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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Double Shaker Box Tutorial - Part 2

About time huh! I know you are all anxiously waiting for part 2 of the tutorial. Now that you all ran out to buy your materials to make the shaker part, here is the part to complete your shaker box! I'm hoping that I can explain it here in a simple way and not confuse you! It sounds complicated, but I think if you get a piece of junk paper to do a trial on, it won't be that difficult. Here goes:
You will need a piece of DSP that measures 8 3/4" X 9". You will need a pencil (or pen) and a ruler to mark up the back side of the paper. When you are done measuring and marking it up, it will look like this:With the 9" across the top, from the left edge, mark your paper at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 6 3/4" and 7 1/4". Draw the lines from top to bottom.

Turn the paper and now with the 8 3/4" across the top, mark your paper at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 6 3/4" and 7". Draw the lines from the top to the bottom.

For the window in the middle, with the 9" side on the top, I measured 3/4" from the second line on the top and 3/4" from the first line on the bottom.

Turn paper. With the 8 3/4" side on the top, measure 5/8" from the second line from the left and 5/8" from the first line on the right. If you find it easier to make a template and then trace the template on your DSP to cut out, I'd do that. Whatever is easier for you. So, when you're done with all of the measuring, you will need to cut your DSP to look like this. This is the finished DSP in this photo. Read further for the cutting instructions.This guide might help you to know what areas to cut.
Close shot of me cutting out the pieces.Showing some progress here!This is what your paper should look like when you are done cutting off the narked area. You will now need to cut out the window in the middle. I cut out the window using my Fiskars paper cutter. I love using the blade because you can get a pretty perfect cut using the cutter rather than free hand cutting (I don't cut very straight).
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You are ready to wrap your box with the paper. Place your shaker box in the middle of your paper and do a test wrapping around your shaker box. Make any adjustments, if needed. If it fits good, add double stick tape on the paper so you can wrap around the box.
Before you close up the box, you will need to adhere a piece of cardstock as a backing for your shaker box. Cut the cardstock the same size as the foam (4"X4 1/2" or just slightly smaller than that to fit when you close up the back).
When the paper is wrapped around the whole shaker box, it will look like this. Add double stick tape all around the back and adhere on a piece of paper to frame your box. I used my eyelet border punch to finish off my backing piece of cardstock. You can add an easel to the back so that it will be free standing and now you can show off the finished product! Embellished as desired.I've been having requests to do a double shaker box class...I've been thinking about it and will probably do a mini class for this project sometime in May. I'll have to check my calendar and post a date, so check back right here!
I realize that doing this hands on in a class might be easier than reading a tutorial. I hope I didn't confuse you all!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you give this tutorial a try. Be sure to let me know how you did and email me with questions. I'd love to see what you came up with!

11 comments:

Denise said...

O Boy, I think I need to try this one, it is awesome! I need to find my acetate that I got from BF's first, don't know where I put it. Maybe it's hiding from me saying "O No, she is going to try a shaker card again!" LOL

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Gotta try this one...it's so cute!

Cheryl said...

That was a great tutorial! I'll have to try it when I have some free time later this month.

Rita said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial, you did a great job & we appreciate all your hard work! Hope your feeling better!

Jamee said...

that is such a cute box!!

Berenice said...

Thanks for sharing, great job :)
Hope you are feeling much better.

Joy said...

yay! I still am glad you showed me how to make this because just looking at the pictures I would be overwhelmed with anxiety and I would have to say sorry...can't do it =) hope you have a good day! see ya tomorrow!

Kyoko said...

Thanks for doing this Teri! Can you imagine me trying to do this second part after what I did with the first part ... LOL!!!

joni h said...

Great tutorial! I'll leave the shaker cards to you experts!

Jodi said...

Awesome job with the tutorial girlfriend!! I still can't find the Christmas one i made. LOL! looks like I will have to make another one!! =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Lisa Montsion said...

Amazing job girlfriend.

Lisa