Shakin’ It Up

Any sort of interactive element on a card makes it that much more fun. Shaker elements are easy, so for this card, I made the whole background a shaker.

To make the shaker, I took a piece of medium weight paper, added some color using a brayer. I then took some of the plastic packaging stamp sets and most everything else come in and cut it down to a bit bigger than my piece. I used an anti static tool on both pieces, then put score tape on the back of my colored piece. Wrapped it fairly tightly across, then did one of the small sides. I did trim a bit at the corners, so the wrap wouldn’t stick out. Added a bit of the corn starch from my tool in the pocket and then started adding sequins, seed beads, some chunky glitter, etc. sealed that last end on the back and had my panel. I used more score tape to make sure it was sealed tightly and some going across to put it on the base card.

Stamped and colored my images and sentiment strip and used liquid adhesive to attach to the front. A couple could have been attached to the colored panel before making it into a shaker, but I wanted all of mine on the outside.

This was made for the MFT Camp Create Day 1 challenge. My nephew will be getting it for his birthday. I did stamp “Happy Birthday” inside.

It didn’t take too long and was a lot of fun to make. I know my nephew will enjoy it.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.


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13 thoughts on “Shakin’ It Up”

  1. What a fun birthday shaker card. The full background shakers are so much easier to put together in my opinion…glad someone came up with that new technique.

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    1. This one was pretty easy, as I just wrapped around, so the adhesive is on the back and just dumped shaker pieces in the one end. It would have been difficult to lose the little pieces.


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