Full Sized Shaker Cards are all the rageand this Full Sized Shaker Heart Card is no exception. Everyone on HSN Craft Day had expensive kits to make one or two cards. I can make the cards for pennies. And now you can too.
You will first want to read my general hints and instructions. It explains what materialsyou need that you probably already have to make these wonderful cards.
I also created a Butterfly Full Sized Shaker Card but that was a patreon only file for January. If you become a patron and want this file email me and I will send it to you. Become a patron that here.
What you will need:
- Deep cut blade (fine point will work but see below)
- 2 mm craft foam
- Shaker parts for the inside (I use sequins or beads mostly)
- Xyron Create a sticker machine or liquid glue
- Download File
Cutting the Foam and Other Parts
In the download files, the blue hearts are cut from foam, the black hearts from acetate and the pink hearts from cardstock. If you have 2 sided paper you won’t need the purple heart. Cut out all the parts before you try to assemble the full sized shaker heart card.
I suggest that you cut the foam from a color close to the cardstock color you use because it blends better. Other than that choose whatever colors you want.
When cutting the foam I have found you need a little more pressure than the standard foam setting. And if you don’t have the deep cut blade, the fine point blade will work but you will need to cut twice and the cut may be distorted.
Assembling the Full Sized Shaker Heart Card
Before you start assembling, run the pieces of foam through the Xyron Sticker Machine putting glue on the foam side without the paper. Get the Xyron machine here if you don’t have one. If you don’t have adhesive foam just run it through the Xyron twice putting glue on both sides. Leave the center piece inside the outline until after it is run through the Xyron. This makes cleaner glue edges.
I have found it easier to build up from the solid back, so first put down your closed card on the work surface. Then remove the paper from the foam and stick it to the front of the card building up. Make sure all the edges are sealed. The foam will move slightly if you need it to. The shaker parts go in before you add the acetate. (Don’t laugh but I have done this several times).
Adding Shaker Parts
Next put your shaker parts (sequins, beads or whatever ) in the center carefully avoiding the glue on the edge. You can add a little or a lot. Your choice, but if you add too much it won’t shake well.
Lastly, put the acetate over the foam to seal the bead area. Be sure the chamber is sealed all the way around.
You can now put the heart frame over the acetate. Glue the other embellishments in place. If your card is made from one sided paper, glue the “purple” heart on the inside and put the “Love” on it.
And your full sized shaker heart card is done and fits in an A7 envelope
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