This is a very easy card to make but impressive because of the shaker window.
I made my card a 5 1/2 inch square, but it’s very easy to make it any size square you like. The second half of this post shows an easy way to resize all elements of a file quickly and in proportion. It’s demo’d for Cricut but the same principle applies to any software.
- You will also need a piece of clear plastic. I used overhead transparency film. A sheet of clear acetate will do or you can save the clear plastic from packaging to upcycle. Cut it (with scissors) so it’s larger than the heart cut out and overlaps onto the surrounding card.
- Handcut another piece larger than the cut out for the back of the window. This can be in the same Cardstock as the Cardbase or a contrast colour or patterned paper. I used a red paint sample card in my example.
- Other supplies needed are glue or double sided tape, Foam tape and embellishments for your card and something to shake!
- Cut all the design pieces out and put the CardBase and the 3 little hearts aside. Assemble the window first. If you wish to emboss this piece do it now.
- Turn the Heart Cut out overlay so the wrong side faces you. Lay down double sided tape all around the edge of the heart cut out. Remove the backing paper and place your transparency over the top to adhere. You can trim back the excess transparency if you like.
- Now lay down the double sided foam tape on top of that – I kept it a little further back from the edge, so it wont be seen through the window later. The aim is to surround the heart making sure there are no gaps for the shakings (Is that a word LOL?) to escape.
- Pour in your “shakings” – yes I declare it a word! I used little Seed beads I found in my stash. Sequins would work or tiny card stock cut outs, or confetti. I tried fine glitter at first but it just made a terrible mess and static made it stick to the transparency, so I won’t recommend that.
- Remove the foam tape backing paper and pop the Contrast card or paper face down to cover the heart and seal in the beads. I upcycled a red paint sample card. Hopefully no one will ever deconstruct the card and see my upcycling efforts!
- Now it’s a simple matter of turning it over and shaking it….
- Then you can adhere it to the card base and finish decorating it. I used a couple of die cuts in addition to the hearts.
Depending on your decorations, this Cut File is great for Valentines, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mum’s Day or any occasion when a heart is appropriate 🙂
The Cutting Files.