Shaker Cards

Have you noticed that shaker cards are really popular lately? There’s just something totally cool about seeing all those little sparkly sequins moving around inside the card. There are two ways to make a shaker. You can add it to the front of the card so it’s sitting on top. Or, you can add it to the side of the card. This card has the shaker on the inside and all the mechanics for the shaker are completely hidden.


  • Even though this looks like a fairly simple card, there are a lot of little steps that need to be done in the correct order.
  • The first step is to use the smaller rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlets to cut out the image on the front of the Whisper White card stock.
  • Then cut a second rose out of the Sweet Sugarplum and set it aside for now.
  • Using an Aquapainter, splatter ink across the front of the Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Cut a length of ribbon that will wrap around the outside of the card and through the hole where the rose image was cut out.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet big enough to cover the hole in the front of the card and adhere it to the inside of the card covering the entire hole.
  • On the inside of the card, use foam strips to outline the flower. Be a little generous in the outlining, you don’t want to be able to see the foam strips from the front side of the card.
  • Add sequins into the center of the foam strips. The sequins come sewn together so you will just pull off however many you want to use.
  • Cut a piece of pattern paper to fit across the entire inside of the card. This will hide the mechanics of the shaker card.
  • Peel the backing from the foam strips and adhere the sheet of pattern paper to the inside of the front of the card.
  • Cut and add the strip of black pattern paper to the front of the card.
  • Using Clear Wink of Stella , color all of the petals from the Sweet Sugarplum rose.
  • On the front of the card, adhere the Sweet Sugarplum rose using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to the Window Sheet. Go really easy on the glue with the Glue Pen.

It’s too bad you can’t really see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella. In real life the Sweet Sugarplum rose is super sparkly. I wish it photographed better. It just doesn’t show up no matter the angle.

2 Responses to “Shaker Cards”

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  1. Poli Rizco says:

    That is absolutely stunning! I have never seen a shaker card quite like it. Awesome job!

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