Video: Clear Shaker Card + Discount Code + GIVEAWAY

Hello. I’m back today from a much-needed hiatus to share how to create a clear shaker card. I also give a closer look at the new stamps from Clearly Bessotted.

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

I’ve been wanting to make a card made entirely of a shaker pocket for some time. I’ve done similar cards in the past using vellum but wanted to try it with perfectly-clear-plastic. And thanks to the new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, this is very simple!

To create the pocket, I used an Avery Elle Stamp Pocket and the We R Memory Keeper’s Fuse Tool. This tool heats up and creates a seal around the plastic. When using this tool, it is helpful to use a piece of white cardstock inside the pocket as a guide for where to fuse. I fused three sides and then filled the pocket with some of Lucy Abram’s sequins. (I like that she offers unique mixes of sequins and beads in softer colors.) After sliding in a gift card with a handwritten note on the back, I sealed the remaining side. What a fun shaker pocket! You could create these in many sizes and shapes. This is also a unique way to add some thoughtfulness and fun to a gift card present. (I used an Avery Elle stamp pocket for the plastic sheets. You could also use scrapbook page protectors, etc. Click HERE for another shaker card with the Fuse Tool.)

I stamped and colored the adorable critter balloons from the new-and-oh-so-fun Clearly Besotted Best Birthday stamp set. I adhered the critters to the front of the pocket using the Xyron Sticker Machine (I don’t use that handy tool enough!) and drew in balloon strings with a Sharpie. I finished off the card with a greeting from the Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass Stamp Set.

This card is a great way to incorporate a gift card into your project. If you don’t have a fuse tool, you can also use a sewing machine to seal up the pocket.


At the end of my video, I also showed the newest release from Clearly Besotted. The UK-based Clearly Besotted is one of my favorite stamp companies. The owner, Stephanie, is a gem… their design team is one of the best… their blog has lots of great ideas… and their products are classy and unique. You can see their products HERE or HERE or HERE.


In this video I also featured some fun sequins from my friend Lucy Abrams. When I told her I was doing this video, she offered a discount code for my readers! Use the code “JM15” for 15% off now through 7/15/15. You can see here products HERE. There are some beautiful selections!


Giveaway time! I have TWO Clearly Besotted stamp sets from this new release for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/15/15 telling me if you have ever made a shaker card. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


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 stamps, CB!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.




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804 thoughts on “Video: Clear Shaker Card + Discount Code + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Jennifer, I have made two shaker cards, last year for my twin nieces birthday. Being my first time it was a little rough, but in the end I think I did a good job. They loved them, but hey they were only 9 so they’re not old enough to be to harsh a critic, lol. Shaker cards are my favorite type of cards, the possibilities are endless. Thanks for inspiring and the chance to win.

  2. I’ve tried a few shaker cards but not with much success. It seems i either put too much or not enough “stuff” inside! Lol This card is very cute but seems a shame to have to cut it open! Thanks Jen.

  3. This is so so cute! You are very talented and love watching you create cards. You explain things so well. Thanks for the inspiration. I have never made a shaker card. But after seeing this one I am definitely reconsidering it. Thanks for a chance to win.

  4. I love the clear shaker card, and the soft colors of the sequins. I am saving my pennies so that I can purchase the MFT tool to seal the sides for this type of card. Love it, love it !! Glad you had a terrific vacation, and that you are back sharing your terrific ideas 🙂

  5. I have not, I tend to make fast easy cards, only the occasional gimicky or fad card… But i do think that the clear cards will become a staple in the hobby. I am not so sure they need all be shaker cards. I do think the use of sequins is a step up from the confetti and glitter of the past.

  6. this would be a great tool to have as i have 11 grandchildren and 5 greats. would get creative and have a fun time with the grands. thanks for the info and video.

  7. Beautiful card! I love shaker cards and they are getting easier for me to make. The fuse tool looks like it would make it much easier.

  8. I’ve made shaker cards before, but not like the one you just made. Going to give it a try this summer.

  9. Yes, I have made a couple shaker cards! I love them! I just posted (on my blog) a card with a shaker tag I made with the Fuse tool 🙂

  10. I have made one shaker card, but I clearly need to make more. I love this idea. So cute. Thanks

  11. Wow, this looks really awesome.

    I have made 1 shaker card so far 🙂 Hopefully lots more to come!

