Monday, December 21, 2015

Shakin' It With Darnell and Kim!

Today I had a lot of fun - I went to breakfast with Darnell and Kim and then went back to Darnell's house to play with Darnell's toys. She showed me how to use the Fuse tool for making shaker cards. I used her kite dies from Paper Smooches to cut out the kite and then I ran the panel through the Big Shot using the Sizzix cloud embossing folder. I used a part of an Avery Elle plastic sleeve to create the shaker pouch. I didn't have time to finish making the shaker at Darnell's but I brought it home and broke out my Fuse tool. I think I put in too many star sequins because they don't really shake but that Fuse tool is really cool for making 4 compartments for the sequins - you can't see the fused line because it is behind the positive parts of the die cut kite. I cut two tails and glued them together for more dimension. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter. I picked these colors because I made this card for the SCS color challenge today which is silver, gold and black.
I've tried making shaker cards with the foam tape, foam adhesives, etc and really had a lot of problems with that and acetate so I think I will stick with the pouches and Fuse tool.
Thanks for coming by!


  1. I've never heard of a Fuse Tool, but you created a really great card with that kite!

  2. Harriet....this is simply one amazing card! You totally made your fabulous kite rock. We will have to call you the Fuse Queen!

  3. Wait. What? Don't I get to be the Queen and you the Princess since I showed you how to use it? lol! No, okay, you get to be the Fuse Queen because you really, let's just say, put your WHOLE self into making this! I'm just karacking myself up! Now. Seriously. I do love how this turned out, Harriet, and I'm going to be using my kite die and CASEing this for my next shakers. Great design with the clouds and the perfect sediment just below! I think the stars are great for the shakees, too! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Darnell