Totally Techniques – Shaker Cards

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Welcome to March’s Totally Techniques International Design Team Blog Hop!  I am Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Canada.

This month we are focusing on making Shaker Cards!  Shaker Cards are fun to make and even more fun to shake!  All of the little bits move around in the card bringing a little fun for the recipient! I wanted to share with you a very easy way to make a shaker card using a clear envelope!  Check it out: shaker cards-002 I love how the shaker bits can move along the whole card.  Here is how I did this:

  1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 4″x5.25″ and slide into a clear envelope.
  2. Use a piece of Tear & Tape along the whole side of the envelope that will fold over to keep the envelope snug to the paper.
  3. Add all of your “confetti” pieces (I used a mixture of sequins and paper cut from the thinlits).
  4. Close the top of the clear envelope and trim the edge if necessary.
  5. Use Tear & Tape to adhere the envelope to the card front.  This will ensure that it stays put since it’s a heavier item.
  6. Embellish as desired.

See how easy it is!?  Here is a video I did of this technique on a different project last year if you want to understand how it’s assembled:

shaker cards-004 I love the How Sweet it Is Suite in the Occasions Catalogue!  All of the fun candy shapes make it easy to add to the shaker part of the card.

This card was a birthday card for my friend Cindy Baughman from Stamped With Aloha. I also made a card for her daughter Jess who came on a hike with us to take some pictures while we were visiting Oahu.  I love how the clear envelope can be cut down to make the shaker part smaller: shaker cards-003

This time, I cut the Designer Series Paper to 3.25″ x 4.25″ and slid the piece to the very bottom of the envelope so it filled it in.  Then I cut off the top, leaving a flap to tape down after I filled the shaker bits.  Cute right?! shaker cards-001 I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this technique! Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop – we have a talented group of demonstrators from around the world sharing their version of this technique!  Keep hopping by clicking on the “click here to enter” button and you’ll find all of the hoppers listed:

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14 thoughts on “Totally Techniques – Shaker Cards

  1. Lynsay these cards are incredible! What a cool idea – I love how there is no framing involved. It’s like a wet edge pool compared with a standard in-ground! Takes things to a whole new level 😉

    Love it!


  2. These are beautiful cards. I feel so grateful to be the recipient of the birthday one! Thanks for sharing this idea with my team too. You are a very talented stamper and I’m blessed to call you my friend.


    • I was so excited to get to make this card and honoured that I could share the details with your team! And even better that I got to give it to you in person 🙂


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