I first saw shaker cards a few months ago when one of my fellow consultants posted some to a Facebook Group. I knew it was something I wanted to try – but wasn’t quite sure where to start. If you’re not familiar with them, shaker cards have a little area cut out and replaced with acetate to form a window. You can then add sequins or other little do-dads that move around within the window.
Since I sell Flip Flaps in my CTMH Product Line – I knew they would be an easy way to incorporate the window into the shaker. These are clear plastic sleeves that attach to a scrapbook page to add extra photos. In this case, I thought they would make a great window. Plus the adhesive part could be sealed down on the flip flap to seal in the contents of the window.
I started by cutting a 5 1/4 X 4 rectangle from the Oh Deer! paper with pine boughs. Then I cut a 1 3/4 square from the middle.
I backed this with a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of White Daisy, stamping an image behind the opening for the 1 3/4 square in Slate.
I added some fake snow to the 2X2 Flip Flap, sealed and adhered it between the White Daisy and Oh Deer! piece. I also adhered the 2 pieces around the edges.
I used the ‘Hello & Thanks’ Thin Cuts and Sea Glass Glitter Paper to cut out the ‘Hello’ and added a 3/4 X 4 piece of Sea Glass Glitter Paper wrapped with some White & Gold twine for the bottom.
Next, I cut a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 rectangle of Juniper card stock. I adhered this directly to the card base, then added the sandwiched window pieces on top with Thin 3D Foam Tape.
I thought it came out quire nicely for my first go. Have you done any shaker cards you’d like to share?