Love a clean and graphic style? What to make a holiday card fab? This card design is for you!
Shaker cards are a great way to make a card extra special. I love that shake, shake, shake. Yes, I’m in my mid-forties but I’m still a kid at heart. I think we all are!
This card is actually a triple shaker as there are segments between the sentiment lines to keep the colors separate. It’s actually quite easy to do and a wonderful way to highlight this beautiful die-cut sentiment. It’s a new and upcoming release from MFT Stamps and I’m featuring it today for Day 3 of the Release Countdown. Day 3 means we are halfway through already and just a few more sleeps until the full release. The die is called Happy Wonderful Christmas Die-namics and is very aptly named. It’s big and wonderful and gets right to the point.
To create the shaker box I first die-cut a large stitched rectangle panel using Blueprints 13. Yes…it’s my fave! Once the panel is die-cut I then die-cut the sentiment from it and lined the back of the panel with an acetate sheet. Then comes dividing the shaker pockets with strips of foam tape. I used the 1/4″ foam tape and since the sections between the words were very narrow, I cut it in half. This also makes it go further. Divide the sequin areas into three sections and make sure each one is completely surrounded by foam tape to prevent the sequins from escaping. Add different colors of sequins to each section. Once that’s all done, simply remove the rest of the adhesive backing and carefully place a piece of white cardstock on the back of the adhesive. Even though my card base is white, I still like to add a separate backing to enclose the sequins. It’s much easier to line up and trim away any excess before adhering to the card base. It’s never fun trying to get the card base onto the sequins and then find out that you are not perfectly square. Ask me how I know!
Quick Tip: Other ways to use this die are to layer patterned paper or different colors or cardstock behind the fabulous sentiment. And don’t forget, you can take the positive shapes leftover and adhere them to the front of another card design!
Ready for more holiday inspiration? Stop by the MFT Stamps blog for links to more sneak peeks and additional projects (they’re super fab), as well as a chance to win some new MFT goodies!
Who’s shaking it this year for their holiday cards?