Basic Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and looking forward to the new week.  Last week was back-to-school week and I now have a 1st and 3rd Grader in the house!  Yay!  So very proud mama here :D

Okay, for today's card.  A friend of my son had his 6th birthday a few weeks ago and I thought a shaker card would be perfect to help him celebrate his big day.   Here's the card.  By the way, for the giveaway winner announcement, please see end of this post.

Shaker Cards Tutorial

[All supplies used for this card are linked to the stores where I have purchased from in the thumbnails at the end of this post. For supplies linked to my local area craft stores, you might be able to find them on or other craft stores in your local areas.]

Now isn't this the cutest elephant you have ever seen?  Just look at that sweet facial expression!   I've only discovered Wild Rose Studio a few months back but already fell in love with their product lines. Many have already made their way into my craftroom! :D

I started my card by first stamping this sweet little elephant from the Wild Rose Studio Bunch of Balloons clear stamp set onto Neenah Classc Crest Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Crayola colored pencils.  After finished coloring, I blended the colors together with baby oil using blending stumps.  Then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, an old StampinUp! wood mounted stamp over the balloons with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

wild rose studio bunch of balloons

For the shaker part, I first die cut Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock with the MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-Namics to create the top window frame and applied double side adhesive to the back.   Next,  I used the die frame again to trace over a piece of acetate with a pencil, cut and carefully place it over the frame.   Then framed the acetate with mounting foam tape.
I wanted a double frame look for the card, so I added a bottom window frame with a wider panel by first die cut a piece of Bazzill Robin's Egg cardstock out with the largest frame of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles LG Etched Dies set.  Next, I placed the two largest frame pieces of the MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-Namics onto the cardstock, using the outer frame as a guide only to get the inner frame align perfectly straight on the cardstock.   Then, carefully removed the outer frame and secured the inner frame to the cardstock with tape before running through the machine [result: photo on the right below].  
I sandwiched the top and bottom frame together. Then placed double side adhesive on the back of the bottom frame. To make sure that I don't get any of the confetti stick to the adhesive, I placed them right on the center of the colored image piece. Then carefully position the frame over,  Finally, adhesive the assembled shaker onto my A2 (4.25x5.5) white base card.

birthday shaker cards


then go here for the original post. If you are the winner, an e-mail notification has already been sent to you. 

Thanks for sharing your day with me today. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my basic shaker card and hopefully inspired to try one out. May you have a lovely week ahead.

You can find links to the supplies I've used below; click on the picture or wording to take directly to the product.

Wild Rose Studio Bunch of Balloons

MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-Namics

Nestabilities Classic Rectangles LG Etched Dies

Crafter's Companion Heat Resistant Acetate

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Robin's Egg

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Marshmallow

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

Creatology Assorted Cup Sequins

Multicolored Mini Stars Confetti

Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black

Crayola Short Colored Pencils

Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil

Artist's Loft%u2122 Blending Stumps

Recollections™ Signature Acrylic Block Set

Sizzix Big Shot Express

Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Be Creative Tape


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Christina! What a great way to start my day - a BEAUTIFULLY colored, darling image, colored by Miss Memory Crafter, AND a super colorful shaker aspect, complete with wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much! I have pinned your post into my shaker card board so lots of other people can visit in the future! Your little blue elephant is very sweet - and the combinations of primary colors in the balloons makes your card extra happy.

Wild Rose makes the sweetest images ever! So glad to see you use a fantasy color on your little birthday elephant. I am in the process of creating two giraffe cards. One is pink (a breast cancer awareness card) and the other is blue (for some snowflakes). So now I don't feel as apprehensive about sharing those colors in my animal image LOL.

I can just imagine the delight of your son's friend with the card, Christina. And think how proudly your son felt upon seeing his friend's happiness at the card. One of my favorite things with the card is that you stamped the sentiment across the balloons. NEVER would I have considered doing that, and it is a fantastic design idea! Thank you for sharing!

Hope you enjoy a fab week!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I love shaker cards! This is adorable! Such a cute image - I love elephants! I was looking at all of your shaker bits too - very nice! Your new blog looks fantastic - so clean and professional looking! You even have the supply links at the bottom like the pros do!

Rannah Romps said...

Such a nice card!! Love shaker cards but have made so few, you make me want to make one!! What a wonderful job using those pencils and baby oil!!! I've never done that before!! Such awesome work!

Cara Malmrose said...

Awesome shaker card Christina! I love the look of these but I struggle with them so very rarely make them! Yours looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! (Hugs) Cara

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