Video: Window Shaker Card + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello. Today I have a video sharing an easy way to create a window shaker card. Oh – and this post is also part of a fun blog hop with giveaways! Keep reading…

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post – affiliate links are used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Before I get started, I wanted to say – – I am very excited about the stamp set I am using today! My sweet friend Shari Carroll designed it with my daughter in mind. It’s called Lila’s Heart and I am so excited about this set. Shari did an awesome job! (Thank you, Shari. Love you.) Isn’t she the cutest? So here is little Lila… all colored with Copic Markers and a bit of detail with a white Gelly Roll pen.

For the background of the card, I heat embossed the new Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts background with silver pearl embossing powder. I love the pearly tone-on-tone look this gives. I cut the window of the card using a circle die.

Next, I taped that same circle die on the front of an Avery Elle Stamp Pocket. (You could instead use two pieces of thin plastic.) I used the circle die as a guide for stamping two circle sentiment stamps from the new SSS Circle Sayings stamp set with Staz On white ink.

Here’s the cool part – I used the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to fuse the two pieces of plastic together to make a shaker pocket. The same circle die acted as my guide and ran the tool along edge, leaving just enough open to fill the shaker pocket with sequins before sealing it completely shut. This tool is meant for pocket scrapbooking, but I think it works great for shaker cards! Another great thing? There is no bulk to this shaker card because no foam tape is needed. (You could use flat double-sided tape to create the pocket, but this tool makes it quick.)

I sandwiched my little shaker pocket between the grey stamped piece and the notecard. This forms a fun, flat shaker window.

I love that little Lila girl!


Yesterday I shared a Product Release Close-Up video… giving a close look at these new products from Simon Says Stamp and ideas on how to use them. (I only do this if I am inspired by and love an entire product release from a company. I am hoping it helps you decide if any of the products are right for you. All the products are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.) I thought I would share it again today in case you missed it.

[To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


This post is part of the Simon Says Stamp Falling For You Blog Hop celebrating the release of their newest products.

The next person on the hop is my lovely friend Debby Hughes. (To start at the beginning of the hop, head to the SSS blog.)


Want to win a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack? For your chance, leave a comment here by 4/28/15. SSS will pick a winner here and from each blog on the hop. Winners will be posted on the SSS blog after 4/28/15.


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the products to use in this hop, SSS!)

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1,349 thoughts on “Video: Window Shaker Card + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Such a cute card! Love the idea of using the Fuse tool for shaker cards. Thanks for all the ideas and the videos.

  2. That stamp has to be one of the cutest stamps ever. I love the card and I love your Youtube videos because you explain things in such a way that a beginner like myself can understand.

  3. Hi Jennifer! What a precious stamp set. I love how you colored Lila. LOL So fun and I really need those circle stamps too and the WRM fuse tool. I love that you are a tool techie. Thanks for all that you do! Great SSS Release. Thanks

  4. I have been wanting to make a shaker card for the longest time, and now I know I can not make one without that fusing tool! haha That is simply amazing. I’m so nerdy when it comes to crafting supplies. Thanks so much for your video, and I just love your stamp set.

  5. You must be so chuffed there will forever be a stamp set for Your daughter. Love the card, what a great idea for a flat shaker card. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  6. Lovely card! I just recently found your channel on youtube…it is so great! Thanks so much for sharing so much info.

  7. I love your videos because they take the fear out of attempting something like vellum! Thank you sharing your great talents! I watch all your videos and appreciate what you do!

  8. I love the idea of circle stamps! Gives a whole different look, which is a great look I might add!! : )

  9. I love love love the new way for shaker cards! I didn’t start purchasing SSS exclusives until you showcased them. Thank you for all your amazing inspiration. 🙂

  10. I love shaker cards and love even more that this one is flat so it’s great for mailing. The fuse tool worked great for this. I’ll have to give it a try with my Hot Marks tool from Walnut Hill. I used to use it all the time to seal treat bags but never thought about using it for a shaker card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. You do such a excellent job with your videos. I love all the techniques you come up with. They inspire me. Thanks There is a lot in this release I love. But my favorite is the large back ground stamps. I don’t have any in my collections and they are next on my list. Thanks again.

  12. Jennifer, it’s great that your daughter has a stamp set designed after her! I love that little girl image and the colouring you did. Would love to win a stamp set from SSS!

  13. Very cute card. Love that this shaker card does not have the bulk that you usually get with these cards. Great idea!

  14. Jennifer, I wanted to send off a little note to let you know that I just have to have the Hearts of Lila stamp and die set…you see, I have a Lila too!! My Lila is 15 and was named after my mom. I have been a fan of yours since I started stamping just about 3 and a half years ago! I have signed up for many of the on line card classes and have loved every one of them! I so enjoy your work and honestly have learned so much from you and your friends… Just wanted you to know. Have a wonderful day. Martha

  15. My first attempt at making a shaker card was a little, um…so, so. I think you’re tutorial will help me refine that. SSS has wonderful products, I’d love to win something from them. Thanks.

  16. Jennifer,
    I absolutely LOVE your shaker card! I love the new stamps you used to make this card. Especially little Lila!!! You colored her in so beautifully and I love that stamp!!!! Gorgeous card and thanks for showing the fuse tool and how to create shaker cards with it! I didn’t want that tool until just now, watching you create the shakers with it!

  17. hi there… have i commented on this yet? is that fair? if i have please delete this comment. You have made a gorgeous card once again:) thanks for the work you did to make this hop function… and it must take more of your time than anything else..please keep on teaching us all your tips techniques and tutorials… its a “stop and learn a pile on cards with me and take home to use” channel and i hope you know how helpful that is for poor people like me..LOL take care.. sincerely “glow”ing 🙂

  18. As usual your craftiness inspires the masses, and your thrifty too. Quite the combo. I love horses so those farm animals are adorable! I also hope the HexChart giveaway will count this posting cause it’s the only place I could find to post on your blog

  19. Love all your work, even the ones for children, but not having little ones around I just make cards for adults using your techniques. I would like to e-mail you with a question regarding the Minc foiling machine and downloads. How do I do it?

    Sandy D.

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