15 posts categorized "Shaker Cards"


Tue 23

Swirling Ghost
by Shelby


Good morning everyone!  The nights are definitely getting cooler and the days just a little shorter which means Fall is definitely on the way with Halloween right around the corner. I love the warm colors of Fall and used them for today's Halloween themed shaker card.


The background was done with Distress Paints (barn door, mustard seed and carved pumpkin) and water creating a marbling effect.  I inked up the edges with Black Soot to tone down the colors.  The Swirling Ghost Circle die is a die whose cut is meant to stay in the paper so I used that for my shaker window.  I then cut another Swirling Ghost Circle from white paper and cut out the ghost portion and adhered to the in the paper cut. I discovered a whole bin of googly eyes I had stashed away in a dark corner of my craft room and popped some on the largest ghost to increase the cuteness factor!


I added a few more of these stinkin cute ghosts from the Swirling Ghost die and then stamped the word Boo over top with black archival ink to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!





Tue 31

You're one in a melon!
by Shelby Thomas


Good morning Memory Box fans!  I hope you're enjoying the new release and getting a little inspiration! On June 4th, 5 random people (from the comment sections) will be chosen to win their choice of one of the new releases.  So the more comments you leave this week on the posts, the greater your chances are of winning....easy peasy:)


For today's card I used the stamp set, Thanks a Melon and the coordinating die set, to great a fun summery shaker card.  The watermelon pieces were stamped with MFT hybrid ink and then colored with Copics.  The background was created using distress inks (twisted citron, mowed lawn and spun sugar).  I created the shaker element using the FUSE tool from We R Memory keepers.  Love that tool and how easy it is to make the shaker elements.


The sentiment, also included in the set, was stamped with versafine in black using the MISTI.

Thanks for popping in for a visit today, and don't forget to visit later today for another fabulous creation by Melissa.




Wed 23

Waltham Egg Shaker Card
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Wednesday! Melissa here, with a fun shaker card using the Waltham Egg die.


On the base of the card, I stamped the solid egg from the Springtime Bunnies stamp set and used a clear embossing powder to create an interesting texture on the card. The background of my shaker egg is a simple watercolor background using distress ink.


I die cut one of the eggs from the Half a Dozen Eggs set to create the window on the front of the card for the shaker. Glue the Waltham Egg on the front of the card after the shaker has been created. Add pearls and ribbon for a final touch.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!




Tue 15

Happy Easter Shaker Card
by Shelby Thomas


Good morning Memory Box fans.  Easter, for those who celebrate, is just around the corner, and I'm finally on time for a Holiday!  I've made a shaker card with the wonderful "Happy Easter" die.  I cut the "egg" out of the white panel for the main shape (negative part of the die) and then cut again on paper colored with distress inks for the positive portion of the die.


The shaker portion was created using the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and then filled with various shaker elements.  I cut the Prairie grass twice for a layered look and then placed the eggs and chicks within the grass.  The paper behind the shaker element was created using distress ink refills and an acrylic block.  The distress colors were peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn.  The grass was also cut from watercolor paper colored with distress inks using the refills and blocks using mowed lawn and twisted citron.


Thanks for swinging by today for a visit, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! 






Sun 28

Happy, happy!
by Penny


Hi Memory Box fans. Penny here today with my most favorite color combo. Love, love, love Lime Green and Navy!!!!

Easy peasy to put together and makes a great "manly" card. The tag is really quite simple to make as Memory Box has virtually done the work for you.


For the card I used a White base and started building from there with Navy and then an embossed Lime card stock. Die cut the Paintbrush Happy from Navy and the Breezy Waves from all three card stock colors. Add to card as shown and finish with a stamped sentiment from the Birthday Bunnies set and a few sparkling sequins.


For the tag I die cut the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle from White card stock, then colored the separate areas with Copic markers. Make shaker from a page protector and We R Memories Fuse tool. (Don't forget to add Shaker filler before closing...ask me how I know?!? ) Adhere to back of the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle.


Die cut the smallest of the Stitched Octagon Layers, color and fold in half and attach to the shaker. Punch hole and add matching ribbons.


So...what is your favorite color combo? We would love to see what you are creating with the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle on our Facebook page.


Happy Crafting,





Thu 14

Happy Birthday Shaker
by Lindsay


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have a fun Happy Birthday shaker card to share with you, using some of the new Spring Release! Shaker cards can take a bit longer to make than a regular card, but make a great gift for someone special. 


I started by taking the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle, and cut if from white card stock. I then took a few Copic markers, and colored in the letters. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back, and a generous amount of foam tape, before sprinkling in a sequin mix. I then adhered another piece of acetate to hold all of the bits inside. 


I set the shaker piece aside, and using the Straight Stitches die, ran my card base through repeatedly, creating a patter on the left hand side. I then adhered the shaker box! Now, shake, shake, shake! So fun!

Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a great, and crafty day!





