Jun 10, 2020

4th of July Shaker Card

Hello and welcome back to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I'm Monica of HeartcraftPaper and today I have a shaker card tutorial for you!  With the 4th of July quickly approaching I thought this would be a wonderful theme for today's card.  I was inspired to use three specific dies that really went well with my them and worked perfectly for a shaker card.  I hope that you find this informative and inspirational. 


1/4" Foam Tape
Sequin Mix of Red, White & Blue
5" x 5" White Cardstock
Exacto Knife
5" x 5" Transparency Film 
5.5" x 5.5" Card Base

Let's Get Crafting!

First I started by blending Candied Apple Distress Oxide on the top portion and then Blueprint Sketch on the bottom side, leaving a swatch of white in the middle. 

I followed by die cutting out using my two star dies.  I made the Starry Border die sit further down on the card than the Twinkle Breeze.  This gives it a look of raining stars down the card.   

Using the Happy Peek-A-Boo die, I placed the top plate about 1/2" from the edge of my cardstock in order to create a partial cut.   I didn't want it to cut all of the way in purpose.

Here I cut using an Exacto Knife connecting the ends of the die cut to cute out the section left.

A couple of the stars cut out of the edge of the paper so I taped them back in and added a few stars back in so that I would have a 1/4" border. 

I cut the Brushed Metal Black paper to 5" x 5".  I then turned it over and traced around the red, white and blue cardstock.

Using an Exacto knife I cut 1/4 of an inch from the line.

Using 1/8" double sided tape I lined around the outer edge of the white cardstock.  I then adhered the white cardstock to my black paper.  This created an edge for my card, but left the shaker element open.

Using my Exacto Knife I cut out any pieces that were peeking out of the star cut outs.   This was just to clean up my work a little bit more. 

For this step I cut my transparency film to 5"x 5".  I adhered it to the back of my piece with the 1/8" double sided tape.

To make the shaker well I liked the edges of my shaker piece with 1/4" foam tape.  I then used a dryer sheet to wipe gently over the film to remove static.

Here is the mix of sequins in red, white an blue I used.  I also added glass beads to this as well. 

I place the sequin mix onto the center of my card base.  Then I peeled off the covering off of the foam tape and adhered it down. 

I then added a few red, white and blue rhinestones to my card here and there. 

I hand wrote out the sentiment so the whole card would say "Happy 4th Of July."  I trimmed it so that it would be narrow against the font. I then added the contrasting Blueprint Sketch around the edges of my sentiment.

Using cut pieces of the 1/4" foam tape I adhere this down to my card on the lower right.  Just over the "y".

Here is the what the finished product will look like. 

Thank you for reading this step-by-step tutorial.  I hope that you come back and enjoy many of the other inspirational posts. 

XOXO - HeartcraftPaper

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