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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

It's Five o'Clock Somewhere with Makers Movement® and Designer Crafts Connection!

Greetings everyone! Have you been spending your days binge-watching Christmas movies for Christmas in July?! I have because this summer is hotter than I can remember. Today the Designer Crafts Connection is shaking things up and creating using a variety of products from Makers Movement®CLICK HERE to hop on over to learn more about these fabulous products!

Makers Movement® is an Arts & Crafts store and also manufactures and supplies high quality craft cutting dies, die cutting machines, craft supplies, and more!

I was so excited to receive this assortment of supplies from Maker's Movement® to create with: Happy Day Stamp and Die Set; Mixed Drinks Shaker Sprinkles; Clear Acetate Sheets; and Double-sided Adhesive Craft Foam... everything I need to make dimensional Margaritas with shakers!

Check out how CUTE the shaker goodies to accent paper cocktails! My paper scrap stash will be forever transformed!


Before I begin, I need to gently snip the die pieces apart at the tabs with a pair of wire cutters. I also go back and trim away tab edges after separating. Now the fun begins!


Using some washi tape, I secure the citrus wedge shapes to my cardstock and run through the diecutter and voila... a pair of eyes!

I cut out the two citrus wedge shapes out of a scrap of yellow glitter cardstock and place into the voids from the previous cuts. I mount a scrap of matching green cardstock to the backside to secure the eyes with glue.


With a few hand-drawn marker outlines, and the addition of pupils and some lashes... it's starting to feel a little Grinchy here!

Now I need a cocktail glass to create a Margarita for my Ms. Grinch. I cut five glass shapes out of lime green cardstock and one for the top layer out of lime green glitter cardstock. 

I also cut out the solid "drink" portion out of yellow glitter cardstock and a piece of acetate. I also cut out a few of the citrus wedges in the yellow and green glitter cardstock for accents.

If you are unable to cut dimensional foam tape sheets to fit a thin, delicate shape diecut - -- no worries. Building a shaker with only flat cardstock is really easy. I take the 5 solid cardstock cut glasses and added a line of glue all around and layered the next die cut on top. Gently press to secure, then repeat with each shape which builds up the thickness. 

Create a void for shaker sprinkles by glueing yellow glitter "drink" shape to back of layered stack. If using a wet glue, make sure glue has dried completely before adding shaker goodies so they don't get glued to the edges.

I mount the glass onto my card before closing up shaker and adhering acetate layer, followed by the finishing touch -- the lime green glitter cardstock die cut. I accented the glass with a glittery citrus wedge!

This "Happy Day" set is so fun and versatile as it has a coordinating stamp set with sentiments for any occasion. Ms. Grinchmas plans to invite Cindy Lou Who to "Happy Hour" because there is much to celebrate. Sentiments stamped using Jet Black Ranger Dye Ink.

After trimming out the stamped sentiments, I double matte them with the same glittered cardstock used for the diecut shapes. 

I mount the sentiment to the front of the card using the double-sided adhesive craft foam and my card is complete!

Margarita's Salt-rimmed or Sugared?!

What summer fun will you create
with Makers Movement®?

CLICK HERE to jump over to the beginning of the Makers Movement® Bloghop at the Designer Crafts Connection blog to view more Summer inspiration and projects using Maker Movement® products. If you see something you like... don't have FOMO... enjoy a Buy 2 Get One Free sale on entire website through end of July!

You can find more info on
Maker's Movement® Website HERE

Find lots of creative Maker's Movement® inspiration HERE.

Merry Grinchmas!! Thanks so much for visiting!  Sb :)

** This is a sponsored post. Makers Movement® has provided products for use in this project in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. My ideas and opinions are my own.
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