I’ve been planning a shaker card in my head for a while now and on the weekend I got to bring it to life.
There are so many ways to make a shaker card – I wanted to put them all together in a quick showcase.
When you narrow it down, the options for style are:
- Making an independent shaker embellishment that you add as a layer on a card
- Creating a shaker between the top layer & base of the card
- Creating a peek-a-boo window that so you can see through to the middle of the card
And the main options for shaker materials are:
- Glitter or mica pieces
- Punched shapes using cardstock
I was quite excited when designing this class to be able to create each of the styles above, using each of the shaker materials above and only use one type of DSP.
Each of the cards below features the Presents & Pinecones DSP from the Holiday Catalogue – but only one of the cards is a Christmas shaker card.
Now, that’s getting the most out of your paper!!!
So… what did we make & how did we do it?
Your basic shaker card combination is usually as follows:
- top layer (cardstock or DSP)
- window sheet
- foam adhesive strips or dimensionals
- back layer (cardstock, DSP or window sheet)
Basic instructions are included below for each shaker component.
To make a Merry Tags Ornament Shaker:
- Cut the reindeer ornament from Tip Top Taupe cardstock
- Cut the full ornament from Window Sheet and Whisper White cardstock
- Adhere the reindeer ornament to the window sheet ornament
- Add a foam adhesive strip to the back, making sure to stay under the TTT cardstock so it can’t be seen from the front. I cut the foam adhesive strip in half down the middle to make it skinnier.
- Add clear/white mica flakes to the middle and attach the white ornament
- Construct the rest of the card and adhere the shaker embellishment on top of the banner (the banner cardstock is 2″ x 5-1/8″ before cutting the banner piece)
To make a Jar of Love Birthday Shaker:
- Create a card base in Mint Macaron and a front panel in Whisper White embossed with the Pretty Paisleys embossing folder
- Stamp the largest jar in Tip Top Taupe onto the DSP (3-7/8″ x 2-1/2″)
- Adhere to a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock (3-7/8″ x 2-3/4″)
- Using the middle of the jar die, cut the centre from your jar using your Big Shot
- Add foam adhesive strips to the back of the jar – all the way around, plus a strip across the top & bottom edges
- Place shaker pieces (I’ve used the Heart Confetti punch in So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum & Pool Party) on the card front & add the jar panel to enclose them
- Finish the card by adding the sentiment panel, jar lid & burlap bow
To make a Hello Baby Shaker:
- Create a 3″ x 3″ card base from Whisper White cardstock
- Adhere the DSP (2-1/2″ square) onto the Delightful Dijon carstock (2-3/4″ square)
- Cut the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits in the Big Shot frpm the DSP/cardstock piece- in the centre (if possible)
- Use this as a template & draw a pencil line where this piece sits on your card front
- Cut the same size circle in the position you just marked
- Adhere window sheet over the circles you created (the back of the DSP and the front of the card)
- Add foam adhesive strips to the outside of the circle on the card front (you may also want to add more foam adhesive to hold the corners of the DSP/cardstock up)
- Place sequins on the card front window sheet & then add the DSP/cardstock piece so the circle cut outs line up.
- Finish decorating the card with a peek-a-boo message on the side and a Cookie Cutter Bear on the front
For a full list of products you’ll need to recreate these cards at home, see the links below.
If you live in the Bunbury area and think you’d like to make cards like these, please get in touch with me!
Product List – Christmas
Product List – Birthday
Product List – Baby