Keep it CASual #6: Merry Christmas Shaker Card & A Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to another Keep it CASual – our  video tutorial series featuring clean and simple card making.

Today I have a video tutorial for this Merry Christmas Shaker Card which I created using some wonderful products from the Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer collection.


I also wanted to share with you 7 other cards I created with the same collection of products.  I have individual photos of each card later on this post so be sure to read all the way to the bottom.


Before I share today’s projects with you I wanted to announce the winner to last week’s 3 month Paper Crafter’s Library membership give away, as well as let you know that we are continuing on with another PCL membership giveaway this week.

One lucky winner will receive a 3 month subscription to Paper Crafter’s Library – that is a $60 value.  As part of the Paper Crafter’s Library membership you can expect 25+ new project tutorials per month as well as any online classes offered during the time period of your membership. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Winner will be announced on Monday December 8th – next Monday’s Keep it CASual post.

And now, I want to announce the winner of last week’s Keep it CASual giveaway for a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Actually, since it’s Thanksgiving weekend for all of our wonderful American friends – I would like to pass on some blessings from Paper Crafter’s Library, so, I have decided that instead of just ONE winner, I decided to draw TWO winners for last week’s 3 month membership giveaway.  And

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Congratulations Vicki and Barbara – can you please email me at to claim your prize. Be sure to put Keep it CASual winner in the subject line.

Keep it CASual #6 - Merry Christmas Shaker Card - Andrea Walford

Okay, and now on to today’s video tutorial.  I created the shaker card using the Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer Photo Frames, the Ephemera Pack and the Confetti (sequins).

Now in addition to the shaker card I decided to see how many other cards I could create using the Oh Deer Ephemera pack.  I had so much fun with this – using the ephemera pack made creating CAS cards so quick and easy! The elements were all so beautiful and made for some great card designs.  I ended up making 6 cards before I ran out of virtually all of the larger elements.

In addition to the ephemera pack I also used paper from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer 6×6 paper pad as well as Oh Deer confetti.  The only other thing I used was some enamel dots I had in my stash.







I probably could have kept going bringing in additional stamps and elements to use up the rest of what was in the ephemera pack but by that point, the adorable flairs were calling my name so I decided to make a card using the flairs and an alphabet die from My Favorite Things.  In order to ground the focal sentiment I created a water-colour background using some of my Dylusions Calypso Teal spray and a wet paint brush.

And yeah, I just noticed the flair is a bit crooked 🙁  It must have shifted while the glue was still drying.  I’m going to see if I can fix it without wrecking the card and re-upload it.


Honestly, I probably could have kept going creating as I still had more of the photo frames left and more of the flairs left, but I ran out time before I ran out of ideas LOL!

I hoped you enjoyed the projects I shared today.  I have linked to the supplies I used below – unfortunately there is no one online store that carries all the products I used.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter our give-away!

* Please note that I receive a small commissions from some of the stores I have linked to below (, Simon Says Stamp and Donna Downey Studios).

110 replies on “Keep it CASual #6: Merry Christmas Shaker Card & A Giveaway”

  1. Those are the most adorable cards ever!!! Thanks for a chance of your PCL giveaway, happy crafting

  2. Love the shaker card. I also like the other card ideas as well. Thank you so much for sharing your creations with us.

  3. Great ideas! These cards are modern, hip and oh so cute and I’ll try my hand at shaker cards..Thanks for the chance to win the membership.

  4. Your shaker card is wonderful. I would love to have an opportunity to have a3 month membership, since I have been receiving your newsletter and tutorials it has been a wonderful adventure. Thank you.

  5. thanks for the tutorial on shaker cards. I’ve been trying to perfect the technique. This will help a lot.
    Love the Christmas cards.

  6. I love the shaker card – they’re so much fun! Amazing what you did with the ephemera pack – so many cards!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Love these cards! So cute and easy to CASE! 🙂 Will be heading down to make a shaker card myself now today. Thanks for the inspiration! I always look forward to your emails each week – would love to win the membership!

  8. Wonderful CHRISTMAS CARDS!! I love your video tutorials, Andrea. Thanks for the chance to win a membership:)

  9. As always another beautiful but easy to replicate card. Thank you again. I would love to win one of your 3 month subscription giveaways!!

  10. Love all of the cards and the ms for this excellent opportunity to win wonderful blog candy!!!!!

  11. What a terrific shaker card! I didn’t know that they were so easy to make. Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge.

  12. Every card you made is so CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I wish I had this collection but I’ve already made most of my X-mas cards. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize!!!

  13. Andrea,
    Love the tutorial on the shaker card! You make it look so easy, and I really appreciated the little extra tips for securing it successfully. The whole series of cards was so clean and crisp! Love it, love it1 Thanks for sharing and giving me a chance to win.

  14. Love love love….and I can’t believe that I’ve never crested a shaker card…you have inspired me…and thanks for the chance to win this amazing offer! Good luck ladies…and to me too! Enjoy your day!

