Hey there Sweets!
Chrissie here and I wanted to share a way you can make a quick and easy shaker card! For this project, I used the FUSE Heat Tool by We R’ Memory Keepers, but you can just grab a page protector and seal the edges really well with glue instead of fusing it if you don’t have that tool.
First thing’s first! STAMP! I stamped the Oolong set a few times on white cardstock. I wanted to cut out the sugar cubes to make them part of the shaker elements.
Then I die cut a rectangular window for the front panel. I placed it on the card base and lightly traced it, just so I would know where the window would sit. Then I stamped the Oolong set in that window. I erased the pencil lines.
I grabbed a sheet protector (from an office supply store) and trimmed it down.
Then, using the FUSE tool, I fused 3 of the 4 edges closed. Like I mentioned earlier, if you don’t have the tool, you can seal it up with glue – just make sure it’s 100% dry before adding the inside shaker elements.
I added in a few stamped images (including the mug from Cuppa Coffee), along with some sequins and glitter!
Then I fused up the 4th and final edge. Shaker = done!
I simply stamped the sentiment along the top. OK, I know this is scary, but I actually cut the stamp apart. I know, I know. The stamp comes with the image and sentiment as one. I was darling and split them. 🙂 It’s not as bad as it sounds, I promise!!! I just used a good pair of scissors and went for it. This is one more way to really stretch your stamps!
You can leave your stamp uncut. Just ink up only the area you need. I’d recommend covering up what you don’t need with paper or washi tape.
I colored everything in. I wanted to keep the color scheme pastel-feeling. Those colors feel calming to me, like tea!
I added a little splatter to the front of the window using some watercolor markers and a waterbrush.
Then, I started to adhere it all down. I even added adhesive on the shaker (not where it will show through the window). Use a super strong adhesive for this part – use glue if you have to!
For that last little touch, I wanted to create a faux teabag, so I trimmed some vellum down and inked it up.
I wiped the excess off with a paper towel, stapled it together and trimmed of the edges.
Voila! How easy was that??!!! As long as you keep your shaker elements fairly flat, you can just use a sheet protector for your shaker cards! Cool huh?
Thanks for stopping by!