Gotta love a shaker card

especially if there is a cute puppy involved


5/4/20242 min read


Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s get Started:

Card Base:  5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border: silver card stock:  2 each strips  4.25 x .25

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:

  • I put the card face onto the Grip Mat and positioned the Diagonal Weave stencil.

  • I used green and blue across the surface to create a background suggesting grass and sky.

  • I removed this stencil and put the Frolicking Dog stencil in place.  This is a layered image,  with both sections contained on one stencil.  

  • I positioned the first part of the image and started applying ink to create the flowers, butterflies and the dog.  I wanted a colourful image,  so I masked off areas as necessary as I went along.  

  • Once that part of the image was complete,  I shifted the stencil up and applied the finishing details.   I chose metallic pens for most of the areas on this layer,  which added a fun, unexpected effect to the finished result.

  • I added birds to the sky to complete the fun scene.


  • I created the sentiment on the computer and used a die to cut it out.

  • I cut a second piece with the same die,  using silver cardstock.

  • I glued these together with the sentiment on top, allowing the silver to peek out just a bit on the left-hand side. 


  • I put the card face into a clear envelope.

  • I added a mixture of beads to create the “shaker”  element and then sealed the opening securely. 

  • I put tear n’ tape on the back of the bag containing the card face and secured it to the card base.

  • I also put tear n’ tape on the back of the two silver strips and the sentiment.  I added one of the strips on each side and the sentiment in the upper right as shown.

Final Thoughts:

Shaker cards are pure fun,  and this Frolicking Puppy was perfect for this card.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.


Diagonal Weave, A Colorful Life Designs

Frolicking Dog, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp:  Birds 2,  Nellie’ Choice, Ecstasy Crafts

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Clear Envelopes, Stampin’ Up! 

Silver Cardstock:  Stampin’ Up!  (retired)

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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