Mondays with The Project Bin ~ Shaking it up!

 Happy Monday, friends ♥
Today I'm shaking things up a bit on my blog!

 So!  I was recently in a restaurant 
and spotted those tiny take-out containers and lids.
Being the creative sort, I asked the sweet server
 if I could have a couple for an idea that popped into my head.

You know ... one man's trash, another man's treasure :)

Introducing, the *lid shaker card!*
I took a re-purposed lid, stamped out the gorgeous new sentiment stamp
 from The Project Bin "New Leaf",
some assorted colored sequins, the lid to the container, 
Hero Arts Serengeti Sunset ombre ink, the cuttlebug, circular die,
some paper, glue and twine and made a shaker card.


I went from this  ↑
to this ↓

I first cut a circular shape with my nestabilities die 
and cuttlebug into a white base of card stock.
I glued the lid to the inside of the card stock and poked it through the card,
like a mountain verses a valley.  
It looks like it's just stuck on there, 
but the circumference of the lid is slightly larger than the cut out (on purpose)
to push it through for better stability.  
Next, I cut a small piece of heavy cardstock for the back panel,
 just a hair smaller than the A2 size. 
After filling the 'shaker lid' with assorted fall colored sequins, 
I glued the back panel on and then layered it onto the Really Rust card stock.
Finally, I attached the entire shaker panel with a small twine to the 
patterned paper card stock base.
I also decorated the inside of my card and shook things up! :)

I had a lot of fun with this one and love the 'quirky-ness' of it!
As you can see, my stamps are well loved :)
The point it - it's fun to think outside the box with card making.
It's awesome to experiment and use what you have on hand -
you just never know what you'll come up with! 

You can see this stamp set and more in The Project Bin store,
and inspiration galore on The Project Bin blog
Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. This is so creative Kelly! A cool spin on the shaker card! Your colors are fabulous too. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  2. Kelly, your card isn't just beautiful; it's stunning! Love the autumn color!

  3. Such a clever idea, Kelly...great shaker card in autumnal colors!
    xxx Margreet

  4. FABulous Kelly..I love the beautiful rich colours of the sequins and such a clever idea using that perfect lid and your card has turned out GORgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. You are so creative!! This is fabulous!! I love how you created the shaker!! You definitely turned trash into treasure!! Love this, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. What great use of these lids Kelly, fantastic card.

    Sue xx

  7. Fun shaker card! So pretty.

  8. Kelly, you clever lady!! What a brilliant idea. The end result is fabulous. Love the Autumnal colours and a gorgeous card. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  9. LOVE your recycling!!! Great idea, really brilliant! And amazing shaker with those warm colours!

  10. How fun is this!! I love all the awesome fall colors and the sparkle of your sequins!! Great autumn design, Kelly!!

  11. How darn creative! Love this card and the colors are great!

  12. You clever girl you! Love this idea!!! Awesome card.

  13. That's really creative Kelly. Trash to super shaker! Barbxx