Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Shaker Card Tutorial: My Creative Scrapbook

I'm taking a little break from layouts today to show how to make a shaker card.  




I used the new Bundled Up line from Crate Paper, which was included in the December kit at My Creative Scrapbook. As soon as I saw the theme of this collection, I immediately thought it would lend itself well to a shaker card. I used sequins and tinsel from the kit as snow. 


To get started, I used a chipboard frame in the kit. I thought the frame would have just the right depth for the sequins to shake and fall like snow and it did.  

To the front of the frame, I attached a piece of transparency.  Vellum would work well too. I just stitched the transparency on. It is quite fast and easy to run chipboard through a sewing machine and I didn't have to worry about adhesive showing through. 





After stitching the transparency on, I cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as the frame and embellished both pieces with chipboard. 


I glued the paper to the back of the frame -leaving a small opening for the sequins and tinsel - then sealed it completely shut. Then I added the shaker to a card base. 



Here's a final look:





A fun and festive card!  I'll be back tomorrow with a project for Fancy Pants Designs.

13 comments:

  1. ok this is just amazing!!!!
    totally love it

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  2. Izzy!! That is the cutest card ever! I wouldn't be able to give it away!! Just darling!

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  3. OMYGOSH!! This is sooooooooooo cute!! I love love love that you shared how you did it!! Totally PINNING this!!!!!

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  4. Super fun card, Izzy! I love the little bits of falling "snow". So festive!

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  5. Such a cute card, love the tinsel you added, so festive!

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  6. I didn't know you could sew on chipboard! Is there a certain needle? Not that I really know the difference between needles, but it looks so cool!

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  7. So pretty! Love the pink and mint!

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  8. So cute Izzy!! Love how you used the transparency and the stitching around your frame!!

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