  15. Love these cards! The tutorial was inspirational and I’m going to give this a try. Thank you!

  16. Thanks for this video! This is a beautiful, simple card that can be put together quickly during this busy season.

  17. Fun collection of holiday cards! Getting me in the mood to get going on my cards! So many fun ideas!

  18. I love all of your creations but, I must admit, the shaker card is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win a 3month membership! Fingers Crossed! Happy Crafting, Mary

  19. What a wonderful group of cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration and also for the chance to win your giveaway!!!!

  20. I’ve been making my own cards for a few years now, but I was amazed at how easy it is to make a shaker card.
    Great tutorial!

  21. Love the cards in this post. I was wondering what to do with some of my foil papers!
    Thank you ,

  22. Cool cards! I am always afraid my simple cards will end up looking too plain or like I didn’t put any work into them. These cards prove those ideas wrong!

  23. The trees and reindeer are adorable. I have begun a caring cardmakers group with women at my church. A. Membership would be perfect for helping me create simple cards for my ladies to make. Thanks for the chance.

  24. I’m appreciating shaker cards more and more as I see your enjoyable sample cards. I have to admit, these holiday colors are a bit different for me…something new to get used to. Happy holly!

  25. I love your shaker card but I also love all the Keep It Casual cards!! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!!

  26. Love the CAS card ideas. Thanks for sharing the tips on shaker cards. I have a couple of young boys birthdays coming up and you have inspired me to give it a try.

  27. Love the Keep it CASual cards, Shaker cards are so great for the families with children. Thanks for your inspiration.

  28. Super cute shaker card and all the other cards as well. I really, really must try to make one one of these days.

  29. Making a card that is pleasing to the eye requires skill and effort. I always appreciate it when you add information, such as your comment “I added the watercolor background to ground the focal sentiment” that explains your creative process. I haven’t made a shaker card, but I’m so motivated by looking at the one you made. I would really benefit in learning more from you, so please enter me in your subscription giveaway.

  30. Wow it would be great to win as I had subscribed to your site but finances are tight with hubby out of work. I love recieving your emails and being inspired by your ideas.
    A shaker card….it’s a long, long time since I made one of them – How inspiring.

  31. The shaker card is georgeous and what a great idea to show us so many more ways of using the collections together. thank you

  32. Love your ideas. Thank you for inspiring us to craft by sharing all your creativity. Thank you also for the chance to win your giveaway!! Would totally love to see more of inspired crafting!!

  33. lots of work that is well done..Enjoying them all and will probably do some casing. TFS

  34. Love the shaker card. Thank you for another great tutorial. I can’t wait to make it.

  35. Amazing job on the Shaker card. You make things so easy to understand and by watching this video I thought of other variations of the Shaker card as well. Thanks for sharing.


  36. I love using simple supplies that everyone has, Andrea you are a great artist and I have followed you for a long time and enjoy your what you are trying to do. Thanks for always sharing and helping us become more artistic.

  37. Cute cards. Thanks for reminding me about shaker cards! I tend to forget about them and they make such great cards, esp. at Christmas.

  38. Very, very nice cards. my favourite one is the joy-card with the button on it. That’s a great idea to juse the kids button-maker for crafty cards. Thanks for sharing all these ideas with us!!

  39. Your cards are always just the best! You have provided me with tons of inspiration. Now, if only I could do them as well as you do.

  40. Thank you for the inspiration! Love Fancy Pants and the ease with which you made these cards. Fabulous shaker card with the sequins and loving me some color.

  41. I love your card and appreciate your video on how to make the window card. I also appreciate getting your videos and newsletters with all of your great ideas. Thank you Shanda Stirk

  42. I love watching your videos, they give me so much inspiration. Now to find the time to do them all!!!

  43. I am not a cardmaker, but am constantly amazed by what some people can create.Just looking at other’s art, whether I tackle a similar project or not, inspires me and triggers new ideas/experiments. It can be color combos, textures. accents, just the “mood” implied/created by a piece…I can’t clearly explain it. But thank you for a dose of inspiration. I’m off to tinker with supplies…

  44. Oh dear, now I’m going to have to go shopping again. Love them all. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  45. Love your shaker card. This is no surprise as all your cards are beautiful. A great tutorial on a quick and easy shaker card which I will definitely be making. Thanks for all your tutorials Andrea. They are fantastic.

  46. Your shaker card is fabulous – I watched the video and would love to try this! I’ve made my first shaker cards this year! Your other cards are gorgeous too! Congrats to your lucky winners!

  47. These are fantastic!! I have to make some cards for the members of my weight watchers club and these are absolutely perfect. They have such nice clean and simple lines. I would never of thought of using my chipboard pieces like this. I was given a heap of them but so far they have sat in a cupboard as I was not sure what to use them for. You have saved them and me!! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration 🙂

  48. Thanks for demonstrating , the shaker card. This most probably is the easiest version for me. And thanks for also explaining why buying a collection would make so much sense to make a bundle of cards. Also love the candy cane photo frame and how perfectly , the long message , sits beneath the frame.

  49. you always have such great ideas & cards to share. How delighted I am to see them. Thanks for sharing.

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