How To-sday | Shaker Box

Posted by Melodee Cloud

Today we are thrilled to start our Spring/Summer Design Team How To'sday posts. Our first Design Team how to comes from the awesome Candace Zetener. She is bringing a little bit of (contained) glitter into our lives.

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Hey everyone! I’m so glad you have stopped by the blog for How To-sday today! I am so excited to share my shaker card with you, and teach you how to make your own! I used to be intimidated by these cards, but they are actually pretty easy to make. Once you get onto them, you’ll be addicted!How-To-Candace-Shaker-Card-1.jpg

Here are the supplies you will need to make the shaker portion of this card.

  • Acetate (clear, plastic craft material)
  • Foam tape
  • Glitter
  • Pattern paper
  • Other adhesive
  • Dryer sheetHow-To-Candace-Shaker-Card-2.jpg

Start with the “window” you will be able to see your sparkles through. I used my cameo to cut the shape of a bottle and added details such as stitching with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and shading with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.


Cut a piece of cardstock that is slightly bigger than your shaker window (also cut a piece of acetate the same size) and add foam tape around outside of the cardstock. (Make sure your cardstock is big enough that your tape will not show through the window). Be sure you don’t leave any spaces in between the ends of your foam tape where sparkles can sneak out!


Peel the back off your tape, add desired amount of sparkles and place acetate over top.

tip: Use the dryer sheet to rub the acetate before sticking it on – it will get rid of any static that may cause your glitter to stick to the acetate!


Add adhesive to the very outside edges of the acetate and glue to the window of your card. Add a couple foam strips to both ends of the strip of paper with the window in it, to keep the “height” of the pink strip the same throughout the whole piece.


Complete rest of card with desired details and let the shaking begin! Instead of glitter, you can also use confetti, beads or sequins! The possibilities are endless!

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Thank you Candace, this was fantastic. I love these shaker boxes but have always been intimidated. Now I can give it a try! Shop all of our cardmaking accessories here

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Mid Week Mojo!

Topics: How To'sday, Cards


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