I wanted to share a really fun birthday shaker card, wherein I did something a bit different to create the shaker. I don’t have a video to share for this project, but here are a few pics and I’ll explain the simple process!
Because the little areas between the dot openings were so small and because my eyes are truly not cooperating with me on tiny things, I decided to forgo trying to cut layers of foam tape to build the shaker and simply die cut five panels out of cardstock, then glue them all together with some liquid adhesive, with a piece of acetate cut to size under the very top layer. This let me cut my strips of Doodlebug gingham into a rainbow of strips, mount those onto the back of the shaker, and mount the whole piece onto my card base.
Maybe that seems like an excessive use of paper, but… my eyes thanked me when all was said and done and the card feels so substantial. I love it and I can’t wait to send it to my next birthday recipient!
It’s a fun way to use scraps and the sentiments that come in the Big Dots sentiments pretty much cover all the bases for a greeting card!
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