Grad Shaker Card

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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

the shaker.

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.

Finishing –

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.