Techniques on Tuesday: Cello Shaker Card

Shaker Cards are always a fun interactive card. Today I’m going to show you a simple way to create one using a clear envelope or Cellophane bag. I saw this demonstrated at our recent Virtual Stampin’ Up! conference by the lovely and talented Rosemarrie Gonzalez. Here is a card that I created for my Family Fun class last weekend.

Supplies that you will need: Clear Envelope or cellophane bag, Designer series Paper, sticky tape, stamps, ink, card stock. Items to use for the shaker – I have used 100’s &1000’s and small butterflies.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Choose your piece of Designer Series Paper or stamp your own. Cut it to 13.5cm by 9cm. This will be your background for your shaker card.
  • I have stamped butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • I glued the bigger butterfly images to the piece of Designer Series Paper background. Plus stamped the bodies and antennae on the butterflies.
  • Slip the background piece into the envelope or cello bag. Make sure that it is nice and snug in one corner.
  • now add your shaker items. I have added the small butterfly images and about 1 teaspoon of 100’s & 1000’s.
  • Seal the envelope or bag closed making sure it is nice and tight to the Designer series Paper.
  • Fold over the over hang of the Envelope or bag and tape down with Sticky tape. Again making sure that it is tight around the Designer Series paper.
  • Add a sentiment and any embellishments you want.
  • Use tear & tape to adhere your shaker to your card.

Variations for this technique

  • Tie a ribbon around the shaker.
  • Use beads or sequins for the shaker element.

Demonstration of Cello Shaker Card


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