Love Letters Shaker Card

Love Letters Shaker Card APG January 2021 DOM Echo Park Blowing Kisses by Kathy Clement kathy by design Photo 01

Love Letters Shaker Card: Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  This Love Letters shaker card is as sweet as a box of candy hearts!  Remember decorating shoe boxes for Valentine’s Day Parties in elementary school?  That’s what this card makes me think of.  My mom always insisted that I make my Valentines from scratch.  One year we baked big gingerbread cookies cut into heart shapes and piped with pink frosting.  That’s the memory I was channeling while making this card with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.

How to Make a Love Letters Shaker Card

First, find some cute Valentine’s Day paper.  I used an older collection from Echo Park called “Blowing Kisses.”  The mini envelope patterned paper seemed to be made to go with Becca’s darling Vignette Mini Mailbox Die.  Here’s how this card came together:

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ kraft cardstock card base.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the dot paper on both pink and red cardstock.  Machine stitch around the edges if desired.
  • Now mat a 4×6 panel of the mini envelope paper in the same way.  Again, stitch if desired.
  • Then cut the doily border to a width of 4″ and adhere on the bottom half of the card.
Making the Shaker Element


  • Begin by die cutting 2 Mini Mailboxes from kraft cardstock.  Cut one with the filigree insert, and one without. Die cut 3 mini envelopes from kraft cardstock and 3 hearts from red foil cardstock.
  • Now cut another solid mailbox panel from clear cardstock (acetate).
  • Next, cut the vignette tabs away from the sides of the mailbox.
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the filigree mailbox panel.
  • Then cut the solid mailbox front from the script patterned paper.  Adhere this to the back panel of the mailbox.
  • Now you just need to add foam tape to the sides of the filigree panel and fill with Valentine sequins.
  • After the mailbox shaker element is adhered to the card center, add flowers, ribbons and embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Here’s how I finished the inside of the card.  You just have to have a treat pocket on a Valentine, right?


Make a little treat wallet with a 3×4 card from the collection.

Then finish the inside with a little pocket for a tea bag.  Tea and chocolate is my idea of the perfect Valentine treat!

If you’d like to see more samples made with this Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, you can find them HERE. You’ll also find out how to sign up for the APG DOM Club if you are interested!

It’s always lovely to have Valentine’s Day to look forward to once Christmas and New Year’s are past.  I hope this little Love Letters Shaker Card has inspired you to break out your Valentine papers and get your craft on!

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!






13 thoughts on “Love Letters Shaker Card

  1. Susan Steele

    Such a beautiful, beautiful Valentine’s card Kathy! Luv the shaker, the papers, the key, the flowers, the goody wallet …inside and out! I still don’t know how you do it all! I can’t seem to accomplish 1/2 of what you do! Gonna have to get my room reorganized …think that would help …but I’d rather be playing!!!! Well your still the Queen of Paper in my book!!! Take care and Big hugs, Suzy Q

  2. MaryH

    Romance is certainly in the air at your house – you must have had your hubby on your mind when creating this fabulous design! Soft, elegant, sophisticated and warms the cockles of your heart when you see it! From the bottom of my heart, my friend, I must say you have out done yourself!

  3. Sandy Artman

    Happy New Year, Kathy,
    I could sure tell that Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet memories! What a lovely card. There were many inspirational creations on Becca’s blog but no shaker card folios! Yours just oozes romance and sweetness. Love it!
    Love & blessings, Sandy

  4. Martha Rollin

    Very pretty card…love your floral displays. I’m not ready for Happy Hearts Day…still into creating with gnomes, snowmen and snowflakes. On the other hand, I’ve gathered all my Valentine papers together. I will definitely keep this card in mind! That little treat wallet brings a smile…definitely must look around for just the right treat. Thanks for this creative idea!

  5. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hello and Happy New Year again, my dear friend who seems to craft even as she sleeps. (otherwise, how else can you accompish so much) This card is just precious! I love that new die and how you used it to make a shaker. I also love the cluster of roses to the side of the card, it almost looks like a corsage!!! Thank you again for all your inspiration!!! Hugs xoxo

  6. Christal Gill

    Wow! Just what I needed! A Brite Cheery Card! I love the colors Love how you used the die cut as an shaker top! Great Idea! TFS

  7. Claire Gagne

    I love the card Kathy. You just seem to make any colors go together! This year I must try to get out of my comfort zone & mix things up a bit 🙂 🙂 !!! Be safe & TYFS

  8. soozyb2013

    Great card Kathy, I have a 12 X 12 container full of great Valentine papers and I must get them out and start. I make a couple cards for that day. One thing about having worked in pharmacy it’s part of a retail store and to see that one thing ends and another is going up so quickly after the new years celebrations always rushed the year. Right after Valentine, comes St. Patty’s day, then Easter, then… and so on. I always felt rushed anyway, probably just me.
    Thanks for the great inspirations on a daily basis. I enjoy them over my morning cuppa joe. 🙂 Have a great Monday.

  9. Rosemary D Schroader

    Love your lovely card, Kathy! I make valentines we send out to all our grandkids and tuck in a $5 bill. (Even if they’re older, they can still buy a Starbucks coffee with it!!) This card is giving me ideas for the girls in the group! Thanks!

  10. chance1022gmailcom

    This is beautiful, last month I just signed up for this Kit and the Hot Foiling Kit. Looking forward to creating many many projects this year.

  11. Priscilla Hughs

    Making a Valentine’s Day project is in my not so far future! This is just gorgeous and gives me ideas for paper collections I have left over. I still have not gotten brave enough to make a shaker card…maybe this time tho. Thanks for your lovely ideas Kathy! They always brighten my day!

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