Bone Rattling Skull Easel Shaker Card Tutorial

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This interactive card not only holds itself up in an easel position but also features a shaker element with sequins and glitter. Let’s get started on this crafty Halloween project!

Materials Needed:

  • Skull Easel Shaker Card SVG file
  • Cardstock in various colors (white, black, patterned)
  • Acetate sheet
  • Foam adhesive or foam dots
  • Sequins and glitter
  • Liquid adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Scoring tool
  • Cutting machine (e.g., Cricut)
  • Glue applicator or brush
  • Static remover (optional)
  • Sentiment label or stamp (optional)

All the general supplies for scrapbooking and cardmaking that I use are listed below. Pattern papers and cardstocks are not specific. Use what you have (unless you were eyeballing that new paper release…).

NOTE: This file is part of the 2023 Halloween Craft Stash Challenge. If you are working on this project after the challenge is complete, you can still participate. The file is sold individually in the shop and it is also included in the Mega Halloween Bundle.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

Collect all the required materials, including the provided Halloween-themed SVG files, assorted cardstock, adhesive, sequins, and any additional embellishments you’d like to use.

Step 2: Preparing the SVG Files

Upload the provided SVG files into your cutting machine software. Ensure you have both pages of the file uploaded, as described.

Step 3: Cutting and Prepping

  • Cut the SVG files according to the provided dimensions. You’ll need the skull shape, card base, pattern paper shapes, and label pieces.
  • Mark your score lines.
  • If you choose not to use foam tape, remember to cut the outline of the card at least 5 times to stack for your shaker pocket.

Step 4: Scoring and Folding

  • After you have cut the shapes, fold your score lines so they are crisp.

Step 5: Creating the Shaker Element

  • Attach the foam adhesive tape the skull shaker base shape.
  • If not using foam adhesive tape, stack the cut cardstock shapes to create a similar thickness for the shaker pocket.
  • Add sequins or confetti onto the cardstock base, within the shape of the skull.
  • Place the acetate sheet on top of the foam tape, creating a barrier for the shaker element.
  • Then place the colored outline of the skull on top to cover the edges of the acetate.

Step 6: Assembling the Card Base

  • Apply glue or adhesive runner along the edges of the cardstock base.
  • Carefully press the tooth part of the skull shape with the shaker element onto the base, ensuring alignment.
  • Let the adhesive dry to secure the shaker component in place.

Step 7: Adding Decorative Elements

  • Glue pattern paper onto the card base, creating a border and decorating the card’s inside.
  • Attach the eyes and nose to the front of the shaker card, adding foam dots for dimension if you want.
  • Attach the label piece to the front of the shaker card, adding foam dots for dimension. This is what keeps your shaker from sliding and creates the easel card.

Step 8: Finishing Touches

  • Consider adding additional embellishments such as stickers or bling to enhance the card’s visual appeal.
  • Display the card by folding the easel stand and placing it on a flat surface.

Don’t forget to share your creation with the rest of us in the Lemony Fizz Paper Crafters Facebook Group.

General Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Supplies that I Use

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  1. Very cute card, I love the paper you used and also the shaker material. Great tip about the powder making things less sticky. Thanks for sharing 👍

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