It IS pink, it IS heart-shaped and this IS February however, this is NOT a Valentine, I promise!

After making my “best card ever” which featured a shaker card I was really in the mood to give shaker cards another shot.  At the risk of being a one-trick-pony, my next shaker card also uses a heart-shaped cut out.  This time it’s a Christening card.

My “client” requested that the baby’s name and Christening date be featured on the front of the card so I decided to make that the focal point rather than stamping an image inside the shaker box.  For simplicity I used MS Word and my printer for the name/date.

I only got my scallop heart nestabilities a few weeks ago but they are certainly getting some use!  I cut a large heart in pink pirouette (is that spelled correctly?) and then cut a second, smaller heart inside the first one to create the pink frame around my shaker box.  I then cut the smaller heart a second time on a 4.5X4.5 piece of white cardstock and ran it through my cuttlebug to emboss the dots on the paper. (TIP: When using the swiss dots embossing folder on a piece of cardstock that is larger than the folder emboss as much of the cardstock as possible, then line up the next row of dots and pass the cardstock through to emboss the other side.  The folder will crush one row of dots from the first pass but you can pop them back up by flipping the cardstock over and gently pushing each dot with a stylus.)

Here’s the finished card:

I used some Martha Stewart snow glitter inside the shaker and some neglected Making Memories snaps are attached to each corner.  Bet you can’t tell where the dots overlap on the white cardstock! 

It’s late, I’m tired and we might be getting 25 cm of snow in the morning so I’m headed off to sleep.  Pray for a snow day for me tomorrow!