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2016 shaker calendars

Hello!  Wow, can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!  I have to get some pies tomorrow and then cook on Thursday.  My youngest one always looks forward to Thanksgiving, mostly because he likes to eat everything!

After a little bit of procrastination today, I completed my chores.  Then I had an hour or so to finish up my shaker calendars. 

I love the new Mama Elephant release!  I went a little overboard and bought the dies too.  Usually I don't because they are so pricey but boy, they sure make cutting out everything easy.  I made 10 of these in total.  Eight of them are listed in my Etsy store.  Took me a little bit of trial and error to get them the way I wanted.

I filled up little clear bags with sequins, glitter and microbeads.  I think the clear bags allow the glitter to move around more freely.  I still used clear cardstock over the clear bags cause it is stronger and sturdier.  I didn't use any foam to pop up the top layer.

I think I got a little carried away filling up some bags than others.  You really don't need much to fill these up.

The back has the Tim Holtz's easel die.

Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Comments

Love the lucky cats on your shaker calendars.....
These calendars are so dang cute. Bet they'll sell out fast on your Etsy store. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Leanne said…
Super cute calendars Eva!! I went a little crazy with this release too, but didn't get the die for this stamp set, maybe I should!

I hope you had a very nice Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
eunice said…
WOW! Your calendars are SO CUTE!!! What a great idea to use little baggies to put the sequins in for your shakers...definitely gonna have to try that! And I like how you added the easel to the back too. Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful inspiration!

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