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Let's Get Shakin'!
month I taught some friends how to make shaker cards. They were so wowed by how
the shaker cards looked but were a little nervous to make one because they
thought they would be hard. After they made their first card one of them said,
"These are actually really easy!" It's so true! Shaker cards look cool
and are actually easy to make, especially using our Close to My Heart 3-D foam
stripes and squares. Here's how:
3-D Foam Strips
Fillers such as mini
beads, punches, confetti, sand, glitter, etc.
your shaker box for your card or scrapbook layout. I start by choosing what
I want to show in the window and then work from there. Stamp your focal
point that will show through the window and set it aside
a “window” out of contrasting cardstock or paper to make a frame for
your shaker box.
your overhead transparency to be the same size as your frame.
step is important - attach the transparency to the backside of the shaker
box frame. The transparency is supposed to be between the cardstock and foam
squares. This is where sometimes get mixed up and accidentally attach the
transparency after the 3-D foam strips instead of before.
3-d Foam Strips to line the outside edges of the shaker box right around the
opening. Close to My Heart's 3-D foam is so
nice because it comes with both strips and squares of different sizes to accommodate
the size and shape of the shaker box.
your chosen filler inside the box. You can use any of our My Accents beads
or sequins, confetti, micro beads, sand etc.
off the adhesive cover from the foam strips.
attach the focal point to the back of the shaker box. Attach the shaker box
to your card or scrapbook layout and you're done!
Here are some more
shaker card examples: