Guest Designer – Vicki Robertson

We’re back for a final guest design post from Vicki Robertson of He”artful” Validation .  Not only did she create a lovely baby boy card, but she’s also sharing a great tutorial for creating shaker cards!  Let’s get to it…

“Hi crafty friends!  This is my last Friday as Guest Designer for CropStop.  Today I’m sharing a card that I made for someone that will soon be having a baby boy! I’ve been on a crafty spending spree ordering new stash from all the recent releases that are showing up everywhere.  One item that has already arrived is Authentique’s “Cuddle Boy” designer collection…a bundle of super cute baby boy papers. Here’s a Baby “Boy” shaker card I created to share with you…

CSAug11-VRBoy1I selected a few of my favorite papers from the pad along with items for the shaker and  embellishments that I planned to use.

B1The 6 x 6 card base is made from navy cardstock with a additional layer patterned paper.  I used die cuts to create the second layer which will also house the shaker box.

B2-horzI matched the circle die size to the shaker card pouch, centered it on the paper and cut.

B5-horzThe left photo (below)  shows where the shaker pouch will be placed.  After placing the “Boy” sticker in the center of the card base, I sprinkled the sequins and adhered the shaker pouch over everything.  This is topped with the second layer that I cut previously.


This next step is a little tricky because there are two die cuts used.  I wanted to add a finished touch around the shaker pouch and decided on a star pattern die to go with the sequins. Using the two die cuts together, I created this star frame surrounding the shaker pouch.  Although it’s a baby boy card, I couldn’t resist adding a couple of yellow roses along with the other embellishments.


Thank you, CropStop, for having me as one of your August Guest Designers!”

CSAug11-VRBoy2It’s been a pleasure sharing Vicki’s work with you these past three weeks. If you’d like a chance to guest design on the blog (or win a fun prize from Cropstop) – stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that uses some supplies from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Who knows? Maybe you’re creativity will be featured here next time!




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5 Responses to Guest Designer – Vicki Robertson

  1. What a darling shaker card to celebrate such a wonderful event! Simply adorable!

  2. Vicki says:

    Thank you, CropStop, for the Guest Designing opportunities!

  3. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is a WOW card, Vicki. Love the shaker element and it’s a gorgeous design.

  4. Just adorable, so sweet!

  5. Bonnie says:

    This is a beautiful shaker card Vicki. This is a wonderful keepsake for a baby album. Anyone would be thrilled to receive a card like this to celebrate their new baby boy!

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