Today I’ll be showing you two ways to create simple holiday themed DIY shaker cards for the upcoming Christmas season. You can fill them with assorted sequins, glitter and shapes to keep them interesting and interactive! Join me in creating these two, and snag the free cut files so you can make your own!
- White A6 Card & Envelopes
- Plastic Pocket Pages
- Fuse Tool
- Cup Sequins
- Gold Confetti
- White Cardstock
- Circle Die Cut Shapes
- Stitched Circle Dies
- Cricut Cuttlebug
- Free Cut File – SVG | PNG
- Glue Glider (Tape Gun)
- Stamping Inks
- Precision Bottle and Glue
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker
Step 1. Prepare the base card. For the simple no background card, you want to position the die on the center of the card. You can use paper tape to hold it in place. For the second card with the deer, you don’t need to do this step.
Step 2. Run your base card through the die-cutter, making sure you use the correct ‘sandwich’ of plates for cutting.
Step 3. For the deer card, use a scrap piece of card with the same size circle cut out to mask the areas you don’t want stamped, and use stamping inks to color the base card. I chose a combination of a mint and a turquoise color to create an interesting sky effect.
Step 4. Cut your deer design (sizing it slightly bigger than the circle you’ve used for the first step). Attach the deer design using glue – I find it easier to use glue in a precision bottle so I can control where the glue goes.
Step 5. Prepare the shaker pocket. Using the circle you have used for the base card, create a pocket from a plastic page refill. Make sure the fuse tool is hot and that you use the circle die as a guide.
Step 6. Fill your shaker pocket and seal it. Cut the excess plastic as close to the edges as you can.
Step 7. Assemble the DIY shaker cards with a glue runner – I used the Glue Glider with a value tac refill. I also cut a second circle border with the same circle die I used in the first step, as well as a stitched circle die for a decorative effect.
Step 8. For the second card, you want to sandwich the design onto the pocket, and seal it along with the sequins and gold confetti.
Step 9. Assemble like in Step 7, and you are done!
Optional: I added a pop of red to the inside of the card on the shaker card without a background to add some more interest.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.