Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Shaker Card Tutorial: My Creative Scrapbook

I'm taking a little break from layouts today to show how to make a shaker card.  

I used the new Bundled Up line from Crate Paper, which was included in the December kit at My Creative Scrapbook. As soon as I saw the theme of this collection, I immediately thought it would lend itself well to a shaker card. I used sequins and tinsel from the kit as snow. 

To get started, I used a chipboard frame in the kit. I thought the frame would have just the right depth for the sequins to shake and fall like snow and it did.  

To the front of the frame, I attached a piece of transparency.  Vellum would work well too. I just stitched the transparency on. It is quite fast and easy to run chipboard through a sewing machine and I didn't have to worry about adhesive showing through. 

After stitching the transparency on, I cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as the frame and embellished both pieces with chipboard. 

I glued the paper to the back of the frame -leaving a small opening for the sequins and tinsel - then sealed it completely shut. Then I added the shaker to a card base. 

Here's a final look:

A fun and festive card!  I'll be back tomorrow with a project for Fancy Pants Designs.


  1. ok this is just amazing!!!!
    totally love it

  2. Izzy!! That is the cutest card ever! I wouldn't be able to give it away!! Just darling!

  3. OMYGOSH!! This is sooooooooooo cute!! I love love love that you shared how you did it!! Totally PINNING this!!!!!

  4. Super fun card, Izzy! I love the little bits of falling "snow". So festive!

  5. Such a cute card, love the tinsel you added, so festive!

  6. That's brilliant !

  7. I didn't know you could sew on chipboard! Is there a certain needle? Not that I really know the difference between needles, but it looks so cool!

  8. So pretty! Love the pink and mint!

  9. So cute Izzy!! Love how you used the transparency and the stitching around your frame!!


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