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Hello! Today I have a Christmas shaker card to share with you. I know, I know....it's almost the unofficial start of Summer, but I find that I don't always have enough handmade cards to give over the holidays, so why not start now? And shaker cards with Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground are perfect for the holidays.
I often like to color images and just keep them together until I feel like putting them on a card, or I have inspiration. I colored this sweet little image named Sami from A Day for Daisies quite some time ago, and just never put it on a project. I knew it was perfect for a shaker.
Since I had pre-colored Sami, I chose my Sparkle Blend based on the colors I used on the image. Boughs of Holly was just perfect! This is a traditional Christmas colored Blend, but I really love the various shades of green in it. There is lots of sparkle and shine, plus some stars, holly leaves, and flowers.
I backed my shaker window with a small gingham, and cut the window with an oval die from Lawn Fawn's Magic Color Slider Die set. That die set has 3 shapes that are just perfect for shaker cards.

I love to mix patterns, so I added some polka dot cardstock that was cut with an older Avery Elle banner die. I also adhered a few additional sequins to the front of the card for additional sparkle. My sentiment is from Stampendous.
Do you get your holiday cards started early? When do you usually begin working on them? This is a bit early for me, but you gotta strike when inspiration hits, right? Please be sure to visit White Rose Crafts to see all of the currently available Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. Sparkle Blend are all Limited Edition, so once they're gone, they're gone. Feel free to use my discount code, "Alison 15" to save 15% off of your entire purchase at White Rose Crafts. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

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