Sunday, September 13, 2009
What is it about moving parts on a greeting card that just seems to capture our attention much more than a regular old card? Is it the sound, the motion, the fun? It could be all of the above but for me it is the interactive nature of the card that makes it much more special. Shaker Cards are the perfect example of an interactive style greeting card.
There are many other styles that might catch the eye such as pop up cards, or cards that play music but shaker cards play on the child-like qualities that have been within us from birth. What person never played with a rattle as a baby, or rattled the box of a gift just before opening it as a child? I think that must be why the "shaker" noise appeals to us so much as adults. It gives us an opportunity to look back and remember the simple toys of our first years.
I have always wanted to try my hand at making one of these fun cards but just never got around to it. They always seemed to be a little more involved than my schedule would allow at the time. Then I found the most wonderful shaker card tutorial from Kristin over at Leading A Craftastic Life!
Her blog is so fun and informative and always has some kind of fabulous giveaway going on or special offer at her adorable Craftastic Boutique. One thing I really like about her blog is that it is updated frequently so there is always something new and exciting to see. When she posted this tutorial on shaker cards I was surprised by how incredibly simple they were to make.
Want to try your hand at making a shaker card? Watch the above tutorial and see how easy it can be to make one of these fun cards. Then be sure to stop over for a visit to Kristin's blog the next time you go blog hopping and try some of the many other interesting projects and techniques posted for your enjoyment and have fun shaking!
Posted by Cindy Shea at 4:15 PM