Shaker Cards

Shaker Cards
Shakers are a fun way to liven up an ordinary card, tag, or scrapbook page. With just a few materials you will be able to make a shaker that can make anyone smile.

Materials needed:
• Cardstock
• Frame type stamp
• Coordinating stamps (I used "Girlfriends" by Fiskars)
• Scissors
• X-Acto Knife
• Stamp pad(s) in your choice of color(s)
• Double sided foam mounting tape
• Chalk
• Markers
• Clear acetate
• Taps runner
• Confetti, glitter, and/or other inclusions
• Blank card & envelope
• Heat gun (optional)
• Embossing powder (optional)
Take your frame stamp, this does not have to be an actual frame, but it does need to be a stamp in which you can cut out a section of in order to make your window. Ink up your stamp and stamp two images onto a sheet of cardstock. Pick the best image and carefully cut out your frame, inside and out. Then take the second image and cut around the outside image somewhat smaller than the original stamp. Color the top frame and the inside of your bottom frame as you choose. I used chalk to give the top frame a soft application of color.

Using your tape runner run the adhesive around the backside of your top frame. Cut your acetate slightly smaller than the top frame and secure it to the backside of your frame.

After you have your frames cut out, take the double sided foam tape and lay it around the bottom frame, slightly larger than the top frame opening. Make sure there is no space around the tape or your inclusions will come out of your frame. Do not yet remove the paper from the top of your foam tape. Carefully place your inclusions inside the foam tape on the bottom frame. Once you have those inclusions in place, remove the paper from the foam tape and place your top frame over the tape, making sure the two frames are lined up. Press firmly to secure to the foam tape. Your shaker is finished!

Now take your blank card and stamp a double border across the bottom in complimentary colors. Cut 3 squares from different color cardstock in coordinating colors. Stamp your coordinating stamps on white cardstock using pigment ink and either allowing to dry or heat embossing. Color in the images and cut out. Adhere to the three squares using double sided foam tape to add height to the images. Then take two coordinating colors of inks, stamp a double border along the bottom of your blank card. Lay out the three elements vertically along the right third of your card, centering in the space above the border. Adhere with tape runner. Then take you shaker and center it in the left two-thirds of your card centering vertically in the space above the border.

Finally add working of your choice either in stamp form or in your own hand in between the two borders, toward the right side of the card. It is ok if the wording overlaps the border design. Your card is now finished. Now if you can just bear to give it up…

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