Tag Archives: Shaker Cards

Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card

Photoplay Hop to It Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

 Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card with Photoplay Hop To It!

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a trip down memory lane today as I share this adorable Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card.  Do you remember the Bunny Hop ?  I confess, I am old enough to remember doing this dance at birthday parties when I was a *very* little girl.  The tune kept going through my mind as I was creating this card with Photoplay’s new Hop To It Spring papers. For those of you old enough to remember the craze, now it will be stuck in your head all day, too.

Photoplay Build a Window #9 Die

How did I create this 4 1/4″ x 9″ slimline card?  Well, it wasn’t as hard as you might think.  Thanks to the Photoplay Build a Window #9 Slimline dies, it actually came together pretty quickly.  This set of dies allows you to lay out a card design in any configuration you choose.  You simply layer your patterned paper over a cardstock layer, arrange the dies, then die cut.  The dies did all the heavy lifting, and I just had to add the details. How fun is that?

  • First, die cut the scalloped base using Photoplay#9 Stitched Scalloped Die.
  • Then measure the patterned paper to fit over the base.  You can use one solid piece, or cut different patterns and piece them in as I did here.
  • Next, layer your patterned paper for the frame over a plain “not too heavy” cardstock.  Arrange the window dies inside the frame and hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Now run the die through your machine to cut the card front.
  • Then back the frame with clear acrylic cardstock add foam tape, and place your shaker mix on the scalloped card base.
  • Place Hop to It stickers and ephemera to create a scene, and you’ve got a shaker window card!
A Peek Inside

The colors and patterns in this collection are what I call “happy paper.”  I had fun dressing up the inside with pockets, tags, stickers, ephemera and a nice sentiment panel.

Create a couple of cute tags with stickers, ephemera and cardstock scraps.  I’ve been teaching myself how to  make tassels from embroidery floss, so I added one to that cute l’il tag just for fun!

I know it’s still winter, but it’s never too early to get pretty spring papers out and play.  Working with this cute collection really brightened my mood on a cold and gloomy winter day.  I hope it does the same for you, wherever you are.

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

Thanks for stopping by!





Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I have this adorable Bunny Open House Shaker Tutorial for you.  I know it’s still winter, but I’m already tired of it.  So I’ve decided it’s time to pull out the spring papers, colors, flowers and ribbons!  The groundhog may have said 6 more weeks of winter, but it’s springtime here in the studio!

Stamperia Celebrations Spellbinders Open House Spring Dies Bunny Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

These adorable bunnies are decorating for spring with a floral wreath, colorful banner and pretty posies.  It’s hard not to smile at these cute Open House Spring Dies from Spellbinders. They are a seasonal add-on for the Open Door House Base Die, which I do not have. But I did have a chipboard Palladian window in my stash, which worked great!

Springy paper was a must for this creation, so I turned to Stamperia Celebrations paper pad.  The color palette and playful vibe were perfect for this project.  Here are the basics for putting this card together:

  • First, dry brush the chipboard window with ivory chalk paint.  Let some of the chipboard base peek through to create a weathered wood look.
  • Next, spatter the window with pink chalk paint.  Heat dry.
  • Now, back with a piece of clear cardstock and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker window.
  • Then score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″ to form the tri-fold card base with 1/4″ spines.
  • Cut light grey cardstock just a hair below 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″.
  • Then cut patterned paper just a hair below 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Cut grey cardstock for the short flap panel at 2 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
  • Then cut patterned paper at 2 1/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Place your shaker mix on the top half of the card and press the shaker frame over it.
Making the Wreath

Die cut the wreath 3 times: once from heavy cardstock, then twice from patterned paper.  Place small foam between the wreath layers.  Stagger the leaves to hide the foam squares.  This makes a nice, full wreath.  Die cut the bitty flowers from pink patterned paper.  Adhere to the card base and place a Spellbinders Creative Essentials Gem in the center of each one.

Die cut the bunny bodies from heavy cardstock and patterned paper.

TIP:  Create bunny bow ties with the “stem” of the balloon die.  Then place a gem in the middle.

