Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card

Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card Little Birdie Shabby Chic Paper Collection Rosalind Pearl Pink Roses by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  If you haven’t started making your Valentines yet, I think you’ll enjoy today’s  Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card.  Simple to make, shabby chic, and shimmering with metallic foil accents, it comes together in no time flat!


Don’t you just love these intricate Forever Love Heart Dies?  Their lacy elegance is perfectly paired with Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic paper collection. Pink Metallic Cardstock really makes them and the “Love” sentiment die cut pop off the page.

Building the Card Base

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 7″ panel of white cardstock in half to form an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top-fold slimline card base.
  • Next, machine stitch an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel of Little Birdie Shabby Chic designer paper on a slightly larger panel of pink cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ panel of designer paper.  Then arrange the Forever Love Heart Die inserts on the panel and die cut according to your machine’s instructions.
  • Then, die cut the hearts a second time.  This time use pink metallic paper and the outside heart frame when you die cut.
  • Now you will carefully adhere the foil hearts over the inset die cut hearts.  Overlap the layers just the tiniest bit to create a shadow effect.
Shake and Bake!


  • Next,  adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the panel.  Add foam tape to  tje back to create a shaker box.
  • Then, place your shaker mix on the card base and carefully position the top layer over it.  Press gently to seal all the edges.
  • Now place foam adhesive on the back of a Shabby Chic Die Cut image and adhere between the 2 hearts.  Tuck some little posies (linked below) around the die cut to anchor it to the page.
Finishing Touches


  • Now die cut the “love” sentiment from a scrap of the designer paper and a scrap of the pink metallic paper.
  • Adhere them together so they are slightly offset to create a shadow effect.
  • Next layer the sentiment on another die cut image from the Shabby Chic Collection.
  • Finish the corners with ribbon, string bows, roses, stick pins, pink heart buttons, and a resin rose.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with more Shabby Chic designer papers , fussy cut elements and a side pocket.


Fill the pocket with a pretty tea bag and a 3×4 sentiment card from the paper collection.

You can find out about this lovely new Spellbinder release HERE.   Look for a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





7 thoughts on “Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card

  1. Susan Steele

    Such a sweet , beautiful slimline style card! Luv the colors, the shaker design and all your embellishments! Just beautiful …inside and out! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Martie Rollin

    This card shape really taxes my creative brain! Your beautiful card elements will be easy to move to a more standard card size. On the other hand…this shape seems to be very popular. I’m seeing all sorts of dies designed specifically for these slimline cards. Love the papers used on this card…very pleasing images. Your heart buttons, placed to reflect the shaker hearts, are the perfect little embellishment. Nicely designed!

  3. Christal Gill

    WOW! GORGEOUS Card! I think this one is my favorite! I love the hearts, the pink & green together, the papers and the pink flowers! Great job on it! Beautiful dies and love the “Love Sentiments”. And of course I love that it is a shaker card! Stay safe! Crafty Hugs! Christal


    Simply stunning card!! I love the heart dies from Spellbinders and the slim line card is perfect for using them – thanks for sharing you wonderful talent!!!

  5. soozyb2013

    Wow Kathy, you have done it yet again!!! The detail on this card is incredible. Love the shaker. You are not only the folio queen you are the shaker queen as well. Have an awesome day. I hope the rains settle here soon or my house is going up on pontoons.

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is just stunning! Wow , those dies are just beautiful. The colors in this card are so dreamy. I love the sweet sentiment and those darling little heart buttons. You always add such wonderful and unique embellishments. The inside is lovely as well. It has such a nostalgic Victorian feel to it. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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