Making a Shaker Card

Interactive cards are some of my favorite cards to give, but I have to admit, they can be INTIMIDATING to make! One of the easier interactive handmade cards, in my opinion, is the shaker card. This was my first interactive card to make and still one of my favorite cards to give! They make such fun birthday cards, but today, I am sharing a wedding card.

Now I know that weddings are just not happening right now, as they shouldn’t be! BUT this can easily be turned into an anniversary card or engagement card, so I figured I would still go ahead and share it with you all. And of course, sometime in the future, weddings will resume and you can always come back and look at this video for reference!


The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.


Making the Card

This card is different from the normal A2 size I make most often. This card will be 4.25″ x 4.25″ when finished, but I am starting by working on a 4″ x 4″ white cardstock panel. This allows me to have a bit of a mat with the card base later. In the center of that panel, I die cut a circle for the shaker portion of this card. Then, it was time to stencil and add some interest. I used the Ocean Window stencil and through that stencil I applied Champagne Gold modeling paste. Both are from The Crafter’s Workshop! The details on this stencil are absolutely stunning!

Just a quick note – I did use modeling paste and quite a thick layer, so that took a bit of time to dry. Just be sure if you were to recreate this card to account for that dry time ~35 minutes.

After my panel was throughly dry I moved onto creating the shaker. First, I covered the hole in the panel with acetate. DON’T forget this step! It is what keeps all your shaker bits in place and from falling out!

Next, I put dimensional foam adhesive tape around the circle. I used two layers for a bit more room for all of my shaker pieces.

Finally, I put in my mix of sequins and beads and after removing the backing paper from the adhesive, I secured everything in place with a piece of vellum. I like to use vellum on the back of shakers when the background will be white or I want a softer look. It is cheaper to use than acetate, however, if you have a colorful or pattern paper background, I suggest using acetate.

These steps are a little hard to follow with just “words”, so I would HIGHLY suggest watching the video above where I go through each step!

The final step was adding a sentiment and adhereing the panel onto a 4.25″ x 4.25″ card base. Just be sure when you adhere your panel you don’t apply adhesive onto the vellum where the opening is. It will show through.


I hope you all enjoyed a look at this simple shaker card and found the video tutorial helpful! 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!!


Supply List

Affiliate links are used
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine
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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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TCW Ocean Window Stencil
TCW Ocean Window Stencil
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TCW Champagne Gold Modeling Paste
TCW Champagne Gold Modeling Paste
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5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set
5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set
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Buttons Galore & More Just Married Sparkletz
Buttons Galore & More Just Married Sparkletz
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Grafix Duralar Film - .005
Grafix Duralar Film – .005
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Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Die Set
Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Die Set
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Waffle Flower Nesting Circle Die Set
Waffle Flower Nesting Circle Die Set
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