Valentine Shaker Card Tutorial

Always and Forever Valentine Shaker Card Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I’ve just finished “putting Christmas to bed.”  All the lights are down, the ornaments are carefully packed away for next year and the house has been thoroughly cleaned and dusted.  So now what?  Well, Valentine’s Day, of course!  I was playing around with my Celebrate the Journey Collection and suddenly had a great idea for a unique kind of card.  So today, I’m sharing this Always and Forever Valentine shaker card tutorial with you.  What’s so unique about a shaker card, you may ask?  Well, this card is double sided!  So double the fun.  Here’s a look:

Kathy by Design Valentine Shaker Card tutorial for Heartfelt Creations

Always and Forever Valentine Shaker Card Tutorial/Front of card

This is the front of the Valentine Shaker card.  I used one of the card fronts from the collection, evacuated the image in the center and then lined the back side with clear cardstock.  I actually stitched the clear cardstock to my frame.  The sequins are loaded inside, sealed up tight with 1/2″ strips of foam tape.  I made my hot air balloon dimensional by stamping it several times, die cutting the circular part with a Spellbinder circle die, folding the circles in half from left to right and then gluing them together.  I mounted this on the beautiful lattice hearts found in the Timeless Amour Die.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed, step by step instructions in the Valentine Shaker Card tutorial below the signature portion of this post.

The really fun thing about this card is that when you flip it over:

Kathy by Design Valentine Shaker Card tutorial for Heartfelt Creations

Always and Forever Valentine Shaker Card Tutorial/back of card

There’s another complete card on the back side.  See that little envelope in the lower left hand corner?  That was made using the tag die cut from the Luggage and Tags Die.  Simply fold the bottom edge up to the point where the slanted portion of the tag starts, then fold the slanted part of the tag down.  This envelope is lumpy, because I tucked a little Valentine treat inside.

This card comes together quickly and easily using very few supplies.  It’s a great design for a man, woman or child and so fun to play with.  I have it sitting on my desk right now, and I keep shaking it because it looks different each time.  It reminds me of how much I used to love to play with kaleidoscopes.  Remember those?

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!  Better get your craft on and start cranking out those Valentines!  Will you be mine?

Thanks for stopping by!



Always and Forever Shaker Valentine Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCDP1 241 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle Cling Stamp Set
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags
HCD 728 Timeless Amour
Bridal Embossing Tinsel
8.5″ x 11″ Clear Cardstock

Other Products: Spellbinder Large Standard Circles Die; Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink: Colorbox Black Pigment Ink,; Clear Embossing Powder; Kraft Cardstock, scrap of pink glitter cardstock, white cardstock; Viva Décor White 3-D Stamp Paint,: 1/2″ Foam Tape, 1/4″ Scor-Tape; 3 feet of Cream Seam Binding; sequins; mini stapler; bit of thread; individually wrapped butter mint from Heartfelt Creations


Cut the 5″ x 7″ hot air balloon card front from the paper collection. Using a craft knife and ruler, cut around the outside edge of the pink frame and evacuate the center of the card. Cut a 5″ x 7″ rectangle from clear cardstock. Place it on the back of the frame you just created and either glue or stitch the two pieces together. Apply foam tape all the way around the back side of the frame and set aside.

Next, cut the 5″ x 7″ bicycle card front from the paper collection. Flip the bicycle card front over so that the teal side is showing. Sponge on some Tumbled Glass DI, followed by some White Viva Décor Stamp Paint that you stamp on in sort of a cloud shape. Place a small handful of assorted sequins in the center of the aqua panel. Removed the backing tape from the frame and carefully center it over the aqua rectangle. This is the base of your double-sided shaker card.

On a piece of teal paper from the collection, Stamp 6 of the balloon stamps from HCPC 3599 using the black ink. While still wet, sprinkle with Bridal Embossing Tinsel and heat to set.
Fussy cut one balloon completely. Use the #2 Spellbinder circle die to cut out only the balloon top off the other 5 stamped images. Fold each balloon top in half left to right. Glue the left hand side of the first folded circle to the left hand base of the fussy cut balloon. Continue this process until all 5 balloon tops have been glued onto the base, then glue the right hand side of the 5th balloon top to the right hand side of the balloon base. Set aside.

Die cut two of the lattice hearts from Timeless Amour from white cardstock. Overlap the center portion so that the lattice hearts are on the left and right, as shown. Glue together. Back only the center with foam tape and place on top of the clear cardstock, as shown. Add foam tape to the back of the dimensional balloon you created, and place in the center of the lattice hearts, as shown.

Cut the “always and forever” word strip from the paper collection, cutting a flag on one end, as shown. Distress and ink the edges. Attach to the card front with foam tape. Cut the “sending love your way” sentiment strip from the paper collection. Cut out just the words love and your, but cut off the “r” on your so that it now says, “Love You”. Distress and ink the edges and add to the card front as shown.

Color the cream seam binding with the Worn Lipstick DI. Spritz with water, crumple and let dry completely. When dry, tie into a bow and secure to the card front with foam tape.

Turn the shaker card over. Use the Luggage and Tags die to cut a tag from pink paper in the collection. To turn the tag into a mini envelope, measure up 3.25″ from the bottom and score straight across the tag. Fold the bottom up and the tapered edge of the tag down. Place the wrapped butter mint inside the tag and staple the edges shut with the mini stapler. Punch the hole in the top of the tag all the way through, then thread with a bit of green thread, tying a bow at the top. Secure to the card with foam tape, as shown. Die cut the lattice hearts from Timeless Amour as follows: cut the lattice base from white cardstock, the small heart from the scrap of pink glitter cardstock and the small lattice heart from white cardstock. Ink the white cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stack together, separating the layer between the pink glitter and the large white lattice heart with foam tape. This completes your double sided Valentine Shaker card.







15 thoughts on “Valentine Shaker Card Tutorial

  1. smithgfb

    Always full of surprises aren’t you girl. I love that you decorated the back of the card as well! Great idea and I love the hot air balloon! Lovely!

  2. Elaine

    Just Beautiful as always Kathy,love the colors, i always pin the Heartfelt cards on Wednesdays ,but i dont seem to be able to get the link to work today ,{ lol i always get problems } anyway i am away now ,catch up with you
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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