Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card with Carta Bella Welcome Fall and Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Welcome Fall Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a delightfully different Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  Are you ready to get your craft on?

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Die

Although the Layered Stitched Diamond Die is part of Spellbinders Holiday Stitching Release, I wanted to use it in a fall project.  Why?  Well, because I had just purchased Carta Bella’s gorgeous new “Welcome Fall” collection.


It was very easy to modify this die to suit  my purposes.

  • First, die cut the outer frame and main die from orange metallic cardstock.
  • Next, use your craft knife to cut out the small rectangle piece that is attached in the center of the die cut.

TIP: If you have a glass cutting mat, or an old piece of glass from a picture frame, use that as your cutting surface.  A craft knife glides more easily when you are cutting over glass.  This gives you a cleaner cut.

  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet or window sheet).
  • Adhere this to the back side of the die cut frame.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the prepared die cut panel.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of plaid paper from Welcome Fall.  Adhere the “Hello, Fall” ephemera circle in the top half of the plaid panel.
  • Finally, place your shaker mix in the center of the plaid panel, center up the prepared shaker frame and press in place to seal.
Delightful Details


You have probably noticed that I did not stitch a thing on this frame.  That’s because the etched lines on the metallic paper looked so fabulous that I did not wish to cover them up.  The lines are meant to be a guide for stitching on the card.  But it’ s OK if you don’t stitch!  The frame still looks amazing!

Dress the frame up with a gorgeous fall pumpkin from Reneabouquets.  Then tuck in some leaves, create a bow cluster, and add some sweet copper acorns to finish the card front.  So simple, but so pretty!

A Peek Inside

Naturally, I created a pocket inside the card.


Then I created a little 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ photo folio and a bookmark to tuck into the pocket.  So many families take portraits in the fall that I thought it would be nice to create a special spot for one.

Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s a little step by step tutorial to help you put this card together.  We start with a tour of the paper collection and a good look at the Spellbinders die.  Then I show you how to create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold base using 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  After that, we are off to the races!

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




8 thoughts on “Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Vibrant and a wonderful combination of colors, papers, embellishments and stitching, producing a interesting eye catching card. Balanced layout that makes you want to explore each layer. Simply put a stunner!

  2. Susan Steele

    This is for sure another Fall favorite to add to my Fall collection. Of course these papers are gorgeous too! Luv this Spellbinders die …can’t wait to see what else you have in store for it! And luv that color choice of gingham ribbon …perfect inside too! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Helen

    I have to agree Kathy the colour palette is rich, warm, and beautiful. Your adaptation of the die from Christmas to autumn and using the metallic card is bang on, the die frames the scene perfectly. The delightful embellishments are as usual the finishing touch.

  4. Joni E

    This card is beautiful! Love the colors and the shaker element is a fantastic addition along with the bookmark inside. What a great idea.Thank you as always for sharing.

  5. soozyb2013

    What a beautiful card, it’s a work of art actually. That front is amazing!!! thank you Kathy and I can smell the pumpkin spice from here or is that warm cider. Either one, that card reminds me of them. 🙂

  6. Gena Krannig

    Wow, Kathy, what a gorgeous Fall card! I love the way the diamond corners form a beautiful window around the focal sentiment.. The pumpkin and flowers in the corner are so lovely and add a nice balance. Of course I just love that cute acorn charm! As usual the inside of your card is beautiful as well. This paper collection is fabulous! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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