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Happy Birthday Easel Shaker Card


Debbie Samples

Happy Birthday Easel Shaker Card
By Debbie Samples


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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut the card to a 5"square. Cover the front with Colorist pink dot paper. Score and fold at 2 1/2 ". Ink the edges.
  2. Cut a 4 3/4" square of white cardstock. Cover with Colorist yellow dot paper. Place the large balloon cutting die, centered 1/4" from the top. Run through the machine. (Save the yellow dot balloon die-cut for the card inside.) Glue a 4 3/4" square of clear acetate behind the yellow dot square. Stamp the large balloon with StazOn ink, on the acetate. Cut a 4 3/4" square of craft foam. Place the large balloon cutting die on the foam, in exactly the place it is on the yellow dot square. Run through the machine. Glue the foam in place on the back of the yellow dot square, matching the balloon edges. Make a good seal around the balloon edge.(Trim any excess if needed). Let dry. Fill the balloon with 1 teaspoon of sequins. Glue another 4 3/4" square of clear acetate, over the foam, avoiding any glue on the window area, but getting a good seal around the balloon edges. Glue only the bottom half of the yellow square to the bottom half of the card front.
  3. Die cut two small balloons from gold sparkle holographic paper. Stamp the small balloon in StazOn ink. Foam tape as shown. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock, and foam tape on each balloon. die-cut and stamp the strings and bow on white cardstock, with Memento ink. Glue in place. Zot a ribbon bow where they cross in the center.
  4. Stamp the "7" and "th" on white cardstock. Color with the Nuvo Glitter. Foam tape on the large balloon.
  5. Place pink border Dazzles around the yellow dot square.
  6. Card Inside: Cut a 4 3/4" square of black/white dot paper. Color the dots pink with the markers. Glue centered. Die-cut a large balloon from white cardstock. Stamp with the large balloon stamp and Memento ink. Stamp " Love" in the center. Stamp the large balloon and Hugs on the yellow dot balloon from step #2. Double foam tape the balloons as shown to hold the easel card in place when opened. Stamp and die-cut three bow and strings on white cardstock. Glue one on each large balloon. Trim the strings as needed. Die-cut a small balloon from gold sparkle paper. Stamp the small balloon in StazOn ink. Stamp the "XOXO" on white cardstock. Foam tape to the balloon center. Foam tape under the two large balloons. Glue the last bow and string on the bottom. Trim the string as needed.