Autumnal Shaker Cards – 3 Ways by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni here with another shaker card. (Have I mentioned that I love shaker cards?). I used one stamp set by Concord and 9th and created two shaker cards and one non-shaker card.  It’s getting chillier and the leaves are changing colours and falling off the trees so I thought I would use Autumnal reds, oranges and greens.  All the products I used are listed and linked in the supply list.  Don’t forget to share your interactive (or non interactive) cards with us over at the Facebook Tribe.


Shaker Card

The first card I made is the shaker card on the left, stamping the painterly flowers and leaves from the Just Because stamp set onto Catherine Pooler card in Mandarin Spice and Peppermint Scrub, with Spruce for the leaves.  I stamped a bunch of them because I wasn’t sure how many I would need and fussy cut these out and put them aside.


Diecut Frame

From a piece of white card I diecut the rectangle from the coordinating die set for my shaker window.  I lay out the flowers and leaves and stamped “Just” and “Because” so it would be nestled between the flowers.  The flowers and leaves are adhered around the window then added a clear acetate piece to hold the shaker material in.  I added a double layer of foam tape around the window leaving no gaps for any sequins to fall out.



I thought the back of the window would look too plain if I left it white, so I stamped the same flowers and leaves around three sides to continue the floral bouquet.  The sequins I used are from the 28 Lilac Lane Neutral Tin. I held my card down and removed the backing paper from the foam tape and adhered the stamped background.  I adhered this to a card base and added a sub sentiment banner below the Just Because.


Multiple Shaker

For the second shaker I stamped the patterned leaf design with various Catherine Pooler Ink colours. First I used Spruce and Green Tea, I fussy cut these out and started on the shaker panel.  I die cut the coordinating leaf die twice from a piece of watercolour paper leaving space for a fussy cut leaf.  To add some colour I used Spruce ink and a Nuvo Blending brush. I thought the green stamped leaves didn’t stand out enough with the green background.  So I stamped and fussy cut some with Midnight ink – but that looked too stark. So I stamped and fussy cut three leaves with Peppermint Scrub – which I thought looked better with the green background.



Ink Blending

To tie in the red a bit more I used some Purple Tape to mask off the green border and used the Nuvo Blending brush with the Peppermint Scrub ink at the top and bottom and drew a black line with a T ruler to help separate the areas. I place my card in the Stamp Platform to stamp the sentiment. This is on watercolour paper which is textured so I knew it would need to be double stamped.


I added some acetate behind the leaf cut outs and created a well with one layer of foam tape.  The foam tape went around the rest of the card so it would all be level and no area would sag and used some sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane tin.  Adhering the red leaves, cutting out any overhand and adhered this to a side folding card base.


Two Leaf Card

To make the other card in the photographs I used two of the green leaves (one Spruce and one Green Tea) that I had already stamped and fussy cut. The background is Spruce ink with the Nuvo Blending Brush to create a light dusting of colour. The sentiment was stamped using the Stamp Platform  since this is on watercolour paper and is textured.  I trimmed down both sides and used the direct to paper technique to colour some card with Mandarin Spice and adhered everything to a card base.  Finally, I finished the card with a few sequins from the same tin I used on the other cards.


Keep an eye out because I have two more cards using all the leaves that I had stamped and fussy cut out but didn’t make it onto these cards.

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Concord and 9th –

Just Because Clear Stamp set

Just Because Coordinating die



Catherine Pooler Designs –


Mandarin Spice

Peppermint Scrub

Green Tea




Catherine Pooler Designs Premium White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper

Bazzill Marshmallow Heavyweight Cardstock

Tonic Heavyweight Acetate



28 Lilac Lane Neutral Sequin Tin

American Crafts Precision Pen



Be Creative Scor Tape

3M Scotch Foam Tape

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Ranger Fine Tip Applicator Tip

iCraft Purple Tape

Nuvo Dual Tipped Blending Brush

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Blocks

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine

Cuttlebug Diecutting C Adapter Plate

T ruler


  1. Sarah May
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    I like the leaf shape as a shaker window 🙂

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