Shaker Card – My First

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.

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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.

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I thought it came out quire nicely for my first go.  Have you done any shaker cards you’d like to share?

Enjoy!

~Gerri

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