Creating an Open Ended Shaker

Interactive cards are so much fun to make. I think of them kind of like puzzles in putting all the pieces together to create a fun card that always surprises and impresses the recipient! Shaker cards are pretty simple to put together, but today I wanted to take it a step further and create an open ended shaker. Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see how I created this fun interactive card and a few tips and tricks along the way!


For the full written tutorial be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog where I’m at today!! For a much more condensed version you can keep reading below!!

Finished Card 2

I used quite a few of Craftin Desert Divas’ die sets to make this card. I love that the stitching on all of the dies matches perfectly, so no need to worry about matching stitch lines! Because this card had so many steps involved and quite a lot of die cutting, I did all of my steps in a line style. First, I did all of the die cutting and because I knew my spackle had to dry, I added that to the vellum panel before I moved onto any of the other steps. After quickly coloring up the “You Mermaid” digi with alcohol markers I used my Micron pen to darken up the printed lines and sentiment. Finally, I added a bit of Distress Ink with my Mini Ink Blending Tool to create some depth and interest to my scene.

Finished Card 3

To choose my colors for this card, I made sure to pick out the sequin mix I wanted to use beforehand. This allowed me to color coordinate the colors throughout my entire card, plus, I am horrible at choosing color combos so this is always a little trick I use to make it easier on myself. After putting the entire card front together, I knew I wanted it to be the entire card front and not have any larger layers so I cut a card base with the same die I used to cut the panel and frame. Then, I very easily adhered the panel on top of the shaped card base to complete my card!

Finished Card 1

I couldn’t be happier with the way this card turned out and it was a blast to put together! If you have a little love affair with shaker and interactive cards, be sure to visit the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Group and/or Instagram to check out all of the ideas the DT has for using Craftin Desert Divas stamps and dies to create some awesome interactive cards!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below! (Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you!) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today! Happy Crafting!!

 You Mermaid shop image

“You Mermaid” Digital Stamp


Fancy Frame Dies


Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies


Scene Builder Dies


Melon Drop Sequin Mix




Embossing Paste


Palette Knife Set

24532-1489-3ww-lDick Blick Studio Brush Markers – Set of 48
0000479122Copic Multiliner I3045120IT0L__05839_largeDistress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
P1849127PM2L_largeDistress Mini Ink Pad Mermaid Lagoon P1813097PM0L__02505_grandeMini Ink Blending Tool
1189_28__38540Fun Foam


1/8″ Adhesive Tape

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen P1849332PM1L__57409Big Shot

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