Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card
Hello, Friends! Did you grow up hearing the phrase, Measure Twice, Cut Once? I did! And now that our eldest son has taken up woodcrafting (you can check out his ETSY shop HERE) it’s a phrase I’m hearing quite often! So imagine my delight when I found this saying in PhotoPlay’s
“This Guy” collection. I just had to use it on his birthday card!
Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card: Keeping it Simple
Here’s how this card came together:
- First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base
- Next, dry emboss a panel of dark brown patterned paper from the collection with a 3-D Embossing Folder. (Product links can be found at the bottom of this post)
TIP: Create even more depth and dimension in your 3-D Embossing Folder by applying Black Soot Distress Ink on the flat side of the folder. Then spritz the paper lightly with water and run through your die cutting machine. You’ll be pleasantly amazed at how realistic the wood grain look!
- Now, back the paper frame with clear acrylic cardstock, then add a triple layer of waste chipboard around the edges to create the shaker box.
- Fill the shaker box with gold sequins, yellow buttons and miniature tools. I actually wish I had added 4 layers of chipboard to allow more freedom of movement in the shaker box.
- Mat the sentiment panel on kraft cardstock and back with dimensionals. Adhere to the card base.
- Then adhere a Tim Holtz metal ruler and a Paper Doll as a finishing touch.
- Top the shaker box with a vintage bulldog clip and a little twine bow.
Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
I kept the inside simple, with a little sentiment card panel and a cluster of ephemera on the top.
Our son loved the card, and I loved making it. That’s what I call a win/win!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card Supply List
NOTE: Some supplies have been in my stash a long time and are no longer available for purchase online. Others were gifted to me, so I’m not sure where to find them online. I link to supplies whenever possible…but sometimes, it just isn’t possible! Thanks for understanding!
- PhotoPlay This Guy Paper Collection (retired…but you can substitute another collection from your stash)
- Kraft Cardstock
- Clear Cardstock
- Burlap String
- Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
- Novelty Buttons
- Metal Tool Charms
- Bulldog Clip