Hello crafty friends!! It is Design Team Member Jana stopping by today to share a tutorial on how I have created this fun shaker card for Father’s Day using lots of amazing products from Kat Scrappiness.
How super fun does this card look ?!?! I am very happy with how it has turned out and can’t wait to send it off for Father’s Day! So without any further delay, let’s get to it…..
To begin, I die cut a piece of card stock (which will be used as my shaker base) as well as a piece of acetate using the largest sized scalloped circle die from the newly released Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies by Kat Scrappiness. This die set is awesome and comes with a total of 7 different sized dies.
I knew that I wanted to create a shaker and I wanted to created a frame for my shaker. In order to do this, I used a simple Sizzix Circle die which fit perfectly inside the largest scalloped circle die which was used in the previous step. I used Removable Purple Tape to help hold my dies in place as I die cut several pieces (8 to be exact) of card stock which will later help me to form the frame of my shaker element.
Continuing with my die cutting, I used the Happy Father’s Day Die by Kat Scrappiness to cut out my cards sentiment. I used the negative left over card stock from my previous die cutting as to not waste any paper.
In order to create my shaker element, I began to glue my previously cut frames together, perfectly on top of each other, making sure that all of the scalloped edges lined up. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and glued seven of the eight frames together. I use this method of creating a shaker quite a bit. As you can see from the picture above, the combined layers of card stock help to create a deep enough space between the base of the shaker and the top layer of acetate to allow the sequins or shaker filler to move around freely. This method also allows you to save your foam adhesive dots and will also help to allow your sequins to move freely, rather than allowing the possibility of the sequins becoming stuck to the adhesive foam on the sides.
The next step was to take the layered frame which I had glued together in the previous step and adhere the acetate on top. Again, I used a thin strip of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive on the top of my frame and placed the acetate on top, making sure that my scalloped edges were matched up. Once the acetate was in place, I then took my last piece of frame (remember, I had cut out 8 originally, glued 7 of them together and saved the last one to go over the top of the acetate as a finishing piece).
While my acetate frame was set off to the side to dry, I adhered my “Happy Father’s Day” die cut sentiment on to the first scalloped circle card stock that was die cut (my shaker base). I decided that I wanted to use the Madison Avenue Sequin Mix as my filler for my shaker. I adhered a few of these sequins randomly on my shaker base (as seen above).
While I was allowing my shaker base and frame to continue drying, I die cut several tags using the Stitched Flag Dies by Kat Scrappiness.
Once my shaker elements were completely dried, I added more of the Madison Avenue Sequins to the center of the shaker element. I added a small strip of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive around the outer edge and then carefully lined up the scalloped edges of the acetate frame with the shaker base and applied them together to complete my shaker.
While I let my completed shaker portion dry, I began to play around with the stitched flags that I had die cut and adhered them together, making sure to overlap them so that all of the card stock used could be seen. I arranged them in a pattern I was happy with then adhered my shaker element over the top of the flags, which as you can see has created a nice Father’s Day award ribbon.
Because the entire finished piece measures approximately 5″ x 8″, I created an A9 card base which measures about 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, using 110lb. Ivory Card Stock. I cut a piece of gray card stock about 1/8″ smaller than my card base and applied it as my mat. I adhered my completed shaker award ribbon to the center on my card and for a simple finishing touch, I added some matte enamel dots I had in my stash on the top left and bottom right corners.
I hope that I have helped to inspire you to create your own shaker card and if so, I can’t wait for you to share it with us all. You may find a complete list with all of the products and supplies I have used for this project below. Remember to use Code: Jana10 at the Kat Scrappiness Store to receive 10% off your order at checkout. Thank you for stopping by and have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!
110lb. Ivory Card Stock
Bazzill Card Stock (Navy)
Recollections Gray Card Stock
Patterned Paper – Doodlebug Designs Inc. “Kraft in Color” Card Stock
Matte Blue Enamel Dots – Various Sizes