The sound and interaction of a shaker card is hard to resist no matter a person’s age. Sparkly bits that can be seen through a window and move by turning or flipping is just fun stuff! If you have never made a shaker card before, or if it has been awhile, or even if you just made one yesterday I’m positive you will enjoy seeing how shaker cards get put together. Let me introduce you to three ways to make shaker cards.
Watch the replay of my live video tutorial to see the process of making shaker cards in action, then download the pdf to follow along with as you create a shaker card on your own.
3 Ways to Make Shaker Cards
- Faux Shaker Card
- Standard Shaker Card
- See-Through Shaker Card
Essential Shaker Card Elements
- Shaker Pieces – sequins, beads, large glitter, dots, sand, tiny paper pieces, confetti
- Window Sheets – also known as acetate
- Foam Adhesive – can use foam strips or foam sheets
Faux Shaker Card (a.k.a Faker Shaker)
A faux shaker card eliminates the need for using window sheets and foam adhesive by creating the shaker element with a clear envelope. The Confetti Birthday Kit from Stampin’ Up! is perfect for getting started with faux shaker cards because all the cutting is done for you. See the link below.
Standard Shaker Cards
Creating a shaker element is fairly simple as long as you know how the layers go together. Once you’ve mastered the shaker layers then the sky is the limit for creating shaker cards.
How to Layer a Shaker Window From Top to Bottom
- Cardstock or DSP with a shaped window/hole
- Window Sheet/Acetate slightly larger than the shaped window/hole
- Foam adhesive placed or cut to surround the window/hole without being seen
- Shaker Bits
- Cardstock or DSP the same size or larger than #1 without a window/hole
See-Through Shaker Card
You only have to change out one layer of the shaker window to create a See-Through Shaker Card, and you end up with a delightful shaker element that can be seen whether the card is opened or closed!
I hope you are seeing the possibilities for creating shaker cards in all kinds of different ways with just about any stamp set and type of shaker element. I challenge you to set aside some time to try a shaker card to share with someone very special!