Now that you have that song stuck in your head…
Chances are that if you’ve perused Pinterest or browsed through crafty blogs as of late, you’ve seen your fair share of adorable shaker cards. From sequins and beads to stamped images and glitter to confetti and smaller die cuts — we’re adding elements of fun to our cards for a more interactive experience for the recipient. And let’s face it. We love making them, too!
If you’ve been meaning to give shaker cards a try but you didn’t know where to start, have we got an exciting week ahead for you! For the next five days we’ll be focusing on the art of shaker cards.
We’ve teamed up with the experts (our My Favorite Things Design Team and the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team,) and by the end of the week, we hope that you’ll have gained the confidence that you need to make your very own shaker cards.
Our Shakers Gonna Shake (shake, shake, shake, shake) series will focus on the following lessons: shaker card basics, creating flat shaker cards, creating shaker cards with a frame, creating a shaker card with a word dies, and creating a peek-a-boo shaker card. And to sweeten the deal, there will be some fabulous prizes to be won each day to help you make your own fabulous shaker cards! So buckle up and settle in for awesome ideas you can implement today.
The Basics of Shaker Card Construction
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and take a few minutes with My Favorite Things Design Team member Kimberly Crawford as she walks you through some of the fundamentals of shaker card creation!
Whoa! Wasn’t that informative? Kimberly’s extra little tips and tricks should allow you to have a blast creating your first shaker card or help you in creating your next one.
Here’s her final card:
You can see that she added microbeads, two sizes of sequins, and die cut numbers to her shaker.
The dimension and sparkle make this card perfect for a sweet little five-year-old girl.
Inspired? Already heading to the craft room to create a fun and interactive shaker card?
Hold on a minute! Before you go, take a look at this beautiful prize we’ve gathered. We’ll get you started with some of the essentials you’ll need to create a shaker card. One winner will take away foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a package of heat resistant acetate, Die-namics Stitched Square Frames, and three packages of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. All winners will be announced next week, so stay tuned for the announcement!Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:
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Our MFT designers love to make shaker cards! Be sure to check out additional tips and tricks by visiting their blogs.