Hello friends! Stephanie Dagan here to present a small, surprise-filled tutorial as to how to go about creating a shaker window. It's very easy to make and is suitable for either a card, or layout. Also, it brings an interactive element to your project, in that the viewer will feel enticed to shake it about to see the contents in action. It's truly a lot of fun!
First, cut a frame from a chosen Paper Heart patterned paper. My particular frame measures in at around 4.13" inches and has a thickness of .86". Also, I opted to go with a square shape frame, but feel free to choose a different shape frame and size if you'd like.
Trim a piece of transparency about the same size as your frame. Position and adhere it to the backside of the frame, then sew around the opening as shown below.
After you've completed the sewing, once again, on the backside of the frame, put foam tape all around.
Punch several small sized hearts and place them on the center of your photo. This is to ensure they don't end up trapped beneath one of the frame's "sticky" edges. Carefully position the frame over the center of the picture and that's all!
Hint: you can add a variety of different material types to the inside of your shaker window - buttons, fabric pieces, little beads, etc...I used traditional glass glitter on page two of the album and CP die-cuts on page four.
Do give this technique a try on your next project! And remember, to mix things up in terms of filler! You'll be surprised by the result! Thanks for stopping by today!