Monday, March 16, 2015

Paper Girls Challenge #76 - Shakers!

Good morning, everyone!  Today I am up on the Paper Girls Challenge blog with my very first post!  The theme this go-round is shaker cards.  If you have followed me at all, you know that I am completely digging this trend.  You can see other examples here, here and here.

Intimidate by shaker cards?  I was, too, until I saw a video on how easy they are.  I thought I would do a quick tutorial on how to put one together.  Here we go!

Here are the supplies you'll need:   

I did some stamping and pre-cutting, but you get the general idea of what you need. I used a piece of acetate for the window, but you can use any kind of clear plastic or even vellum. Don't have sequins?  Try using small die cut shapes and/or coarse glitter!

First I adhered the piece of acetate to the back of the window piece: 

Then I flipped it over and attached the frame and die cuts:

Next, I flipped it back over and attached the foam adhesive.  You can use whatever you have.  Foam squares work but just make sure to line them up right next to each other so the tiny bits don't fly out when you shake the card.  (This is why I didn't suggest fine glitter above.  I used foam squares and glitter together and the glitter still managed to seep out, even though I thought I had them close enough together.) 

For the final step, just add your sequins, beads, etc, remove the backing from the foam tape, and then stick the card base on top.  SUPER EASY!!

Here is the final product:

I hope this inspires you to play along with the Paper Girls challenge this round!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time...
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