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.
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.