Simple Shaker Cards + VIDEO // Papertrey Ink

It's a doozy today - two cards and a video, playing along with the September Papertrey Ink blog hop! I wanted to show you how I make my shaker cards - no fancy tools, since I don't make shaker cards often enough to warrant purchasing such tools.

For the pocket of the shaker card, I just use a clear packaging envelope and either washi tape or foam tape to seal it up, depending on how thick I want the card to be. I think the pocket would be easier to construct if you did have those fancy tools, but like I said, I simply don't make them often enough to warrant buying said fancy tools.
Anyways, I used Versamarker to color in the leaves of the wreath, for a little extra detail.

So here's take two, with a little more color...

For this card, since I wasn't using the white card base to border the kraft, I wanted to bring in the white somewhere beside just the sentiment. I pulled out my old but trusty white Sakura pen to accomplish the job.

Here's a video showing you how I made the shaker card...

I don't usually make shaker cards, but felt totally inspired after seeing THIS card by Melania Deasy. Man, that girl makes amazing cards - I feel the sudden urge to buy each and every product she uses on a card once I see it.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Canson, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: Papetrey Ink Rustic Wreath, Hero Arts Holiday Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Other: sequins (metallic - Darice, other - Avery Elle), embossing powder (Hero Arts), Sakura white gel pen, clear acetate

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Papertrey Ink Woodgrain impression plate


  1. So pretty and fun! I love that you made your card a shaker and the color sequins you used work perfectly together!

  2. Very pretty shaker cards, Clare. I'm curious to see your video! :)

  3. Love these. And anxious to watch your video! Love the look of the Sakura white pen too!

  4. Such pretty shakers! Love all the shimmery goodness!

  5. So beautiful! Love the layouts for these shakers, such a pretty use of that wreath image TOO!

  6. Oh, Clare, these shaker cards are wonderful! I love the touch of blue in the second one!

  7. Pretty cards - love the white leaves on the second card!

  8. This is absolutely STUNNING, Clare. It's so soft and sweet. I love the texture and the window with sequins. Absolutely lovely! I invite you to stop by and share your amazing cards with us at Word Art Wednesday. It would be a blessing to have you play along with us.
    Word Art Wednesday


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