The Posies and the Welcome Mat

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make the posies and the welcome mat. Die cut a nice pile of double and single posy leaves.  The centers of the posy glue over one another.  To make this easier, I used the circle from the top of the balloon die as a base.  First I placed a dot of glue right in the center of the circle.  Then I started adding the petal layers one at a time.  Stagger the petals to create a pretty, full flower.  Then adhere the flower center.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with pretty papers, fussy cuts, and a pocket.

There’s room to add a tea bag and honey stick in the pocket.  And you can write your own greeting on the sentiment panel.

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to watch me create this Bunny Open House Shaker Card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

Winter seems more bearable when we break out our pretty spring papers, doesn’t it?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks for watching!

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




Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame

Spellbinders A2 Precision Layering Dies Shaker Frame Carta Bella Gather at Home by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame with Carta Bella Gather at Home

Hello, Friends!  I’ve ben having so much fun playing with the new Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Dies!  Last week, I introduced you to the Mini Slimline Basics Dies.  Today, I want to share the A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Precision Layering Basics Dies.  This set of 16 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inches) cards. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When combined with the S5-494 Precision Layering A2 B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you!

How to Create a Shaker Frame with Precision Layering Dies

Since I tend to make larger 5″ x 7″ and 6″ x 6″ cards, I looked for a way to use these dies on a larger card base.  After a little thinking and experimenting with scraps, I realized that you can use these dies to create fabulous frames and shaker frames on larger card bases!  Eureka!  Here’s how to quickly and easily create a shaker frame with the A2 Precision Layering Dies.

  • First, figure out how large you want your frame opening to be.  I decided a 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ opening would give me the “window” I wanted.  So I selected the Layer 5 die from the “B” set.
  • Now select the Layer 1 die from the B set.  This will give you a 1/2″ border on your frame, making it easy to add foam tape around the sides.
  • Next, center the Layer 5 die inside the Layer 1 Die on your piece of patterned paper.  Secure with a little tape on the sides to keep everything neat and square.
  • Now die cut!
  • Cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Layer 1 die and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on your background paper and press the frame in place.

How easy is that?

Cinch and Go Blossom Flowers

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you missed the Cinch and Go Blossoms Flower Shaping Tutorial on Make & Take Tuesday, you can watch it now to see how I made these lovely flowers.  This time, I added a flat back pearl to the center of each flower.  I used a teacup die from my stash because it fit the card better than the new APG DOM January  Teacup Die.

A Peek Inside

Die cut a smaller teacup from patterned paper to dress up the top half of the card.

Naturally, I added a treat pocket.  Don’t I always add a treat pocket?

This one has a sweet bookmark, tea bag, honey stick and chocolate tucked inside.

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your crafting goodies and make something beautiful today!  You can find this card in my ETSY shop, too.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




January and February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Photoplay Year With My Gnomes Gnome of the Month Card January by Kathy Clement Photo 01

January & February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m launching the first installment of my Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials.  Each month in 2022, we are going to make a cute card with Photoplay’s Year With My Gnomies paper collection.  I’ve decided that 2022 is a good year for fun and smile.  These gnomes definitely make me chuckle.   What  better way to send someone a smile in the mail each month? Sometimes these ideas just pop into my head, and so far I’ve not regretted bringing them to life.

Launching Make & Take Tuesdays on YouTube

February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Photo 01

Now gnomes may not be your cup of tea.  Not to worry! I’ve decided to launch a new YouTube tutorial series called Make and Take Tuesday.  This  series will be in addition to my Throwback Thursday posts.  We’ll be working with newer collections in these tutorials, and the focus will be on creating cards.  The gnomes will make a monthly appearance, but the series will cover everything from making stacks of cards in a hurry, fun fold card bases, easy to mail cards and fully loaded cards.

My goal is to share these posts with you every Tuesday as my schedule permits.  Sound like fun?

January Gnome of the Month

Since January is nearly half over, I am sharing both the January and February cards this month.  Since the idea didn’t pop into my head until after I had created the January card, there is no step by step tutorial for it.  But, the base for each of these cards is the same.  Only the patterns and the embellishments vary.  So you can easily create this wintry card, even without the step by step tutorial.

January Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The shaker box on the front of this card features a brand new, soon to be released die from Becca Feeken.  The Filigree Marquis die is part of her new “Classically Becca” release in January. Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, die cut the frame from 100# white cardstock.
  • Next, heat emboss the frame with VersaMark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder.
  • Let the embossing cool, then back the frame with a piece of clear cardstock. (Acetate)
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.
  • Then fill the inside of the frame with a shaker mix.
  • Next, cut a panel of the polka dot paper large enough to back the frame.  Decorate it with the sledding gnome from the sticker sheet.  Then press in place on the back of the frame.
  • Finish with the fussy cut Snow Day Gnome, ribbon , flowers and charms.

A Peek Inside

The tutorial for the February card will show you how to create the base, add the pockets, and make the mini folios.

What a fun way to send birthday greetings to January birthday boys and girls!  You have plenty of room in the pocket to tuck in a gift card, tea bag, or other small treat.

February Gnome of the Month

The shaker element on the February Gnome of the Month is a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame.  I’ll show you how to assemble it in the video tutorial below.

You can see how the design of each card is the same.  We just change out the patterned papers and embellishments.

I dare you not to smile at these adorable critters!

Since each month’s papers in the collection is laid out almost the same, it’s very easy to repeat the designs.

So, if  you are ready to get started on making your own Gnome of the Month Card, join me for the tutorial below.

Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial on YouTube

Let Me Hear Your Thoughts

So now I need to hear from you!  Do you like the idea of a Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial?  Are you excited about Make and Take Tuesday?  Making these video tutorials is a huge time commitment on my end.  I’m happy to do it, but I need to know that you are on board and like the idea.  Otherwise, I’m just spinning my wheels.  Please share your thoughts with me in the comment section of my blog, or on my YouTube channel.  It is really helpful when I hear from you!

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

Happy Make and Take Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping  by!





Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Winter Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Wintry Cottage Garden Window Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here, and continues through Monday, January 3rd at 11:59PM EST.  The Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful array of projects to inspire you this month!  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind because ONE randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

In addition Heartfelt Creations is offering a SECOND $25 gift card for those who visit their blog and leave a comment on the tutorial they have provided.  What a great way to close out 2021 and welcome 2022!

The winner of each gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 5th.  Be sure to check those forums to see if you are the lucky winner!  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected].  Be sure to write “Winner of the December 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

**NOTE: Please comment with your first and last name so that we can accurately reward the winner of the gift card.  Thank you!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Wintry Cottage Garden Window Shaker Card and Party in a Box

My inspiration piece for the hop is this Wintry Cottage Garden Shaker Window card. This is one of my signature “Party in a Box” cards filled with treats and surprises.

Although the Cottage Garden Collection has a definite springtime theme, I changed things up with a few simple steps.

  • First, create a shaker window filled with sweet little snowmen, snowflakes and ice crystals.  I die cut 2 windows from the paper collection: one with the grid die in the center and one without.  Then I backed the grid window with clear cardstock, added layers of foam tape, shaker elements and foam tape to secure it to the 2nd die cut window.
  • Next, add a snowy effect to the hydrangea blossoms with Dries White Adhesive and Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Crystals.

  • Now stamp and die cut some Leafy Accents and give them the same icy treatment.  A bit of white lace trim adds to the snowy feel of this whimsical creation.

Save time by die cutting the hydrangea blossoms from the paper pad!  Then you only need to brush on some glue and shake on the glitter!

Hot Chocolate Party!

Finish the inside of the card with a box pocket and a tag pocket cut from one of the fancy tags in the paper collection.

Fill the pocket with gift wrapped hot chocolate packet, note card, cookies, chocolate and a demitasse spoon.  This sweet gift will warm up any winter day, don’t you think?

On With the Hop!

Now hop on through this list to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for you.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) Carole  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Candy AlissaAmarilys  ♥ Monica LisaHeartfelt Creations Blog  ♥

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

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I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Enjoy the hop!



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