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. Too cute! I love critter cards. I love the shaker trend but, surprisingly, have yet to try creating one myself….I’m sure I’ll try my hand at it before too long!!

  2. I have never made a shaker card.. I am dying to try one (my fuse tool arrived today) (hiding my face) I am just getting into cards. I have been scrapbooking for 9 years.. but never ventured into cards.

  3. I have not ever done this, but I am ordering the items now. I am excited to make something different and fun! Thank you for all of your video’s they are great:)

  4. Love your idea of the shaker pocket. I have made a few ‘standard’ shaker cards. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  5. This video is so timely, I just received my Fuse tool from HSN and now you’ve given me a new idea for a shaker card. It was you, Jennifer, who taught me how to make shaker cards! My favorite method is using the shaker pouches (I think that’s what they’re called) from Impression Obsession. I think you showed them on Kristina’s blog back in December. Love how your card turned out.

  6. Clearly Besotted is another one of those “New to Me” companies that I discovered thanks to you & Kristina, through Online Card Classes. I only have one set, but many are on my Wish List; my only problem is that every time I go to buy them, they are already sold out! So popular, they must be doing something right! I’ve got to look into those beautiful sequins… I’ve seen them here & there & they’re fabulous! TFS!

  7. Ooohhh how I love this card and this idea. I can’t wait to try making one for my nieces and nephews

  8. I have done a lot of shaker cards. I have an idea on my desk to make one using a veneer frame. I’ll probably need to make a little “envelope” like this.

  9. This is really something I have got to try! Thanks for sharing this amazing card! Yes, I have made a shaker card, and it is quite fun to see the finished results. Thanks, once again!

  10. Yes, I’ve made a couple of shaker cards, they’re such fun. Thanks for showing another way of making them.

  11. I LOVE this type of shaker card!! I have made several shaker cards in the past but shy away from them because they are tedious. This way looks much easier and you can include a gift card in the package.

  12. Loved your card!!! I’ve never tried one….but I ordered the fuse tool yesterday, so I will be trying one soon. Also… my first Clearly Besotted stamp sets and dies a few weeks ago….love them!!!! Thanks for all of your good information.

  13. Loved your card!!! I’ve never tried one…… but I ordered the fuse tool yesterday so I will be trying one soon. Also….got my first Clearly Besotted stamp sets and dies a few weeks ago….love them! Thanks for all of your good information.

  14. Love your shaker card! Such cute animals and the fact that it’s all clear. I have made many shaker cards. I like to use 1/8″ foam core but it’s hard to find. I’ll have to try this.

  15. I have made shaker cards! Like the idea of the whole card being a shaker, hadn’t thought of that.

  16. Such a cute card, love the balloon animals! I have now added two of the CB stamp sets to my must have wish list!!! I have made shaker cards, most recently I made one for my little girl’s 8th birthday 🙂

  17. I love to make and give shaker cards! Everyone loves them from the youngest small fry to the jet setting seniors 🙂

  18. Yes I have made a shaker card before. But not with a fuse. Thanks for demo. Loved the idea that you used an AE pocket! The holder/ card is just a whole great idea in itself!!!

  19. I love making shaker cards and want to try this type now. I just got the fuse tool and will put it to use. Thanks for all your ideas as you are my greatest inspiration!

  20. Yes, my first attempt was at easter made cards for the grand kids. I need work on that skill but its a cool card. That stamp set is so darn cute love it. Thanks for sharing

  21. I love shaker cards but my attempts so far have been pretty horrible. I plan to improve – I hope 🙂

  22. Talk about timely I was just told I am getting a Fuse tool for my birthday in a few weeks. Love the see through shaker card idea. The animals are cute really like the Raise a glass set for Adult shaker cards. thanks for sharing

  23. I just love this clear shaker card. Wonderful idea and great for giving the gift cards. I have made a shaker card or two, and think I need to make a point of doing more of them. Thanks for another great video full of inspiration.

  24. No…I haven’t but I really want to try. I don’t know why I am so intimidated by them? But I loved everything about this card! Want stamps, sequins, oh heck…everything to make this card. Thanks for showing us this technique and hopefully I will make as hacker card in the near future.

  25. I have watched your tutorials for some time. They are very well explained and love your added tips you usually throw in. Thanks for sharing.

  26. First shaker was disaster….next one I did together 2 years later with my daughter for Father’s Day card…..success! Will be making more!
    Tx 4 inspiration!

  27. I haven’t made shaker cards before but you make them look so easy I’ve been gathering supplies to give them a try. I really like this clear card idea and will have to give it a try once I get my fuse tool. Thanks for the inspiration and videos which help immensely.

  28. I made a shaker card once, using your tutorial. Not too bad, but next time I’ll add more dimension.

  29. I make one shaker card, follow you; it looks pretty but the next time a put more shaker selection

  30. Oh yes have made shaker cards! Did 100 party invitations with snowman shaker card. Love this idea. Will be using it for great niece and nephew cards

  31. Fabulous and unique shaker card and brilliant tutorial. I have made a couple of shaker cards a few Christmasses ago – I really should have another go! I love Clearly Besotted stamps – they are amazing designs and quality – thank you for the chance to win! xxx

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