a little more shaking going on...

Nope, not earthquake related though there have been a few very mild shakers  recorded, we just haven't felt them.  


I couldn't help but make a few more using the TP kit from Queen & Co.  AC cardstock for the bases and the black background.  An old Recollections stack from Michaels for the patterned paper.  

These are so easy to put together and one of the advantages of of using the precut foam is that you can make a few shakers in advance and have them at the ready when needed. I found my stash of clear seed beads to use as a filler for these shakers.  I'm hoping the recipients enjoy a laugh or two as well.  

For each card you'll need:
White card base for a 4 inch square card (4 x 8 inches, scored at 4 inches on the long side)
4 inch square of black AC cardstock
3 1/2 inch square of patterned paper
1 1/2 x 1 3/4 rectangle of black AC cardstock
Scrap white for sentiment
TP kit (dies, foam and acetate) from Queen & Co
Seed beads or other filler for the shaker
3 x 6 inch white textured AC cardstock

Die cutting machine (Big Kick by Sizzix)
Adhesive of choice (Lineco Glue and Scor Tape)
pop up dots
Anti static buddy
ink pad (black)
Stamp positioner
Paper trimmer 
Scissors (optional)

Using the dies, cut the elements you need.  All of the dies were used for this project -- the large plain cut became the back of the shaker.  It fits perfectly and can also be used to cut the acetate as well.  

Ink edges of the die cuts if desired.  That wasn't done for this trio of cards.  Assemble the base of the shaker.  Assemble the top of the shaker.  Rub the anti-static buddy on the underside of the acetate.  Fill the base of the shaker as desired.  Remove the top paper to expose the adhesive and apply the shaker top to the base.  Press firmly to get a good seal.  Set aside.

Layer the pieces of cardstock and patterned paper as shown in the image above and secure with your preferred adhesive.  Apply the shaker using some strong double sticky tape.  


If you haven't already, stamp your sentiment -- there are several to choose from in the kit and each one brings a smile.  Choose the one that best suits yours.  Adhere as desired.

This is a quick make and easy to get a few done in just a little bit of time if the shakers are pre assembled.  

Hoping you're creating time in your busy week to do some nurturing of your soul.   Have an amazing sort of creative day, week and launch into a brand new month of creativity.    

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