Happy Monday peeps – today we are going to go through the steps for how to make a shaker card. We know that many of you are already pros but some of our papercrafting friends are just getting started. BUT our project is so sweetly simple yet so adorable even you pros will love it!
And hey, it’s Monday! Who couldn’t use a little shake shake shake in their Monday step? The days are getting hotter and everything here in sunny SoCal is fading to a nice shade of brown, so we welcome these bright and colorful cards!
We are so lucky that our designers strive to give easy-to-follow instructions so you can follow along and make something of your own! Remember, that if you love a project and you can’t jump right on it, you can pin any of these projects from our Pinterest page to your own boards and have TONS of inspiration right there waiting for you!
Let’s learn how to make a shaker card!
First, stamp your Daisies on a white panel measuring the same size as your card front, reinking each time. Our designer used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Then color in your images using your choice of coloring tools – here our designer used her Derwent Inktense pencils and added some sky and clouds using a stencil and some Color Fuse ink.
Stamp your greeting on the oval panel with black ink.
Now, take a piece of acetate just slight smaller than your card front size and adhere it to the BACK of your oval frame. PRO TIP: Use transparency sheets from an office supply company – make sure they are SMOOTH! And another GREAT PRO TIP: Wipe the acetate on the back side of the frame with a new dryer sheet. This prevents your shaker bits – the fillers – from clinging to the acetate!
Apply strips of foam tape all around your oval and make sure all of the strips butt up against each other. Making sure they touch on every end keeps your shaker fillers from falling through the gaps!
Carefully remove the protective liner from the foam tape – pull up slowly with one hand and hold the card down with the other so your project doesn’t “jump” and your fillers fall out or get stuck to the exposed adhesive. Carefully line up and adhere your acetate and frame panel over your card.
VOILA! You’ve made a shaker card! You can see how this technique can be used in, oh, a ZILLION ways!
Our designer finished her card by die cutting Smile three times from black cardstock and layering the pieces together. PRO TIP: Use a glue that dries clear – like the Nuvo Glue our designer used – so if any oozes out on the sides, you won’t see it.
She popped this and two blue sequins in the top right corner and we think it’s just ADORABLE!
Now who is ready to get their shake on? Because we all know the first thing you do when you receive a fun shaker card, is, well…shake! We hope this card made you smile and hope you make a few of your own to send out to someone special. We could all use a paper hug these days!
Hope you have a happy Monday friends. Stay crafty and remember to save this pin for all the great tips on how to make a shaker card for when you are ready to STAMP!