Handmade Cards

Made With Love – Shaker Cards

Hi everyone! I’m excited to show you some cards I’ve made for the Made With Love Design Team. Made With Love is a craft store in Singapore. If you’re living in Singapore, drop by the store in the Somerset 313 mall. All (if not, similar) products showcased are available at the Made With Love store.
So, guys, shaker cards. I will admit, they can be quite a pain to make lol. But, if you remember the order of the layers, you’ll be fine. The frame layer is always : Cardstock, clear sheet and then you cushion (dimensional adhesive, craft foam or stacks of cardstock). I like using craft foam mainly because it’s not sticky and you won’t have to worry that your sequins will get stuck to the sides of the sticker.
Anyways, I hope you’ll read on and check out the different ways you can make shaker cards.
Card #1
Let’s start with a shaker card that covers the entire card. What I love about this is, you can stamp a big scene, write your own message or whatever you like. However you prefer to create your background, the fun of shaking the entire card base is 100% 🙂
I’ve decided to use these adorable cats, from Cat’s Meow Stamp Set by Mama Elephant, for this card. Just a simple background and the thin frame using Lawn Fawn’s rectangular dies. Just dump a bunch of sequins and you’re done. I didn’t put a sentiment because the cats and the sequins already gives that festive vibe anyways 🙂
Card #2
Next, you can take the concept of covering the whole card but bringing down to a smaller size. This isn’t a card and you can add a string to attach it with a gift 🙂
Take any shaped dies you have and for me, I’ve using these circle dies from Lawn Fawn. Remember to use a low-tac tape to stick down your dies while running it through your machine so that they don’t shift.
Next, I’ve cut two more circles, and use these stamps from Pink Paislee to stamp out lightly using Antique Linen Distress Ink. Antique Linen is such a perfect colour to use when you want to paint in a solid stamp using watercolours.
Card #3
Now, if you don’t want to use sequins, you can use anything else you want! For this card, I’ve decided to use these cute little dumplings, Dim Sum Fun by Mama Elephant, as my “sequins”.  Stamp them all out and colour them in. I’ve cut them out leaving a little white border.
If you don’t want to cut out this many images, why not take out some shaped dies you have and use them as your sequins. Anything that would “shake” will work!
Card #4
You can also use smaller dies to make a bunch of separated shaker windows on a card. This way, you can separate your sequins. Let’s using this little polaroid die-cut from Mama Elephant as an example.
Since this is a very small and thin die, I’ve stacked it but have 4 stacks of polaroid for each one. I think this ways works best rather than snipping your dimensional stickers as thin as possible.
So that’s all the four cards for you! I hope you’ve enjoyed them and if you have questions please drop me an e-mail or leave a comment. Have a great week!

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