Do you love the look of Shaker Cards but find them a little intimidating to make? I always thought they would be really challenging. BUT once I discovered the Keepsake Envelopes, the creation of Shaker Cards got a lot easier. Today I am going to show you how I created a simple Buffalo Plaid Shaker Card featuring Keepsake Envelopes.
I knew I wanted to keep things simple with a white background because I wated to be able to incorporate the trendy Buffalo Plaid patterned paper I had on hand.
Buffalo Plaid Shaker Card featuring Keepsake Envelopes Tutorial:
I started things off by adding white cardstock into this envelope. It’s the biggest envelope in the pack measuring 5 inches X 4.6 inches. I then added sequins into it. I did spend some time debating whether to use a patterned paper in lieu of white. Ultimately I thought that would make things too busy so I stuck with white.
I cut out a 5 inch by 5 inch frame and used my E-Z Runner® to secure that to the front of the Keepsake Envelope. Next I peeled the adhesive backing off of the Keepsake Envelope and adhered it to black cardstock. I cut the black cardstock to be a 5 1/4 inch square so it would act as a mat for the shaker.
Following that I pulled out my Crafty Foam Tape and used it on the perimeter and center of my black cardstock. I attached that to the base of my card which was already covered in the same Buffalo Plaid patterned paper. Although I thought it might not work to have them up against each other, I actually like how unique it looks!
Lastly I added embellishments – a sticker sentiment and a couple stickers along with a ribbon bow. I secured the ribbon with a couple of Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini to make sure it would stay in place.
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Other Supplies: Patterned Paper & Stickers from Photo Play Paper, Stickers from Carta Bella, Ephemera from My Mind’s Eye