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Thursday, August 4, 2011

GlueArts U Cut It Foam Shakes It Up!

Shake it up!

Come on shake it up!

How many of you have ever made a shaker card or shaker element?

Designer Patti Milazzo has brought shakers back to the spotlight with her fun, fishy shaker card. GlueArts U Cut It Foam makes it a snap to create this dimensional card. Create a larger shaker with our 8 1/2 by 11 U Cut It Foam sheet for a fun room decoration, school lockers...the possibilities are endless!






Supplies: 
Glue Arts:
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam (large sheet)
Glue Glider Pro with 1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares

Other:
Echo Park:
Splash Pattern Papers – Big Waves, Borders (fish), Whales, Fish, and Diagonal Stripes
Splash Element Stickers
Splash Alpha Stickers

Instructions:
1. To create the circle shakers as I have here, start by cutting rings out of a large sheet of Glue Arts U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam. You can use a die cutting machine or other tools to do this. I used a circle template and circle cutting tool along with a craft knife to cut through the foam. The foam is VERY easy to cut through. I cut 3 rings – 1.5” opening, 2” opening and 2.5” opening.

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Tip: To decrease waste, but the circles concentrically if possible. I started with my smallest ring and cut the opening first. Then I cut around that to complete the ring. I continued in the fashion until I had 3 rings that I’d already determined would fit on my 5.5” x 7.5” card.

2. Next, cut and prepare what you’ll need to make each individual shaker. I wanted my shakers to be a bit sturdier and with a different background pattern paper so I made them each separately rather than attaching them directly to the card. For this, you need 4 pieces – the foam ring; a background circle the same diameter as the ring; a clear acetate circle also the same diameter as the foam ring; and a pattern paper ring that has the same opening diameter as the foam ring. For this outer paper ring, I cut it a bit larger and trimmed it with scallop edge scissors. The larger size allowed for a little overlap to cover up the foam a bit.

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3. I used a blue marker to lightly color the inner and outer sides of the foam ring. This helped blend the foam with pattern paper.

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4. Prepare the pieces to be placed inside each shaker. I used a combination of stickers and cut out paper shapes for accents. For some of these pieces, I cut the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam in half so that these pieces would not sit as high inside the shaker. I attached this cut foam to the back of a fish sticker shape with a Mini Adhesive Square on the cut side. I left on the peel away backing and brushed a bit of baby powder onto the back of the sticker to remove the stickiness – this keeps other items inside the shaker from sticking to it.

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5. Partially assemble the shaker. Remove the peel away backing from one side of the foam ring. Attach the background circle to the ring and press firmly. Apply the foam backed stickers/paper shapes inside the shaker and press to secure. Brush the inside of the shaker with a bit of baby powder to remove any stickiness inside the shaker. Also, gently rub a dryer sheet over the inside surface a bit. This will cut down on any static inside the shaker. Now add any loose items inside the shaker – more stickers (powder the back), small seed beads, etc.

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6. Next, carefully peel away the paper backing on the top of the ring and apply the acetate circle to seal the shaker. Use Mini Adhesive Squares around the edge of the acetate to attach the paper scalloped circle ring. Repeat this to create each circle shaker accent.
7. For the card, create a 5.5” x 7.5” card from white cardstock. Then cut the wave pattern paper a bit taller than the card, cutting out the wave shape at the top if possible. Adhere this to the card with the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive. Cut a curvy strip of tan paper for the sand at the bottom and adhere that to the card again using the Perma Tac Adhesive. Add some U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of the cute little crab sticker and attach him to the bottom left of the card along with a couple of foam backed bubble stickers.

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8. Use Adhesive Squares on the back of each circle shaker accent to secure them to the front of the card, as shown.

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9. Pop up alpha stickers with a small strip of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam (or directly to the card front) for the greeting to complete the card.

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10. Now give it a shake!

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We invite you to post a comment today! Let us know have you made any shaker cards or elements? How will you use our U Cut It Foam?



