Video: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Flat Vellum Shaker Cards

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here with you. Today I'll be sharing how you can create flat vellum shaker cards that are mail friendly.

DSC02259I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of acetate that I then attached one of the dies from Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set onto using glue tape. This works as a guide that will help you create windows in the correct place on both the card panel and card base. I used this acetate/die guide to cut windows into 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock panels and into the front of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ top folding card bases.

DSC02261Once all of my panels and card bases were cut, I then could add the vellum. I added tape around the heart window on the back of the panel, added a piece of vellum over, then added glue tape around the heart window again, this time taking care that the tape met all the way around so no sequins could escape. I removed the backing from this tape before adding the sequins and then folding the vellum over to trap the sequins inside. Once this was done, I could then adhere the die-cut panel into place on the card base to hide any adhesive.

To finish, I added a sweet sentiment from the Love Letters Stamp Set. I stamped these onto strips of Jet Black Cardstock and heat set them using Pure White Embossing Powder.

DSC02262For a video to see how these cards came together please watch below or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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barbara lassiter April 12, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Clever idea! I like it! Thanks!

Henriëtte April 12, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Gorgeous cards Lydia and a great way to make a shaker that mail easy. Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

Tricia Podmore April 12, 2019 - 4:20 PM

How soft and dreamy. Love the alternative to acetate. Soooooo creative and clever. Very inspirational.

Liz O. April 13, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Love this ethereal look! This kind of shaker is easy to mass produce and mail friendly, that is a win-win in my book! Thanks for the inspiration !

Mary W April 13, 2019 - 6:20 PM

So easy – this would work well for a big batch of cards.

Helen Kalb April 15, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Oh, this is so lovely!

Penny Pynnonen April 15, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Beautiful. The vellum makes this very classy.

BrendaLea Abbott April 17, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Fabulous idea! I like the softness the vellum gives the shaker window.


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