Christmas Magic Shaker card with video from new Holiday Catalog

Have you checked out the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! ? There are some really nice stamp sets inside those pages. There are also a few great accessories that are available for the first time. One of the most exciting items for me is the Mica Flakes. Being curious by nature, I had a look on Wikipedia to get more information about this cool item. It turns out I discovered Mica is a mineral that has “flaky” properties (that’s the short version). What I plan to do with the Mica is to use it to make shaker cards ๐Ÿ™‚


The stamp set Christmas Magic includes the image of a steam train heading out to deliver Christmas packages. I imagine it is barreling through the snowy weather to it’s destination. I can make this scene come to life by making a shaker card! I chose to color the images with Copic markers and since I would be coloring a bit, I made a coloring video to share with you all. The Copic markers I used are: 0, N1, W3, W6, 100, E33, E37, Y11, Y15, Y19, R05, R37, B00, B04, B06, YG11, YG17, YG67. I also used a white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights.

Here is the video Christmas Magic shaker card

The Mica Flakes come packaged with three colors; clear, green and gold. I will make good use of the other colors in more shaker cards to come, as I see the shiny green and gold colors pairing with Christmas ornaments in my mind’s eye. The Christmas Magic stamp set also contains a beautifully drawn jingle bell and a cute snowman. I can’t wait to craft with these images as well. I used the brush tipped anti-static tool to help the mica flakes stick to the inside of the shaker. This allows them to flow freely. Try this method with any filler for any shaker card and see if it works for you ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  This finished card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card).


Here is a list of products I used in making my card:

Thanks for stopping by today to see my card. Shaker cards are not too hard to make, if you plan out the process before you dive in. Let’s make one together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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    • Thanks, Meg! I like making them as much as playing with them, lol! You are right about the mica, far better than sequins for snow. But hey, sequins are always awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Hi Jenny, your card is just beautiful! What size is your card? Which of the Square Framelits did you use around your train? With the square framelits that I have (retired) I cannot fit them on 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card stock. TFS!

    • Hi Judy! This card is finished size of 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ (standard US card size). The Layering Square Framelite have scalloped edge and straight edge, and I used the straight edge for this card. The dimensions of the shaker portion that is shaped like a square is’ Gray section: measures 2 3/4″ as inside cut edge & White section: 2 7/8″ as inside cut edge. When making any shaker card, it’s up to you as the person in charge (LOL) to decide what size your shaker window will be. I use the Layering shapes dies from Stampin’ Up! because they are super convenient and well well for me. I can see where the large size square would not be of help to you in making a card like this one. If you have a few punches, try a circle or a star shape to see if it helps.

      If I can be of help to you, Judy, please comment or feel free to email me directly at [email protected] . Thanks for visiting today! -Jenny XOXO

      • Thank you so much for all of the measurements of the square framelits that you used! This will help me a lot! I’ll see what I can do! Happy Stampin’

  2. Jenny, thank you for your quick reply! I greatly appreciate all of the measurements that you sent to me in your reply to my comment! I am anxious to try your card now that I have your pointers! I hope I can do as well as you since I will be water coloring as I do not have the Copic markers (which sure makes your coloring bright and nicely blended!). Happy Stampin’

    • Hi Judy! Watercoloring the image will work great! And yes, Copics are bright. I got into them very slowly and only purchase the markers that I needed for a color blend family. Stay tuned for a new technique series that starts this Tuesday on watercolor smooching ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Stampin’ to you too ๐Ÿ™‚ -Jenny XOXO

  3. Hi Jenny,
    Just got around to checking out your blog site for your cards. They are so amazing I thought I would have a go at some of them.
    You seem to have a list of supplies on videos and blog but you don’t give measurements on either.
    I had to go into comments to find these.
    Is there any particular reason for this or is it a way to get people to contact you.

    I am a Stampin’Up demonstrator in Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ I adore your work and I have subscribed to your videos.
    Thank you for sharing your videos and your blog. They are helpful just would like to see measurements added.

    Happy crafting ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • Hello crafter! I am thrilled to hear that my projects are of such great help to you. Do you use the Layering Framelits from Stampin’ Up? Aren’t they the best ?!? All of the thought is taken away when grabbing the shape you want to use on a card. It makes my card making a streamlined process, which is why I use them so often. 99% of my cards are made to standard US card making measurements, which is 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ (this is inches). Whatever the size anyone making a card would like to use, I advocate using the Stampin’ Up! Layering Framelits in any shape you choose, and in whichever size you seem to need. I’m always glad to give any details you need, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for following along my videos and blog! Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My question is about the white bottle you used. You seemed to rub it onto the image & along the edges of ?the dimensional strips?. What is it & what does it do?

    • Hi Maria! I think you are describing the EK Success Tools Anti-Static tool. It’s the same thing as an Embossing Buddy as Stampin Up
      sells except it has the brush tip. When swiped across the inside of the foam strips, it makes them not be as sticky and this keeps
      the sequins or filler from sticking to the foam. It also is useful when swiped across the acetate window sheet to stop the static
      charge generated with the plastic window sheet and sequins. Did you ever notice how when making a shaker card, the sequins stick to
      the front window and sides? This method of making the unit anti-static helps me in my crafting to let the shaker card behave a little
      bit better. I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for visiting my blog and watching the videos! -Jenny Hall

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