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Sat 18

Pocket Shaker
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I have another fun spring scene card to share today.  This time it’s a pocket shaker card.  I apologize for the glare in my photos, but the plastic made it unavoidable.

So I started off by die cutting an A2 size panel from Bristol paper using the largest die from Rectangle Basics.  Adhered a few die-cut puffy cloud masks then ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac distress inks (di’s) with blender brushes to create the background.  Die cut the center with a rectangle die that is the same size as the frame in the Cherry Blossom Frame.  Wanted the shaker portion to stand out more, ink blended Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch di’s to it.  Mounted the remaining frame to a white card base.


A plastic stamp storage pocket was then cut open and trimmed to slightly larger than the cut out rectangle.  Added strong double-sided tape to the edges on the back and positioned it over the plastic to use as a guide to cut away the corners of the plastic.  The corners will be mitred when folded over, which will reduce bulk.


Removed the adhesive liners from three sides and folded the plastic onto them.  Added the shaker mix through the opening then sealed it off to complete the shaker pouch.  Inlaid the pouch onto the card.


To complete the scene, die cut the frame, branch and grass from Bristol paper and butterflies from glitter paper.  Colored with Copics then adhered them directly onto the plastic with either strong double-sided tape or liquid glue.


Thought it didn’t need a sentiment.  Or I could always add it later, so left it blank to finish.


I love not needing foam tape.  This makes it very mail-friendly.  And that’s it for me.  Thank you for dropping by.  Stay home and craft on!






Such a happy card and a fun idea to make the shaker element. Fabulous vibrant colours and such a beautiful and creative card Trina x.

Thanks for sharing how you made this pocket shaker card. It is such an uplifting spring card.

Beautiful card. Lots of.people could use a cheery card like this these days!

Beautiful spring scene, Trina! Love all those pretty coloured sequins. Thanks for explaining how you did the shaker - I'll have to try that as it's so much less bulky than a regular shaker.

Wonderful bright and cheerful colors! Love the shakers with this pretty scene!

gorgeous Trina, love your blended background and that flower branch :)

What a beautiful and happy spring scene you've created, Trina! Using a stamp storage pocket for a shaker is a great idea (and yes, mail-friendly). Thank you for showing us how to make it step by step with pictures!
Hideko xx

What a beautiful and happy scene you've created Trina. Imagine the joy when receiving a card like this!! I love that you've used a plastic pocket and will have to give that a try sometime. I'm terrible at making shakers with foam tape ... everything seems to stick together. Thanks for the tutorial!

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