I know I’m not alone in saying that shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and to give. Today I have a little different twist on that by making a shaker treat box! It’s something different and just the right size for a couple fun size candy treats or other small gifts. It’s the perfect project for Sundance Royal Felt cardstock from CutCardStock!

I purchased the pattern for this unique box from the Silhouette Store. The link to it at the store is here. I made mine on my Cameo 4 but you can purchase this as an .svg file and use it on a Cricut or ScanNCut as well. I could find no instructions on how to make this box so I am including many more pictures than normal showing construction in the hope it helps those who try it out. I made a prototype before I made my finished project which would have been unnecessary with a few instructions.

The pattern allows an option to add digital designs to customize the box before being printed and then cut. I inserted paper patterns from a new digital set from Creative Memories called Hello Autumn. On top of the digital paper, I placed the pre-colored girl image from The Paper Shelter and sized her to fit in the middle of the shaker piece. Then I used the print-then-cut function to cut the pieces. I chose Royal Sundance Felt cardtock in Brilliant White for this project. Although it’s called felt, it doesn’t have a felt-like texture. It simply refers to cardstock that has a dimpled finish. It is 80 lb so is sturdy and it prints beautifully on my inkject printer! It has a dimpled texture and it looks like it was purchased with the patterns rather than printed. The cardstock prints with perfect coverage and has a really rich look.

The pattern cuts and also scores the pieces and also cuts out the acetate window. The shaker box piece is 1/4″ deep so it can handle large shaker bits which is a nice thing. I also appreciate that no foam is used in the piece. I don’t have anything against foam but it was just refreshing to see another idea on how to create a shaker well.

At this point I added my shaker bits and glued the acetate window on the top, using the folded ends as the support for the window.

Then I glued the shaker box into place before folding up the box. Although you could put the shaker in after the box was constructed, I think it was a lot easier to glue it in place before the rest of the box is put together.

It’s simple to fold. I glued the box tabs but I left the top and each side next to the very top unglued so it can be opened and shut easily. This is how it looks when closed. It is 3″ x 3″ and 1 1/4″ deep.

To decorate it, I used jewel bling strips in clear and champagne from Eyelet Outlet. It hid the little bits of white that showed around the window and the box and also gave it a bit more glam.

I next grabbed the smallest white paper flowers from Eyelet Outlet and colored two layers with golden orange Copic markers. I layered them with a white flower between and secured them with a sunflower from Eyelet Outlet. I colored another white flower with a green Copic marker and snipped the petals apart to make leaves. I also added a double bow at the top of the box.

I loved how my box turned out and I truthfully can’t stop shaking it. I intended to give this as a gift but as sometimes happens, I may need to keep this one!

Give this project a try! I think you will enjoy it as much as I did! Start by picking up a pack of Royal Sundance Felt. Now is the perfect time because it’s on sale until the end of the month.

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Janet Axtman - SugarShine Designs

My passion is to teach and inspire others in the same way that I've been inspired by so many others over the years. I enjoy using electronic paper cutters to create cards and 3D projects of all types. Stamping, coloring and designing is my happy place. Join me over at my Blog or at my YouTube Channel.