Vintage Santa Shaker Card with Authentique December Calendar Collection
Hello, Friends! Santa Claus is watching you! This Vintage Santa Shaker Card made with Authentique Paper’s December Calendar Collection has a great country vibe. I think it’s the red, black and cream color palette paired up with Bold Black Check Ribbon and shiny red vintage buttons that accomplishes that feat.
Vintage Santa Shaker Card: The Basics
This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Tim Holtz Idea-Ology wooden shaker frame. Here’s how to build the simple layers in this sweet card.
- First, build a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base by joining (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels of Forest Green Cardstock with Scor-Tape. Score in a 1/2″ spine at the top, and trim the bottom so that the base measures 5″ x 7″.
- Next mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the plaid patterned paper on a slightly larger piece of red cardstock.
- Now add a 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ strip of the holly print across the center as a belly band.
- Add some black and white Christmas washi tape along the bottom edge, just for fun.
Vintage Santa Shaker Card: The Shaker Frame
Paint the largest Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Frame with Black Chalk Paint. When it is nearly dry, gently wipe over the surface with a damp paper towel to create a distressed finish. Then spray the frame with Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine. This lends a frosty appearance to the frame. Wrap the edges of the shaker frame with 1/4″ black gingham ribbon to hide the elevation.
TIP: Watch THIS video tutorial to learn how to create the shaker frame element on this card.
Vintage Santa Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is so very jolly! I covered the top half with the cable knit sweater pattern from Authentique Snowfall. This lends a real cozy feel, and I love the color. Layer up scraps from the collection, then add a little die cut sentiment panel.
The bottom pocket contains a little chocolate treat, a honey stick and a vintage wooden candy cane ornament that I found at a local flea market. There’s plenty of room to add a little gift card or other small token inside this large pocket. The Santa in the chimney image is actually a little flap element.
Line the inside with more scrap pieces, then create a little pocket to hold this Christmas tea bag. What a fun gift!
You can find this card in my ETSY shop.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Authentique Paper
- Mixed Media Supplies
- Bold Black Check Ribbon
- 1/4″ black gingham ribbon from my stash
- Little Birdie Flowers
- Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel