Template - cut out of cardstock (I usually use white or vanilla)
Square of acetate/transparency and Square cardstock
The size depends on the size of your template – these need to be about ½” larger than the opening of the window in your template.
Stamps & Inks
Double Sided Foam Tape
O’So Sticky Double Sided Adhesive
Other items that are similar: Red Liner, Terrifically Tacky & Bead Bond
(This is a great opportunity to use up those scraps from other projects!)
Glass Glitter Micro Beads
You only need a small amount for your shakers – use LESS than you think!
Step 1. Cut shaker template from cardstock, cut out center. Score all fold lines. Cut a square from cardstock and a square from acetate plastic.
Step 2. Cover one side of template with desired stamp images and stamp one side of the square cardstock – you will see this through the window of your card.
Step 3. Place a strip of scrap double sided tape (O’So Sticky scrap or other) on the right hand tab close to the outside edge of tab. Place your stamped square over the window design facing the window and align. Fold over the tab so that the tape catches your square. Now it will be perfectly aligned when you are done!
Step 4. On theback side of the template place four pieces of double sided tape (O’So Sticky scraps or other) the width of each side around cut out window, overlap if you must but do not leave any gaps or your beads will spill out!
Step 5. Place acetate piece on top of double sided tape. Rub down to adhere. (Don't worry if the square isn't completely covering the tape.)
Step 6. Place four lengths of foam mounting tape on top of acetate. Try to make sure pieces touch on all four edges to form a box arounding the window. Take the paper off of the foam tape now.
Step 7. CAREFULLY fill center with beads – use LESS than you think you need! There should be enough room for the beads to shake back and forth when it is put together but if you put too many, it will cover your image and you’ll be sad!
Step 8. Fold the right tab with the sqaure cardstock attached in and secure to the sticky foam. Add double sided tape to left tab, fold in and secure. Add tape to top and bottom tabs, fold in to secure.
Everything is secure inside, no edges to finish or foam to hide! Super Simple!
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2004 GMT Views: 4069