Saturday, 11 July 2015

Show us your stuff and challenge #2 tutorial.

One technique that I haven't used for a while on a layout is shaker boxes.
I decided to put one featuring kangaroos on this layout.

You need foam core board and a sharp knife, plus some clear transparency.
http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/how-to-make-a-scrapbook-shaker-box
shows you how to make them.
You can add beads or other items to make them rattle if you wish.
Somehow my kangaroos ended up upside down, oh well it is the land "down under"!
They can easily be shaken the correct way up.
 
and if you want a Kangaroo die cut, I found this on pinterest
 
I'm entering this layout on Show us your stuff where we are asked to focus on handwriting.
I was pleased to use this rather large journaling tag I've made, to tell the story.
 
 

15 comments:

Susanne said...

I haven't done a shaker box in ages. How nice you could find a die-cut for such a unique item - it makes for a really nice page.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Oh, my, I had my morning giggle over "the land down under"! Definitely an innovative item for a shaker box & so wonderful on your page. Loved your custom journaling spot, too!

Janine Rachau said...

I've never made a shaker box. Thanks for the link. A got a giggle too,..thanks! Cute page. Your handwriting blends so nicely. Sounds like an enjoyable flight and not just an air taxi ride. Love the flairs too.

Susan said...

What a fun shaker box - great way to support the theme of the page! And I also like your relaxed attitude about the kangaroos being upside-down.

Unknown said...

Awesome. {{joyce}}

cinmfoster said...

Great layout, I've not done a shaker on a layout, will have to add to my to do list.
Cindy F

Lisa said...

I love the idea of kangaroos bouncing around in your shaker box! Excellent idea!

Heidi Wright said...

Jolene, thanks for the inspiration! I think a shaker box may be in my near future...love the blast from the past! Excellent choice to revisit! Heidi

Sandra Brimelow said...

Fabulous idea to use on your layout - I've never made a shaker box, so thanks for sharing that idea. Great story, and use of the script paper and large alphas to tie in with the handwriting theme. Thanks for joining us at Show Us Your Stuff.

Ali said...

What a great story. Your giant tag was perfect for this challenge. Cool idea to put the kangaroos in the shaker box too. Thanks for playing along with us at SUYS.

Sue Plumb said...

Julene, this is awesome! I love your story and use of handwriting, and the shaker box with the kangaroos is a brilliant touch alongside the photo of the biscuits. Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at SUYS. :)

Amanda said...

Very cool shaker box!!! Thanks for joining in at SUYS.

Chloe said...

What a fun page! Thanks for joining us at SUYS!

Leanne J said...

awesome page Julene.. thanks for joining in at show us your stuff... :D

Paula said...

Gosh, I haven't done a shaker box for years...so brilliant! Fab layout...thanks for joining us over @ SUYS :)