Hello, and thanks for being here with me today. I have an amazingly awesome mash-up of two very on-trend cards that I can’t wait to show you. This slimline shaker card is exactly what the title implies — a slimline card and a shaker card all in one. Both of these card styles are super popular, and I decided I needed to put them together with a fun, and really tall ice cream cone on the front! Hang with me for a bit, and I’ll share with you exactly how to create one of these cards.
If you don’t already know what a slimline card is, it is a long, skinny card that measure 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ instead of the normal 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card front. It fits into a standard business-size envelope, and since it doesn’t fit in a regular envelope, I’ll share with you how to make a custom envelops for this type of card.
Why We Love Them
So, why is everyone so indulged with slimline cards? They are certainly all the rage these days, that’s for sure. I know one of the reasons I love these cards is because of their sleek shape. They fit in the hand nicely, they definitely make a bigger impact than a traditional A2 size card, plus I can create new and exciting layouts and designs with these cards because of the long skinny shape.
Slimline Card & Envelope Tutorial
Shaker cards, the name just sounds fun, doesn’t it? I know when I see a shaker card, the first thing I do is shake it — it’s just a natural reaction. I enjoy the fun of watching the confetti, sand, gems or whatever else might be in it, shake all around. If you don’t know what I’m talking about right now, a shaker card is a unique card that allows pieces of confetti, gems, etc. to float and shake freely in the card. Shaker cards are perfect for celebratory occasions such as birthdays or graduations. They bring the joy of throwing confetti without all the mess!
Slimline Shaker Card Tutorial
Below is a list of paper materials and measurements to make this slimline shaker card.
Paper Materials & Measurements
- 7″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 3 1/2″ Purple Posy Card Base
- 2 – 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ Bermuda Bay cardstock
- 3″ x 8″ Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
- 3 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ White cardstock
- 2 – 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ Mango Melody cardstock
- 2 – 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Mango Melody cardstock
- 3″ x 8″ Window Sheet
Building the Base
First, start by gluing the two Bermuda Bay cardstock pieces onto the card base, one on the inside and one on the outside of the card. Next, glue the white cardstock piece on the inside of the card, on top of the Bermuda Bay piece. Adhere the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (I used the striped option) onto the card front.
Next, let’s decorate the front. Reach for your Ice Cream Builder Punch and punch out seven ice cream scoops from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper (you’ll use six of these for the front and one for the inside). You can stamp sprinkles onto the scoops if you like — I did! Next punch out the ice cream cone, and stamp on the details. Adhere your ice cream scoops and cone in any way you wish to the front of the card. Check out how I positioned mine below.
Making the Shaker Portion
Let’s get started making the “shaker” portion of the card. Reach for your foam adhesive strips and attach them to the perimeter of the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper. Add the sprinkles to the inside like I’ve shown in the picture below.
Next, remove paper backing from the foam strips and adhere the window sheet on top of the strips. With your Multi Purpose glue, add the Mango Melody cardstock strips on top of the window sheet.
Now decorate with a sentiment and bow. See that adorable tiny bow that I used? I created it using a fork. If you want to know how to do this, or if you have trouble tying bows, check out my blog post and video, “How to Tie a Bow for Cards, Crafts or Gifts – 10 Tips for Tying a Perfect Bow Every Time”.
Here’s a picture of the finished product. Isn’t it just adorable?
I absolutely love slimline cards — and to turn one into a shaker card makes it even more special. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial. Comment below with other ideas of what you would fill a shaker card with — I’d love to hear your ideas!
Slimline Shaker Card Video Tutorial
I’ve created a video of how to make this slimline shaker card if you’d like to watch along!
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