Tue 24

O Christmas Shaker Tags
by Shelby Thomas

Good morning all!  Happy Thanksgiving (this week) to those celebrating.  Of course after Thursday, the mad rush to Christmas begins.  With that in mind, I thought I'd get a head start on some shaker Christmas tags.


This one uses both the positive and negative portions of the stitched mittens die cut.  The negative creates the window and the positive is placed on the base portion of the tag.


I used the Gnome for Christmas stamp set for the sentiment and snowflakes and stamped with Azure blue Stazon ink since the tag front was a non-porous paper.


Tags are super easy to make when using the shaped die cuts like this one where I used the stitched hexagon dies.  On the base portion of the tag I stamped the O Christmas Tree stamp using distress inks (Pine Needles and Lucky Clover) and spritzed with Green Patina Perfect Pearls.  I also spritzed the front portion of the tag with the same perfect pearls and then blended in some Gathered Twigs distress inks.


I stamped the sentiment and star with Versamark and then embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder.


How stinkin cute is this little guy?  I used Plush Sheldon to create the negative shape for the window of the tag and I drew in his eyes and nose.


The hat and scarf and arms are all part of the die though I trimmed down the scarf.  I also used some flat back black pearls for the buttons.


And last but not least is this adorable gnome all dressed up with Copics!  I stamped the background with the snowflakes in the Gnome for Christmas stamp set and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder (have to look very closely in this picture:))  The window was cut out using the Stitched Rectangular layers.

And that's it for today's Christmas Shaker tags!  Fun, easy and hopefully a little "wow" for the recipients. Have a fantastic rest of your week




Fri 06

A Merry Christmas Shaker Card
by Lindsay


Lindsay here, bringing you a bit of Christmas cheer! How are you coming with your cards? If you need a fun idea, why not try a shaker card? They are a little more labor intensive, but the impact will leave your recipient feeling the holiday love! I used some really fun products for this, check it out.

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To begin, I applied a couple of shades of blue ink to my card base with a sponge applicator, as well as different shades of green to the Sketch Tree die cuts. I adhered those over my blue sky, and then randomly stamped a few snowflakes. I then die cut the Stitched Snowflake Circle from a white cardstock panel. 

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I adhered a piece of acetate to the panel, and reinserted the snowflake circle, creating a window to hold my sequins. I took a sentiment from the Gnome For Christmas set, and stamped it in black ink. I then started to assemble my shaker card. To do that, I added a generous amount of foam tape to the back panel, and added my sequins, I covered them with another piece of acetate (so that I could flip it over to adhere it), and attached it to my white card base. 

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I finished off the card with a few more sequins adhered to the card front. Shaker cards make the perfect Holiday card, give it a try, there are so many Memory Box products that work great for this!

Thank you for joining me here today! Have a great day.





Sat 12

Holiday Shaker
by Shelby Thomas

Happy Saturday to all you Memory Box fans! 

Well the holidays are right around the corner and will be here before you know.  So no time like the present to get busy with those holiday cards!


I'm back with another shaker card!  I have people in my life who are obsessed with receiving shaker cards.  Of course the MB dies make it easy to create them.  Of course I don't correct my family/friends when they comment about how long it must have taken me to create a shaker card! Apologies for the slightly distorted coloring of the photo, not sure what my camera and photo editing software was doing!



The Stitched Happy Holidays frame was cut out twice, once into the decorative paper to create the square and then again with the green paper and inlaid into the decorative paper square.  Can't wait to use this die for other occasions since the word "holiday" cuts out separately. 

For those who are local to Colorado Springs, this is one of the cards we'll be making in our MB Holiday Shaker Card class in October!

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope everyone has a fabulous rest of their weekend.




Sun 06

Snowflake Shaker

Happy Holiday weekend to everyone celebrating and hopefully enjoying the Labor Day weekend! 

I've been playing around with different designs for shaker cards and I'm just loving this newest release...it's so easy to create fast and fun shaker cards!


I used the die Stitched Snowflake Circle and cut it out twice.  Once in the decorative paper to create the circle (negative portion of the die) and then again with the purple cardstock.  Then I used the stitched circle (positive portion of the die) and inlaid it into the circle made in the decorative paper.  Another great idea, which I'll do next time, is to cut the die again with a different colored paper and use just the snowflakes from the inner circle to create another color in the design and adhere with foam tape for dimension!


The shaker pouch for this card was created using a photo sleeve and my fuse tool!  I traced around the outside of the die with a sharpie and then followed the lines with the fuse tool leave just a small section open to insert the shaker elements.  Once the shaker elements were inside, I sealed the last portion of the pouch with the fuse tool.  Again, easy and a whole let less messy.  I used foam tape to adhere the front panel (decorative paper and pouch) to the purple cardstock and then to the A2 card base.

Thanks for swinging by on this gorgeous Saturday!  I hope everyone has a great weekend and stays safe.