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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Three Styles of Shaker Cards featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Let’s Celebrate

Hello everyone! Shaker cards are probably one of the most popular of the interactive cards. They are fun and easy to make and can be constructed in a variety of ways. By nature, they make a perfect birthday card ... the shaker element lends itself to this happy occasion! I have three cards with slightly different styles featuring Simon Says Stamp's Let's Celebrate.

The Let's Celebrate stamp set has lots of fabulous sentiments and some sweet birthday related images.

I began by stamping the birthday cake images from Let's Celebrate using black Versafine ink on white card stock. The images were clear embossed and then Copic coloured. They were than fussy cut.


  • A panel of Doll Pink Card Stock, 4 1/4“ x 5 1/2“, was cut with the middle die from the A2 Marquee Die Set. The pink frame was lined up on white card stock, A2 sized, so that the centre panel could be adhered to the centre of the card.

  • The birthday cake image was adhered to the centre of the marquee panel.

  • Heat resistant acetate was attached to the frame.

  • The frame was temporarily lined up over the other panel and placed in a stamping platform. Two sentiments were positioned, one above and the other below, the birthday cake. After the sentiments were picked up by the stamping platform door, The white card stock panel was removed. The sentiments were stamped with black Versafine ink on the acetate window and clear embossed.

  • Double-sided tape was placed edge to edge on all four sides of the frame. The backing paper was removed from three sides and it was lined up around the marquee frame panel.

  • The shaker material, Disco Ball Sequin Mix, was added to the pocket that was created. With the help of a craft pick, the backing paper from the last strip of double-sided tape was removed and the shaker was sealed.

  • The shaker was trimmed down to card front size, 4” x 5 1/4”, and adhered to a top folding, A2 sized card base.


  • An oversize panel of vellum, about 4 1/2“ x 6", was placed in a stamping platform. The large happy birthday sentiment was centred on the panel and stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and clear embossed. A secondary sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink and also clear embossed.

  • The vellum panel was placed face down on the work surface and a white card stock panel sized 4” x 5 1/4” was centred on it. The edges of the vellum were folded and creased over the white card stock panel. The corners of the vellum were cut diagonally.

  • Double-sided tape was adhered to all four vellum flaps. The backing paper was removed from three sides and they were adhered to the white card stock panel creating a pocket.

  • The shaker material, Disco Ball Sequin Mix, was added to the pocket and the remaining flap of the vellum paper was adhered sealing the shaker.

  • The shaker was attached to a top folding, A2 sized card base of Doll Pink Card Stock.


  • A white card stock panel measuring 4“ x 5 1/4“ was lined up over white sheet foam, slightly smaller, and three dies from the Stars Die Set were positioned. Both panels were die cut at the same time ensuring that the stars on the card stock would line up with those on the foam.

  • The same three star dies were used to cut Rainbow Holographic Card Stock. The foam panel was centred on a black card stock panel that would be used to mat the card base. The stars were adhered using the die cut openings in the foam panel as a means to position them so that they would align with the card front.

  • The foam panel was it attached to the card front.

  • Small mounds of shaker material, Disco Ball Sequin Mix, were placed on each of the holographic stars. The foam backed card front was adhered to the black card stock panel making sure that the stars aligned with the die cut openings.

  • Using a stamping platform, this sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.

  • The cupcake, along with several smaller die cut stars, were added to the card front.

  • The shaker card front was adhered to a top folding, A2 sized card base.


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