Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easy DRS Birthday Shaker Card

I made this Birthday Shaker card from a paper CD holder. I bought a box of these at the office supply store ... they were fairly inexpensive and the best part is getting friends to go in together to share the cost! This is what the CD holder looks like before the fun begins!
I cut a piece of white card stock 4.75 x 4.75 and I stamped the image and colored it in with copic markers and glitter pens and I sponged the background with some orange to give it some texture. In the four outermost corners of the white card stock with the stamped image (L451). I put 4 pop dots to lift the paper up so that my confetti will move freely inside the CD holder. Then, I added the stamped cardstock, the confetti and then I sealed it shut!

I Stamped the front of the CD holder with a part of

stamp K662 to make the bubbles. I used different colored inks to make it look festive and then I added the star buttons. I don't like to see my buttons "naked" or without string... but what to do when you don't have matching string? I took a super skinny piece of paper and used it instead of thread to match the orange card stock background! So easy to do and the color will always match!

For the base of the card... I cut a piece of orange cardstock 5.25 x 10.5 and folded it in half to mount the sealed CD holder to.I cut 2 pieces of card stock for the inside of the card. The blue is 4.75 x 4.75 and the white is 4.5 x 4.5. I inked the edges of both card stock pieces and then I stamped the sentiment(G483) in orange to match... then next... the balloons (E491).And... that is my card! This is a really easy way to make a shaker because the window is already made for you! I hope you will give this technique a try... I know that you will enjoy the result and so will the person who receives the card!


The Mama Monkey said...

Oh what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!! Adorable card! You have me running out to see if I can find those here!

Traci said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Love your card! I love how you decorated your buttons, so clever!

CathyRose said...

Very cute card! Aren't you clever to use the paper for matching "thread" Great idea!

gale said...

What a neat card!! I have always used that paper tip. I never have thread handy and it's so much quicker to cut a sliver of cs instead.

Heather said...

That is an awesome card! I love your cardstock as thread idea!

Naomi said...

What a CLEVER idea! I love shakers but despise making them! You have just given me the best idea! Thanks! Love the colors on yours! I need kids cards, and this is calling to me!