Full Sized Shaker Cards are all the rage and this Full Sized Cupcake Shaker 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. And if you just want the shaker to put on something else, I show you that too.
You will first want to read my general hints and instructions. It explains what materials you need that you probably already have to make these wonderful cards.
Who wouuldn’t like to recieve this card on their biirthday? I love that sound they make!
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Cutting the Foam and Other Parts
In the download files, the blue cupcakes are cut from foam, the black cupcake from acetate and the orange cupcakes and other parts are cut from cardstock. Cut out all the parts before you try to assemble the full sized cupcake shaker 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.
If you just want to make the shaker to put on something else, hide the double cupcake card piece and everything on it and just make the shaker following the instructions until they say attach to the front of the card.
Assembling the Full Sized Cupcake Shaker 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 plain cardstock cupcake 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 wrong 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. make sure you add them to all the sections of the “cupcake wrapper”.
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 cupcake frame over the acetate. Glue the other embellishments in place. Glue the cupcake shaker to the front of the card.
And your full sized Cupcake Shaker card is done and fits in an A7 envelope but a custom envelope works better. To see how to make a custom 3D envelope see my tutorial here.
Cupcake Fun Facts
- Cupcakes were actually originally called “Number Cakes” or “1234 Cakes” because it was an easy way to remember portions…One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda.
- Original cupcake recipes were not frosted, and usually were usually just flavored with spices or dried fruit.
- Cupcakes gained popularity in 1919 when Hostess became mass producing them. But they weren’t the cream filled, frosted kind we all know until the 1950’s.
- Cupcakes started gaining popularity in the early 2000’s when NYC shops like Magnolia Bakery were featured on Sex and the City.
- The record for eating the most cupcakes in the shortest time is 29 cupcakes in 30 seconds.
- The world’s largest cupcake weighed over 1,200 lbs. and had over 2 million calories.
- The first “cupcake only” bakery is Sprinkles Cupcakes, opened in 2005. They make over 25,000 cupcakes a day from 11 locations.
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