Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Don’t you just love spring?  After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides.  I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play!  The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers.  My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it.  And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 1Oh, how I love taffeta ribbon!  It ties the most beautiful poufy bows!  This triple loop bow, courtesy of my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, is topped with an Ivory Burlap String bow and a sweet white filigree butterfly charm.    What better way to announce to the world that Spring has Sprung than with an Easter shaker card?

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 2This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung  Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design.  I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker.  The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive!  Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

A Peek Inside

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 3I really had fun dressing the inside of this card up in it’s Easter Best!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 4The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make.  Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper.  Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with  a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.

Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band.  What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!

Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl  onto the belly band, not the paper.  This way photos can slide in and out easily.

And on your right….

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 5This pretty Easter egg image became a pocket!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 6I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket.  This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos.  Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in.  Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!

If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!

Thanks for stopping by!



12 thoughts on “Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

  1. Gina

    Hey Kathy,
    I Would love too spend a week with you,too,see how are you make your cards and other beautiful creations but iT is so fare away from Belgium too THE USA but when I have THE chance too win a lots of money I Will call you too spend a week togheter with you hahahaha
    Mvg Gina Belgium

  2. Jan Isaacs-Wade

    Kathy, I am a a new and devoted fan! I simply love everything you create! I also create cards and have a technical question I’d like to ask. I am starting to print vintage images on my home printer for my cards. Can you tell me what type of cardstock or photo papet you use? Thanks so much! Maybe this is not the forum for this kind of question. Please let me know. Thanks. Jan

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Jan! Thanks so much for reaching out to me! I’m so happy to know that you enjoy my blog! As to printing digital images, I use white Recollection’s 65# cardstock (from Michael’s) for most digital images. I have an Epson printer…just a cheap one, but I print in the best quality mode. If I’m printing a vintage photo, I use Epson Matte Presentation Photo Paper. Hope this helps! Happy printing!

      1. Jan Isaacs-Wade

        Thank you for your helpful reply Kathy! I bought the paper you suggested and am going to try it this weekend. Will let you know how it goes. Am waiting with baited breath for each new post from you. Cheers to you and yours. Hugs from Seattle!


  3. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    what a very brilliant make and such a lovely and beautiful design.
    Anyone would be so happy to receive this gorgeous creation.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, this is a fantastic design, and the bow and papers are gorgeous! So many sweet things to love about this card, from the shaker framed postcard and fluffy bow on the front to the sweet goodie (my favorite flavor, by the way) tucked in that pretty pocket! Love this! Hugs!

  5. Carol

    Hi Kathy, such lovely delicate colours and yet they all have such a hidden depth. Love how you’ve done the shaker part and the ribbon is define with a pretty butterfly just taking a rest. The hidden treat finishes it all to perfection. Hugs x

  6. Judy B

    Love the soft and pretty colors in your card today Kathy. That ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Barb Macaskill

    OMG!! What a great idea!! I am now going to be going through my G45 papers and picking out papers to make shaker cards and projects! I love the hidden chocolate too! TFS!

  8. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a lovely Easter greeting. with taffeta ribbon to spark it’s accent. A of course the chocolate to celebrate. when I was a kid , I used to get a good size Chocolate egg from See’s candy
    with an opera-cream filling. then everyday I would slice a small piece to celebrate Spring.an Easter. The joy the sweetness, and the love .this was a special treat as the egg wasn’t cheap even
    then. …..have a good day……hugs.

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