Seasons of Fun Easy Autumn Leaves Shaker Card

by Joanne James2. October 2021 18:00

Happy World Card Making Day everyone! Have you crafted today? Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenges over at Global Design Project and Double D Challenge where they are both about leaves:


I’ve changed things up a little for my card with a super easy shaker card to really make the most of those autumn falling leaves - take a look:


Isn’t it just the cutest? Here's the low-down on today's card:

Seasons of Fun - The little boy having fun playing in the leaves is from the ‘Seasons of Fun’ hostess set in the mini catalogue and was the perfect background for my shaker. I stamped him onto a stitched rectangle and coloured him in with a variety of Stampin’ Blends, matching the colours to those of my falling diecut leaves to create a seamless picture.

How To Create An Easy Shaker Card - The shaker card element on today’s card was so easy and straightforward to create: all you need to do is place your shaker pieces - I used leaves cut with the Seasonal Swirls Dies and some gold sequins for a little sparkle - onto your background image and panel and carefully slide into an acetate sleeve, the kind you sometimes put finished cards into for sale, and fold the sides and tape behind. This creates a flat pocket with less depth and freedom of movement than a traditional shaker card, which is better for posting, but still allows the contents to move around and ‘shake’. 

Pattern Party With Colour - I placed my shaker pocket onto a background of leafy paper from the Pattern Party hostess paper pack. This is a black and white paper, but I coloured the leaves in with my Stampin’ Blends to further continue my leafy theme tie in my frame with the central image:


I deliberately left the front of my card sentiment-free, as I didn’t want to obscure my shaker and central image. I’m also not sure who I’m going to send this card to so it made more sense to add one at a later date if needed.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
10/3/2021 9:45:26 AM #

Adorably cute shaker card and I love how the leaves will shake along with the sparkle of the sequins, very clever design!  Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
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BarbaraUnited States
10/3/2021 1:07:20 PM #

The cutest fall shaker card.  Love all of those leaves a d that little boy playing among them. Thanks for joining in the fun at DD challenge.

Darlene & Pavlick
Darlene & PavlickUnited States
10/3/2021 2:30:58 PM #

OMG what a fun & fabulous card!  Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge!  Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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P.S.  Are you familiar with our newest challenge blog?  It's called the <a href=>FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE</a> and this card would fit our FALL theme perfectly.  Please come check it out and join in.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2021 8:59:42 AM #

Great card! The blue hat is fabulous. I like the shaker element - and you make it look so easy. I've never done one this way before.

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