Apple Season Shaker Card

Simple Stories-Country Harvest-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Apple Season Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  An Apple Season Shaker Card reminds us that Fall is right around the corner.  It’s my favorite season of the year, so I had a wonderful time making this card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown and Cream Plaid. Putting this mixed media card together with Simple Stories Country Harvest papers was sheer joy!  It brought back so many warm memories from my childhood.

My family used to go apple picking every September, and if I close my eyes, I can transport myself right back to the glorious old orchard where we did our picking.  The sun warmed the juices of the apples that had dropped on the ground, and the aroma of fermented apple juice filled the air.  The trees were so laden with plump, ripe apples that the branches bowed low to the ground.  You had to watch out for wasps, though, because they loved apple picking season just as much as we did, and they were zealous protectors of the harvest. Yikes!

Apple Season Card Shaker Frame

Transform a chipboard frame from the paper collection as follows:

  • First, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink directly to the outside of the frame.
  • Next, apply Crackle Texture randomly around the edges of the frame through Bibi Cameron’s Stencil .  As the crackle texture dries, the ink will seep through and add color to the paste.
  • Now cut a 4 5/8″ square of acetate and adhere to the back of the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Trim any acetate that happens to over hang the frame.
  • Then, apply 1/4″ foam tape to the back of the frame.  I like to use 3 layers.
  • Next, fill the frame with buttons and sequins.
  • Now mat the 4×4 apple image from the paper collection on a 4 1/2″ square of kraft cardstock and adhere face down over the foam tape.  Trim away any excess that shows beyond the edges of the shaker frame.

Add a cute tag to the side of the card, and top it with Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine. Tuck more twine bows into your floral clusters and add the gingham bow and Reneabouquets butterfly as the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and a tuck spot inside the card to finish it off with style.


Create a tea/gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper, and dress up a honey stick with a little banner flag.

Cards like this make such great gifts, and are even pretty enough to set out as part of your fall home decor.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!




7 thoughts on “Apple Season Shaker Card

  1. Helen

    Anything apple is tempting, and I do like the way you tucked in apples here and there on the card front, even the little brads are the apple green colour. It took a few looks to find all the apple themed elements. The gingham paper is a perfect match too and the way you brought two seasons together is very well done.

  2. Sandi I Smith

    This card is full of details that will keep the recipient looking at it for a long time! It beautiful and fun! I love the shaker element and how you manage to see it even with all the fun elements on the front. So creative!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, looking at this beautiful card I can almost taste my Grandma’s apple pie. This is such a wonderful Fall creation. The colors are beautiful and your embellishments are just luscious. I love how the half sliced apple is accented by the doily behind it and the green and white plaid paper is so perfect for this card. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Martie Rollin

    This is one of those cards that surprises me with how much is loaded onto the front design! I do enjoy apple theme cards…there are so many appropriate images available! Your color choices allow this card to serve as a wonderful fall theme as well…dual purpose works for me. Beautiful work, Kathy!

  5. Laura Clark

    So much wonderful details to this card!
    We used to travel an hour to Apple Hill for years to visit the apple farms and I loved to try new varieties each time. And the walking apple pie, yum!

  6. Rebecca Nicklin

    I believe I recognize that little green apple! Love this card as it reminds me of my dad who, after retirement planted 700 apple trees in Wisconsin.

  7. Lillian Lumachi

    Another gorgeous card/folio…how do you give the card to someone with the width of the card being very wide with the embellisments kinda off to the side? Do you make special sized envelopes or do you just gift it in a box? Just curious…

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