Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An easy shaker card by tanjaak

Hello everyone! I´d like to share with you an easy way to make shaker cards. This is my very first tutorial ever so try to bare with me. My favourite adhesive when making cards is doublesided tape and boy do I use lots of it... and when you are done with the tape you are left with a cardboard circle perfect for an easy shaker card. You could also use 3d tape or pads but using that circle is easy and inexpensive...and you are also recycling in the process LOL.

So let´s get started.
You´ll need the following materials to make a shaker card:

cardboard circle (about 6mm thick)

cardstock circle (for the image, I used an image from the Birdie Love Stamp Kit)

cardstock/paper circle (for the border)

clear film

adhesive of your choice

buttons to go inside the shaker

papers and cardstock for the card


The easiest way to make sure your circles are the right size is to use the cardboard circle as a template. The paper border circle has to be just big enough to cover the cardboard circle so it´s really up to you how big of an opening you want to have.

Now that you have all your materials ready it´s time to start putting it all together.

Step 1: glue the clear film to the back of the paper circle, make a border if you want

Step 2: glue the cardboard ring into place, make sure you let the glue to dry properly

Step 3: position your shaker facing down and add the buttons, glue your image onto the shaker (facing down), leave to dry

Step 4: your shaker is ready, it´s time to start embellishing it!

I added lots of flowers an pearls, but you could embellish your shaker as much or as little as you wish. I also decorated the backside and made mine into a hanging ornament, if you adhere yours straight to your card there´s no need to decorate the back.

The sentiment is from the Blooming Spring Store stamp kit and is also available as a part of a Spring sentiments stamp set (set of 12 sentiments).
Here´s  a few picture´s of my finished creation.

Hope you liked my tutorial and thanks for stopping by. Have fun crafting!


  1. WOW what a fantastic idea ~ thanks for the tutorial you did a great job :-) Stunning card by the way,lol xx Lizzy xx

  2. Love it and have just finished a roll of tape too, lol. Lovely card
    Suzanne x

  3. Brilliant tutorial as usual.
    Tanja this is brill, what a gorgeous card, your punch is very art deco. Will deffinatly have a go at that, and looks so 3d. Great job. Debbiexx

  4. Dear Tanjaak

    Thank you very much for that easy and clear tutorial. What a great idea! Have to try that the next time. ;-)

    BIG hugs and have a nice day!

  5. Oh my...What a great idea!
    Thank you !
    Hugs -Helle-

  6. Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing, truly inspirational. Love your card.

    Thanks for sharing

    Julie x

  7. What a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing

  8. Magnífico este tuorial y muy creativo.

  9. what a fabulous idea! just brilliant!

  10. Love this... just one question. I don't have a cardboard circle, what can I use instead?

  11. Hi

    this is stunning
    love al of it!!
    thx for the tutorial :-)

    xx sonja

  12. Loved it all the more after trying it!!!!!


  13. C'est très joli!
    I love it too much!

  14. This is a wonderful idea and you did a great job with your instructions on your tutorial! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.

  15. Lovely!
    I must try it right now!

  16. Thank you - very beautiful card and a great idea)

  17. tres bonne idée
    merci beaucoup ta carte est tres belle

  18. ouah superbe carte et tuto ,merci...


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