Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shake Like You Mean It!

Sorry for the bad headline. I'm a little punchy right now. Have you ever tried to teach math, especially fractions, to 6th graders during a week where there is a Valentine's Dance? I didn't think so. I'm not so sure I actually taught. That's not true. I know I taught. I am not sure they are learning! Thankfully, I have a hobby that helps relieve stress! Here is a card idea that helps relieve stress when you make it as well as when you shake it!

Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Window Sheets, Heart Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Chunky Champagne Glitter, Sticky Strip, Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, two-way glue

We made these at January's Terrific Techniques. I might have gone overboard with the chunky glitter on the card, but it was fun to play with! This particular project seems to use most of the adhesives we have to offer, but the focus really is the stuff shaking around in the heart.

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a shaker card:

Step 1: Punch a hole in the center of a piece of cardstock. I like 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 frames as our punches work well with that.

Step 2: Next adhere a window sheet piece that's 1/4 inch less one each dimension. In this case, that means 3" by 3". I use sticky strip for this as I don't want it falling off. However, seeing the red covering of the sticky strip on my red paper is a bit tricky.

Step 3. Adhere card base to card front. (once you do the next step, you aren't going to want to attach it to anything).

Step 4.  Create a border of dimensionals on the card front that is about 3 x 3" I use the edges of my dimensional sheets. Otherwise, you can use a bunch of dimensionals in a row.

Step 5: Add the stuff you want to shake inside. I used some confetti I had in my Valentine decorations and some chunky glitter. Make sure it stays inside the dimensional fence.

Step 6: Peel off top layer of dimensionals, postion punched out piece over it, and cover up your shakins.

Step 7: Finish the card as desired.

I hope that is clear as mud, or clearer.

Happy Stamping!




  1. Great card!! I love shaker cards, and the chunky glitter is super fun on it! Hope you make it through the rest of the week!

  2. I love your use of confetti. Punched shrinky dinks might be good here too! Fun project!

  3. Love shaker cards. They are always a hit for a class. Great card!

  4. Love the shaker card! Great tutorial too!


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