Monday, October 16, 2017

From Little Acorns...Love

Vicki here...back again!
 I'm here every Monday morning to share my Tutti inspiration with you.
 Today marks a special day for hubby and I, so this "Love" card is just for him.
Happy Anniversary, my love!

The recent August release at Tutti Designs has an amazing array of Fall dies that I couldn't wait to try.  Today's card uses one of my favorite as the frame for this lovely shaker card.


This 6" x 6" card is full of fall colors and texture.  The pumpkin patterned paper is matted with a beautiful rose gold metallic that shines like a mirror in the oval window of the shaker card.  The Acorn Frame is cut from brown velvet and fits perfectly around the window created using the Stitched Nesting Oval.  I down sized a clear envelope to hold the various sizes, shapes, and colors of sequins.  The word "Love" is cut from the rose gold metallic and adhered at the top of the frame.  I seriously love this color of metallic paper!  The bicolor twine bow is topped with a chipboard squirrel that I thought was very appropriate for this Acorn Frame shaker card.  I also added a chipboard oak leaf and corner jewels.

Here's a close up of the Acorn Frame cut from a rich brown velvet along with the "Love" cut from rose gold metallic.

Here are a couple of hints that I'd like to share...

I don't know how you mark where you want to create a window for shaker cards, but this is how I center mine.  I turn the paper over and measure from corner to corner making an "X".  Then I use the meeting point in the X as the center for placing the window.  I usually move it around and eye it, but sometimes I am more focused and measure it from the sides.  However you choose to do it, the X gives you a good starting point.

While I'm punching out the negative areas of die cuts after running them through the machine, I can make a huge mess in a matter of minutes.  The floor looks like a graffiti parade went through the room, so I found an easy solution... when punching out these areas, I do it over my funnel tray and then just dump it in the trash.  Easy and nothing on the floor!

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Acorn Frame

Tutti Designs Snowglobe Expressions Word - Love

Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Ovals

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Happy Monday!


  1. This is fantastic! I love that Acorn Frame and I adore how you made it a Shaker Card! Fabulous!

  2. Awesome design using this Acorn Frame and how cool that you made it into a shaker! Well done and fabulous inspiration! Thanks!