Monday, July 02, 2018
A shaker card with hearts for our anniversary!
I decided to make a shaker card for my DH for our anniversary. Have not made these often but they are always fun to do. I cut a square opening with a frame using two Nestibilities square dies nicely spaced from each other on my magnetic plate in my Big Kick. I added a length of white seam binding from the edge of the opening to the right hand edge adhering the ends to the back with double sided tape. I adhered a coordinating background behind the opening and then layered the whole piece onto brown cardstock and then to a blue card front. I stacked heart punchies in the opening along with a few micro beads in green. I added double sided tape to the back of the frame and adhered a small piece of plastic from packaging then added 3D foam tape all the way around to ensure that my little hearts and beads did not escape. I positioned the frame over the hearts and pressed firmly to adhere my little shaker to my card front. My shaker is not too shaky as I added a few too many hearts in it but they do move around a bit so it works well enough!! I tied a short end of seam binding to the one on the front using a single knot to simulate a bow and added a little laser printed greeting using 3D foam tape just below the "bow". I will be trying this again and will be more skimpy with my inclusions to ensure a better "shake" next time. Cutting the frame with two Nesties works really well! Therese