I don't know about you, but I'm so happy to see that shaker boxes are back! I remember the first time I made one. It was probably 10 years ago and I can honestly say that they are just as much fun to make now as they were back then! After recently getting the new MFT Stamps Stitched Circle Frames I was inspired to try my hand at making them for my Mother's Day cards. I thought they would be super fun to use for creating a shaker box filled with sparkly sequins!
I used a great technique that I saw on a video by Jennifer McGuire where she used Fun Foam to create the thickness in the shaker window instead of a bunch of foam tape (which is what I have normally used). I really loved this technique and the foam cut like butter with my Cuttlebug.
To decorate the shaker box window frame, I used the new MFT Modern Blooms stamp set and die set. These are one of my new favorite stamp sets right now! I love that that stamps have coordinating dies. With the use of a little foam tape, you can add some great dimension to your projects.
Along with the sequins, I also included some tiny little glass micro beads that I found in my stash. I'm pretty sure that I've had these since I made those first shaker box cards all those years ago. LOL!
I didn't have a Mother's Day sentiment stamp, so I printed my sentiment on white cardstock using my printer and a font called Ostrich Sans...my new favorite font!
Cardstock: Darice 110 lb White, BoBunny (Yellow and Green Dot)
Stamps: Modern Blooms
Dies: MFT Stamps | Stitched Circle Frames and Modern Blooms
Ink: MFT Stamps, Colorbox
Fun Foam: Darice
Clear Overlay Film: Grafix Dura-Lar (This is what I used instead of acetate or transparency)
Other: Sequins, Glass Micro Beads
So have you tried making a shaker box card yet? The Mom or Mom's in your life might love one, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by today!