Cards That Shake, Rattle and Roll – Marion’s View
Patriotic Shaker Card
Finished Card Size: 4.5" x 6"
Note: If you are mailing this card, it needs a 5”x7” envelope due to the bulk and the ribbon.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. I know that there are companies now selling the “bubbles” for shaker cards, but I usually make my own, so I thought I would give you directions for the easy way I do it. Shaker cards are great for any kind of celebration. I used confetti in this one but small beads, sand, glitter, small punch outs, or even small food items like ground coffee can be used. Just find something that fits the theme of your card.
Eagle (Rubberstamp Ave.)
Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Memento markers Dandelion and Cantaloupe (Tsukineko)
Sparkles Red paper (Fox River)
Blue paper (The Paper Company)
Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Die Labels 17 (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug or other Die Cut Machine (Provo Craft)
Acetate or Window Plastic
Adhesive or double sided tape
Foam Mounting tape (3M)
Stars Confetti (Joann’s stores from the $1 bins)
- Stamp and color your image as desired.
- Center the image in the appropriately sized label 17 die and cut with you die cut machine. This should be the same size as the larger one in the next step so you have room to adhere them. Also cut the acetate the same size as the image.
- Cut Label 17 one size smaller on the red paper and frame it so that you also have the size used in the previous step on the outside. This creates your frame.
- Cut a white layer one size larger than the step above and a blue layer one size larger than that. These are the background layers.
- Attach the acetate to the open frame with double sided adhesive. Trim if needed. I just pushed the excess width of adhesive back on itself with my finger.
- Carefully place foam tape along the edge of the acetate creating a complete border around the window that you made. Depending on the type of shaker embellishment you are using you may need to double the depth by adding an additional layer of foam tape. Do not remove the exposed tape liner yet.
- Dust the acetate and the inner edge of the foam tape with the antistatic bag. This will reduce static and detack any sticky edge on your foam tape.
- Place a pinch of confetti in the area of the acetate.
- Remove the foam tape liner and adhere the image layer. You should have a sealed element. Now it the time to check to be sure nothing is leaking out.
- Layer the completed element onto the white die cut and then layer onto the blue die cut. Finally layer onto your white card base.
- Add embellishments and/or sentiments of your choice. I used red, white and blue .125” wide ribbon, holding the three together and tying a knot around the front of the card.Then I folded loops and tied the ends that remain from the knot. Trim and you are done.
- Have fun, and don't forget to sign your card.
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