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Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial

Photoplay Thankful Autumn Surprise Shaker Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial with Photoplay Thankful

Hello, Friends!  It’s (almost) Throwback Thursday, and I have a super fun Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I’m posting a bit on the early side (yes, I know it is actually still Wednesday) but I have a big blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon on Thursday.  Sometimes you have to move things around to fit them all in.  I hope you all don’t get mad at me for posting twice in a 24 hour period.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I shared a Thanksgiving Treat Tag Tutorial with all of  you. I had covered one extra G45 Regular Kraft Tag when I was prepping for the tutorial.  But I never used it.  While cleaning the studio, I found the tag.  When I picked it up to file it way with the rest of Photoplay’s Thankful Collection, this idea popped right into my head.  And that’s how this Throwback Thursday Tutorial came to be.

Shake Up Your Tag Design

Y’all know how much I enjoy making shaker cards.  Part card and part toy, they make me happy.  Sequins, sparkly bits and buttons tucked safely inside an acetate window invite you to shake them up.  They make a great sound, too.

This shaker tag is super easy to make, thanks to the Thankful ephemera frame.  Simply adhere some clear cardstock behind the frame.  Then trim it to fit.  Next add layers of foam tape and press it over your image and shaker mix.  Easy peasy!

I found some leftover handmade asters in my flower stash, and a few cute charms to add on to my ribbons.  We are talking stress-free crafting here, friends!

But then another idea popped into my head.  And it was so good, I had to bring it to life!

Two Tags in One

Since I had already covered the back side of the tag with designer paper, I thought I might as well add a little pocket.  And then the pocket idea kind of grew, and turned into a little gift wallet.  Then that idea evolved into a box pocket filled with Autumn treats.  You’ll see how it all came together in the video tutorial below.

How fun is this?  Untie the ribbon, open the cover and you find a box pocket filled with Honey Ginger Crystals, Ghirardelli Chocolate and a cute tag!  Now that’s what I call an Autumn Surprise!  (Just add boiling water to the Honey Ginger crystals for a delicious warming beverage. My husband Dale loves these!)

Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this little tag, please enjoy the step by step video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

These tags make such great little gifts for co-workers, friends, neighbors and family.  The shaker front is unexpected, and the treat folio on the back is a delightful bonus  I hope you have as much fun making them as I did designing them.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by,




Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial for World Card Making Day 2022

Hello, Friends!  Let’s celebrate World Card Making Day with a Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial, shall we?  Some of you loved my Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial so much that you asked me to create a similar project for Thanksgiving.  Wish granted!

These little tags are so much fun to make and to give!  They are a perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving table. They make great little gifts for friends and  neighbors, too.

Each  little tag has a box style pocket on the front filled with a cookie treat, tea bag, honey stick and a miniature greeting card (3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″).

The tag base is a Graphic 45 Regular Craft Tag.  It’s very easy to cover the tag with designer paper if you have the Regular Tags Die.

We’re using Photoplay’s lovely “Thankful” paper collection to dress up our tags.  Then we use scraps from covering the tags to decorate the goodies inside.

I’ve had these metal embellishments for over 10 years now.  Sometimes you buy a thing, and it just has to wait for the right project to come along.  This was it.

You can make this tag design work for any occasion or theme.  Just change up the papers and the embellishments, and you are good to go.


Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

Now that you’ve seen the finished tags, would you like to learn how to make them?  Please enjoy this easy to follow tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Do you plan to do some crafting today?  It’s a very blustery day here in North Carolina with the remnants of Ian blowing past us.  It’s perfect weather for staying inside and making something beautiful!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy World Cardmaking Day my friends!