Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Reneabouquets Mirabelle-Photoplay Midnight Garden-Shaker Easel Card Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial with Photoplay Midnight Garden

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a lovely Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  This card has it all: fancy fold base, mixed media shaker window, beautiful florals, and to top it all off, a box pocket on the inside!  You’ll learn all about it in the video tutorial below.

Mirabelle is a brand new collection of paper pretties in the Reneabouquets shop.  Isn’t everything pure eye candy?

Now that you’ve seen all the gorgeous goodies in this collection, let’s dig into this card tutorial.

Mixed Media Shaker Window

Oh, how I enjoy making shaker cards!  All those glittery bits and pieces that catch the light make my heart happy!  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, paint a Reneabouquets Medium Heart Deco Circle Frame with Shaded Lilac Distress Paint.
  • Next, spray the frame lightly with a purple or lavender mist. You do not want full coverage.  Just some flecks of a contrasting shade of purple will do the job.
  • Then, when the paint has dried, apply Versamark or other embossing ink over the surface of the frame.
  • Now sprinkle the frame randomly with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Textures and heat dry.
  • While the frame is cooling, die cut a circle of clear acetate that is roughly the same diameter.  Adhere this to the back of the cooled frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now apply 3 layers of foam tape on the back of the frame.  The foam tape goes on the inside ring of the frame.
  • Die cut a circle that is slightly larger than the inner circle of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on the circle and then press the foam tape over it to create a shaker box.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  you can see the 1/4″ deep shaker box on the bottom.

It’s a handy spot for tucking in a little dimensional surprise like this bookmark and mini folio.

Instead of tea, I added a homemade button card and a paper bobbin wound with seam binding ribbon.  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.

Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this easel card/box pocket base and see the card cover come together, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can find a linked supply list for this project below this post.

And, if  you’d like to purchase this card you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




11 thoughts on “Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

  1. Sandi Smith

    This shaker easel card is stunning! The richness of color combined with the gorgeous paper and lovely image add texture but the sparkle from the glass shards take this card over the top! As always, your bow and flower arrangement are the perfect finishing touches and changing up the goodies inside is a wonderful change. This card definitely has it all and it’s beautiful!

  2. Renea Harrison

    Purple, romance, fashion and Kathy Clement’s unique style, what more could one ask for??!! So gorgeous and beautifully detailed Kathy. I am so lucky to have you represent my brand, and the community is so lucky to have you to inspire them.

    Giant hugs from Paris (even if it is only in my mind)~ Renea

  3. Carla McCoy

    Kathy, wow! Love the color and the card is gorgeous. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful creations. Love Carla

  4. Priscilla Hughs

    Royally beautiful! Love the purple, this is a beautiful collection of papers, so elegant! Fun to watch you “do your thing”!

  5. Lila

    Kathy for the base of this card you said 2- 6x 8 1/2 glue together
    I did that and scored but when I went to make the gusset for the pocket the measurements didn’t add up. I had to trim off the base card to make it work.

  6. Helen

    Well this is a stunner! Love those embellies from Renea. All the colours came together in the most glorious way. Also love the change in the pocket goodies, another hint in the book of Kathy!
    Well done, really enjoyed the journey with this tutorial.

  7. Lila

    Absolutely gorgeous. I had posted on her post that I knew you could make something beautiful with this collection.

  8. Gena

    Kathy, what a dreamy, elegant card! I love purple color pallette. I’m drawn to those lovely buttons and the beautiful shaker elements. That pretty lady, flowers and ribbon dress the card up to perfection! And what a fabulous idea to add a button card and ribbon! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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