10 Nov 2016

Cardmaking Basics - Shaker Cards

I can't count the number of shaker cards I've made - it must run to hundreds! I think they look great, it's fun to set the shaker elements into motion and some made a lovely noise too!   I've been sharing a heap of  tips for making shaker cards recently on the Silhouette UK Blog in a two-parter. This is just part of a series of posts on cardmaking basics over on the blog.

The first post deals with the 'ingredients' and looks at alternative ways of constructing shaker cards. The second includes detailed step-by-step tutorials on constructing the two cards seen in these pictures. Do pop over and have a read whether you are an experienced 'shaker-maker' or if you've yet to try one out.  The principles can be applied to almost any design and occasion.

Plain or Pattered Paper
Smooth Cardstock (decorative top layer)
Heavyweight Cardstock (for layers)
Acetate Sheet or Clear Packaging
Seed Beads or other shaker elements
5" x 5" Heavyweight Cardbase (300gsm plus)
Extra Strong Double-Sided Adhesive Tape
Liquid Card Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo, Portrait or Curio
Digital files - I used the Baby Postage Stamp files by Tanya Batrak  (#156139#156133#156136)

Part 1 - Construction and Ingredients

Part 2 - Step-by-step tutorials

I hope you have much fun making them as I do!


  1. Hi Janet your cards are gorgeous. I do love shaker cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I love shaker cards too Janet! These are beautifully designed. Love them! Shabneez xxx

  3. Thank you for your comments Jackie and Shabneez. I'm glad I'm not alone!

  4. Janet these are gorgeous hun, hugs xxx

  5. I share your love of shaker cards Janet. Your cards are fabulous. Cathy x


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