Happy World Card Making Day! This is one of my favorite holidays (besides Halloween of course) and this year I'm celebrating by sharing a free Autumn Leaf Shaker Card SVG file with you. Grab the free shaker card cut file and follow along as I show you how to assemble it.
I've just recently become obsessed with shaker cards and it's just too much fun! I really love that these cards pack a punch but are mostly flat so they can still be mailed.
Download the Maple Leaf Shaker Card here.
Let's get started.
Shaker Card SVG Tutorial
1. Cut out all of your pieces. For your shaker window you can use plain acetate, but I really like to use printed acetate to give it a bit more interest. You can find lots of fun printed acetate options at 12x12 Cardstock Shop. For this card I used a black dot acetate.
2. Adhere the layering piece to the front of the card, matching up the cut out windows. (light peach in my example). Next, adhere leaf cut out to the front of the card. Then, adhere the acetate to the inside front of the shaker window. A good liquid glue like Bearly Art will keep the acetate adhered to the card base.
3. Next use dimensional foam tape tape to create a square on the inside from of the shaker window. ( I really like these thin foam strips). Leave the paper protector on the top of the foam tape so that it is not yet sticky on the exposed edge. Make sure that the foam tape seams are nice and tight, because believe me, glitter does everything it can to escape the confines of the shaker.
4. Pour your shaker bits into the box created by the foam tape. CAREFULLY peel the paper adhesive protector off the top of the foam tape to reveal the adhesive. Lay the square backing piece onto the foam tape to seal your shaker bits in and press firmly along all the edges to make sure you have a good seal.
5. Finish off by adhering the stem to the front of the card over the top of the acetate. Add a button, sentiment and any embellishments to the front of the card.
If you can't get enough of shaker cards, check out my Pumpkin Shaker Card SVG file in my cut file shop here. And be sure to get on my newsletter list for free cut files.