We’re going to show you How to Make a Birthday Shaker Card, a card that will bring a smile on the birthday boy’s or birthday girl’s face.
This is such a wonderful and easy homemade birthday card idea, even more so as the bear template is included.
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Have you ever made a gift card for someone that made them so very happy?
Perhaps you have but we bet that you’ve never ever made such a special gift card that made them smile from ear to ear for a whole day.
Today we are super excited to show you how to make this card.
It is one of our favorite things to craft and it is extremely sparkly and very shaky.
How to Make a Birthday Shaker Card
What you need:
- 11 cm x 15 cm card stock
- 10 cm x 14 cm card stock
- 9 cm x 13 cm acetate sheet
- double-sided foam tape (we used 18 mm one)
- double-sided tape (we used 18 mm one cut in half, 9 mm each)
- foam squares
- a pencil and a ruler
- scissors/hobby knife
- watercolors +brush
- colored pencils
- baby powder
- bear and balloons template
Step by Step Instructions
Put some baby powder on both sides of the double-sided foam tape and rub it with your finger.
This will prevent dust from gluing on to it.
Measure a 14 cm stripe and double fold it. Measure an 8,5 cm stripe and double fold it.
Then cut each one vertically in half.
Measure 1 cm horizontally and vertically from each corner on the 10 cm x 14 cm card stock. Then draw the lines with a pencil.
Use scissors (younger kids)/hobby knife (grown ups) with the help of an adult to cut down those lines.
Scissors are safer choice for younger kids.
There we go, the window frame is done.
Put double-sided tape down on each window line and remove the backing paper.
Take the acetate sheet and carefully place it on the window while leaving equal space on all sides.
Press the acetate sheet with your ruler so it glues to the tape.
Place the 14 mm stripes vertically on the acetate sheet, then place the 8,5 cm stripes horizontally (shorten them if needed).
Mark 1 cm from each corner on the 11 cm x 15 cm cardstock.
Paint watercolor stripes inside that area.
Place the sequins!
Remove the backing paper from the window and place the window on the 11 cm x 15 cm cardstock …
… while leaving equal space from all sides.
Print and cut the bear and the balloons out (use cardstock), then color them with colored pencils.
Put foam squares on their backs.
Place the bear and the balloons on the acetate sheet.
Wow! What an awesome shaker card you got there!
Now shake the card and watch the sequins sprinkle behind the bear!
Hope you find this card very amusing and engaging!
Stay tuned for more!
Grab the Printable For This Project:
Get the shaker card bear and balloons here – Shaker card magic
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