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Happy 4th of July Shaker Card

June 21, 2018

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances Byrne here and it’s my turn to share a tutorial with you all today. With the 4th of July being less than 2 weeks away, I thought I would create a shaker card to celebrate the occasion. 

Of course, living in Australia I don’t actually celebrate the holiday, but I had fun playing with a number of the new die sets which included the 4th of July & Frame It/Stitched Rectangle die sets.

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – 

  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches, score and fold along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches to create a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch top-folding card base.
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Adhere to the centre of the card base.

Step 2 – 

  • Starting with blue cardstock, centre the third largest rectangle from the Garden Notes – Frame it Stitched Rectangles die set into the largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Die cut frame.
  • Remove the inner rectangle die from the two dies and replace with the next smaller rectangle from the die set and die cut a piece of white cardstock.
  • Repeat this process each time using a smaller rectangle and die cut a piece of red cardstock and then another piece of blue cardstock.

  • Layer all rectangles together so you have the larger blue frame at the top and finishing with the smallest blue frame at the bottom.
  • Using the solid star from the Summer Fun Sentiment set stamp stars around the large blue frame using VersaMark ink.

Step 3 –

  • Place the frame over the folded card and mark around the opening in the centre of the frame onto the white cardstock on the front of the folded card.
  • Remove the frame and stamp the sentiment “Happy 4th of July” to the centre of the white cardstock using black ink.

Step 4 – 

  • Add foam tape all around the front of the base card so that the foam tape is slightly in from the mark placed on the white card in step 3.
  • Using the two star decorative pieces from the 4th of July die set, die cut stars from red, white and blue cardstock. ( I die cut each color 4 times to get enough stars).
  • Place all the stars in the centre of the base card. Carefully remove protective backing from foam tape.
  • Add acetate to the back of the opening of the red, white and blue frame created in step 2 and adhere to the foam tape on the front of the card.

Step 5 – 

  • Die cut two large star bursts from the 4th of July die set from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove protective backing and cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with your fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  • Die cut the hat and two fireworks from the 4th of July die set from red, white and blue cardstock. Assemble images.
  • Adhere silver starbursts, hat and fireworks to opposite corners of the card.

Step 6 – Inside of Card:

  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from red cardstock.
  • Using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from white cardstock.
  • Die cut the word “Celebrate” from the Words 1 – Celebration die set from red cardstock and adhere to the top centre of card as per photo above.
  • Using the Blackboard Alphabet die set, die cut the letters U S A from blue cardstock and adhere to the bottom left hand corner of card.
  • Die cut the American flag from the 4th of July die set, assemble and adhere to the bottom right hand corner of card.
  • Adhere panel to inside of card.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Cardstock in Red and Blue

Acetate

VersaMark Ink

Black Ink

Foam Tape

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2 Comments

  • Reply Arlene McClung June 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

    What a beauty. Nice bold colors and looks so great.

  • Reply Connie Sue Larson June 21, 2018 at 7:09 am

    I love shaker cards and love this one for the 4th of July! Totally beauteous!

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