Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Shaker Cards for Baby - Creative Embellishments

I've been enjoying the new shaker card designs from Creative Embellishments .  
These chipboard shaker sets are unique and fun to make, fill, and give.  

I am absolutely obsessed with making shakers but I have to admit the part I hate most is cutting and fitting the acrylic piece - the most essential piece of the entire card.  

I'd save anything that had an acrylic package.  In fact, I'd even look for packages that had see through acrylic windows that would be perfect for transforming into shaker windows.  Oh the stack of acrylic pieces I have accumulated and hoarded over the years;  muffin containers, salad boxes,  cosmetics,  toy packaging, etc. 

Hoard no more!  Why?  Because Creative Embellishment shaker sets come with perfectly cut and sized acrylic pieces.  

Here are the chipboard sets used:
Creative Embellishments - Shaker Set

I kept the chipboard simple in both cards by painting the surfaces and edges with a light cream acrylic paint.   I did find that painting the edges creates a more finished look and softer look. 

I also find that painting the chipboard with a natural sea sponge is faster and eliminates streaking that can occur with paint brushes.  I did use a fine tipped brush for the edges. 

The papers used on the baby boy Onesie is also from Maya Design.  This collection is called "Summertime" and the specific papers are "Watch the Boats" and "Glittering Water".

I created the boy card for my niece who is having her first baby.  I added the word "Son"  - from the Family Words Chipboard Set for that extra little emotional tug at the heart strings - that "awe" moment.

It's simply painted with cream colored acrylic and a dab of light blue.

Wondering what to use for shaker filler? 
OK so now you have your shaker card made and you are ready to fill it.  Don't sit at your crafty desk and look around for little bits.  You have easy options!
Beads, Sequins, 

I filled with sequins and crystals from Buttons Galore - Sparkletz.  They have an assortment of colors and bits for the perfect filler.  
TIP:  Add your filler then use a good adhesive to seal the shaker with the pre-cut acrylic piece that comes in the kit.  I used Beacons 3-in-1glue because it dries clear and works well with a  variety of surfaces ( acrylics, plastics, wood, metal, fabric, canvas).

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Creative Embellishments - Shaker Set