Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CD Shaker Card Video and Written Tutorial

This tutorial is on creating a CD Envelope Shaker Card using a CD Envelope.

CD Envelope Shaker Card Tutorial


Cardstock or scrapbook paper -(4 7/8" x 4 7/8")
Card Base (5 1/2" x 11" folded to make a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base)
CD Envelope (5" x 5")
Square Card Envelope (5 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Confetti (I used heart and floral punches and glitter confetti)
Snail Tape or Transfer Tape
Rubber stamps and embellishments to decorate your card

Step 1

Decorate your 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"" cardstock or scrapbook paper as desired. Design with the primary image centered on the cardstock.

With your snail tape or transfer tape, apply adhesive to the bottom edge of the cardstock. (**note** the adhesive is needed to elevate the base in which the confetti will be sitting so it appears through the shaker window and not sit below the window). Set the decorated card aside.

Step 2

Decorate your CD envelope. Be sure the envelope opening is spatially at the bottom not at the top. (the envelope should be upside down when decorating).

I made the mistake of not checking that the opening is at the bottom and as you'll note looking at my finished card, the hearts on the envelope are upside down.

Step 3

Insert your designed cardstock with the envelope opening being at the bottom of the card.

Typically when inserting a card into an envelope you insert the card with the envelope opening at the top. Do not do this in this case. The designed part of the cardstock should appear through the window.Be careful that the tape at the front of the cardstock do not come in contact with the envelope.

Step 4

Insert your confetti so it shows through the window.

Press and smooth down the cardstock and envelope together so that the adhesive that you applied to the cardstock earlier seals the confetti inside the envelope

Step 5

Apply adhesive to seal the flap of the envelope.

Seal the envelope.

Step 6

The completed shaker portion of the card should appear like the picture to the left. Continue to decorate the shaker box as desired by adding a sentiment or embellishments.

Attach your decorated shaker card on to a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base.

***As you can see the hearts on the envelope are upside down. This was a mistake. Review my comments on Step 2.

1 comment:

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Love Marja

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