How To Make A Birthday Shaker Card


Posted on 22nd July 2018 by Vicki Poulton
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Projects And Cards By Type, Happy Birthday Card Ideas, Design Team

Good morning,

I love making shaker cards and I am going to show you how I created this one.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Stamps
  • Alcohol markers
  • Circle die cutter
  • Acetate
  • Pigment inks
  • Stencil
  • Sequins
  • Heat gun
  • Embossing powder


To start with I used a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm which I cut down and scored and folded in half for my base. I then cut two pieces of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and I used a stencil and pigment ink which I blended onto both pieces. I then used a circle die and run this through my cutting machine to make a window. You will then need to turn this over and run some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml along the edges and place your acetate over the top of the glue. Once this is dry run some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm around your circle edge and fill up with sequins. After this step you can add your second piece of card and adhere the whole piece onto you card base, you now have a shaker card.

The next step is to stamp and colour your images. I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and adhered this onto my card front using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm which I trimmed and used some more foam tape to adhere to the top of my card. I then added a few extra sequins using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

To finish the card off I made an envelope using a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm.

I love making shaker cards and you can use whatever card stock colours you have, Papermilldirect have a huge selection to choose from.

Have a wonderful day!

Tagged: Here For You Card, die cutting, shaker card

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