1 qty. - 4 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. pre-made blank card –
school color (white #77189043)
1 qty. – 4 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. cardstock for cover –
contrasting school color
1 qty. – 1/8 in. x 4 in. strip of cardstock, same contrasting school cover
2 qty. – 4 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. Fuseables clear plastic for shaker #30171904
Sequins, confetti, hexagon shaped glitter (#30159910), etc. for inside shaker
1/4 in. Meriken Double Stick tape #30013284
Gel pen or similar for outlining and writing (metallic silver #30144882, white #30144849)
Accu Cut die cutting system and G1430L Grad Cap #1 die*
WeR Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool kit #30162064
XCut Glass Mat #30186538 or similar glass surface
Paper Trimmer #30018131
* NOTE: You can use the Accu Cut Die cutting machine and dies for free when you
purchase your cardstock from our HouseMart Ben Franklin Craft stores – see store for
Take the 4 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. cardstock piece and center on the grad cap die. Cut
out shape. Set the cardstock on the side. You will use the die cut as a template for
Create the Shaker - Take the two clear plastic pieces and stack together onto the
glass mat. Center the grad cap die cut on top of the plastics. You can tape the
cap down or just hold in place. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use
the Fuse Tool to trace around the die cut about 1/4 in away from the die cut edge,
leaving one section along the top of the cap open. Trim away the excess plastic.
At the opening, pour in some glitter/confetti for the shaker. Use the Fuse tool to
seal the opening closed.
Place the shaker behind the cardstock cover, aligning the shaker shape in the cut
out. Double stick tape the shaker to the back of the cardstock. Place onto the
front of the blank card and tape down. Take the 1/8 in. x 4 in. strip of matching
cardstock and cut into 2 1/2 in. and 1 1/2 in. pieces. Place on top of the shaker
plastic, following the design of the grad cap. Use the pictured sample as a guide
and tape down. This helps define the grad cap design.
Take the metallic gel pen and outline the grad cap and write “Congratulations!” on
the front of the card.