  12. I just LOVE those animal balloons, and also the bear hug set in this Clearly Besotted release — tooooo cute! Shaker Cards? I’ve made a couple, and just got a Fuse, so excited and can’t to try it! I’ve wanted one since I watched your video where you made one with the SSS set you designed for your daughter!!

  13. I have made shaker cards in the past and always found them hard to bond together but now with the fuse it’s much better.I never would have thought to use a plastic bag or protector sheets .I love the clear shaker card with gift card enclosed, so clever. The animal balloos look so adorable too.
    Keep up the great work and inspiring us to give it a whirl

  14. Right now my plan is to use the clear pocket for Christmas gift cards. My grandsons definitely prefer money/cards, and these would be fun to make and give. Thanks.

  15. I love making shaker cards! The recipient is always so happy it makes me want to make more of them!

  16. Welcome back! You are back in the swing of things, and back to being so creative. Love the Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass dies.

  17. Oh wow,that’s so cute Jennifer! No,I still haven’t made a shaker card-one of these days I will though,lol.x

  18. I really like this shaker card the most out of all the ones you’ve shared with us. The WRMK fuse tool is hard to find in the stores. I want to see the product up close. This stamp set is really cute too! I wish I could easily draw the balloon strings like you do! Thanks!

  19. Wow! I am impressed! What a great technique! I made a shaker card once….it was a complete disaster and I haven’t made one since! I just LOVE this technique…..more things to add to my growing wishlist! Clearly Besotted, a new discovery for me and a favourite company already! Love Stephanie’s new releases!

  20. Wow.. great card and great idea! I just love this technique and a new inspiration for the fuse tool!

  21. I love skaker cards and making them is so much fun. Now I want to make that fuse tool to make more shaker cards. Thanks for the chance!

  22. I enjoy making shaker cards, they are fun and challenging all at once. Your card is so very cute with the animal balloons, Love it!!

  23. I have not made a shaker card as of yet, BUT will be soon, HSN had a today special of the “fuse” last week and I got it so I am so excited to try it out and start fusing everything. And try a shaker card of course. They also included fusible cards in the kit which should be fun and for anyone who has the fuse, they are now making fuse paper, which is so cool, so you can now use your tool on the paper besides just the plastic. So many possibilities. And they have a bunch of new tips so you can change the look when you fuse. Thanks for the chance to win, those stamps are so cool.

  24. Got my fuse today and playing with it . So this idea is fablius. So thanks for the idea. I made shaker cards years and years ago wirh foamtape and so but this will make it so much easier en the designs of the stamps are great. Not sure if I can buy them overhere, so give it a try and yiou never know if you get lucky. thanks <3 <3 <3

  25. Jennifer, for not being back in the swing of things, you did awesome on this video! I have done a few shaker cards in my time. The most interesting one (to me at least) had the shaker window with acetate on both the front & back sides of the card front, so you could see though the whole shaker to the inside. I used that to give a gift card to a friend who was graduating. It was one of those, “how did you DO that?” types of cards, at least for the recipient and her mom! 🙂 I will definitely have to give something like the one you did here a try, though. Thanks for sharing this, and for such a wonderful giveaway! ~ Andrea

  26. it’s a beautiful card, I love the idea!!! and I love shaker card! and I enjoy making shaker cards!

  27. I’ve made several for grandchildren; they love them. It seems it would ruin this card when you take out the gift card though.

  28. Such a cute card! I love the stamp. I have made a shaker card, but not many. Still a little intimidated by them.

  29. You come up with so many clever, fun ideas. I’ve only made one shaker card. I want to use your idea here to make a fun pocket for my granddaughter. The animal balloons are delightful.

  30. I’ve made 3 shaker cards. Thankfully they get better each time (also because of watching your how-to videos!). Thanks, Jennifer!

  31. Such a fun card. Love it. And no, I’ve not made a shaker card. But I’ve just acquired some sequins from Lucy, so it’s on my to do list!

  32. I’ve only made one shaker card as yet, and that was for a swap with a facebook friend interstate! It is a learning curve making shaker cards and I will be making more as it’s also addictive!! This shaker “card” is just too cute! My only complaint though would be that it is such a shame to have to ruin the card to get the gift card out to use!! Thanks for the chance of winning some gorgeoulicious goodies from Clearly Besotted!!

  33. Awesome shaker Jennifer! The shakers I have tried are pretty traditional. So much fun though!

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