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Friday, September 14, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #15 Shaker Card by Lagene

OK kids This week's tutorial on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV is brought to you by yours truely. I'll show you how to make a Shaker Card.
To see all the Design Team members' samples for this week's tutorial click on Tutorial Time Ch. #15 at SpeedyTV .

Here is my tutorial:

To start I used my Cuttlebug with Spellbinder’s Classic Scallop Circles Large and the
Classic Circles Large to cut out my frames and the clear plastic. (My plastic was recycled
From the lid of a box of cherry tomatoes from COSTCO.)
Lacy scallops die are pictured to the right, but I changed my mind because I didn’t feel they were sturdy enough on the edges for the frame & used Classic scallops like the one used on the base.

For the frames I used heavy weight paper from MFP a Heinrich’s Co. and then glued my colored cardstock on top of it.  Gluing the 2 layers together gives the shaker box more support. The dark green scallop for the base is a solid scalloped circle with the stamped image glued to it.

The stack for the shaker goes like this:
1) Cut 2 large shapes for base & then glue them together. (mine is dark green dp on top of heavy weight MFP paper)
2) Cut out your stamped image the same size of your top frame.  Center and glue it onto the base.
3) Cut out craft foam frames the size of your top shape & glue 2 or 3 together to get enough depth for your items to shake. As you can see in the picture below.  I taped circle dies together to cut the foam and that gave me 3 different size spacer frames for different projects.  I did the same thing again and then glued the same size spacer frames together for my shaker box.

The px on right shows How I glued 3 rings together to accommodate thicker shakers.

4)  Glue this spacer frame stack on top of your base & give it time to dry before adding beads or confetti etc.

5) Cut out 2  shapes for the top window frame & glue together, give time to dry before next step.

6) Cut out the center of the top window frame shape you made in step 5...(since it is 2 thicknesses you may have to run through your Cuttlebug once then flip it over & you can see the indention of the cut on the back side, just line up your die & run it through again, or you can use an exacto knife to finish cutting through)

7) Cut your acetate or plastic the same size & shape of your top window frame.

8) Glue the acetate or plastic shape to the back side of the top window frame you just made. (I used E 6000 glue for the plastic, give time to dry)

9) After securely glued, place your shaker pieces inside the well on your base shape  inside the foam spacer frame and add glue to the top of your foam spacer frame & place the framed plastic on top.  (I carefully place a weight on top, carefully balanced so nothing slides & give ample time to dry)

WALA there you have your shaker box to add to any type card you like.
I added mine to a circular side step card.

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Make a shaker card & enter into this week's challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:

Challenges Entered:
PaperPlayChallenges: 12-Week12 - Fancy Folds 
MilkCoffieChallenge:  Use at least 2 different Shapes


  1. Lagene your card is so cute! I love the shape and I really want to try this. Your tutorial is perfect and so easy to follow! Good Job!!!

  2. Just love that totally fun card Lagene! The dps, shape and way you made your shaker the centerpiece with the big apple is just wonderful :)

  3. Lagene,
    Super cute card and I think the little letters are just adorable. I especially like the shape of your card! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

  4. Lagene,
    Super cute card and I think the little letters are just adorable. I especially like the shape of your card! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

  5. Wowzer! Cool shaker card Lagene! And wonderful tutorial! Thank you for it! :)

  6. This is ever so pretty, Lagene! I'm a teacher at heart, so this really tugs at my heart strings. LOVE the shape, and the shaker touch is perfect!

  7. This is so cool! Wonderful shaped card and I adore how you used the letters for the shaker design!