12 Days of Ornaments: #10 Shaker Card

Happy Stampin’ Saturday!

Before I go into my ornament shaker card, I have a newsflash about an upcoming sale that Stampin’ Up is having.  SU released a blurb about it on Friday but without a lot of detail so I waited to post until I clarified a bit.

Monday, Oct 19-Oct 23, for 5 days only, all stamp sets are 15% off! 

Host sets, clearance rack and bundles will not be on sale.  The bundles (stamps/punches or stamps/die bundles) are already 15% off as a bundle so no need to put those on sale unless you want just the stamp set, then that can be on sale and ordered alone.   There’s also a nugget that the SU Starter Kit will be on sale for 15% off. More details on Monday. Get your list ready!  It’s like free shipping and almost tax free!


#10 of my 12 ideas using the Stampin’ Up ornament set/framelits.  I do LOVE shaker cards and through the years, I’ve learned a few tricks to make them successful every time.  For this card, I used the Brights Sequins and the bright pink Melon Mambo as the layer of color.  You can use any of the brights as a layer and it would look great with those sequins.


How to build your shaker ‘hollow’.   (that’s what I call it anyway).   Some use foam tape but I don’t like the way things get stuck in it, especially stars, then they don’t shake.  So I like to re-purpose the heavy card board that comes in our 12 x 12 designer paper that most throw away.  Michaal, a stamper on my team, discovered that the lighter chipboard found in our kits works well to layer.  Emily, another stamper friend of mine, uses the thinner fun foam from the craft store.

I cut 4 squares (3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ each).  In the center of each, I cut an ornament.   No need for perfection, just in the center-ish.  Glue all 4 together, keep the ornament hole or hollow perfectly aligned.  You can get away with 3 squares if using just glitter but sequins are thicker.


(ever try to take a photo of a clear, acetate window sheet? Squint – there are 2 there)

Tip #1:  Cut TWO sheets of acetate, same size as your card board.  I use 2, not just one and it really takes the frustration out of assembly.

Tip #2:  Use rubbing alcohol on the window sheets before putting glitter or sprinkles or sequins in.  It helps to de-static the window.  Some use our Embossing Buddy but it can leave white ‘scratches’ on the window.  I’ve tried used dryer sheets but not as successful as the alcohol.


Add adhesive to the back of the card board frame and adhere the window sheet to the bottom.  Some glue it directly to the greeting layer but i like to sandwich it in and then I can move it where I want it easier.  Sprinkle in your sequins.  Add your glue (I just use the tape adhesive, Snail) to the card board and place the top window sheet on top.  Be sure you don’t have a finger print on the inside!


Where does the greeting go?

Tip #3:  Place the greeting behind the window on the back side.  Some stamp the greeting on the card and have to align.  I stamp on a 3×3 piece of card stock and position behind the window perfectly and glue on.

I used a greeting from the stamp set called Jolly Christmas, inked in Old Olive. I added a few rhinestones and colored a few with red and pink Sharpies.


I cut the ornament where I wanted it on the front panel.  I can align my window up with my shaker window and glue together.  Add dimensionals on the card stock where there is not the shaker so it’s all evenly balanced on the card.

My Basic Supplies (clicking on the pictures will take you to a larger picture and details)

Thanks for stopping by!

We have friends coming in from Minnesota today and staying the week so I may not post again with #10 until Monday.  The weather is outstanding and the mountains are still green with hints of red.  This is my view as I’m blogging….it’s a good life!



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8 Responses to 12 Days of Ornaments: #10 Shaker Card

  1. hobbstamper says:

    Good hints on the shaker card! Especially about the alcohol! I think I’ll try one with the fun foam and see how that works.

  2. Barb says:

    Great tutorial…thanks!

  3. Deb Echelmeyer says:

    This was great. Please do a video in stamping school. I followed until you got to the 2 window sheets and how it got attached to the card base.

  4. Bette S says:

    I’d second that call for a video on this project. I love the card but am a bit confused as how to you assembled it. Thanks!

  5. Linda Heller says:

    Yes harder to do without a video!

  6. Linda Heller says:

    The 2 window sheets are just one on top of the frame and one on the bottom of the frame…

  7. Deb Echelmeyer says:

    Do you mean one glued to the front side of the ornament and then after filling the hole with sequins in the middle of the ornament the other window sheet is glued to the back side? When you say top and bottom, it sounds like the top of the ornament and then the bottom of the ornament but it should be opposite sides not the same side, right? Really needs a video, you are so great at them!

  8. Linda Heller says:

    Here’s the layer: Window sheet, frame, sequins, window sheet.

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