Snowflake Shaker Card

Have you made a shaker card yet? They are so addictive. I know they can see intimidating at first, but after you’ve done one, it’s easy! I’ll link a video at the bottom of this post with instructions on how to create a shaker card. In the meantime, think about trying it – you’ll have a blast!

Shaker card made with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This card makes me especially happy because I tried a new-for-me technique. I embossed silver onto silver. Isn’t it fun looking? It totally goes with my stamping style, too, doesn’t it? The effect looks perhaps more complicated than it was.

How to Emboss on Metallic Foil

To emboss the silver, I started with a large scrap of silver foil. I then ran the embossing buddy over it. This step is CRITICAL for embossing on foil. I found that if I forgot this step (ask me how I know….), embossing powder got all over the foil and it was a mess. We want to avoid messes, right? So don’t be like me! Remember your embossing buddy the first time! LOL.

Next, stamp your image in the center in versamark and sprinkle on embossing powder.

TIP: At this point, be CAREFUL how you pick it up to shake off the excess powder. The powder will stick to your fingerprints. Hold the paper like you’d hold a photograph, by the edges only! This is why I die cut the image AFTER I was done embossing. The stray fingerprints around the edge don’t look so great when covered with embossing powder. (Ask me again how I know….)

Finally, heat set the image. I like to warm up my heat tool for about a minute before using it. This gives a good blast of heat and the paper curls less. You may also want to hit the paper with short blasts of heat if it starts curling.

When you’re done, cut out the image using framelits, punches, or paper cutters.

Shaker card made with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!


Here’s a video, showing how to make a shaker card. I really hope you give it a try!

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Flurry of Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Silver Foil, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Fancy Frost Sequins, Trio Pack Mica Flakes, Rhinestones, Foam Adhesive Strips, Circles Framelits

Lots of Shakes for this Seaside Shore Card

As I was making this shaker card, I had a wild and crazy idea. I thought — why limit a shaker card to just ONE area to shake? Why not keep going? So I did!! I am so excited about this card. Although I used the Seaside Shore stamp set in my last card, too, I wanted to use it again to show an underwater scene. Isn’t this fun?

Shaker Card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Tips for making a Shaker Card

  1. When making a shaker card with multiple windows, be sure to leave room between the windows. You’ll notice that in between my circles there’s space. This space is important since that’s where the Foam Adhesive Strips are located (on the underside, of course).
  2. After cutting out circles in the top blue layer, I laid this layer over the white card base. With pencil, I lightly traced the circles onto the white paper. This showed me where to stamp my images. After I stamped all the images, I erased the circles with a good quality eraser.
  3. I think it’s more fun to have different items in each window. On my window in the top left, I have sequins in Bermuda Bay blue. The other windows each have different color or shapes in them, as well.
  4. To tie the card together, I stamped the water dots image in each of the windows, in the same Soft Sky blue. This gives the card a consistent feel.

Shaker Card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Keep at It

When we do a technique more than once, it can help us to grow our creativity even more. Maya Angelou says,

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

– Maya Angelou

This is so true. The more creativity you use, the more inspiration and new ideas you get. You come up with new and different ways of doing things. If there’s a technique you love, I encourage you to keep using it. Then show me the results and send me a picture 🙂 Watch your creativity grow to new levels.

Shaker Card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Here’s my video on how to make shaker card:

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Seaside Shore
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Metallics Sequins, Gold Sequins, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Seaside Embossing Folder, Foam Adhesive Strips


Seaside Shore gets a Shake Up!

Oh are shaker cards fun to make!! I’ve been having a ball this week making only shaker cards. They are truly addictive because they add sparkle and fun to a card.

The pictures of this card really don’t do it justice. The glitter sparkles in person and adds so much to the card. This is my favorite shaker card yet! (Though I suspect the card I’ll be posting on Friday may be your favorite…..)

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

How to Make the Water Background

Making the water was a little more complicated than it had to be. If you’re like me, if there’s a hard way and an easy way to do something, do you always find the hard way? Yep, that’s me alright. To make the water, I used Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored Pacific Point and Soft Sky ink over it. I then took the random dot stamp from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, dipped it in the Pacific Point ink, sprayed the stamp with water, and stamped. It was a lot of work, but oh doesn’t it look pretty?

Here’s how I’d recommend you do this technique. Grab some Soft Sky cardstock. Ink up the random dot stamp with Pacific Point ink. Spray stamp with a little water and stamp onto the Soft Sky cardstock. And that’s it! Yes, the way I did it does add a lot to the card, but I think it would be equally lovely done with Soft Sky as a background rather than watercoloring.

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

To make the dragonfly, I used Shimmery White cardstock and colored the fly in Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Watermelon Wonder. I then misted the stamp with just a LITTLE water (that’s the key. If there’s too much water it’ll be a blob instead of a dragonfly) and stamped onto the cardstock. After it dried, I carefully cut it.

