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It’s my day to post for Paper Crafting World! For my project, I’m using this adorable Nail Polish Box Cut File, but opted not to make it as a box. Instead, I borrowed an idea I got from Jennifer McGuire and this video, to make this clear pocket shaker card.
Did you ever go out and buy something because you saw it showcased in a video and when you tried to work with it, it was a LOT more difficult to work with than the video lead you to expect? That was not the case with the Fuse…it worked exactly the way I hoped it would. The storage pockets are nice and thick, but I think you could use a much less expensive page protector with the same results.
The bear was cut from Stampin’ Up card stock scraps on my Silhouette Cameo. In addition to cutting the individual pieces, I welded them to create a “base” on which to place the pieces to give a more finished look to the back. I knew I would be placing a sentiment panel inside, but didn’t want to see any exposed edges through the acetate.
I sponged the edges of all the pieces for added dimension. I added the finishing touches to the face working from this great tutorial by Melinda Beltran (this is also listed on the Links You’ll Love page). To top it off, I added Crystal Effects to her nose, Wink of Stella to the nail polish bottle and a little bow on her head.
I attached it the bear to the front of the pocket with SNAIL adhesive, being careful to keep it 1/4″ from the edge so as not to be visible from the back. The SNAIL adheres to the acetate amazingly well.
I intended to insert the gift card to a nail salon inside, like the video. I had to go with Plan B because the gift “certificate” was actually larger than the pocket. Plan B was to punch a 1/4″ circle in both the pocket and the gift certificate and ran a ribbon through it to hold the pieces together.
I created a panel for the sentiment slight smaller than the bear on the front; it says, “We think you’re a Perfect Ten so your nails should be, too!” This panel was attached to the inside of the pocket.
For inside the pocket, I combined rose-red sequins as well as rose-red and black seed beads with a bit of gold in the form of star confetti. I had to fight the urge to put more in the pocket as the space seemed so large, but this was just the right amount.
I made this for a friend for her September birthday. I still have it because we haven’t yet gotten together for lunch yet. This post reminds me I really need to make plans with her…where does the time go?