Halloween Shaker Card

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Halloween and shaker cards go hand in hand in my opinion.  Glittery sequins bouncing around in the background do have a candy quality.  For my project today, I will be using a new to me product that makes your shaker windows a little more interesting—and easier to make.

I took some Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival Funhouse paper and paired it with a cute stamp set from Avery Elle called Peek a Boo Pals Spooktacular for the main elements of my card.  For the shaker window I used a square vellum adhesive film from EK Success which made making the shaker window a snap.  Since it’s vellum, it has that foggy look which is perfect for Halloween.

After trimming out one of the starburst squares from the sheet of paper, I die cut a small square in the middle making sure it was small enough for the vellum square to cover the back.  This will be the shaker window.  Any square die you have on hand will do.  Nesting die sets are great because they give you a lot of size options.

I used the same square die to cut another square out of some of the green starburst paper.  I adhered that square to the front of a white notecard using the black paper with the cut-out square as a guide.  I then sprinkled some sequins in Halloween colors over the top of the square.

Next, I peeled the backing off one of the larger vellum squares to expose the adhesive and adhered it to the back of the shaker window.

Then, I added some Scotch foam tape all the way around the edge of the shaker window.  Make sure the tape is touching so none of the sequins can escape.

Then, simply place the window piece over the sequins on the front of the card and you have your shaker!

I decorated the front with the little boy and girl from the stamp set along with a sentiment strip from the same set.  Nuvo Drops in Apple Green add a nice glowing green effect.

The vellum adhesive squares are definitely something to try if you don’t want to worry about cutting out plastic and gluing.  A definite no-mess option.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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