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I think one of the reasons why I love this card so much is that it combines two of my favorite stamp sets, Awesomely Artistic and Seaside Shore. Both are amazing stamp sets and when you put them together, they make a huge impact.

To learn how to do a shaker card, see my video below:

My inspiration for this card came from the Paper Craft Crew design challenge. For the challenge, I followed the left column, Seashells, Natural Elements, and Water. If you’d like to play along, click here: PCC#209


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Awesomely Artistic and Seaside Shore
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Pacific Point, Soft Sky
Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Metallics Sequins

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Shaker Cards all this Week

I admit it. I’m ridiculously obsessed with shaker cards. This infatuation started a few weeks ago. I’ve wanted to make a shaker card for years. Really! The first time I saw one I loved it but thought it must be waaaaay too complicated. However, when I saw that Stampin’ Up! would be selling special Foam Adhesive Strips to make this type of card, of course I had to try it.

I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Doesn’t this happen all the time? Techniques we think are complicated really aren’t so bad once we give it a try. Now that I’ve made my first shaker card, I can’t seem to stop. All the cards I’ll be showing you this week are shaker cards.

Using Vintage Leaves for the Cutout

I decided to do something funky for this shaker card. Instead of using a standard circle or square for the cutout, I used a leaf!! I adore the Vintage Leaves stamp set and it’s a joy to use it.

Shaker Card made with Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I wanted to fill the shaker part with leaves and sparkles. To make the leaves, I use the smallest leaf from the Vintage Leaves stamp set. I then colored the leaves in different color markers so they would have a fun effect and then cut them out with the matching framelits. Finally, I carefully added the leaves to the shaker card, making sure each one faced the correct direction so the beautiful stamping could be seen.

A mistake

That’s when I realized I made a mistake with my card. I love to share my mistakes on my videos and blog because that’s how we learn. And I’d rather that you learn from my mistake than make one of your own! Really!

Shaker Card made with Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin' Up!

My mistake was using the absolutely stunning Fabulous Foil designer sheets with the intricate stamped leaves. I love this paper for shaker cards and the design fits with my card beautifully. It would have been perfect if I’d had something simple in the shaker card, such as glitter or sequins. However, the beautiful gold design hides the pretty leaves that I stamped, so that makes me a little sad. I will for sure use this paper for shaker cards again, but next time I’ll know that it may cover any stamping that I have. It would be so beautiful with plain gold glitter, wouldn’t it?

For instructions on how to make a shaker card, see my video below. Just promise you won’t get mad at me when you realize this is the only type of card you make anymore. LOL.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Moroccan DSP, Fabulous Foil designer Sheets
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
Other: Foam Adhesive Strips, Gold Glitter

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Shaking up with a Shaker Card

I love to shake things up! Well, maybe not in my life, but definitely with my cards! I adore shaker cards. Do you also love them? I think I love them so much because I have a deep affection for anything that sparkles. Shaker cards can have sparkle. Lots and lots of sparkle. That makes me so happy.

Shaker Card made with Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I was inspired to make shaker cards because Stampin’ Up! now has Foam Adhesive Strips available in its catalog. These strips make creating shaker cards so incredibly easy. You’ll also need Window Sheets. That’s it! No other specialty items needed.

PDF Download for Shaker Cards

Creating shaker cards is not hard. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can do it. But as I went through the process, I realized there were some steps that needed to be done in a certain order to make sure the project was successful. I therefore created a free pdf you can download that lists each of the steps. Click here to download it.

The video below also takes you through each step of the process. I show you some tips. I also showed you a trick I used when I didn’t have a supply I needed! That happens to all of us sometimes, doesn’t it? I hope you enjoy the video and that you make your own shaker card!

Tips for Creating a Shaker card:

  • When creating a shaker card, one of the most important tips I can share is that you should stamp the front of your card before you put the adhesive strip on the back of card (see video). This will keep your stamping lookin’ great.
  • You can use anything that you can imagine to fill the shaker card. Even candy! Though no one will want to destroy the card to get it out J Other ideas are sequins, glitter, beads, buttons, hardware, dried flowers, little bits of paper. Anything!
  • You may want to make two cards while you’re at it, because you’ll have a hard time giving your shaker card away. Trust me on this one!

Shaker Card made with Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Try making your own Shaker Card!

If you’re interested in winning prizes for stamping, come join my creative challenge. We’re making shaker cards this month. Anyone who makes one will be part of a raffle to win some lovely crafting supplies from moi. Click here to join anytime. You will love it!

Supplies Used:

Stamps and Framelits: Jar of Love, Seaside Shore
Paper: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, By the Shore DSP
Ink: Versamark, Basic GrayOther: Window Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips, Silver Sequins, Embossing Buddy

Click here to place an order. I love my customers 🙂 You will get a class tutorial via email, as well as a hand stamped card.

If your order is less than $150, please use hostess code QKPJFVPY.

Happy Stamping!!