Fun and Easy Shaker Card
Hello friends! Kathy here today sharing a fun and easy way to make shaker cards. I struggled to make shaker cards that stayed sealed until I saw this technique and it completely changed everything for me.
Here are the supplies you will need to get started:
- A2 card base
- Layering accent paper
- Shaker background (printed toner panels)
- Conversation Clippings
- Lightweight acetate (packaging from purchased product)
- Sequins or small confetti
- Double-sided tape
Every month the Inspiration Box has a set of eight printed toner panels that are a great way to make a quick card. I used one from the January box for this project. The panels are printed on Perfect Blend Paper, so in addition to applying foil they are great for coloring with markers or pencils.
Prep your toner panel, either by applying foil or coloring medium. Cut a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of accent paper, which will be the layer between the card base and the shaker. Trim the toner panel for the shaker to 3 ¾ x 5.
Use the outer packaging from a stamp or die set that is larger than your shaker background.
With a long box cutter blade separate the front and back at the side seams. Cut off and discard the sticky sealing flap and the upper display hanger.
Place double-sided tape on all four edges of the shaker panel. Remove the protective paper on three sides, leaving the top piece in place for now. Begin on one of the long edges and fold the plastic over and adhering to the tape. Repeat on the other long edge.
Now fold up the bottom edge.
You will have little flaps on the corners, that you can cut off. I promise it won’t affect the seal.
Add sequins or confetti through the opening on the top. Remove the paper covering on the tape and seal the upper edge. Be sure to trim the corners here too.
Place double-sided tape around the sides and one strip from corner to corner.
Adhere the shaker panel to the layering accent paper. Then adhere to the card base.
Select a sentiment from the Conversation Clippings panel. These can also be foiled or left as is.
Trim the sentiment and adhere to a piece of scrap paper the same color as the card base.
Make notches in both ends for a banner and adhere to the card front.
Quick and easy… your shaker card is ready to go! Hope this inspires you to give shaker cards a try, they are so much fun.