Friday, August 1, 2008

Checkbook Cover Shaker Box Tutorial

Aloha everyone! So Joy (my BFF) showed me how to make a shaker box a couple of months ago. I decided to make a tutorial of a checkbook cover that I am making for my grandmother's upcoming birthday. She loves the color blue and her favorite animal is a giraffe. Had this adorable giraffe stamp from J's Knicknacks and decided to use it. I will probably make her a whole set of matching giraffe stuff, but that will be another post :0).

Okay, so you will need a couple of things that you might not have in your scrap/stamping supplies:

Plastic checkbook cover sleeves (I bought a pack from Creation's Unlimited)
Some clear window plastic (also from Creation's)
3M Mounting tape

The rest is probably in your stash........

Cut a piece of designer paper (I don't recommend cs, it's too thick) to
6 3/4" x 6 1/4" and corner round the edges. Put to the side (this will be your main piece of your check book insert).

Cut a piece of coordinating designer paper for the shaker box (I chose a So Saffron piece of DS paper) at 3"x 3 3/4". Use a punch and punch out the center (I used my Marvy Uchida Mega Oval, but you can use whatever punch you desire/have).

Okay so I got a piece of my Soft Sky DS paper and punched out an oval with my Marvy Uchida Mega punch, I then punched around it with my Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop Oval punch. Now I have my scallop frame for my oval.

I put double sided tape on the inside part of my oval ds paper and then cut out a piece of clear plastic that was a little bigger than my oval, 2 1/4"x 2 3/4". Placed that plastic onto the ds paper and now I have my shaker box window.

Okay, the inside of the shaker box is a bit of a doozy, but bare with me:

Stamped the little fellow on a piece of 2 1/2"x3 1/4" white cs with Close to Cocoa and then colored him with So Saffron and Creamy Caramel.

I took my 3M foam tape and cut two pieces (one for the top and one for the side) and then cut those in half (so that I am using half the width of the foam tape along the sides). That way the foam tape isn't super wide and wont show through my oval window (let me know if that is confusing). The foam tape needs to cover the entire top and bottom so that there are no holes for the beads/glitter/etc. to fall out.

Remove the foam tape backing and then poor in your beads (I didn't remove the backing, but it is better if you do). I used some color beads that I had, but you can use sand , chunky glitter, beads, etc.

Place the piece of dp that has the clear plastic window over the top of the foam, making sure that you have enough overhang.

Flip your box over and put sticky tape around the whole perimeter of the stamped cs. Then fold the top and the bottom flaps up.

I cut the corner at an angle, so when I fold up the sides, it doesn't bunch and looks a bit more finished.

Fold the sides up and there you have your shaker box.

I used sticky tape and attached it to the checkbook insert paper.

I then used my three flower stamp from my One of Kind set in So Saffron and Soft Sky. I punched them out using my Boho Blossom punch and then put sugar coated brads in the center. My motto is "when in doubt, bling it out", lol. If I could... I would glitter the world... but that is another post entirely.

I attached those flowers with glue dots, put the finished checkbook cover in it's sleeve and there you have it!


Denise said...

That is so adoarable! Love the shaker box. Thanks for the tutorial. I have never done one yet.

Leah said...

So cute, love that giraffe!

Teri said...

What a wonderful tutorial! I'm gonna have to tell everyone to check it out!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. My daughter bought me one at a craft fair several years ago ... now I can try and make one myself.

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