Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Be Grateful Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor

Hello, Friends!  After I finished this week’s Throwback Thursday project, I decided to make this Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card.  After all, the papers, leaves, flowers, etc. were already out on my desk. The old mojo was flowing, and it was not quite time to fix dinner.  Plenty of good reasons to make “just one more” card with this lovely fall collection.  Do you ever do that?  I find it so tempting to ignore the load of laundry that needs to be folded in favor of working with a favorite paper collection.  Once the idea popped into my head to make a shaker card, well, let’s just say the laundry got folded later!


Putting It Together

Here’s how this cheery fall card came together:

  • First, cut a 5 1/2″ x 11 panel of kraft cardstock.  Score at  2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ to form an easel card base.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square  of patterned paper to line the interior of the card base,
  • Then cut a 6 1/2″ x 3″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Score 1/2″ on the sides and bottom, trim out the corners, and fold the flaps to  create a pocket/brake for the easel.
  • Now cut a 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ panel of kraft cardstock. This will be the card front.
  • Next cut 5 1/4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 5 3/4″ mats with green and bittersweet cardstock.
  • Now top the layers with a 4 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of the floral print.
Making the Shaker Element

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Oh, how I love a shaker frame on a card!  Especially when it is wrapped with knitted trim and wooden buttons! Here’s how I put this one together.

  • First, trace the outside edge of the frame onto a piece of clear acrylic cardstock.  Then trim along the traced lines.
  • Next, adhere the clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the chipboard frame.
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.  Be sure not to leave any gaps where beads or glitter might escape.
  • Then,  lightly sand the top, bottom and right hand side of the Simple Stories Autumn Glory Frame.  This will help the glue grab the surface of the frame.
  • Next, place 1/4″ Scor-Tape on the frame, and adhere strips of textured trim over it.
  • Now,  lightly fray the edges where the trim meets in the corners.
  • Then top the corners with inked and threaded wooden buttons.
  • Next, adhere the 2×2 image from the paper collection on the card front base.
  • Now place your mix of sequins, buttons, beads and rhinestone leaves on the card base.
  • Finally, remove the liner tape and press the frame in place.
A Peek Inside

Don’t you just love it when a card element can perform double duty?  The stopper for this easel card is also a pocket! Now this pretty card can function as a gift!

Turn a 3×4 image into a mini folio and tuck it inside the pocket.

Add a mini Lindt chocolate a fancy herbal tea bag inside the folio pocket.  And there’s plenty of room to tuck a honey stick inside the larger pocket.

This would make a great fall birthday card, or a thoughtful get well card.  As you can tell, I’m hanging on to my fall papers as long as I can.  They are just so lovely to work with! Keep an eye out for Christmas projects starting this week, though.  (But you never know when I will give in to the temptation to make just one more autumn creation!)

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!





8 thoughts on “Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card

  1. Helen Budz

    Yay Autumn! 🙂 This shaker easel card is a true celebration of this season, Kathy. Like everything about it…the textured trim is a great addition to the shaker frame. Hope to see one more Autumn creation from you (even if it’s in the midst of Christmas projects!). tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  2. Martie Rollin

    As others have commented, the braided trim frame, combined with those wood buttons, is such a nice country look. I like the pumpkin images you’ve selected for this card…really nice. Yes, I often create another card from the “leftovers” on my work table. I always create more flowers than a project needs…provides an opportunity for the future. I so enjoy working with all the colors of Fall! Thanks for posting another beautiful card…LOVE the look of an easel card!

  3. Claire Gagne

    I love this card Kathy. The way that you did the frame from the trim is amazing with the buttons in the corners. The whole card is amazing. Be well & TYFS

  4. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card took my breath away! There are just so many beautiful elements you have added. I have to say, that the shaker frame and buttons are the icing on the cake. Also the gingham bows add just the perfect touch. The inside is gorgeous as well and what lovely treats you have added! This would make such a beautiful Autumn gift. Keep hanging on to those Fall papers! We love your creations! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  5. soozyb2013

    You must have the most amazing tea cupboard, and I thought I had teas lol. This is a beauty Kathy, the colours! I too like the frame around the shaker part of the card. Really a work of art. Have a great Sunday my friend. We are supposed to get a bad storm starting this afternoon. I love storms as long as nobody gets hurt and we don’t lose power. Looking out the window and seeing the rain and the wind and I am warm and dry inside my tin box 🙂

  6. Susan Steele

    Ohhh to funny…I have some of these exact papers out on my table and here you go tempting me with another card …and an easel card no less, my favorite!!! Just luv these Fall colors and that rope ribbon and buttons around the shaker! But, I’m trying to get my fall stack of cards personalized and mailed tomorrow! I didn’t get them made out before last weeks camping trip! And I’m so slow about that! …And trying to get another Fall stack made for a birthday present, for next week! And our (last) camping trip the week after …oh my! It’s gonna be Thanksgiving before we turn around! Lol! Thanks so much for all the inspiration dear Kathy … and, yes I am so grateful for you …big hugs, Suzy Q

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