Shaker Card Making Tips

Lots of tips for making shaker cards with materials from the Makers Movement.

with Makers Movement

Today I am making Valentine Shaker Cards for my daughters using materials from the Makers Movement. This post is less about Valentine’s Day and more about tips for making shaker cards. I actually made the two cards from positive and negative die cuts. So the pieces I cut serve double duty making my card stock go a bit further.

Many of the items I use in posts are provided by the manufacturers to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site. Some links are affiliates, thank you for using them.

materials

The Makers Movement sent me these yummy materials to work with. They make shaker cards so easy to create. Make sure to watch the video tutorial below, this is where you will find all the great tips for working with shaker cards.

Video Tutorial:

Here are close-ups of the two finished cards. Can you see the positive and negative pieces that were used?

Suggested Materials:

If you would like to use the same materials that I do, I have links to them below.

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AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, C – Cricut, O – Other
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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Crossover II
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Double Sided Tape
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Maker's Movement
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Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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Scraperfect Embellie Gellie Tool
Scraperfect Embellie Gellie Tool
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Transfer an Inked Stencil

Learn this special technique to transfer ink from a stencil to create a negative image.

It might be hard to imagine that these two cards were made with the same stencil. The Get Well Card came first. A stencil was used to create a subtle tie-dye effect for the background and is the positive stencil image. With all the ink on the stencil, I didn’t want to just wash it away. I tried a transfer technique using a die-cutting machine and it worked really well making the background piece I used for the magical card. (the magical card tutorial will post on Jan 3, 2022)

Many of the items I use in posts are provided by the manufacturers to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site. Some links are affiliates, thank you for using them.

materials

You can see the materials I used to create the background on the blue cardstock. The colors of Distress Oxide used were Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire. The stencil is from Fairy Stampers and is used with a light application of Pixie Spray to hold it in place.

I used the CrossOver II die cutting machine to impress the inked stencil onto my cardstock. This machine has an adjustable steel roller system so I could add the amount of pressure I needed to get a good transfer.

A close-up of the card’s corner shows how the ink transferred from the stencil. I love how I was able to get two different images from one stencil. The inks I used were three different colors of Distress Oxide that were randomly applied with a blending brush.

Video Tutorial:

Making a Fall Greeting Card

Making a fall greeting card with Makers Movement.

with Makers Movement

Using a hello die from Makers Movement and their Autumn Breeze paper pack, I made this fall greeting card. This card uses a stacking technique for the greeting as well as the background of the card. I love the Autumn colors and the rich feeling they have. I actually used scraps from past projects so this technique is a great way to use up your leftovers.

Materials:

  • Autumn Breeze paper pack
  • Hello die
  • cardstock – a variety of colors
  • Xyron
  • CrossOver II
  • Cricut paper trimmer
  • rubber eraser
  • tape runner
colored cardstock

Here are the pieces of cardstock I used for the layered background. You can see how the entire card is put together in the video tutorial below.

Video tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

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AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other, C – Cricut
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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AZ | C
Crossover II
Crossover II
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AZ
Maker's Movement
Maker’s Movement
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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Xyron 510
Xyron 510
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Stamping a Card with Fireflies

Before summer leaves, learn how to make this firefly stamped card.

with Fairy Stamper

Do you love fireflies? Or maybe you call them lightning bugs? Either way, make this cute encouraging card before summer’s end and they disappear. This card was made as a part of the Fairy Stampers Video Design Team. Twice a month I create and post on their YouTube channel a video tutorial.

Many of the items I use in posts are provided by the manufacturers to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site
.

Materials:

  • Firefly stamp
  • Fairy Hugs ink pad
  • The Works Board
  • Rinea Foiled Paper
  • sentiment die
  • Mini Maker
  • card stock – white
  • Yellow Marker
  • Black thin tip pen
  • Best Glue Ever
  • No-Clog Writing Cap
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer

Video Tutorial:

A close-up of the finished card so you can see the Aqua Shimmer on the bodies of the fireflies.

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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AZ | SSS | O
We R Memory Keepers - All-In-One Tool - The Works
We R Memory Keepers – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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Rinea Foiled Paper - jade and gold
Rinea Foiled Paper – jade and gold
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Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Midas Gold
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer – Midas Gold
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Stabilo Fineliner
Stabilo Fineliner
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Making a Fall Blessings Card

Make a fall greeting card with products from the Makers Movement.

with the Makers Movement

The Makers Movement sent me a recently released die set and card stock pack. The fall colors of the card stock were perfect for making a card. The leaves cut out in two different tones of green were placed in a circle to make a wreath. I really enjoy the fall colors in the card stock pack.

Many of the items I use in posts are provided by the manufacturers to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site
.

Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Rinea foiled paper
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die
  • CrossOver II
  • Mini Maker
  • washi tape punch
  • tape runner
  • adhesive
  • pencil
  • sentiment die

I chose to work with coordinating paper that included two shades of green to make the wreath. The curved leaf die was perfect for the circular shape of the wreath.

I began getting the parts needed together. Cutting the leaf shape on the CrossOver II. My favorite thing about the CrossOver II is the adjustable steel roller bar, which allows various thicknesses to cut easily. The sentiment was an afterthought so I cut it on the Mini Maker. Both machines are made by the Makers Movement.

