STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE
Download the SVG Cut file for the Christmas Truck Shaker Card (#153)) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.
STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.
STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS
The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.
STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES
Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line. Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.
Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.
Repeat this step for the card base.
Next, find the text layer. Change the text to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.
Attach the text and the base layer by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.
Click the GREEN Make It Button.
STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS
You will see the mats for this card in the mat preview. Note: the gray layer is the acetate layer and the blue layer is meant for patterned paper.
Click the CONTINUE button.
For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock and Acetate. Select your materials accordingly.
To add acetate, head to Browse All Materials and search Acetate. Select the material.
Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.
STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS
To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.
You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.
Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel, pen, and fine point cutting blade.
Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.
Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.
STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD
Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.
First, layer the truck together. I have included a Layering Guide within the download to help you.
Next, mat and layer the messaging panel and cover panel.
Add the acetate to the back of the sentiment layer. I am using tape runner to attach the two.
Attach the frame to the cutout on the sentiment layer.
Take a long section of foam tape and fold in half.
Then cut into strips.
Now. attach the strips of foam tape along the edge of the patterned paper on the cover panel.
Use the powder tool around the sides of the tape to reduce stickiness.
Add the shaker fill to the center of the card. Please note: Depending on what fill you use on your card, you may need to increase the thickness on the foam tape.
Remove the backing from the tape and attach the sentiment layer.
Now, add the truck to the front of the card.
Fold and burnish the card base along the score line.
Attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card.
Attach the shaker panel to the front of the card.
STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE
To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.
Add glue along the outer edge of the inlay and place onto the envelope.
Place the card into the envelope. Bring the side flaps inward and add glue along the bottom edges.
Bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope.
Your shaker card is now ready!
Who doesn’t love a good shaker card?! Just like the kiddo’s, us adults love them too and this one is just the cutest Nick. Love it, hate to see the come to an end, but what an exciting time it was. Thanks so much! Hugs, Brenda