|My First Shaker Card!|
I've always had an interest in doing more paper crafts, but just didn't have the room to spread out. I even bought a Cricut and accessories a few years ago, but never had the room to keep it out and accessible, and therefore I didn't get much use out of it so I finally sold it.
Now that I have moved all my sewing and crafts out to the "Little House", I have room to spread out, which means that I can now work on paper crafting.
I've been watching some YouTube videos on card making and stumbled upon NurseTara04's videos. She has a lot of really good tutorials on papercrafting. I loved the idea of a "shaker card" - where you have sequins, glitter, or other small free-floating items encased behind acetate or other clear medium.
NurseTara04 took this a step further with Shaker Swag Bags. I used her tutorial to create some gift card holders for Christmas. I started with a small kraft paper bag and folded and embellished it. The bag opening is the place where you can add a gift card or other small "swag" items.
I added sequins, silver disks, pearls and seed beads to the shaker window then embellished the front with silver glitter washi tape and snowflakes. I made an insert to hold cash for this card out of cardstock, washi tape and a large snowflake. Everything but the paper and acetate came from Dollar Tree.