Sand Shaker Card


Hello my friends, today I have a shaker card for you. I live a stones throw from Clearwater Beach, Fl and while I was there recently, I thought…oh oh oh I have to make a shaker card with sand and shells. So if you are reading this tutorial from somewhere cold weathered…I hope this cheers you up!

Just a note before I begin…. have you ever finished a card and then thought…hum I don’t really care for that? Well this happened to me with the card you see pictured above. In the future, I would cut a second oval for the shaker part so you don’t see the Paisley embossing behind the sand…just saying!

Let’s make a card…………….

Cut a base card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Cut a beige card stock just a bit smaller than your base. Dry emboss.

Cut a piece of Kraft card stock 5 1/4 x 3 1/2. Dry emboss.

Die cut desired oval from Kraft card stock. Die cut oval from clear plastic sheet and attach.

sand closeup

Die cut thin foam three times (to give height for shells). Cut centers from foam ovals. and attach.

Attach all embellishments to card base EXCEPT shaker.

Turn shaker embellishment upside down and apply glossy accents to foam leaving about a two inch opening at the top free of glue. Flip and attach to your card. LET DRY !!!

sand 2

Gently lift unglued portion to pour in sand and tiny shells. Apply glue to this top portion with a pin or craft knife and let dry.
 (I know you are tempted to shake it..but don’t! Your sand will adhere to places you don’t want it to be…trust me!)

Hope you enjoyed the card and may you have a really crafty day.
Thanks for stamping by…..

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Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Cream & Kraft card stock (Recollections)
Natural twine (Darice)
Umbrella sand stamp set (Stampendous)


Sandra H said...

What a stunning shaker card is gorgeous xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thanks for treating us to a little bit more of summer!! Fabulous design!

Cathy A said...

Penny your card certainly gave me the warm thoughts I needed, just thinking of a Florida beach is wonderful! You are very brave to do a sand shaker card, if it was me the sand would be everywhere! Lovely design.