How to Make a Shadow Box Shaker Card

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Come learn how to make a shadow box shaker card SO much more easily with one die!

It can be hard to figure out how to make a shadow box shaker card with all that delicious depth and dimension – measuring, scoring, cutting, fitting – UGH! But when you start with our Shadow Box Frame die and use it on an oversized card to capture all the gorgeous details, it’s so much easier and SO much more fun. Let’s learn how Renee made this for us today…

First, Renee cut a piece of pearlized blue card stock with this handy die, cut some acetate to fit the window, added it inside with some extra strong double sided tape and assembled the shadow box.

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She then chose a patterned paper with some waves and using her stamp positioned to get her greeting in the center, she stamped this fun saying from our Under the Sea #2 with black ink.

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Now she adhered her shadow box to this stamped panel. PRO TIP: Add the tape to the edges but do NOT pull off the backing. Now pull off the backing of one short end and adhere to the background panel. Pull the backing off the tape of each long side – one at a time! – and adhere to the panel.

Once her shadow box was attached, Renee used that open flap to fill the shadow box with her confetti and sequins to make that fabulous, over the top shaker element! When she had enough goodies in there to cover the greeting when the card was laid flat, she sealed up that last side.

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Renee cut a piece of pretty marbelized paper to 4 3/4″ X 6 3/4″ and layered it over a piece of black card stock cut to 4 7/8″ X 6 7/8″ and then added those to a 5″ x 7″ card base. She adhered her shadow box element with more of that super strong double sided tape to the center. PRO TIP: Be sure to use the strongest adhesive tape you ave when you make a fun interactive card like this because it WILL get a lot of shaking!

Now she made her decorative elements by stamping some of the fun critters from the same stamp set, cut them out with the coordinating dies and colored them in with her Copic markers.

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She added these colorful characters around her shadow box shaker and this card was ready to absolutely delight a lucky recipient!

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Now you’ve got some great tips on how to make a shadow box shaker card using a shadow box frame die to save you all those steps – what sort of shaker card have YOU been wanting to make?

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