Hi! It's Carly here for #throwbackthursdays, a time when we seek (& find) inspiration in past projects from The Classroom here at Ellen Hutson LLC.
Today I created a card for my sweet little pen pal who's about to turn 5 on the 4th of July. I wanted my card to be interactive & fun so I started by searching "shaker cards" in The Classroom. Here's some of the cool articles I found:
I loved Julie's balloon shaker using negative die cutting and I loved Carissa's idea of keeping it clear! Here's the card I created:
I started by scoring a 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of solar white at 2 and 6.
I used the Savvy Stamps Dies, Happy Birthday Stacked to cut Happy Birthday from the middle panel of my card.
Then I adhered a piece of acetate on the inside of the middle panel.
I adhered all my letter centers on to the acetate. I also folded my card together just temporarily and used a circle die to cut a half circle notch from the end.
To create my card pocket, i placed a strip of foam adhesive on the inside bottom of the middle panel and tape on the side panels. Then I just folded it together. The foam adhesive along the bottom will make it easier to pull my shaker pocket in & out and it will leave room for a little treats.
For the inside shaker pocket, I used the Fuse tool to seal 3 sides of two 3-3/4 x 5-1/8 pieces of acetate.
I mixed my shaker pieces in a coffee filter...sequins, itty bitty die cuts and the Savvy Happy Birthday Stacked.
I poured the shaker pieces into my pocket and sealed the 4th edge.
To complete the pocket, I created a little pull tab on the end from glitter tape. And I added a little blue splatter to the front of my card with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.
Now I just need to add stickers & little goodies and send it to my friend.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!