Monday, April 23, 2018

Spellbinders Dinosaur Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by today,  I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders - an  interactive card for my grandsons birthday in April - Noah will be three and LOVES Dinosaurs - he loves to roar at us when he visits, in his best (and loudest) voice - so I am pretty sure this card will be a big HIT with him.

There are a number of ways to create a Shaker Card - this way is very easy and can also be made in advance if you just want to sit and play with this technique, as it is a separate item and is adhered to the card front - are you wondering how - follow along with the Tutorial and you will see just how easy it is! 

1. Cut/emboss the Dinosaurs using the Die D-Lites Dinosaurs Dies using three different coloured card stock.
2. Use the die as a stencil and add co-ordinating colours.
3. Cut/emboss one Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies using patterned paper.
4. Lightly Sand around the embossed edges using a Sanding Block.

1. Cut/emboss the largest Circle from the Standard Circles LG with the #4 (#1 being the smallest), using the reverse side of the patterned paper to create a frame.
2. Cut/emboss the largest circle from the Standard Circles LG in white card stock and one in clear acetate.
3. Place the die cut frame around the edge of  the acetate using strong tape.

4. Cut the foam tape into thin strips and adhere to the back of the layered frame - creating a border with the mounting foam strips;making sure you leave no gaps between the strips where your shaker filling may fall through.
NOTE: Add another row of Foam Tape if you are wanting a higher dome.
5. Add glitter or another filling carefully to the shaker card frame.  Line patterned paper up face down over your frame and press down.  The mounting tape is flexible and easy to form into shape if you remove the backing before adhering it to your frame.
NOTE: To prevent the filler in your shaker cards from sticking to the sides of the mounting tape, just run your embossing buddy along the sides of the tape. The powder makes the sides of the tape "nonstick".  Also rub an Embossing Buddy over the acetate before adding fine glitter. If you don't have an embossing buddy, try a dryer sheet.
6.Add the sequins and micro beads, line up the die cut circle and adhere to the back of the 'shaker'.  Adhere to the card front using  E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.
7. Adhere the Dinosaurs to the bottom right of the shaker dome, popping up one for dimension.

8. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using The Largest Die from the Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies, lightly sand the edges using a sanding block.
9. Create the ground by adhering two pieces of torn and sponged green card stock to the base of the card front and trimming to sizes.
10. Pop up onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base using recycled thin cardboard. Adhere the computer generated sentiment using E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra
11. Cut/emboss one Banner from the Amused 1 Etched Dies using patterned paper.
12.Pop up on an angle across the top left corner of the banner using small white 3D Foam Squares.
13. Add sticker letters onto the banner with the name
14. Create the sentiment using stickers and adhere the lower portion of the card front.

Spellbinders Products:
Other: Turquoise and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares, Imagine: Memento ink in Summer Sky,Tangerine, Espresso Truffle, Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves, Quick Quotes: Double sided patterned paper.

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                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a fun card Linda - I am sure Noah will love it!

  2. A totally fun card! Love the dinosaus!


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