4" alabaster piece then die cut 2" square out of the previous square forming the frame.

Step 4 - blend Aubergine ink onto frame.

Step 5 - stamp gift boxes onto 3.5" square of alabaster paper. Stamp the large gift box in Oz and Jack-o-Lantern ink. Stamp the small gift box in Cornflower and Zest ink.

Step 6 - stamp Happy Birthday sentiment on .5" strip of alabaster paper in Cornflower ink.

Step 7 - use Brutus Monroe glue to affix frame around opening in layer 1.

Step 8 - glue acetate to back of blended layer 1 over opening.

Step 9 - apply foam tape to back of layer 1 completely surrounding the square opening.  Add additional foam tape to edges to pop up layer.

Step 10 - add sequins and beads to stamped square.


Step 11 - center layer 1 over sequins/beads and affix making shaker box.

Step 12 - glue shaker layer to card base.

Step 13 - use foam tape to affix sentiment to card.

Step 14 - add enamel dots.

Have fun creating your version of this card!

Enjoy, Adam




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