It’s going to be my dad’s 80th birthday soon, and I knew I wanted to make a very special card to help celebrate this milestone birthday. This swing shaker card (my first shaker!) was just the ticket. I followed the swing card tutorial recently posted by Peggy (YT: jppeggy2) and tweaked it a bit to add my own twist and a little fun.
These are the materials and measurements I used, and in the following video, I share the assembly instructions.
Card base: 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
Score with long way going horizontally at 2 7/8″ and 3 7/8″
Patterned paper for font: 4 1/4″ x 2 5/8″
Patterned paper for back: 4 1/4″ x 3 3/8″
2 die cut rings of patterned paper for the font and back to finish off the edges of the shaker part
3-4 die cut rings of thin chipboard to create the depth so the beads, sequins or bling can shake around inside (I used 3 for the sequins and 4 for the bling).
1 large die cut piece of acetate for the front face of the shaker
1 large die cut of patterned paper for the back of the shaker (visible behind the beads, sequins or bling) and the back of which will be where the note or sentiment can be stamped or written.
This is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwvMvjRiECU
I hope you’ll consider giving this card a try. It is really fun, not difficult, and it can help you create a card with a clean and simple look but with a WOW factor.
This card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and
the Ribbon Carousel Blog Challenge 94 and
the Naughty or Nice Challenge #5
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What an absolutely wonderful card! I really thought the shaker structure was brilliant and I liked how you followed the tutorial, but still made this card your own! It is truly unique and I’m sure your dad will love it! I thought the color palette was fresh and modern and I liked all of the patterns you combined. I thought the beautiful bright butterfly with the “butterfly kisses” sentiment was perfect and the sequins give it just the right bit of shine! Very lovely card and I’m so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
Oh my gosh, Andrea, thank you so much for stopping by and your super sweet and thoughtful comment! It was great fun to participate in the SSS Monday Challenge. Big hugs, Kristina
Thanks for sharing this, Christina, I’ve pinned it so I can come back when it’s time to make for my grandsons/daughter. It is so adorable!
Aww thanks for sharing this with me. I hope you have lots of fun making a shaker card for your grand kids! Thanks for stopping by here and registering too! Big hugs, Kristina
Such a beautiful card. I have to try this one, as I just love shakercards, and my granddaughters always expect a new kind, that “can do something” ha ha, so this is a great new type to make forone of them, and it´s beautiful as ever.