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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

shaker card tutorial

Shaker cards have been around for a while but I have only recently started making them. And as I was showing them on my fb page, people kept asking me how I make them. So here a photo tutorial of how I make my shaker cards.
The basics you need for a shaker card are a frame, a background, a card blank, some acetate or plastic sheet and ofcourse shaker content.

 I die cut this Tim Holtz window frame and stuck the acetate on the back using double sided tape. This will be the front of my shaker.

 on the back of the window I stick foam tape. I normally stick two layers to give the sequins and glitter some room to move.
 Here you see the two layers. You need to make sure there are no gaps as glitter or other small parts could escape.
I fill the shaker with sequins, glitter and beads, and sometimes I use little punched figures for some interest. Here I used punched snowflakes that I coloured with Wink of Stella shimmer.

I take the backing of the double sided tape and stick my background piece on the back of the shaker. This way it has a nice background and you can mount it much easier to your card base.
Now the shaker part is ready to be stuck on the card and I can embellish and stamp the card.
I stuck the shaker on the card blank using double sided tape. I can now stamp the sentiment and embellish the window.
And this is how the finished card looks like.

I hope this was helpful and that it will help you make some too!

Until next time,

Take care.



  1. Great, easy to follow tutorial, thank you. The finished card is great too :-)

  2. Wat een scheetje van een kaart. Die versiering om het raam !!!!! Leuk om de stappen te zien. Ga zo door! ! !