Hello We R Fans! Happy summer, finally! The warm temps leave me wanting to be outside all day, but I still need to make cards for birthdays and friends. Leave it to We R Memory Keepers to make tools to make card-making fast and easy, and of course, it will still be adorable! The new Clear Cut Punch Minis are cute and so helpful for any paper crafting! Check out how I made quick shaker cards that make me smile!
The Oh, Summertime papers from Pebbles, Inc, have bright colors and have a sheet of 2×2 squares. Inside those squares are images that I knew would be perfect to punch out and turn into tiny shakers! That’s the best part about the Clear Cut Punches-you can see exactly where you will punch, highlighting the best parts of your patterned papers!
I began by cutting individual squares from the patterned paper. I placed a square of paper on the base of the punch. When I placed my punch down on my work surface, I made sure that the small arrow on the base was pointing upwards. On top of the paper, the teal disc was placed. It lines up with the magnets on the punch base. The teal disc also has the word “up” on it, to make lining up even easier.
If your patterned paper image is not lined up quite as you wish, gently slide the paper around, leaving the teal disc on top. The paper moves easily and the opening on the inside shows what part of the image will be punched from the paper.
To begin my shaker-making, I placed the square of patterned paper on my card base. (striped paper is my base) Adhesive was applied to the circle that was punched away and then the circle was placed back in its spot. By doing this, my images will all align and create a complete image.
To the back of the square patterned paper, adhesive was added, along with clear transparency. Foam squares were adhered around the opening on top of the transparency. These two steps create the shaker.
To the circle on the card base, I added my sequins, keeping them completely inside the shape. Then the backing was removed from the foam and the image placed over the top. Shaker done. Adorably done!
What will you punch with your Clear Cut Punch Minis?
We R Memory Keepers:
- Clear Cut Punch Mini Circle
- Trim & Score Board
- Oh, Summertime 12×12 papers
- Sticky Thumb; adhesive runner, foam adhesive