Thursday 12 November 2015

Shaker Tag Money Holder

Today I have a fun interactive card to share with you.  
I usually give money to the older kids in our family for Christmas - there is no way I could choose appropriate gifts for them! So I need interesting ways to present money… and today's card fits the bill.
First, I created a shaker tag using some Hero Arts acetate tags and some of my new Sparkle and Shine Shaker Selection (available in my shop and on its way to Simon Says Stamp right now!). I simply stitched two tags together, leaving a gap at the bottom, then added the shaker mix and finished the stitching.  
Next, I stamped a Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cat onto some MFT paper, trimmed it out, then adhered to a white cat cut with the coordinating dies. I added a santa hat, then die cut some tiny holes near the cat's paws and threaded through some Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Cord. Finally, I trimmed down some gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio paper to use as a backdrop. ETA - I adhered the tag to the card with strong double sided tape - I added lots of tape but only behind the cat so it did not show through. It's secured really well. :)
Shaker Tag Money Holder 
Once the money is tied in place, it looks just like my little kitty is holding onto it.
Shaker Tag Money Holder 3 
And here you can see a close up of the gorgeous snowflakes in my Sparkle and Shine Shaker mix - they have a beautiful rainbow effect when they catch the light. :)
Shaker Tag Money Holder 2
That's all for today. 
Thank you so much for your visit. I'll be back again very soon…
Bye for now.


Lori B said...

Love this idea-so cute!

Dori Johns said...

Love it, love it, love it! But will you please tell how you attached the shaker tag to the card? I'd love to make some of these for my grandsons. Thanks so much, Lucy, for another darling idea. :-)

Ruth said...

That is such a brilliant idea! We always give money to some cousins' children and this would be ideal. Love it. xx

conil said...

Wow! Love this gift card. Ingenious the way you attached the money and the tag itself is just lovely.

Dee said...

I absolutely love this ! such a fun card!

Beth H. said...

Super cute! I love how the kitty looks like he is holding the money. I love your shaker collections too. Such beautiful color combinations!

Carol Ric said...

Suoer cute card.

Dori Johns said...

Lucy, thank you so very much for answering my question about attaching the tag to the card. It's one of the prettiest shakers I've seen and the cat holding the money is such a clever idea! You always inspire me. Hugs!