Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Welcome to InKing Royalty's May Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate Sunshine, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with sunny images of joy in the great outdoors. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I think of Sunshine, I think of being outdoors enjoying the sunshine!!!  What better way to enjoy the sunshine than golfing?  I've used the Clubhouse Suite for this adorable shaker card - hurry to get yours, this beauty retires June 2, 2020!

Here's how to make it:

Cut and score with your Paper Trimmer:

  • Crushed Curry - 8.5" x 5.5" - scored at 4.25" 
  • Crushed Curry - 5.5" x 4.25"
  • Country Club DSP - 2 pieces at 5.5" x 4.25" (I used two different patterns, a plaid for the focal point and golf flags for the background)
  • Window Sheet - 5.25" x 4" (this will allow plenty of surface to adhere to the inside of your shaker box, but not so much that you risk it peeking out on the sides)
  • Whisper White - 5.25" x 4" (for inside your card)

Stamp with the Clubhouse stamp set:

  • "Happy Birthday" in Memento Tuxedo Black on a plaid ribbon of DSP (there is a sheet that has various shapes, including the plaid ribbon you see pictured - it is sized to match the dies)

Die Cut with Stitched Rectangles:

  • The 5.5" x 4.25" piece of DSP that you want to be on the front of your card AND the 5.5" x 4.25" piece of Crushed Curry. Layer the Crushed Curry under your DSP and die cut the pieces at the same time.  Try to center this the best you can

Die Cut with the Gold Club Dies:

  • Garden Green and Shaded Spruce - tufts of grass (I used 4 of each color)
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade and Night of Navy - golf balls (I cut 6 balls in each color, which is twice through the die cut machine per color)
  • Scrap of Smoky Slate - Golf Tee
  • Scrap of Whisper White -Golf Ball
  • Your stamped Plaid "Happy Birthday" Ribbon - the ribbon die that fits the section of DSP you chose to stamp on

Prepare Wooden Shaker Elements:

  • Pop out the wooden shapes from the Country Club Elements that you wish to use - I used golf clubs, flags and golf balls

Assemble Your Card:

  • Fold your scored Crushed Curry card base at the 4.25" score line and burnish with your bone folder
  • Adhere the 5.5" x 4.25" piece of DSP that you want to be the background of your shaker card (in my example, this piece has flags).  If your background DSP has a directional image on it, make sure that the top of the image is toward the folded edge of the card base.
  • Set your card base aside
  • Now take the two pieces in which you cut rectangles out of the middles.  Glue the Crushed Curry to the back side of your DSP - this will make the front of your shaker card stronger so that it can handle all the shaking it will get 😉
  • Using your Multipurpose Liquid Glue, apply a thin line around the inner rectangle on the Crushed Curry side of your card front - adhere your window sheet
  • Now take Foam Adhesive Strips and line them around the outer edge of your Crushed Curry and also about 1/4 from the inner edge. Ensure that there are no gaps on your inner rectangle of Foam Adhesive Strips, or your shaker elements won't stay visible.  Do not remove the backing yet
  • PRO TIP: While this piece is still face down (Crushed Curry side up), lightly dust your window sheet and around the inner edge of the Foam Adhesive Strips with your Embossing Buddy.  This will keep your paper elements from static-clinging to the Window Sheet and from sticking to any residual glue that may be on the inner edge of your Foam Adhesive Strips.  If too much powder comes out of the Embossing Buddy, you can wipe some off the Window Sheet using a paper towel, but don't wipe too much or too hard else the static will build right back
  • Lie your wooden elements face down on the Window Sheet inside your inner Foam Adhesive Strip frame.  When I saw "face down" I mean so that the side with the design is "looking" out your window.
  • Add your tufts of grass and colored golf balls - no particular order is necessary, but you want to make sure you aren't stacking your various elements; if they get stacked they will get wedged between the Window Sheet and the card base and then they won't shake
  • Once you have all your shaker elements arranged, gently peel off the backing of all Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Take your card base and carefully lay it onto the shaker box you have created, taking care to ensure the design on your DSP aligns with the direction of the card fold (this isn't important for a plaid, but it would be for flags or golf carts) and that you line up all four edges of the card base and Shaker Window.  Once aligned, apply a small amount of pressure to make sure all the Foam Adhesive Strips seal to both sides of paper
  • Adhere your golf tee, golf ball and sentiment ribbon to the front of your card.  I chose to put them in the bottom right corner, but the choice is ultimately yours!
  • Adhere your Whisper White panel to the inside of the card base

Now shake, shake, shake!!!

Isn't that such a pleasant sound to hear those wooden elements shaking around inside your card?  I promise that the golfer in your life is going to LOVE this!!!

Here's a closer look at the die-cut Golf Ball - I just adore the detailed embossing that this die creates! It looks so realistic that you would hardly guess it's just a plain piece of Whisper White card stock!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopSheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Joanne Brown

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo  YOU ARE HERE
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

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  1. Perfect shaker card! A definite HOLE IN ONE.

  2. This is such a fun shaker card!!! I love that you put the wood elements in the shaker!!!

  3. Golf is sunshine to many! I love your use of wooden elements for the shaker card. The card is beautiful, and your instructions are clear and helpful. Thanks for sharing your work.

  4. What fun! Any golfer would love this card, especially when they're waiting for the next hole to open up. It'll give them something to play with!

  5. Great shaker card! Love the wood elements, and the papers are perfect!

  6. How creative! This is a fabulous masculine card! Great job!

  7. What an adorable shaker card! I like the way you framed it with the DSP/

  8. Ahhh! Such a super-fun card with such adorable elements! I LOVE that you made a shaker card with the grass, flags and clubs. So glad you hopped with us this month, Joanne! ♥

  9. What a fun shaker card! A perfect way to use those wooden elements! Yay!