Let’s Make a Shaker Card

I absolutely LOVE shaker cards. They are – in my opinion – one of the easier interactive cards you can make and they’re such fun to give! Shaker cards are always the first to leave my stash, especially with my kids. And my daughter always loves the little bits and bobs that go in them! She especially loved the mix from Buttons Galore & More that I used today and had to have a few for her own project! To see how I created this fun birthday shaker card, you can watch the video tutorial down below!

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To make a shaker card the first you need to do is create an opening, I did it with die cutting, for your shaker bits to go. I used a few balloon dies to cut out openings three times. I also kept the balloon die cuts themselvs to layer on the finished card. Behind each balloon, directly on the card base, I ink blended a bit of color for even more fun!

To create the shaker you first need to cover the openings with a see through layer that will hold everything in. I like to use Dura-lar film. Then it’s time for dimensional adhesive. I use foam tape and depending on what shaker bits I’m using I normally use 1-2 layers. This dimension is going to let everything move and slide around inside the openings for the shaking!! And then it’s time to add your shaker pieces! I used a new mix from Buttons Galore & More called Garden Party!

Finally, I like to back the shaker panel so I can line it up properly on the front of the card. Here I used more Dura-lar, but vellum or even cardstock is a great choice!

I finished this card with a few more ink blended ballons and a easy die cut sentiment. For the final touch I added a few “Ice” embellishments, also from Buttons Galore & More.


This is such a fun card and I am LOVING the new polymer clay embellishments from Buttons Galore & More! They’re so intricate and fun to play around with!

I hope you all enjoyed the video tutorial and if you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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