Monday, January 12, 2009

My first tutorial - Faux Shaker Card

Welcome to my first (and possibly my last- LOL!) tutorial. I've wanted to make a shaker card for a long time now but wasn't really sure where to start. I googled shaker card tutorial and one of the links was to a "faux shaker card" post where they mentioned using an acetate envelope but didn't have any other directions. I didn't mark the link because I was still going to make a traditional shaker card. I read tutorials and then started looking for my foam tape. Guess what? I still haven't found it! So, after two days of looking, I gave up and decided that I would do the faux shaker card. Do you think I could find that post again? Nope! So, I apologize because I would give credit for the idea if I could find it again. Thanks to Mary and the other angels for helping me work out the details as my first version didn't shake as well as the modified one!

So, are you still with me? Hope so because here we go! It's almost Valentine's Day so it's time to start thinking about those heart cards. This card uses kraft cardstock, catelynne paper and pieces of a monochromatic red/violet bazzill paper pack.

I started with the sweet goodies stamp set (this is great for cards and homemade treat gifts and so much more!), bordeaux palette ink and a 3X3 square of Catelynne paper (It's a 9" X 9" paper pack so you can get 9 of these squares from 1 piece of paper!)

Stamp two hearts (also from sweet goodies) on white cardstock and cut out.

Cut a pop dot in half and pop up the heart in the middle of the stamped circle. It's hard to tell in this pic but it really is popped up on the page! Then cut a pop dot in fourths and attach to the corners of the square paper. Don't peel off the top covering on the pop dot.

Next, slide the popped up paper into a 3.25" X 3.25" square clear envelope (I got these from By keeping the top covering on the pop dots, your paper will slide right into the envelope and won't stick to the top. Add your favorite confetti, glitter, mini flowers, mini punched images or whatever... I've had these hearts for forever and it was fun to finally find a good place to use them! Fold the flap flush with the top of the envelope and seal.

Next, stamp swirlies with versamark on kraft cardstock to make a watermark background.

Use double-sided tape to attach the sealed clear bag to the watermarked side of the card base. Place it in the left third of the card.

Take a 4" X 4" piece of white cardstock. Use a centering ruler to find the card center. Draw lines to mark the center.

I made a comparable "site line" on the large coluzzle circle. Line up the cardstock underneath the coluzzle and cut the second circle from the center.

Stamp "With love" from Tag Tidbits in Palette Toile Pink around the "frame."

Punch a tag from the mini round tab punch out of the darkest pink paper.

Using pink staples (if you have them), attach the tab to the right side of the frame.

Cut a pop dot into fourths (it doesn't need more than that and it really stretches the amount of things you can pop from one package!) and attach to each corner of the back of the frame.

Place the "frame" over the clear envelope and center the image in the circle. My picture is a little off because it looks like my frame lines up with the top of the card but really it's centered vertically on the card. Now, you can just shake and enjoy! Have fun making your own "faux" shaker cards!

So - hope I did ok. Thanks for stopping in and Happy Stamping!

P.S. - don't forget that the TAC 50% off all T-coded stamps in the catalog and fall supplement sale is going on right now through January 26th! You can get both of the stamp sets used in this tutorial for only $15.48 + tax and shipping. It's a great time to pick up those stamps that you've been wanting. Let me know if you're interested!


  1. This should definitely NOT be your last tutorial. You did an awesome job on the description & photos. Besides that the card is just to stinkin cute! Love your designs Seleise.

  2. great card & tutorial - so easy to follow! You should keep doing them!!

  3. Its unanimous! Great toot!
    Loved the card too!

  4. fabulous tutorial, thanks so much, I found it fascinating, great idea for a shaker card!

  5. WOW, neat tutorial!! I am going to have to try this!!! Keep the tutorials coming, this was really easy to follow!!!! The card is gorgeous!

  6. Great tutorial, Seleise... and I LOVE the card... very cute :)


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