Caprice Heart Shaker | by Tracey McNeely

Hearts are not only for Valentine’s, they can be used for so many different types of cards–birthdays, friendship, sympathy and weddings to name a few. With summer coming it seems likely that you will be looking for cards for weddings and anniversaries. So why not make a shaker?

I used the beautiful and dimensional Caprice Heart dies for my shaker. I started out by cutting all three dies one of silver glitter, one a soft aqua blue and one white.

I prepared a top panel for my card that was 5 1/4″  x 4″ and my sentiment was added to t he bottom right side of the panel. To make the shaker I used the largest die from the Perfect Heart dies set and die cut through the top panel Next I cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the opening using the reverse cut as a guide as I cut.

Then I adhered the acetate securely on the back of the panel over the heart shaped opening. Pieces of foam tape were added all around the opening making sure the pieces touched and that there were no gaps for shaker elements to escape.

Shaker elements were added to the centre of the heart over the acetate and the foam backing was removed so that a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock could be placed over the heart and on top of the foams pieces to seal the shaker contents inside. A few additional pieces of foam tape were added to the lower portion of the panel.

On the front of the panel I adhered the layers of the Caprice Heart. I started with Layer C which was inlayed into the heart shape using Multi Matt Medium so that any stray glue would dry clear. Layer B was added next and finally Layer A.

Then Layer B next:

Then finish off with Layer C

Using the basic shape dies along with the Layered dies makes creating shaker cards easy and oh so pretty.

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