Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Here’s a sweet vintage style Easter Shaker card to brighten up your day.
Remember Easter Petticoats? Every little girl had a new Easter dress (mine were hand me downs from my cousin) and every Easter dress had a big poufy, scratchy petticoat attached to the skirt. Sitting through the Easter church service with that petticoat pricking at the back of your legs was almost as torturous as the little hat with the elastic band that cut into your chin. So when I found this pink trim while tidying up in the studio, I had to give this vintage style Easter card a petticoat. Yes, yes, I did!
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: The Details
Here’s how this sweet card came together.
- First, create a 5 1/2″ square easel card base from kraft cardstock.
- Next, stitch a 5″ panel of patterned paper from Authentique Cottontail onto soft pink and periwinkle cardstock mats.
- Now, cut a double ended fishtail banner from a strip of Cottontail plaid. This should be slightly wider than the card base.
- Create a shaker element (directions below). Center and adhere to the card base.
- Add a cluster of spring flowers and foliage to the left hand side of the frame.
- Tie a double loop bow with Coral Rose Mini Check Plaid Ribbon. This ribbon is featured in the April Ribbon Club Assortment. Tuck this under the floral cluster and secure with hot glue.
- Now tie a loopy string bow with Iridescent Metallic String. Adhere the knot on top of the plaid bow.
- Add a button and a metal filigree corner to the card front.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: How to Make the Shaker Frame
Life is all about perspective…and in many ways, so is papercrafting. I wanted to use this sweet vintage image inside this Reneabouquet’s Medium Patina Lilac Heart Frame. But the frame was wider than the image. The “fix” was to place the frame on the diagonal so that the image would fit nicely inside.
Prepare the shaker frame with a little Crystal Clear Glitter. Use a small piece of sponge to tap the flower with Dries Clear Adhesive. Then sprinkle with the glitter and let the excess slide off into a tray or a sheet of printer paper. Then adhere blue rhinestones over gems that are printed on the Beautiful Board. Let everything dry. Then you are ready to make the shaker element.
- First, place the frame over the image so that there are no gaps on the sides.
- Now lightly trace around the outside of the heart to mark the cutting lines on the image.
- Next, cut out the image and set aside.
- Repeat this procedure, only this time, trace onto clear cardstock (acetate sheets).
- Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive. Wipe away any glue smudges immediately.
- Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame.
- Flip the frame face down on a clean sheet of printer paper. Fill with a shaker mix.
- Carefully line up the cut out image and adhere face down over the foam strips. Check for gaps and seal with tape.
- Now you can adhere the shaker frame to the card base and add your embellishments.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
For easel cards, I actually make the inside of the card before I adhere the card cover. This card has a little pocket and a little treat from the Easter Bunny inside.
Create a mini note card from your scraps and tuck inside the pocket.
I hope I shared so tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Authentique Cottontail Collection
- Reneabouquets Medium Beautiful Board Patina Lilac Heart
- Shaker Mix
- Prima Flowers (retired)
- Button from my Stash
- Painted Filigree Corner
- Melissa Frances Trim (retired)