WOW MOM Shaker Card

This WOW MOM Shaker Card is a slight change from my other WOW MOM card.  It wasn’t hard to design, but is a bit harder to make.  But don’t worry, I will tell you how.

Shaker cards make such a satisfying sound.  And they entertain whoever sees them.  But the kits are expensive.  I saw some on HSN for almost $29.  You can make your own shaker cards for under a dollar with materials you can buy at Walmart.

You will first want to read my general hints and instructions. 

What you will need:

      • Acetate
      • 2 mm craft foam
      • Shaker parts for the inside (I use sequins or beads mostly)
      • Cardstock
      • Xyron Create a sticker machine or liquid glue
      • Download File
Cutting the Foam and Other Parts

In the download files, the blue parts are cut from foam, the black part from acetate and the pink parts from cardstock.  The other colored parts are cut from various shades of cardstock.   

Cut out all the parts before you try to assemble the shaker.

I suggest that you cut the foam from a color close to the cardstock color you use.  I used red adhesive foam on this project.  When cutting the foam on the maker,  I have found you need a little more pressure than the craft foam setting.  The Air cuts twice and does fine.

Assembling the WOW MOM 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. Leave the center piece inside the outline until after it is run through the Xyron.  This makes cleaner glue edges.  If you don’t have adhesive foam you will have to run the foam through the Xyron twice, flipping it over for the second pass.

Because the foam is so large and hard to handle, I left the centers in while I put this card together and then removed them before adding the shaker parts.  With these shakers start by putting the acetate down on your workspace upside down.  Then remove the paper from one of the pieces of foam and stick it to the acetate.  The foam will flex slightly if you need it to.  Then put the other piece of foam exactly on top  over the first piece, building it up.  Now with a pick you can remove the centers of the letters.

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 base upside down over the foam and acetate to seal the bead area.  Be sure the chamber is sealed all the way around.

You can now  put the cardstock outline over the acetate. Glue it with liquid glue. Attach the whole piece to the front of the base card.

Glue the embellishments to the inside of the card.

And your WOW MOM shaker card is done!  It fits into an A& envelope for mailing but I would mark it hand cancel only.

 

Make sure you check out the regular WOW MOM Card too.

open WOW MOM Mothers day card

Make Fancy Easter Shakers

You can make fancy Easter shakers for your cards and scrapbook pages.  And you can do it for pennies!  Inspired by the Leprechaun shaker I made for St. Patrick’s Day, I made them all print then cut fancy Easter shakers.  

Fancy Easter Shakers make such a satisfying sound.  And they entertain whoever sees them.  But the kits are expensive.  I saw some on HSN for almost $29.  You can make your own shaker cards for under a dollar with materials you can buy at Walmart.

You will first want to read my general hints and instructions.  They can be found at this link.

What you will need:

      • Acetate
      • 2 mm craft foam
      • Shaker parts for the inside (I use sequins or beads mostly)
      • Cardstock
      • Xyron Create a sticker machine or liquid glue
      • Printer
      • Download File
Cutting the Foam and Other Parts

In the download files, the blue parts are cut from foam, the black part from acetate and the rest of the parts are print then cut images.  You should use white cardstock to print them on.

Cut one design at a time (egg, basket, bunny) and cut out all the parts before you try to assemble the shaker.

I suggest that you cut the foam from a color close to the cardstock color you use.  When cutting the foam on the maker,  I have found you need a little more pressure than the craft foam setting.  The Air cuts twice and does fine.

Assembling the Fancy Easter Shakers

Before you start assembling, run the pieces of foam through the Xyron Sticker Machine putting glue on the foam side without the paper. Leave the center piece inside the outline until after it is run through the Xyron.  This makes cleaner glue edges.  If you don’t have adhesive foam you will have to run the foam through the Xyron twice, flipping it over for the second pass.

I have found it easier to build from the bottom up, so first put down your solid back on the work surface.  Then remove the paper from one of the pieces of foam and stick it to the base.  The foam will flex slightly if you need it to.  Then put the other piece of foam exactly on top  over the first piece, building it up.  Don’t put the acetate on yet.

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.  Believe it or not, the most common mistake is to forget the acetate when assembling your shaker.

You can now  put the cardstock outline over the acetate. Glue it with liquid glue. 

The Fancy Easter Shakers are now ready to attach to your card or whatever you are making.  Enjoy!

All the Easter Shakers

Full Sized Shaker Heart Card

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)
      • Acetate
      • 2 mm craft foam
      • Shaker parts for the inside (I use sequins or beads mostly)
      • Cardstock
      • 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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