Let's Get Rustic Masculine Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Father's Day is creeping up on us, so I thought it would be a great time to share a masculine card tutorial with you.  Today we're going Rustic!  And we're making a shaker card...because guys like toys, and shaker cards are kinda like a toy and a card in one.

Here's how to build the shaker box on this 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" card:

  • First, use Eileen Hull's Mailable Frame Die to cut a panel from Rustic Seven.
  • Next, carefully cut the "v" shaped flap away from the base.  Set this aside to use in some other project.
  • Now, cut along the scored crease line in the die to create two separate pieces: a plaid window piece, and a collaged piece.
  • Next, stitch burlap ribbon around the perimeter of the window, if desired.
  • Then, cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock the same size as the window piece and glue to the BACK side of the plaid paper.
  • Now create an elevation for your shaker card using foam tape, or sections of waste chipboard.  I used 3 layers of 1/4" wide matboard glued together to create my elevation. If you use foam tape, you will want to use at least 2 layers to give the shaker elements room to move around.
  • When the elevation is adhered to the back side of the plaid paper, fill it with your shaker elements.
  • If using foam tape, remove the liner and adhere the word collage panel to the back of the shaker box.  If using waste chipboard, you will need to place adhesive on the edges of the word collage paper before adhering.
  • Finally, hot glue wooden buttons in the corners of the shaker box where the burlap intersects.
  • Then adhere the shaker box to the bottom card layers.

You'll learn how to add this quick and easy gift card holder and flip page in the tutorial below.

And, I'll show you how to make this fun bookmark to tuck into the flip pocket using the 12x12 Components Sheet.

We'll also use the components to make this playful sentiment panel.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just click PLAY.

I hope I've shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own craft adventures.  If so, I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you Happy Trails and Happy Crafting!
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