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DIY Smile Shaker Card

DIY Smile Shaker Card

Hi there! This is Daniel West with Del and Artie, I’m so glad you’re here with me.

Shaker cards can really bring a smile to just about anyone. Today, I’m going to share a shaker card tutorial with you to make the project a lot less mysterious. Your friends will still wonder how you did it, though! I also created a video tutorial for your convenience.

To start, you will need to gather these supplies:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in Mars 105lb from the metallic Stardream Collection, and Pure White Foundations 100 lb from the Foundations Collection.
  • Gold or White Embossing Powder (I used Brutus Monroe Gilded and Alabaster).
  • Concord & 9th Peek Through Stamps and Dies Bundle.
  • A coordinating mix of sequins.
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Baking powder, cornstarch or talc-free baby powder
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stamping tool (i.e. large acrylic block, MISTI)
  • Strong liquid adhesive

DIY Smile Cardstock Paper Shaker Card Supplies

Follow these step-by-step directions to complete your card:

  • Begin by cutting a 4.25 x 5.5” card panel out of a sheet of the Mars cardstock.
  • Die cut the word SMILE out of the panel about a third way from the bottom.
  • Emboss your sentiment just above the peek through die cut.

DIY Smile Cardstock Paper Shaker Card

  • Trim a piece of acetate to 4 x 5.25 and adhere it to the back of the panel behind the die cute window using a strong adhesive. (I use scrap pieces from stamp sets).
  • Create a card base out of the Pure White 100lb cardstock. Make sure you score before you fold for a clean line! (Visit our Scoring Paper 101 page to learn how.)

DIY Smile Cardstock Paper Shaker Card Pieces

  • Add some double-sided foam tape around the outer edges of the card base and remove the backing. (I prefer the Brutus Monroe Foam Tape for shaker cards because it is double-thick and I only have to lay down one layer of tape. If you use another brand, you may need to use two layers of tape.)
  • Pour your sequin mix into the center of the card base.
  • Adhere your panel to the front of the card base over the sequins and shake!!

DIY Smile Cardstock Paper Shaker Card

Thank you for joining me today for this card. I am happy to connect with you about this card and supplies I used to create it via social media! Find me at my links below. Also, be sure to follow Cardstock Warehouse on Facebook and Instagram! Tag us in your creations using #cardstockwarehouse to be featured on our Instagram!

Happy Crafting!

Daniel from Del and Artie

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I love shaker cards and this one is awesome! PS: It did make me smile :)

Mindy Drummond

Great video! Love that it was quick! Lovely cardstock!


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