Vintage Santa Shaker Card

Authentique Calendar Collection December Vintage Santa Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Vintage Santa Shaker Card with Authentique December Calendar Collection

Hello, Friends!  Santa Claus is watching you!  This Vintage Santa Shaker Card made with Authentique Paper’s December Calendar Collection has a great country vibe.  I think it’s the red, black and cream color palette paired up with Bold Black Check Ribbon and shiny red vintage buttons that accomplishes that feat.

Vintage Santa Shaker Card: The Basics

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Tim Holtz Idea-Ology wooden shaker frame.  Here’s how to build the simple layers in this sweet card.

  • First, build a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base by joining (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels of Forest Green Cardstock with Scor-Tape.  Score in a 1/2″ spine at the top, and trim the bottom so that the base measures 5″ x 7″.
  • Next mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the plaid patterned paper on a slightly larger piece of red cardstock.
  • Now add a 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ strip of the holly print across the center as a belly band.
  • Add some black and white Christmas washi tape along the bottom edge, just for fun.
Vintage Santa Shaker Card: The Shaker Frame

Paint the largest Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Frame with Black Chalk Paint.  When it is nearly dry, gently wipe over the surface with a damp paper towel to create a distressed finish.  Then spray the frame with Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine.  This lends a frosty appearance to the frame.  Wrap the edges of the shaker frame with 1/4″ black gingham ribbon to hide the elevation.

TIP: Watch THIS video tutorial to learn how to create the shaker frame element on this card.

Vintage Santa Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is so very jolly!  I covered the top half with the cable knit sweater pattern from Authentique Snowfall.  This lends a real cozy feel, and I  love the color. Layer up scraps from the collection, then add a little die cut sentiment panel.

The bottom pocket contains a little chocolate treat, a honey stick and a vintage wooden candy cane ornament that I found at a local flea market.    There’s plenty of room to add a little gift card or other small token inside this large pocket.  The Santa in the chimney image is actually a little flap element.

Line the inside with more scrap pieces, then create a little pocket to hold this Christmas tea bag.  What a fun gift!

You can find this card in my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature.

Thanks for stopping by!





10 thoughts on “Vintage Santa Shaker Card

  1. Anita Houston

    I’m slowly making the rounds, and so glad to stop off here! LOVE the chunky frame on the old guy! He is a little work of art! The cover is fab and love all the yummy guts!

  2. lynn legge

    awww this is so cute…and that little flap hiding the tea….you clever elf….
    big holiday hugs my friend

  3. MaryH.

    Yummy card and surprises. Love chocolate and tea and plaid and Santa. Thanks for the treat Kathy just delicious…

  4. Heathe

    Kathy, this creation you have made is **ABSOLUTELY. STUNNING**
    Thank you so much for sharing with us all – you are a very talented artisan!!! Keep up the great work!

  5. Susan Steele

    Oh yes! This really has a sweet vountry vibe!!! Luv all your embellishments inside and out! Your the best! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is such a beautiful card! You can’t beat a Santa image for Christmas. It’s so nostalgic. I love the little button shaker elements looking like snow. Those gorgeous flowers , gingham ribbon and buttons really enhance that beautiful frame. Of course the inside is beautiful as well and filled with such sweet goodies! Love that tea pocket! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

    1. Candy

      Kathy, this card is absolutely darling! That Santa is the cutest thing and the way you have constructed this card is magic perfection! I wish you and your family the Merriest Christmas yet!

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