To see the card being put together, watch the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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AZ | SSS | O
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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AZ | SSS | O
We R Memory Keepers - All-In-One Tool - The Works
We R Memory Keepers – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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AZ | SSS | SB
Rinea Foiled Paper - jade and gold
Rinea Foiled Paper – jade and gold
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O
Crossover II
Crossover II
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AZ
Maker's Movement
Maker’s Movement
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O
Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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Washi Chomper
Washi Chomper
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Shaker Tag

Making a shaker tag with @jointhemakersmovement #sponsored

With Makers Movement

What a fun twist on making a shaker card, a shaker tag. The Makers Movement sent me a new set of Rainbow Shaker elements and I wanted to try them out. I was ready to make a shaker tag with the Nested Tag Die Set and the Hello Word Die.

Many of the items I use in my posts are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products.
A special thanks to those brands who sponsor this site.

Using the CrossOver II I cut my cardstock and transparency sheet. I used the nested dies to press into the adhesive foam core and then cut it with a craft knife. The CrossOver II can handle all kinds of material because it has a unique dial that can adjust the steel rollers for a variety of different thicknesses.

Here are all the cut pieces ready to begin assembling them together. You can see the entire process in the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial:

The close-up above shows the thickness of the three layers of embossing powder. The pearlescent quality of the embossing changed the color of the card stock some of which add to the difference between the layers of white letters on the white tag.

Gift Card Box with Makers Movement

Making a gift box for use with a gift card with the Makers Movement. #sponsored @jointhemakersmovement

I am making a gift card box with a die from the Makers Movement. It is part of the Donut Box set. The donut box die has a coordinating stamp set making them so useful. No longer will you need to buy packaging for a gift card. You can make your own gift box and stylize it for the occasion.

The Donut Box die and stamps work together so well and can be used in a variety of different ways. Aren’t those donut stamps cute? They have coordinating dies to cut them out!

I planned on using the Special Delivery stamp as a surprise under the gift card inside the box but I totally forgot about it until after I was finished with the gift card box! – Oh well, next time.

CrossOver II from the Makers Movement was used with the Donut Box dies to cut the card stock. Be sure to check out the tip in the video tutorial below, I am not sure the die is meant to be used this way, but it worked for me. (notice the washi tape)

Links below are affiliates, thank you for considering to use them.

Materials:

Video Tutorial:

I wonder how you would use this die and stamp set? If for a gift card as I did, what card you would include? Let me know in the comments below.

Special thanks to Makers Movement for sponsoring this post.

Christmas Card with Removable Ornament

What a fun Christmas card with removable ornament with the Maker’s Movement Joy Die Set.

This Christmas card with a removable snowflake ornament was so fun to make. Thanks to Maker’s Movement for providing the Joy Die. When I first saw the die, I knew I wanted to make an ornament out of the snowflake.

Materials:

  • white cardstock
  • red construction paper
  • embossing folder
  • Joy Die Set
  • CrossOver II
  • Glue Dots
  • Make Art board
  • adhesive
  • glitter
  • twine
Joy Die set and CrossOver II
glueing the snowflakes and adding glitter
finished card

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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AZ | SSS
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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AZ | SSS
Cotton Yarn Variegated Crochet thread
Cotton Yarn Variegated Crochet thread
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Crossover II
Crossover II
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Make Art Board
Make Art Board
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Glue Dots
Glue Dots
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Make a Paper Mobile with Maker’s Movement

With just a few simple materials you can make this beautiful hanging mobile. Today I am working with Maker’s Movement to bring you this tutorial. I just love how it turned out. I have it hanging in the doorway between my living room and dining room. My daughters noticed it and mentioned how pretty it is and the cats noticed it and are deciding whether or not they want to try and play with it!

Materials:

  • nested die
  • CrossOver II
  • coordinating cardstock
  • adhesive
  • 2 beads
  • cord
  • washi tape
  • scissors

Video Tutorial:


Here it is hanging in my house.

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, M – Michaels

Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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AZ | SSS
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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AZ | SSS
Cotton Yarn Variegated Crochet thread
Cotton Yarn Variegated Crochet thread
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Crossover II
Crossover II
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Starburst Die Set
Starburst Die Set
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Maker's Movement
Maker’s Movement
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Making Embossed Earrings with Maker’s Movement

I absolutely love the detail in these earrings. I wasn’t sure if I could emboss faux leather but I gave it a try and it turned out fabulously! I stamped an image onto the faux leather, applied embossing powder, and then heat set it. I was really impressed! I actually ended up making two pairs of earrings. Check out the how-to video below.

Materials:

  • faux leather *
  • Versamark ink
  • stamp
  • embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • soda can
  • dies *
  • Mini Maker *
  • super glue
  • jewelry making tools *
  • jewelry jump rings and ear wires *
  • silver paint pen

The items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by Maker’s Movement.

Video Directions:


smaller pair of earrings

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook

 Gold paint pen
Gold paint pen
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Versamark
Versamark
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Homeright Heat Gun
Homeright Heat Gun
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Zing! Embossing Powder
Zing! Embossing Powder
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