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Fri 13

Shake, Shake It Off

  Another Birthday got you down?  Taylor Swift will tell you to "Shake it off".  But if you're excited to celebrate a birthday, "Shake Your Card!"  Making a shaker card is easy with the Open Studio Circle Layer Dies, acetate and some craft foam sheets.  Oh, and colorful sequins to make it actually shake.

HB Tulip Shaker

 To assemble your shaker card:

  1. Select the desired circle size from the Studio Circle Layers die set.  Trim craft foam sheet, clear acetate, yellow, blue card stock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Die cut the circle from craft foam sheet, layer craft foam sheet on top of yellow cardstock, trace circle opening for placement.  Die cut yellow card stock using pencil lines as a template.  Now the circle openings on both the yellow and the craft foam layers are aligned.  
  2. Adhere the clear acetate layer to reverse side of yellow card stock--set aside.
  3. Die cut Tulip Bouquet and Elegant Leaves, adhere to blue background card stock aligning design within circle opening.  Adhere a few sequins randomly around tulips--these will always show no matter how the card tilts and shakes.
  4. Adhere foam sheet to acetate, aligning card edges and circle openings.  Wipe clean any fingerprints or lint from inside of acetate.  Add a few pinches of your favorite sequins or confetti, adhere blue/tulip layer face down onto foam layer.  
  5. Adhere a folded note card to the reverse side to create a card which opens to display your sentiment.
  6. Die cut Grand Happy Birthday Script, once in grey cardstock and once from patterned paper (Fresh Fruit 12x12).  Inlay "Birthday" from the patterned paper into position on the grey paper, adhere to shaker card.  Die cut the smallest Leavenworth Butterfly Trio and smallest Cascadian Butterfly Trio, layer together and adhere to card. 

 Hope you enjoyed my Shake, Shake...Shaker card.  (I've got that song stuck in my head now)   Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Friday,



I love these tulips and I have the die but I can't figure out how the raised yellow line was put on the patterned tulips. Is there an explanation? Thank you for your answer.

Hi Eleanor,
I die cut the tulip bouquet twice, once from yellow card stock and again in the pattern paper. I adhered the outline portion from yellow paper to the background (blue paper) then paper pieced the interior parts with the patterned paper. The outline portion looks a little more raised than the interior pieces because of the design of the die. Hope this explanation helps--please ask if you have further questions. Glad you have the die already---it's a beauty! By the way, since you have the tulip outline and interior pieces left over in both colors you could use them to create another tulip bouquet in a reverse color combination. Double fun!

Lovely spring birthday shaker card, sure to bring a smile!

Très belle carte! Bises

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