Friday, July 26, 2013

A Shaking Birthday

I've always enjoyed cards, etc with some type of movement. Years ago I would make titles & embellishments with movement on my scrapbook pages. Well, actually, even though I learned how to make shaker boxes, it really was difficult and required a bit of time. Now SU! has come out with some great Shaker Frames that you can use on your layouts and cards. These really help make shaker boxes a lot easier!

Birthday Basics DAP (#130145)
Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored and folder at 4 1/4"
3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon Gumball Green (#126848)
Best of Birthdays stamp set (#132929)
On Your Birthday stamp set (retired, #111664)
Raspberry Ripple In Color ink
Gumball Green In Color ink
Gumball Green marker
Printed Designer Brads, In Color (#122940)
Hung Up Cute Clips (#129389)
1 3/4" Circle Punch (#119850)
1 3/8" Circle Punch (#119860)
Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859)
Shaker Frames (#124155)
Window Sheets (#114323)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
glitter, sequins, etc

1. Punch a 1 3/4" circle from coordinating patterned paper. I used an extra piece of the Birthday Basics paper that I used for the card front. Cut a 1 3/4" circle from a piece of Window Sheet. (Window Sheets are a thin translucent plastic.) On the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" of patterned paper used for the card front, punch a hole with the 1 3/8" punch. Lay all these pieces to the side.
2. Carefully peel off the shaker frame that you will use. I used the 2nd from the largest size on this card. The bottom has adhesive on it so place this on top of the extra piece of 1 3/4" patterned paper circle. Add your glitter, sequins, etc into the opening of the shaker frame.
3. Peel the top paper off the shaker frame. Lay the Window Sheet that you cut earlier on top of the adhesive on the shaker frame. You have now built your shaker box.
4. On your white cardstock, use the 1 3/4" circle punch and punch a circle on what will be the front part of the card base. Check to make sure your shaker box will fit inside this circle.

5. Adhere the shaker box to the back of the patterned paper where you cut a circle earlier. This hole was with the 1 3/8" circle punch so the patterned paper will cover up the white shaker frame. If this doesn't matter to you, you can cut them the same size. I think it looks better with the shaker frame not showing.
6. Decorate the rest of your card front. Cut a piece of the Gumball Green ribbon about 6" long. Tie it in a knot in the center of the ribbon and adhere it to the right hand side of the patterned paper.
7. Stamp a "happy birthday" greeting from the Best of Birthdays stamp set. Use the oval punch to cut this out.  Place a cute clip on top of the greeting.
8. Place adhesive on the back of the greeting and glue dots on the back of the clip. Put this near the bottom middle of the card. Place a Gumball Green brad just under the birthday greeting.
9. Place adhesive on the back of the card front but not on the back of the shaker frame/box. Carefully, put the shaker box into the hole in your card base. Even up the rest of the card front with the white card stock card base. Press to adhere.

10. On the inside you will stamp your greeting in Raspberry Ripple. Use the Gumball Green marker to draw a string from the back of the shaker box. This will make it look like a balloon on the inside of the card.

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