Fun Graduation Shaker Card

I started with a robin’s egg blue card stock cut to 8 1/2″ wide and 5 1/2″ tall. I used a stamping tool called Stamp Perfect that’s not available outside of ebay….I scored the paper at 4 1/4″ and 4 1/2″ then trimmed off the excess paper I had when closing the card to make both front and back even. I needed the extra score line for my shaker component. The stamps were from the stamp set “Congrats” from Hero Arts and used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink to stamp the sentiment that said “We’re so proud of you on your graduation.”  I practiced stamping it on a scrap paper to make sure the words were spaced evenly and were straight.   I used a die that creates a shaker look and here’s the link to it. http://tinyurl.com/y857rh9q
I used a piece of plastic that I got with a stamp set and cut it to 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/8″ and ran glue dots to attach the acetate to the back of the card front. I like the little medical bag that came in the set of stickers I got for nursing from Michaels and wanted to use it in the card. I put foam tape along the bottom and top edges of the back of the acetate (to avoid it showing through the die cut portion, then cut smaller pieces of foam tape to go around the circle and not allow and gaps. I took the medical bag and put it in the center of the circle and put some Mermaid shaker components (not a lot) and shook them inside the circle. I cut a white piece of card stock to 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/8″ and laid it on the foam tape, lining up the left side and bottom to ensure it covered the acetate correctly. I used some of the other stickers from the Nurse set inside the card, and stamped the back with my personalized stamp. I used one of the stickers for on the envelope, as I was going to hand it to our nephew. I hope you enjoyed this shaker card, as it was a lot of fun to make, and really simple.

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