Sunday, July 12, 2015

Party Kitty Shaker and Wand (Free Image, too)!

Warning:  Cute and sweet all over the place!  This kitty is adorable!  Just perfect for a birthday greeting or party favor.  Don't you think?  

Is it just me?  I always have trouble with shaker cards.  With this one, I wanted the confetti to stay to the right of the kitty.  What use is having cute confetti if all disappears behind the kitty, right?  Could I glue it all?  No, I decided there was no way.  (I did glue the blue star sequin, however, I wanted it RIGHT THERE!  Here's what I actually did:

I sprinkled confetti onto the blue and white background.  Stacked a piece of transparency on top of that and then the yellow gingham.  Then I VERY CAREFULLY took it over to the sewing machine and stitched what you see above.  It seems to have worked!  

Don't you want to have a party?  This would make darling cupcake toppers, too!

Here are the steps for the kitty wand:

Print and cut out the adorable kitty.  You might notice that the circles are the trash  negative space from making the shaker card.  Tie a ribbon around the straw and make the fringe.

I usually just glue the layers down the middle - you can sew it, too.  I really like the look of pinking the fringe.

I use Aleene's glue - hot glue works, too.

Let it dry a little and fluff it up - just scrunch it!  I also added a flag at the top and clipped it to a bag with a paper clip.  

Download the adorable kitty HERE.

I can't believe it's already July 12th!  How many days until Christmas?

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


  1. What's really weird is that I've never considered gluing bits of the confetti to make them stay. Let alone sewing to create a barrier - genius! Super adorable design! LOVE all the patterns going on and that vintage kitten is adorable!

  2. Oh my goodness - so adorable! Love the shaker element and added stitching - genius! Have a great week.

  3. Another adorable make Lori.
    Oh, and if you really wanted to the time of posting this comment there are 163 days until Christmas LOL
    Toni xx

  4. These look beautiful Lori !! I am thinking of making these cute shaker cards.

  5. OMGoodness, I LOVE your party kitty - thank you so much! Your shaker card and party wand are super cute! Great idea to add stitching to your shaker to keep the bits where you want them! Such a cute kitty!!! I am on a blog break but I couldn't miss your kitty! Hope you're having a great summer, Lori!


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