Christmas Shakers

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Shakers are one of my favourites, so I made a couple of them for our family and friends this weekend. As always, I'm behind with my Christmas designs, but this year I've got so much new material to have a play with thanks to the CMOTY prize! Here are two cards to start with, using some of the prizes:





Acetate can be tricky to work with (you need a lot of patience, too!). It took me long to work out this technique, but it's foolproof so just follow these steps:
  1. Cut the piece of acetate required for the shaker window. Place it on a clean, white sheet.
  2. Carefully wipe both sides with a tumble dryer sheet. One sheet can be used over and over again so don't bin it after the first use. It will leave a slight film of grease on the acetate.
  3. Now wipe both sides with a clean tea towel, from left to right. The acetate should cling to the white sheet, but make sure not to bend it in the process.
  4. Hold the acetate against the light and check if it's clean.
I treated myself to an early Christmas present as my Sizzix Big Shot broke after four years of continuous use. I went a size larger as I had already thought about investing in a Big Shot Plus to use some bigger dies. Can't wait to get it next week although it's annoying that I'd just bought replacement parts for my old machine.

See you soon with some adorable LOTV shakers!

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