Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy 4th of July Shaker Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. With the 4th of July being less then 2 weeks away, I thought I would create a shaker card to celebrate the occasion. 

Now of course living in Australia I don't actually celebrate the day, but I had fun playing with a number of the new die sets which included the 4th of July & Frame It/Stitched Rectangle die sets.

Here is how I created my card:


Step 1 - 
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches, score and fold along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches to create a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Adhere to the centre of the folded blue card.

Step 2 - 
  • Starting with blue cardstock, centre the third largest rectangle from the Garden Notes - Frame it Stitched Rectangles die set into the largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Die cut frame.
  • Remove the inner rectangle die from the two dies and replace with the next smaller rectangle from the die set and die cut a piece of white cardstock.
  • Repeat this process each time using a smaller rectangle and die cut a piece of red cardstock and then another piece of blue cardstock.

  • Layer all rectangles together, so you have the larger blue frame at the top and finishing with the smallest blue frame at the bottom.
  • Using the solid star from the Summer Fun Sentiment set, stamp around the large blue frame only using VersaMark Ink.
Step 3 -
  • Place the frame over the folded card and mark around the opening in the centre of the frame onto the white cardstock on the front of the folded card.
  • Remove the frame and stamp the sentiment "Happy 4th of July" to the centre of the white cardstock using black ink.
Step 4 - 
  • Add foam tape all around the front of the base card so that the foam tape is slightly in from the mark placed on the white card in step 3. 
  • Using the two star decorative pieces from the 4th of July die set, die cut stars from red, white and blue cardstock. (I die cut each color 4 times to get enough stars).
  • Place all the stars in the centre of the base card. Carefully remove protective backing from foam tape.
  • Add acetate to the back of the opening of the red, white and blue frame created in step 2 and adhere to the foam tape on the front of the card.
Step 5 - 
  • Die cut two large star bursts from the 4th of July die set from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove protective backing and cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with your finger to bring out the maximum shine of the glitter.
  • Die cut the hat and two fireworks from the 4th of July die set from red, white and blue cardstock. Assemble images.
  • Adhere silver starbursts, hat and fireworks to opposite corners of the card.

Step 6 - Inside of Card:
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from red cardstock.
  • Using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from white cardstock.
  • Die cut the word "Celebrate" from the Words 1 - Celebration die set from red cardstock and adhere to the top centre of card as per photo above.
  • Using the Blackboard Alphabet die set, die cut the letters U S A from blue cardstock and adhere to the bottom left hand corner of card.
  • Die cut the American flag from the 4th of July die set, assemble and adhere to the bottom right hand corner of card.
  • Adhere panel to inside of card.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.



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3 comments:

Joanne Grzelak said...

fabulous shaker card....love the mini stars in the shaker

Marlene L said...

Festive 4th of July card. Who can resist a shaker card? Funtastic!!

Karen Aicken said...

I like your shaker card.