Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Authentique Adore Butterfly Kisses with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  What could be more romantic than a Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  This week, we’re pulling Authentique Paper’s 2015 Adore collection out of the Closet of Shame.  Although this is a Valentine collection, I think this card would work for just about any situation.  Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s dig in!

Building the Base

Authentique Adore Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I think you are going to like this easel card base, as it’s a little different from what I usually do. That’s because I found a scrap of pink cardstock in the storage envelope when I rescued this pretty collection from the COS.  And since Throwback Thursday is all about using your stash, that’s exactly what I did!  Here’s how to make the base for this card.

  • First, score a 7″ x 12″ panel of pink cardstock at 2 1/2″, 5″ and 10″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to create a 7″ x 5″ top fold easel card with a 2″ pocket on the inside. (Watch the video to see this done.)
  • Next, cut a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of designer paper to  line the inside panel of the card. Then cut 1″ x 1 7/8″ gussets for the sides of the pocket.  Fold the gussets in half and adhere to make the pocket.  Again, watch the video to see how this is done.
  • Line the pocket with a 7″ x 1 7/8″ panel of rose patterned paper.
  • Line the easel folds, inside and out, with 7″ x 2 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
  • Now create the focal image.  Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of designer paper on two shades of pink cardstock.  Stitch around the perimeter, if desired.  This adheres on the front of the easel.
  • Then mat a 3″ x 4″ on 2 shades of pink cardstock and adhere alongside as seen in the video.
Creating the Shaker Frame

Die cut clear cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this on the back of the Reneabouquets printed beautiful board frame.  Add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.  Add your shaker mix to the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ focal.  Then adhere the frame.

TIP: Just for fun, add some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix.  They “flutter” around when the card is shaken, which is really fun.

Add a cascade of Little Birdie Candy Roses and more Reneabouquets butterflies to the sides of the frame.

Creating the Stopper


The pocket serves as the stopper, or brake, for this easel card mechanism.  Dress it up with a heat embossed Beautiful Board Border.   I used Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder here and on the Reneabouquets Filigree Heart.


Heat emboss the Reneabouquets “Love” Beautiful Board Sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Plenty of room to tuck in a little tea wallet, vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate and honey stick.


Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

I’ll share a linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





13 thoughts on “Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Yippee – Throwback Thursda!!

    Romance and whimsey the dynamic duo that grabs me every time. Roses, a balcony, butterflies – love is in the air and you captured it perfectly! Just saying, CHOCOLATE certainly sets the mood too. (And, thank goodness for the COS; I call it Merlin’s hiding place for all the magic!)

  2. Sara Barker

    GORGEOUS card! I especially love the butterflies flittering around in the shaker and your gold embossed LOVE; just so romantic! Great idea to make a pocket out of the easel stop, and filled with even more romantic details. Love, love, LOVE this card; so happy you dipped into the COS!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Wow Kathy, what a stunning card! Those colors are absolutely gorgeous and so perfect for Valentines Day! The shaker elements and little butterflies are just wonderful and what a beautiful image of the man catching cherries from his sweetheart. This would make a wonderful anniversary card too. Love the inside with all the surprises! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!


    Kathy – this is over-the-top Gorgeous!!! Girl, you knocked it completely out of the park – stunning!!!

  5. Christal Gill

    WOW! Another STUNNING card! I think you are the queen of shaker & flower cards! Beautiful papers & I love the Butterfly’s and Flowers! Hearts, Butterflies and flowers are always my favorites! I love how you use your dies! Great ideas! TFS – Hugs, Christal

  6. Orla Carey

    Another amazing creation Kathy – do you mind me asking where you get the spoons you put in your folios. I have small ones – more like charms.

  7. Claire Gagne

    A wonderful card Kathy. Can’t wait to give this one a try as well. Love the colors. The Authentique papers are always beautiful. Be safe & TYFS

  8. soozyb2013

    Yup you are the shaker card queen Kathy. I wish I had a closet of shame that is like yours. Love this card, there is lots of detail. Thanks for sharing this one, just another masterpiece to add to my card making file. 🙂

  9. Susan Steele

    I just adore these Authentique Adore papers …and luv luv luv this sweet shaker easel card! Inside and out with all those vintage roses! Thanks for sharing your time creating this tutorial! And congrats to lucky Teresa! Just luv those dies! Hugs, Suzy Q

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