Eastern Medallions Sequins Shaker Card

Eastern Medallions Sequins Shaker Card

An Eastern Medallions Sequin Shaker Card was not what I planned to create when I sat down in my studio today


I do have to say…I think it is FABULOUS!

This weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge board was filled with lots of options, as always.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge No. 009 shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #thankyou #easternmedallionsthinlits #lotsofsequins


This week I choose the elements in the top row: thank you, sequins and all things round.

I love how the sequins sparkle and twinkle when they catch the light while shaking this card.


For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

What did I use to create this Eastern Medallions Shaker Card beauty? (scroll down for a complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Thankful Thoughts

Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White, Window Sheet

Ink: Smoky Slate

Accessories: Iridescent Sequin, Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon and Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch

Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Foam Adhesive Strips, Glue Dots

It’s All in the Details:

  • Love the shimmer behind the window as the sequins dance around
  • And it was quick and easy to assemble

For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

Eastern Medallion Shaker Card
  1. Stamp sentiment in Smoky Slate on 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Trim end with Triple Banner Punch or Paper Snips.
  2. Adhere 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock to scored and folded Flirty Flamingo card base..
  3. Using Big Shot and Eastern Medallion Thinlits, die cut 3-3/4″ x 5″ Thick Whisper White cardstock. Apply Fast Fuse to edge of die cut image, adhere 3-1/2″ square of Window Sheet. Adhere Foam Adhesive Strip around cutout window area.
  4. Place ribbons in desired location, wrap Grosgrain Ribbon edges around to back and adhere with Fast Fuse. Adhere Burlap Ribbon with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots. Wrap Linen Thread around and tie bow. Adhere sentiment banner with Foam Adhesive Strip.
  5. Pile Iridescent Sequins in middle of card-I used approximately a tablespoon. Adhere window panel over sequins. And give it a shake!
  6. Address the envelope and pop this beauty in the mail to add some sparkle to someone’s day.


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Eastern Medallions Sequin Shaker Card Project Supply List (click on products to shop online)

 For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

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I’ve also included the coordinating Stampin’ Up! item number in parenthesis.



A1 (card size): 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ – commonly used for notecards

A2 (card size): 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ – commonly used for standard greeting card. 

A6 (card size): 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ 

A7 (card size): 5″ x 7″

#10 (card size): 4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″ – standard business size envelope

Acid-Free Paper – paper with a neutral pH level, important because it extends the life expectancy of the paper and it will not harm photographs that are attached to it (i.e. scrapbooks).  All paper from Stampin’ Up! is acid-free and lignin free.

Adhesive – a substance that causes two surfaces to stick together. Stampin’ Up! offers a wide variety including permanent, glue dots, tear and tape, fine-tip glue pen, multi-purpose liquid glue, foam adhesives to add dimension

Adhesive Remover (#103684) – removes unsightly adhesive from unwanted areas, works like an eraser

Big Shot (#143263) – portable, manual, multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, envelopes, tags, and 3D items.

Blender Pen (#102845) – Combine the flexibility of watercolors with the convenience of markers. These dual-tipped pens are filled with specialized solution to blend ink easily. Use with Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Card Stock and Classic Stampin’ Ink. The tip cleans off with just a stroke or two on scrap paper, so you don’t need a different pen for each color.

Bone Folder (#102300) – Tool used to easily score and make crisp folds on paper and cardstock. Scores, burnishes, and distresses paper. 

Brayering – technique used to apply ink to a surface using a rubber or sponge roller (brayer #141714) to create background effects.

Card Stock (CS) – is thicker than standard writing paper, but it’s not as thick as poster board and cardboard. Use this paper for crafts, postcards, business and greeting cards and even homemade playing cards. Stampin’ Up!’s card stock is high quality, dyed with pure color all the way through, available in various colors that coordinate perfectly with the Designer Series Papers, ink and markers. All Stampin’ Up! card stock is a sturdy 80-lb. weight, acid free and lignin free.

CASE – Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit

CAS – Clean And Simple

Die-cutting: cutting out shapes using a metal die on card stock, with the use of a die-cutting machine. The machine places pressure onto the die which in turn cuts the paper. Stampin’ Up!’s Big Shot die-cutting machine and accessories are “must have” tools, in my opinion.

DSP – Designer Series Paper

Dry Embossing – creating a raised or textured shape, motif, pattern or greeting on paper.  This technique can be done by hand with a stencil and stylus or with an embossing folder.

Fussy Cutting – cutting out an image by hand using paper snips (#103579). TIP: turn the paper not the snips while using long slow cuts.

Heat Embossing – creating a raised design with stamped images that have been sprinkled with embossing powder and heated using a heat tool. The outcome is a raised image that is generally glossy looking.



Rule of Thirds – a guideline which applies to the composition of visual images. FIND AN EXPLANATION AND GRAPHIC

TIEF – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bundle – Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating products at a discount

Stamping Off – Inking a stamp, then stamping on a scratch piece of paper before stamping on your project. This gives lighter ink coverage on your project.


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Dawn ThomasIndependent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2013

Hello, my name is Dawn and welcome to my little corner of the world.

I am married to a wonderful man, mother to two beautiful adult daughters and grandmother to one precious little baby boy.

I have been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator since 2013. Psst, I’ll let you in a little secret-I signed up for the discount but I’ve stayed because of the many other added benefits that far outweigh the discount (friendships with customers and other demonstrators, a retreat from the crazy world as well as the amazing ink, paper and stamps that all coordinate together perfectly).

I have worked in the court/law enforcement system for the past 20 years but due to some fortunate and some not so fortunate life events, I have been blessed the opportunity to leave the workforce of public safety to venture out and dedicate my time solely to being creative and sharing the wonderful world of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up with each of you.

I am looking forward to this grand new adventure!

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