Happy Holidays Shaker Card
Shaker cards are always fun and today’s holiday card is fun upon fun because we are using a lot of color. These joyful shades remind me of the old-fashioned ribbon candy that would suddenly appear around the holidays when I was young; the wreath on this card simply bursts with “flavor.” For extra celebration, we’ve used some teeny tiny glass beads that make the smallest wintry sound when shaken.
Stamps Used in this Project
Inks Used in this Project
Papers Used in this Project
- Card Stock – Green
- Card Stock – Red
- Card Stock – White
- Clear Plastic Sheet
Supplies & Embellishments Used in this Project
- Scissors or X-acto™ Knife
- Glue or Tape
- Foam Board
- Double-sided Foam Tape
- Rubber Stamp Tapestry Positioning Stencil – Small Shapes
- Paper Punch – 1-inch Round Punch
- Embossing Folder
- Paint Pen – Gold
- Shake Material – (I used tiny clear glass beads)
Quick Instructions for this Project
- Make the card base. Cut a hole out of a piece of foam board. Glue the foam board on top of a piece of red card stock (5.5 x 4.25 inches). Then fill a portion of the recess with something that makes a sound when shaken (I used miniature glass beads). Next, cover the hole with a piece of clear plastic and tape it in place. Then make the front of the foam board cosmetically pleasing by covering it with a piece of embossed red card stock. Remember to cut the hole in the red paper before attaching the red panel to the front of the foam board. I also edged the round circle I cut out with a gold paint pen. Set aside for now.
- Make the card front. Take a piece of red card stock measuring 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches and fold it at the 4.25-inch mark. Then fold it again at the 4.5-inch mark. This will form the spine of the card front. Emboss this piece (the portion that will be on the front of the card). Next, use a gold paint pen and paint the right vertical edge of the red card stock, then draw a gold line down the left vertical edge, at the spine. Set aside for a moment.
- Next, take a piece of green card stock about 5.5 inches by 4 inches and, using the flower stamp and white ink, make a background pattern. Glue this piece to the red card front you just finished. Then cut a hole that will match up the holes in the other parts of the card. Next, use the gold paint pen and paint the vertical edges of the green panel. When the paint is dry, glue the spine of the card front to the card base so the front flap will open.
- Make the centerpiece wreath. Taking a piece of white paper, stamp the wreath by using the stamps and inks from the instructions in the Peg Stamp Set package. After you’ve stamped the wreath, trim it out, cut a round hole in the center of the wreath (to match the holes you’ve made in previous steps) and then edge the inside of the hole with the gold paint pen. Glue the wreath to the green panel on the card front.
- Add the sentiments. Using the three sentiment stamps, black ink, and white paper, stamp each sentiment and then cut out two sentiments using the diamond shape from the Small Shapes Positioning Stencil. Punch out the center sentiment with a round punch. Using green tea ink, stamp portions of the flower from the set around each sentiment. Edge with gold paint pen and mount on red paper that is slightly larger than the sentiments. Attach to the card with some foam tape. Add a bit of thin red ribbon and you’re finished!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s festive card sample as much as I have. I think what I love most about this card is that we’ve used colors that are not traditionally thought of as holiday colors. Thank you, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, for adding a little orange, cyan, and marigold to the ink list! It makes our card look like candy, which couldn’t be sweeter!