Hello there! I’m here on a Saturday, posting for the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog. Today I have a fun shaker card to share with you – because you’re totally claw-some! You may have guessed that I’m using the Lawn Fawn ‘You’re Clawsome’ stamp set with the matching dies. You may have heard the good news – the new Lawn Fawn release should be in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store this coming week! Yippee!! So I thought I’d use one of my favourite ‘old’ sets to celebrate the upcoming new goodies.
YOU’RE TOTALLY CLAW-SOME!
The mix & match pieces for the sentiments in this set are fun to play with. You can create just the right sentiment for whatever the celebration.
I went with the ‘You’re One of a Kind’ sentiment, and paired it with the unique unicorn being the prize won by the game! (Does anyone else automatically think of the first Toy Story movie, when they see one of these games? I always do!)
Using the matching dies makes creating this shaker card easy! I always purchase the stamp set & bundle together, because I know I’ll regret it if I don’t. First, start by stamping the image of the game, the claw, the unicorn and at least 6-7 of the 2 kinds of bears from the You’ re Claw-some stamp set. I knew I was going to colour with alcohol markers, so I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping onto white cardstock. Stamp the row of stars in the top portion of the machine.
Colour in all of the images, and then use your die cutting machine with the You’re Claw-some matching dies. Use scissors to hand cut apart the game machine – save the bottom portion with the legs & controls, and the top portion with the stars. Next, use 2 1/2″ and 2 1/4″ square dies to create a frame for your shaker, from white cardstock. Colour the frame the same colour as you used for the machine.
Next, you’ll want to die cut a 2 1/2″ square of white cardstock and a 2 1/2″ square of acetate, for your shaker.
BUILD YOUR SHAKER
To put together the shaker portion, apply adhesive tape to the back of the 2 1/2″ square frame that you made. Remove the tape backing, and attach the acetate. Now, apply foam tape to the edges of the acetate square. This will be the part that holds your shaker elements. Before adding the shaker elements, use your anti-static tool to de-static the edges of the foam tape. Also apply the anti-static to your die cut bears, front & back. This will reduce the likelihood of the bears from sticking to the inside edges of the shaker.
Now you can place your die cut bears, and some extra sequins, into the shaker element – place the bears face-down, so that they’ll be looking out from the shaker when you’re done. Now, you can remove the backing from the foam tape, and attach the 2 1/2″ white cardstock square, to close up the shaker element.
PUT YOUR CARD TOGETHER
Now that your shaker element is complete, attach the bottom and top portions of the claw game to it, with more double-sided adhesive tape. Attach the claw to the top portion of the game, and tuck the unicorn into the claw, holding it in place with more tape.
Complete your card front by attaching a panel of patterned paper to a card base of Lawn Fawn Moonstone cardstock. Using the claw game die, die cut a panel of gray cardstock for the floor, with the bottom of the machine to fit into the floor. Attach it to the paper with Tombow liquid glue. Now you can attach your claw game to the front panel.
To finish off the card, I added a few of the same star sequins to the card front, that I had added to the shaker. There’s so much movement and dimension in this card – anyone would love to receive it! Trust me – you just don’t want to stop shaking it!
Everything you need to create your own shaker card can be found in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store. And it’s such fun waiting for that speedy delivery, direct to your front door! I’ve included links below, for your shopping convenience. *you’re welcome*!
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