- Difficulty Level: 4/10
- Number of Burns: 2
A shaker pocket is basically a pocket or sleeve of plastic filled with sequins, glitter, small graphics, scrapbook paper and assorted. It’s a way to add dimension and sparkly to scrapbook pages, cards or even planners. Well it was that last word that caught my attention. To Amazon!
- Fuse brand fuser with cutting and sealing tips
- Becky Higgins Project Life pages
- Clipart I printed using my computer and printer
- Various sparkly things from around the house
I gathered said items and got my crafting on!
First thing to note, when that fusing tool heats up, have your hands out of it’s way. It’s hot and doesn’t care who knows it. Also, when sealing the plastic edges, move steady and not too slow. The fusing tip will cut through the plastic which kind of defeats the purpose, you know?
My first try was kind of a mess. I had this brilliant idea to print and bake Gilmore Girls themed graphics using shrinky dink material. They are pretty cute I must say. However, when you have more than one in a pocket they want to stick together rather than slide around. So my pocket had this big clump of plastic materials, not what I wanted. I also threw in handfuls of various shiny things cuz why not? It wasn’t horrible but not really pretty to look at either.
My second pocket used paper cutouts for the Gilmore Girls pocket but then I added glitter. As you can see, it basically looks like I threw dirt in with the pretties.
I tore that one apart and started fresh. Paper graphics, holographic stars (for Stars Hollow), and some cute seed beads. Now we’re talking. It’s a bit plain but actually looks cute compared to the first two.
On to Halloween!
For these I went simple.
A repeat of the first Halloween but using a different graphic. And for the last one, I created a separate pocket for the graphic so that it would stay in place and not try to hid behind the pretties.
Am I ready to sell? I don’t think so. I’m gonna leave that to people who can use hot tools without oven mitts. 🙂