4 Nov 2016

Polar Bear Shaker Card

The new SVG release from Sanqunetti Design this week is this adorable Christmas Polar Bear file.

I made this cute fella into an arched shaker card and so far without a sentiment.  I might 'retro-fit' a personalised sentiment later; adding it in white vinyl onto the acetate window will be an easy adaption.

The entire card is made from paper and card with the exception of the facial features, which are cut from black vinyl.  Not forgetting the sequins of course - three types of regular sequins (opaque white, white pearl and iridescent) and two of snowflake confetti (opaque white and iridescent)!

The shaker frame is a 'built up' style made from 5 card layers, one acetate and one using a product new to me, the Stix2 Sparkly Adhesive Acetate Sheet. This latter item I applied to smooth white card prior to cutting on my Silhouette, cutting one frame and also the fur parts of the hat.  The decorative papers used are from Lawn Fawn 6" x 6" pads (Perfectly Plaid Christmas and Snow Days (retired)). The card base and frames are cut from 300gsm cardstock from my local paper mill (Papeterie) - these shakers cards need a really stable firm card base!

Shame this is retired - it is great for quick backgrounds!

Wondering what a Built Up style of shaker card is?  Well it is my own terminology, but I have a full explanation in my post on the Silhouette UK Blog.

The file is available from Sanqunetti Design store and from Etsy.

I think I might make more cards and card items with this fella. What do you think, gift tags? wobble cards? hanging tree decorations? What would you make with him?

I have entered this card in the Delicious Doodles November 2016 Non-Traditional Christmas Challenge.


  1. Hi Janet this is a stunning shaker card that polar bear is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Super cute polar bear Janet - love your shaker card. Shabneez xxx

  3. Fantastic Janet, my youngest grandchild Jack would just love a card like this, love the fabulous colours...not sure if you do challenges, but we have a Non-Traditional Christmas (image or colours), this would fit perfectly, you can find the link on my blog...hugs xxx

    1. Thanks Avril. I'll check out the challenge you mentioned, I'm on the lookout for a regular challenge!

  4. A fabulous card Janet. I love the pretty papers. The polar bear is so cute.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. The dots are clear acrylic art gems from Craft Box x

  5. How cute!! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles!


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