Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shop Your Craft Stash: Shaker Cards

I've been doing a tiny bit of organizing in my craft room. It's a BIG disaster, and I blame my 4 year old. He didn't make the mess, though. I'd just rather be with him than clean up!

I've been going through older Paper Pumpkin boxes, and I found some treasures! Sometimes, we forget what great stuff we already have in our craft stash in our rush to get the latest things. Here's a flashback to a great kit!

Shaker cards and projects are all the rage now, but this kit is from December 2014! If you have that kit in your stash, break it out and make these fabulous shaker cards (with matching envelopes,  not pictured). And when you're done, you'll have leftover goodies to make even more!

If you don't have this kit, you probably have everything you need to make a shaker card already.
You'll need:
dies or punches to make a "window"
Window Sheets, transparencies, or clear packaging material
sequins, glitter, confetti, or punches to make them
Embossing Buddy or dryer sheet to reduce static
Foam Adhesive Strips or Dimensionals, or foam tape

Prepare your card base, then make your window in a piece of cardstock smaller than your base. It can be any shape! Adhere Window Sheet behind it (to hold your shaker stuff in).

Use Foam Adhesive Strips or other foam tape around the edges of your window piece to create a space behind your window.

On top of your card base, place a small pile (a 1/2 teaspoon is a good starting point) of sequins, glitter, confetti, or small punched shapes. This is a fabulous way to use up scraps! Check all your Glimmer Papers, Designer Series Papers, and cardstock for scraps that coordinate.

On your window piece, use your Embossing Buddy on the side of the Window Sheet that will be against the confetti. Then remove the backing tape from your adhesive strips. Carefully lay this piece over your card base and press gently to adhere. Ta da! Shake to your heart's content!

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is also a shaker card kit! Check it out here: