Butterfly Shaker

Butterfly Shaker1Hi!  Jeanne here today with a fun and easy to make shaker card for you!  I just got back from vacation from South Carolina!  I loved the change of scenery and we were actually far enough South to see palm trees!  What a great way to kick off summer! 
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Here's what you're going to need to make your shaker card:
1.)  Dies
2.) Card Stock
3.) Sequins/Beads or other sparkly things!
4.)  Acetate, or Cellophane Bag - I used a FUSE heat tool and a photo sleeve
5.) Adhesive Foam Tape
Cut a panel of card stock slightly smaller than your  card base.  Arrange your dies to create a scene.  If you have room for a sentiment or would like to include one, add that to your layout.   This is a great way to figure out exactly what goes where without committing and cutting, and perhaps wasting paper.  You can tape your dies in place with washi to keep  them in place when you run them through your die cut machine.  I find that tape leaves an impression so I usually adhere the dies with double sided tape or sticky dots to keep them secure when I cut them.  Go ahead!  Cut all three at the same time!
Butterfly Shaker DIR2
Stamp your sentiment.  I didn't want the flower on the sentiment to appear on my card so I covered it with Washi tape, inked the stamp, removed the washi and then stamped the sentiment.
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I used a heated element FUSE tool and a photo sleeve  for my shaker.  This method is really easy because you can use a photo sleeve or other pocket album page to hold your sparklies.    I used the heat tool to trace the area to hold my sparklies, leaving  an opening to fill the pocket I created.  Once I had it filled I sealed the opening.  This tool saves time and money since you only put the sequins in a "pouch" confined to the areas that you will see.     Next I added adhesive foam tape to the plastic sleeve and adhered this to my card base. 

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As an alternate you can fill a cellophane bag with your sparklies and attach it to the back of your die cut panel.  I like this technique because again - you use less sequins because the bag is thin.  Then adhere the panel with adhesive foam tape to your card base.
Butterfly Shaker DIR3You can also adhere a sheet of acetate to the back of the die cut sheet and then layer adhesive foam tape around your design to create a pocket, fill the area with sparklies and then adhere it to your card base.   Butterfly-Shaker2

 Tip:  Lay your design on different colored pieces of card stock to help you decide what looks best to you.  I decided on a monochromatic design - yellow card base.

Butterfly SHaker FV copy
Butterfly Shaker SV copy

This was a fun and easy card to make and I  hope you will try one of your own!  All that shakey sparkly stuff on the inside just makes me feel like a kid!
Jeanne Signature copy


Beautiful shaker card Jeanne, thank you for the tutorial, I have not heard of this Fuse too.
Love the colors and design.

Pam x

Beautifully done and with such awesome techniques!!! Lovely images and just a shaker full of sweetness!!!

Lovely card and great technique! TFS have a blessed day!

Jeanne, great card Love how you used the dies negative...great idea. And the fuse tool, I've now found a reason to have one. Perfect tutorial! I love the sentiment. So perfect with your card.

That's so pretty and very creative, LOVE IT!

Jeanne your cards are gorgeous! I almost bought that tool awhile back ...happy to see you like it! I cut and taped. I love that you can see sequins in each window! Beautiful and nice step by step.

Oh, I love the yellow--just gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step instructions. And I enjoyed seeing the FUSE tool. Looks great for making shaker cards.

Beautiful card...love the great ideas on how to make the shaker element.

So pretty, Jeanne! Love shaker cards and the butterfly dies are fabulous.

Beautifu tutorial jeanne, I want the fuseeeeeeeeee, love all!!!!!

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