We'll enter you to win our 3D Combo Pack filled with our 4 by 4 sheets of our U Cut It Foam along with our Raisen's (that we know you'll love too!) plus we'll include our full 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of our U Cut It Foam...



perfect for running through your Sizzix, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and other die cut systems. And last we would like you to try out our Extreme Adhesive Squares. We'll pick a random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!

Thanks for stopping by the GlueArts blog!

38 comments:

  1. I have made a shaker card, but it's been a long time. Thanks for reminding me how much fun they are, and how easy.

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  2. oh my gosh this is a super cute idea!! Great job!
    kacee

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  3. I have not made a shaker card before though I frequently "pop up" a shape to make it 3D. Thanks for the easy instructions.

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  4. This is such a fun card! I've never made a shaker card before but this really makes me want to try one.

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  5. I have made a couple shaker cards, but not for awhile. I will have to try one again soon. Thanks for the inspiration. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  6. I made one card like this at a stamp club once, but mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as Patti's!

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  7. love these shaker elements! I created some around Valentines Day that didn't turn out near as well -- thanks for the baby powder tip!!

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  8. That's a MUCH better method than I've used in the past. I teach crafts to kids, and we have made something that's almost identical! Fish and everything. But we used glue to stick things together. I LOVE your idea...I like to use your foam tape because it's really sticky, stands out, and is easy to cut.

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  9. I would love to make a shaker card. I have admired them for a while. I just need to get the material.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  10. so cute! I have made a shaker before using an old packaging. not as elegant as this.

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  11. My valentine cards were shaker cards last year, but this stuff looks like it makes the process alot easier!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  12. What a lovely shaker card!!!!! Sooo sweet!

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  13. I have made shaker boxes a long time ago. They took a bit of time. This foam will make it so much easier and faster! TFS

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  14. Hat's off to you, girl! Cutest shaker card EVER!

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  15. I've never tried a shaker card! But it looks like fun!

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  16. I've never made a shaker card. I would love to give it a try with your awsome products. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  17. What an awesome card! I've been wanting to make a shaker card forever!

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  18. Wow, I love that card! I have never made a shaker card before, but maybe I will try one now.

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  19. This is so cute! I have made shaker cards but it has been awhile.

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  20. I have made a few shaker cards for my grandsons, but not as cute as this one!

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  21. I haven't attempted a shaker card yet but would love to have the materials to try one! The project you guys showed was awesome!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks like it would be super easy to make a shaker card with U Cut. Can't wait to try it.

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  23. I have never made a shaker card before. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. I've never made a shaker card, thanks for the info. Also the chance to win.

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  25. I made shaker cards a few years ago but these instructions (using the U Cut IT Foam) made it look better and esier! Thanks for the instructions (I love this cute card!!) and a chance to win!!

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  26. I have made dozens of shaker cards in the past but your foam looks like it makes it a breeze.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love shaker cards and your way looks so much easier. What a fun and cheery card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Oh this is sooo cute!! It has been years since I have made a shaker card.
    Leenknee2@yahoo.com

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  29. What a great card! I'd love to try using shaker boxes on my scrapbook layouts. We inadvertently brought back some sand from Hawaii and I saved them in jar. I'd love to incorporate that into my Hawaii vacation layouts.

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  30. I made shaker cards this past Christmas. Your tips will make it easier in the future as will the U Cut It Foam.

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  31. Wowp- need to try this shakers assp!Great project and fantastic tutorial

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  32. Lovely card and good tutorial to try! Thanks
    Adi
    adiabada0212@hotmail.com

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  33. I haven't made one, but those full size sheets sound awesome!

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  34. Your shaker card is beyond adorable! Would love a chance to win each of these products in order to try them out -- I'd give them a "fair shake", I promise you -- LOL!!!

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  35. That is just the cutest card!!! Works really well with the shaker idea.

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  36. Have not tried these products - yet. :o) I have used GlueArts ribbon "tape". Works very well. Haven't made shaker card since about 12 years ago. The U Cut It foam adhesive is awesome for that. I now have two grandchildren that would enjoy shaker cards. ~Thanks for the opportunity to win! Enjoy the day!! :o) :o)

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  37. This has to be the cutest shaker card I've seen! THanks for sharing!

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