Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Celebrate and Happy Birthday Shaker Cards

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with some simple shaker cards.  I had all sorts of sequins laying around on my craft desk, so I decided to put them to work. 

These cards are surprisingly quick and easy to put together - just get two pieces of cardstock and cut a  shape out of the middle of one of the pieces (I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs rectangle die but you can certainly experiment with other shapes).  Decorate this top piece as desired - I just dabbed on some distress oxide ink and spritzed lightly with water.

Place a piece of clear plastic film or transparency over the cut and put two sided foam tape all the way around.  Add sequins or beads and then lay another piece of cardstock on to seal.  I decorated this backing piece of cardstock with a Quietfire Design star stencil on the Celebrate shaker card, but you could leave it plain, or use patterned paper, or stamp a design.  The possibilities are endless.

Once your shaker sandwich is put together, adhere a die cut Way with Words die of your choice onto the top of the transparency.  Here's the two dies that I used - the sequins felt very festive!

Attach your shaker to a folded card base and you are all done.  Hope this inspires you to create some shaker cards.  The sequins and beads came from Dollarama, who often have a colourful selection to choose from.  Be generous with the sequins.  Or, for a wedding card, try some confetti.  Have fun, Connie

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