Shake it Up

by Aliya White

Lately I have been obsessed with the “how-did-they-make-that’s” while looking through paper crafting lovelies.  I kept coming across shaker cards but they were much thinner than I remember from the past.  But still full of surprises which I love.

A fun example of these little pockets are these gorgeously stitched happy-in-a-package accents that were created by Eva for a birthday greeting.  Tell me you wouldn’t love to receive one of these on your special day?

congrats tag

Designed by Eva Pizarro photo courtesy of Eva Pizarro Designs Scrapbooking and Co.


Designed by Eva Pizarro photo courtesy of Eva Pizarro Designs Scrapbooking and Co.

And before you go into a full swoon, look what she did with this scrapbook page!

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Designed by Eva Pizarro photo courtesy of Eva Pizarro Designs Scrapbooking and Co.

The entire front of this next card is a shaker.  Tracy accented the shaker with a hot air balloon stamp and the trendy welcome baby banner.  I just love this.  The vellum is just perfect.

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Card by Tracy Mae photo courtesy of Tracy Mae Designs

You can see another great use of vellum in this trendy jar card.  The movement in this card is just great.  I love all of the love pouring out, especially without the mess.

Jar miss you Card by Nadine White photo courtesy of Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

This next card is more of a traditional shaker card without the thickness.  The sequins mingling around the quote are just great.  Loving the trendy speech bubble as the opening.


Card by JJ Bolton photo courtesy of Ribbon Girls

Get the party going with the quote on the outside of the shaker in this fun card by Lindsey.  The beautiful sequins can take center stage and show off of their iridescence even with the fun sentiment on the outside.  She says this card was a simple and I think  it looks simply wonderful.

Get your party on

Card by Lindsey Larson photo courtesy of Occasional Crafting

It is still not too late to wish folks a happy new year if your card looks this awesome.  Look at all of those yummy sequins in this little pocket Jocelyn made out of glassine .  In addition to the sewing on top she also used glitter tape to seal the bag.

new year shaker

 Card by Jocelyn Olson photo courtesy of Red Balloon Cards

If you, like me,  did not get the sewing gene from a family member , you can appreciate just how awesome the prospect of using tape to seal a shaker.  Well check this out from Donna.  Awesomemness and bling and shaker collide with new sewing skills needed!  She was inspired by a tutorial from Julie Ebersole.

washi tape shaker

Card by Donna Mikasa photo courtesy of Three umbrellas

This next clever girl made her own pocket using pocket page inserts for baseball cards.  Awesome.  The shine is also doubled using cool glitter paper as well as sequins.


Card by Terri Anderson photo courtesy of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking

You don’t have to stop at cards or page layouts with these fun pockets.  Look at how awesome shakers look on tags!

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  Tags by Miriam Prantner photo courtesy of Avery Elle

I think of this next card as a vellum shaker without the shake inside.  Terri made this card with space for internal embellishment but used the space for a stamped image instead of bling.  The final look is quite classic.

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Card by Terri Johnson photo courtesy of Paper Crafting Sunshine

I hope you find some inspiration in creating a pocket shaker of your own.  There are many ways to do it to create something beautiful and interactive.

 So go on…Make something pretty!

 Dies for your paper crafts

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Premade pockets


Heidi Swapp Clean Pop Pockets                                                        Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine pockets




Dies and Decoration for the pockets


Lifestyle Crafts Dies Pocket Scrap starter dies Lifestyle Crafts dies pocket scraps hooray                sequins from craft medley

8 replies on “Shake it up with a New Take on Shaker Cards”

  1. Loved seeing these shaker cards…fun to put on a card! Thanks for gathering all these cards onto one site.

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