Happy Friday! Kim here, with my first project as your September Guest Designer. Today, I would like to share with you how I made these lovely Christmas shaker cards, using the Under the Tree collection.
I love sending and receiving handmade cards. This year, I am inspired to make shaker cards to send to my friends and family. Shaker cards are going to cost a little more in postage, but they will certainly put a big smile on the faces of your loved ones this holiday season!
Here is how to make this deer card…
Step 1 - Gather your supplies. The measurement of the card base is 5” x 6.5.” Cut a 5” x 6.5” piece of the Cookie Nibbling (blue) paper and cut a 4.5” x 6” piece of the Merry Making (star) paper. Die cut a star from the star paper and save the cut out star for step 2.
Step 2 – I used a piece of leftover page protector for this project. Use the cut out star, which you had saved from step 1, as a guide to fuse the page protector together (following the outline of the star), leaving an opening for the sequins.
Step 3 – Fill your star pocket with sequins and seal the star pocket shut with the fuse tool.
Step 4 – Trim around your star pocket, leaving about a 1/4" space away from the fused line.
Step 5 – Turn the star paper over and apply some strong liquid glue around the star window. Adhere the star pocket behind the window. Voila! You now have the foundation of a shaker card.
To finish the card, adhere the blue paper to the card base. Draw stitched lines around the border and tie a piece of twine to the bottom of the star paper. Apply foam tape to the back of the star paper and adhere it to the front of the card. Decorate the card with the elements (deer, rush label and holly label) from the ephemera pack and label sticker sheet.
I decided to make a couple more shaker cards because I had so much fun making the first one.
These two shaker cards were done by applying a piece of acetate behind each cut out. Feel free to use the clear stamp set on the acetate. Here, I stamped the “Fa La La..” and music notes on the acetate, using Stazon ink.
I applied foam tape to box around the back of each cut out, creating an area for the sequins. I then filled in the boxed area with sequins and adhered a piece of patterned paper as a background, which also prevented the sequins from falling out.
I hope you enjoyed my shaker card tutorial and are inspired to make shaker cards this holiday season. Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back next Friday for another fun project.