February 25, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Shaker Cards

I was in the mood to make some shaker cards and this file was perfect, click here to go to file:

You get 3 of each saying, 9 total on the page.

I did each one a bit different, if you have never made a shaker card before, click here for a you tube video.

For the first card I cut my card base to measure: 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall. I cut the green layer a 1/2" smaller all the way around and added a piece of washi tape.
My shaker element measures 2 3/4" wide x 3 1/4" high, this is the size the hang tags are when you cut them out. I used some shamrock confetti that I have had for several years inside the shaker. I added a piece of green and white twine to the fold.

My second card measures 5 1/2" wide x 6" tall, I cut 3 chevrons using 3 different green scraps and embossed them using a shamrock embossing folder I made myself, I also wrapped a piece of green ribbon around the chevrons. I added a piece of green and white twine to the fold.

Card 3 measures 5" wide x 6" tall, the lighter green layer measures 3 3/4" wide x 5" tall, I also embossed this with my shamrock embossing folder, added a piece of green ribbon and a few sequins.

I think that my pen pals will enjoy these cards.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great cards Sue and thanks for the link to the video, I've been hearing about these shaker cards but didn't know what they were LOL!

Cynthia Chapman said...

love them!