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Neutral colored simple shaker card

Working in neutral colors in a clean and simple card design can be a joy or a nightmare. Overcomplicating a cardmaking design is far too easy. At times I look at a component for a day before I decide to create a card with it. Having a design in mind before you start, can really help the process. In deciding to make this card, I did not plan to make a shaker card. Instead, I planned to die cut this rose and use the negative space with all of the tiny bits put back in place. After die cutting, I looked at the number of pieces to be put back into the rose, like a puzzle, and decided to rethink my design.


Sending Thoughts & Rose Garden dies shaker card by Jenny Hall at


The idea I had was to use a patterned paper that would let the design show through the rose image. Making this a shaker card just kicks it up a notch! I still have a few sequins left over from Christmas so I popped them in under the rose image and we have a shaker card with neutral colors.

To create a shaker card, I keep things very simple.

  1. Make a die cut that is a moderate size for the card front.
  2. Using card stock and DSP layers, build a solid foundation for the card front/base. The paper above the shaker will not help much to make a strong card. Strong card = no loose sequins when being shaken.
  3. Place a piece of Window Sheet/Acetate on the under side of the shaker area and secure to the under side of the card front with Snail Adhesive. The margin does not need to be the width of the card front, just cover the window/shaker area.
  4. Using Foam Adhesive Strips, create a solid wall around the shaker window on the under side of the card front, directly over the Acetate. I leave a small margin here for the sequins to settle but not too much. The walls of adhesive MUST touch on corners and be solid, or the sequins will fall out.
  5. Use more Foam Strips to give an even area of dimensional support. Do not switch over to Stampin’ Dimensionals, as they are a different height and it will give an uneven look to the card front.
  6. When adhesive is in place, put a small amount of filler (sequins or beads) directly onto the card base in a little pile, then pull off the foam strip backing and place the card front into position. The filler will now be sealed in place by those nice solid walls of foam you have built.
  7. Now you may decorate the card front to your heart’s desire!


Sending Thoughts & Rose Garden dies shaker card by Jenny Hall at


Measurements for this project are:
-Card Base of Thick Whisper White card stock: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (scored and folded from 4 1/4″ x 11″)
-Whisper White card stock (for the layer) cut at 3 7/8 ” x  5 1/8″
-Party Animal DSP layer cut at  3 3/4″ x 5″
-Whisper White card stock (for the card front) cut at  3 3/8 ” x 4 5/8″
-Window Sheet paper (Acetate) scrap cut at 3″ x 3″
-Whisper White card stock scraps for sentiment die cut



Sending Thoughts & Rose Garden dies shaker card by Jenny Hall at


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


Sending Thoughts & Rose Garden dies shaker card by Jenny Hall at



Shout out to Daphne H for her fantastic cards! Thank you for sharing with us, Daphne. You’ve done a great job. Keep up the great work 🙂       Hugs, Jenny

Using a simply drawn stamp, like this sentiment, can make an easy card design and let the rose die cut do it’s job.  And besides, shaker cards are fun! Try out this design and share a photo with me so I can give you a shout out on a future blog post. I would LOVE to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

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