I had one last little frame left from Tales of a French Muse design paper by Sincerely Rina. What to do with it? I didn’t want to toss it in the scrap pile so I came up with this shaker card. You can dress this up or down–have fun with it. Use what papers you already have or look for elegant cutout sheets like this one. Keep reading for a complete tutorial. I can’t wait to give this to someone special. Enjoy!
Cutout approximately 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
Cream colored cardstock for card base 6 5/8″ x 10 1/2″
Blue cardstock for mat 6″ x 4 1/2″
Gray cardstock for mat 6 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
Acetate 5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″
Cream colored cardstock for window back 5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″
Sequins, small confetti or beads
Double-sided foam tape
Paper glue or double-sided tape
Anti-static powder tool (to reduce tackiness of foam tape sides)
Small piece music paper
Ink to color edges of music paper
- Score card base on the 10 1/2″ side at 5 1/4″
2. Randomly glue sequins onto window back. Set aside. You could go crazy here by stamping, embossing or gluing figures onto window back, depending on the look you want.
3. Glue acetate onto back of frame. I usually use double-sided tape for this step, although wet glue will also work.
4. Cut foam tape to fit all sides of the back of the window. Peel off tape backing paper. Repeat this step to double the height of the foam tape.
5. I use an anti-static powder tool (generally used in embossing) to reduce the tackiness of the inside edges of the foam tape. This helps keep the sequins from sticking to the sides of the window. You could “powder” the outside edge also.
6. Add sequins, beads or confetti to window. Remove foam tape backing.
7. Place window back, sequin side down, onto window unit.
8. Glue gray mat onto card base, centering. Glue blue mat on top of gray.
9. Glue window unit onto blue mat. Go ahead, shake it! Fun!
10. Embellish card front by fussy cutting paper flowers from design paper. Mount onto card front with foam tape for added dimension. I usually ink edges when I fussy cut images or run a marker around edges to cover the white edges.
11. Tear vellum sentiment. Tear music paper. Ink edges to match card. Glue sentiment onto music paper. Glue onto card front. Done!
Please check out sincerelyrina.com for this beautiful design paper entitled Tales of a French Muse. I also used this paper in these posts:
I hope you have a chance to create a shaker card. While you’re at it, make a bunch to have in your card box. What a great way to present a gift to someone. Enjoy!