Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Baby projects are always sweet to make and fun to share. Today I have an Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial that is really easy to make. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Awww! Look at what the stork brought! This image is so perfectly vintage but sweet and fresh as a newborn babe. I kept the design fairly simple so that the shaker top and image would really shine.
The base of the card measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/4″ spine to allow for lots of goodies to be added on the inside. I’ve mixed the gorgeous designer papers from the Beginnings collection with Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue Cardstock and Authentique Micro Basics Brown check papers. It’s lovely that these basic patterns are a perfect color match for the Authentique designer papers.
Shake it Up Baby!
Machine stitching, ribbon and a fun shaker panel filled with sequins, seed beads, mini buttons, Prills and micro beads add loads of texture, dimension and movement to the card design.
Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: The Details
Mat stickers on cardstock to create sweet little hanger tags. Buttons and Ivory Burlap String add just the right touch of sweetness. To cover the raw edges of my clear cardstock shaker cover, I applied 1/8″ Scor-Tape and light blue micro gingham ribbon.
Baby Blue Chevron Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String and a rubber duckie novelty button dress up the bottom corner of the card.
This wonderful sentiment is from the selvage edge of the 12×12 papers. I never throw these away as they are fantastic additions to projects. Cut a fishtail on one end, then mat on Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue papers, weave between your fingers and add a button. Easiest sentiment panel ever!
Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
You can easily turn a card into a gift by adding pockets, tags and mini folios inside. Tuck in a gift card and you’ve created a keepsake gift that does double duty as nursery decor and mini baby book.
Score Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue cardstock to make a mini folio. I topped this with a matted sticker from the 12×12 Collection Kit and a chipboard button from my stash.
The folio measures a generous 5.25″ tall and has a simple tri fold design.
Mat stickers onto cardstock to create these adorable mini file folders. They are the perfect journal spot, aren’t they?
Create a large pocket on the bottom half of the card, then decorate it with another of the Details stickers. These come in the 12×12 Collection Kit, or you can purchase them separately.
Fill the pocket with journal cards from the cut apart page. You can write on the front, and add photos on the back.
Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial on Snapguide
This Snapguide Tutorial will guide you step by step and layer by layer so that you can create your own Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card.
A Couple of Tips About Working with Shaker Cards
There are a couple of helpful tips that will prevent your shaker card adventure from becoming a disaster:
- Acetate cardstock has a lot of static. I rub mine very lightly with a dryer sheet to prevent the sequins from clinging to it.
- Keep the tape liner in place until you have filled the shaker cavity with beads, sequins, etc. The tape is sticky, and small elements will cling to it. This will make the seal insecure, and your beads and other goodies will leak out.
- Be mindful of the size of your shaker elements. Anything too thick will get stuck between the paper and the acetate layer.
- Press the acetate firmly to seal it to the tape!
- Fill your shaker with a mix of sequins, Prills, Micro Beads, seed beads and tiny buttons or chipboard. Having a mix of shaker elements really makes for a fun card.
Authentique Beginnings Bonus Card
I was having so much fun with this paper collection that I didn’t want to stop. So I made this sweet Baby Boy Bib Overall card.
The card base is an old Crafty Secrets Chipboard form that I’ve had in my stash forever. I covered it with papers from the Beginnings 6×6″ Bundle, scraps of Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper and Brown Micro Check paper. The overall suspenders are actually stickers from the Details Sticker Sheet.
Fill the pockets with little tags made with scraps and tiny stickers.
On the inside, I’ve used another sheet of the Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper, stickers, and some fussy cut images. The mini file folder is a great spot to add a gift card or personal note.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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!
Supply List: Authentique Beginnings 12x12 Collection Kit, 6x6 Paper Bundle, Spectrum Robin's Egg Blue 1&2, Brown Check Micro Basics, Details Stickers. Other Products: Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape, Baby Blue Cardstock, Light Blue Chevron Ribbon, Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, 1/8" Scor-Tape, Sequins, Seed Beads, Prills, Novelty Buttons, Micro Beads, Clear Cardstock, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive