Check out how I used rub-on transfers on acetate to make this adorable Christmas shaker card!

How to Use Rub On Transfers - EXTRA Fun Shaker Card!

Hi crafty friends! I am very excited to share with you this neat trick I learned, all by myself! I haven't seen anyone else do this, and I really couldn't wait to share. Did you know, you can use rub-on transfer sheets on acetate?? It's true! Check out my full process video below showing how I made this fun shaker card, with the only embellishment being rub-on transfers


I really wanted to challenge myself in a few ways with this shaker card. Normally, to make a shaker card, you cut some sort of hole out of paper to create a frame, and have some space to see through to the pretty sequins. But normally, the acetate is just that. Plain acetate. I discovered through experimenting that you can use rub-on transfers on acetate sheets, and I couldn't wait to use this method on a shaker card! 

I bought these adorable frames from Simple Stories Boho Christmas line, and I knew I loved them and figured I'd use them for scrapbooking. But then this pretty green frame was the perfect size for an A7 sized card (7x10 inches) that I had to use it in this unique way! This actually made it a bit easier, already having a frame assembled for me. My first step was to figure out which rub-on transfers I wanted on the front of my acetate.  

Since it was a large space to fill being a A7 sized card, I decided to go with the "ho ho ho & Merry Christmas" as a sentiment for the front of my card from the rub-on transfer pack. I love the look of this on the acetate instead of in the background of the shaker. I then added the 3 trees at the bottom. Before assembling, I decided to do the inside of my card, since putting the shaker on the front would add some bulk and make it more challenging for me to decorate the inside. I started with some light green shimmer paper I had in my stash and used my Card Sentiment Dies to cut out an A2 liner. Although this liner is "smaller" for an A7 sized card, I knew I wanted to add a frame with the rub on transfers

I used one of the sayings from our FREE holiday printable sheet and cut that out with the coordinating die for the inside sentiment. I love these FREE sheets, they make it so easy to add sentiments to the inside or outside of your cards, without stamping! I also went around the outside border of my pretty green paper with some more rub-on transfers. I created another liner for the right side of my card, to be able to write sentiments on, and added some pretty border rub-on transfers on the actual liner this time. 

If you've never used rub on transfers before, below is an example of the process through some photos. I have a plain gift card holder I cut out with our Gift Card Holder Die of some white cardstock.

First, cut out the image you want to use on your project. Peel off the backing, and place on your project:

Next use the stick that comes with the pack to rub the image onto your cardstock.

Continue to rub until the image transfers completely! You can check it by lifting the plastic film off of it a little bit, and if it hasn't transferred completely you can just put it right back down and keep rubbing. Once it's ready, remove the plastic covering!

& you will have your image! Check out how cool my gift card holder turned out, with no stamping or anything! Perfectly festive just in time for Christmas gifting :)

I finished off the front of my card by adding 3 layers of Cherry Foam Tape onto the frame so I could incorporate these chunkier (yet beautiful!) Pinkfresh Glitter Drops. I also added in some WOW Sparkling Sugar Sparkles, to add a snowy effect. What do you guys think?! Have you ever used rub on transfers before?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a non-stressful holiday week :)

With Heart, 


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