Sunday, April 1, 2018

50th Birthday Easel Shaker Card

Welcome to the newest challenge at Love To Craft !
As always, it is an anything crafty goes challenge so long a it is family friendly.

This month I'm sharing a shaker easel card.

I don't have an extra large square scallop die or versatile cutting machine. The border punch I have makes too tiny of scallops for the size of card I wanted to make. So I improvised: I used numerous 1" circle punches of card stock ! It isn't perfect, but the overall look is just fine I think.

Before covering the back with white card stock

As far as making the "50" window for the shaker,
once again I had to improvise.
I printed out the number "50" sized to the
piece of card stock I knew I needed after
making the circle scallop border back piece. 

I stamped the piece with a shimmery ink
and a birthday greetings wheel.

I then hand cut it out with a hobby knife.
(The portion that I cut out was used on
another card that can be seen here)

Numerous pieces of hand cut heavy duty
double stick tape were stuck to the acetate.
This creates the see through window for the confetti.

More thin strips were cut to hide under the white card stock,
this time made from fun foam. Yes, yet another
"what do I have on hand that will work" way to make this card, 
this time to create the "corral" that holds the confetti 
in place behind the window.

Because the card front was so heavy,
I needed a thick and sturdy strip to help hold
it in place when it was in the easel position.
I adhered several layers of card stock over a strip of
chipboard cut to fit. It is attached with heavy duty adhesive. 

A little bit more rubber stamping
and a couple of balloon shaped brads finish it off.

This card was 6 1/4" square.

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering this card in the current Anything Goes Challenge at Retro Rubber
All of the stamps used are oldies from Stampin' Up!
All About Birthdays wheel - 2007 
Heard From The Heart - not marked, but I know it is at least 6 years old
It's Your Birthday - 2005

and in the current Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door

lastly the

Anything Goes/optional twist of vellum at 613 Avenue Create

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs
to see the fun crafty things they shared this month.


  1. What a great way to celebrate 50 - shaker easel for the win..I am pinning this for future CASing! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  2. Wow - double whammy of easel and shaker! Lovely! I'm impressed too that you did this without all the gizmos and gadgets but in the old school way. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  3. Love this celebratory card, you did a fantastic job with what you own for a the scallop and created the numbers! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for AG!

  4. What a fun shaker card!! This will definitely be a hit for the recipient! And it's even more fun as a shaker!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

  5. Oops, I meant an EASEL, LOL!

  6. Clever improvisation used on your fun shaker card. Well done! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs, Sandy DT


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