Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card Memory Place Tea with Alice Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  What could be cuter for Valentine’s Day than this Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card?  It sort of lends a new meaning to the phrase “mad about you,” doesn’t it?


Black Houndstooth Ribbon and Black Baker’s Twine add the perfect balance to this bright, bold color palette.  It plays perfectly with the itty bitty playing cards in the shaker element and sort of “grounds” the mix of pastel and primary colors in the card design.

Before you adhere your card front to the card base, why not wrap it with Baker’s Twine? I actually ran the twine through the brad holes in this metal door plate, then adhered the ends behind the card front.  This allowed me to  cluster my little tea charms at the top as a dangle element.  Then I just added a small baker’s twine bow and flower to finish things off.


The Shaker Element


Look at the detail in our Mad Hatter!  Isn’t it amazing?  This is Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets Shop.  (link below)  See how the check pattern in his trousers echoes the checked ribbon?  It’s always a good design idea to repeat a pattern.


Add Baker’s Twine to the top of the pocket watch shaker, and to the bow cluster to create fulness and texture.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simple, but still playful.


The flap element doubles as a tea caddy.


And the larger pocket holds a little note card and chocolate treat wallet with a Baker’s Twine closure.

As much as I love frilly pink Valentines, I also love the whimsy and playfulness of this Mad About You Shaker Valentine, how about you?

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




11 thoughts on “Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card

  1. Martha Rollin

    Your whole card is beautiful, but it’s your specific charm selection that’s making me smile!!! Perfect combination to embellish this themed card! Nice!

  2. soozyb2013

    I bought a card making pack with Alice in Wonderland and love the Mad Hatter, mine looks just like that one! I do like the look of those papers, very detailed and those little cards in your shaker?!?!?! Love it. One of my favourites!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I’m just “mad” about this card! I just love themes from Alice in Wonderland. This mad hatter is so cute with his checkered outfit matching that pretty ribbon. And those playing card shaker elements are perfectly awesome! The ribbons, charms and flowers are fabulous and the inside images are so cute and fun! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Susan Steele

    Adorable Valentine’s Shaker card, Kathy! Luv all your extra embellishments and ribbon color combinations! And those beautiful red flowers tipped in gold!!! Great tip using the twine thru the door plate and wrapping it before you nail it down to the base and anchoring the extra charms to it! …Adorable inside too!!! Thanks for sharing … hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Claire Gagne

    Such a cute, wonderful card Kathy. I can see a little girl loving this & put a hot cocoa packet in the pocket. Super. Be safe & TYFS


    Oh my goodness, Kathy!!! This card is amazing!!! I absolutely love everything about it!! Perfect, perfect, and did I say Perfect!!!!

  7. Phyllis T.

    What a charming card. I love it!!!
    Is there a link to the itty bitty playing cards? This is definitely a card I’ll cas.
    You’re full of wonderful ideas!!!
    Thank you fir sharing them.

  8. Lillian Lumachi

    Hi Kathy! I love your whimsical card! It is so fun and a feast for the eyes! Those tiny little playing cards for the shaker element are adorable! Another great card!

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