Good evening and welcome to our September Blog Hop!  We are so glad you are here!  If you stopped by Amanda Howard’s page to see her awesome project, you already know that our September theme is Trash to Treasure.

We were supposed to create a project that uses something a normal person, translation non-crafter, would toss out and never think about it!  I love this idea SO much!  One of the things that I always seem to find all over my studio, house and sometimes in my laundry are the backing pieces off of Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, so I had to start saving them and use them for this project!  I knew I wanted to make a shaker card, and what better thing to use as snow in a shaker card than these little white pieces!  I did have one issue when I started to make my card.  I was totally out of Window Sheets, it was late and I was leaving town the next day so couldn’t call one of my delightful downline to borrow some.  But I didn’t panic as I had also been saving the acetate pieces that come with with our Photopolymer stamps, so I dug one out of my stash and started stamping!

The dimensions for this card are as follows:

  • Smoky Slate cardbase 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 and  a scrap that is 3 1/2 x 2 for your greeting
  • Balmy Blue 4 x 5 1/4
  • Fresh Freesia 4 x 5 1/4
  • Window Sheet or a piece for your Photopolymer stamps 4 x 5 1/4
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon 3 inches

Now to get busy!

  1. Cut your cardstock and then die cut your Fresh Freesia piece, the stitched rectangle for your greeting and the snowflakes.
  2. Stamp your greeting in Basic Gray onto the Smoky Slate stitched rectangle.
  3. Attach the Window Sheet to the back side of the Fresh Freesia cardstock with Tear & Tape.
  4. Attach the Foam Strips onto the Window Sheet around the outside edge of the die cut area.
  5. Now for the fun!  Add your Dimensionals backs and Sequins.  Gently peel away the protective backing from the Foam Strips and attach the piece of Balm Blue cardstock.
  6. Adhere the shaker piece to the Smoky Slate cardbase using Multipurpose  Glue.
  7. Use Tear & Tape to attach the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to the Fresh Freesia cardstock.
  8. Attach your greeting using Dimensionals.
  9. Attach the vellum snowflakes using Glue Dots and finish up by adding your Rhinestones.

Here is a little video so you can see the shaker in action!

Thank you for letting me share my trash to treasure creation with you!  I hope I have inspired to you to look at your craft supplies and what you might normally throw away without a second thought  in a different way and make something fantastic!

I am off to see what awesome project Toni Campana has created, so come along with me!

Stay Safe & Crafty!

September Blog Hoppers

Toni Campana
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Amanda Howard
Tracie Evans Langley




Product List

Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)


So Many Snowflakes Dies


Wonderful Snowflakes


Stitched Rectangles Dies


Metallic Mesh Ribbon


Bone Folder


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


Simply Scored


Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine




Silicone Craft Sheet


Foam Adhesive Strips


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad


Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum


Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Sequins For Everything

NC Demos September 2021 Blog Hop – Trash to Treasure

14 thoughts on “NC Demos September 2021 Blog Hop – Trash to Treasure

  • September 26, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Tracie what an awesome idea never thought of that you rock

    • September 27, 2021 at 11:10 am

      Awww. You are too kind! So glad you liked it!

  • September 26, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I can’t believe you used the dimensional backings! You certainly have the crafter’s eye. Your card is wonderful!

  • October 3, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Tracie, I love the idea of repurposing those pesky dimensional covers! My husband is always commenting about finding them all over the house, they follow you where ever you go. So this is a great idea of re-use! I love the color combos that you used as well 🙂

    • October 8, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      Awww. Thank you, Toni! My sister-in-law helped with the color combo. She is the one who got me into stamping in the first place, so I always love to stamp with her and get her opinon.

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