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. I love those stamps. So cute. I make about 4 to 5 a year I forget about them sometime, Th Thanks for the video.

  2. Thanks for the awesome ideas…again. What a great way to give a gift card. And I love those cute animal balloons. Thx.

  3. I made a shaker card for my son’s birthday in April. He was very impressed! So was I because it was the first one I had ever made.

  4. I’ve made one shaker card ( with so-so success) but ready to give it another try. I love all your cards!

  5. What a super fun Shaker Card! I am also thrilled to know that Lucy has a store and have done some shopping there already! Thanks for the Promo code and thanks for all these wonderful new shares!

    Love Love Love!!

    Big Hugs to you Jennifer for being so darn sweet and caring….


  6. Yes I have added shaker cards but not an entirely clear shaker card! Such a nifty idea for giving gift cards. Love love love the balloon animals!!!

  7. Hi Jennifer! This is the sweetest gift card presentation I have ever seen. Love it! Yes, I have made a few shaker cards and people get so excited to receive them. Love that too! Thanks!

  8. Yes, I have made gumball machine shaker cards. I actually used real candy (cupcake sprinkles) for the gumballs.

  9. I’ve actually never made a shaker card… yet! Gotta get cracking on a product haul to get some shaker cards started!

  10. I absolutely LOVE this idea for a shaker gift card!!! Totally have to give this a shot! Thanks so much for sharing! Shaker cards are my absolute favorite and I love making them!! These Clearly Besotted animal balloons are so adorable and I love that mini floral set!

  11. Love both shaker cards. I’m going to try with the clear stamp pockets. Thanks for the code and the giveaway.

  12. I have made a couple of shaker cards and they are so much fun to make and give. Thanks for sharing this idea. I love it!

  13. Love, love LOVE making shaker cards! They “shake” things up. 😉 The people receiving them also love to receive them. Adorable card, Jennifer! 😀

  14. I have never made a shaker card. Thank you so much for sharing. I love that the whole card is a shaker. Such a neat idea.

  15. I am always fascinated and inspired by all the shaker cards you make, but I have yet to make one. You make it seem simple enough, so hopefully one day soon I take on the challenge! Thank you also for your wonderful Giveaways.

  16. Yeah – I did some shaker cards already and have also done gel shaker cards in the past using hair gel in a small zip loc bag.

  17. I have made Christmas and Valentines shaker cards. They are such fun. But I adore these cute balloons!

  18. I made a graduation shaker card for my nephew. I cut out the year on my Silhouette machine and placed it inside the shaker with star confetti.

  19. I have made a few shaker cards, but need to add to my sequin stash! I made my girlfriend a shaker card for her baby shower and everyone really loved it! It was one of my first shaker cards!

  20. Yes, I have made lots of shaker cards – I absolutely LOVE them! In fact, the very first card I made back in 1998 had heat embossing and was a shaker made with foam core board. It certainly was a challenging card to start with!

  21. Oh my goodness…this is so amazing and cute! Never would have thought to create a clear shaker card but now after seeing this I want to try one so may have to shop for the fuse. I’ve created shaker cards in the past but this is awesome! Thank-you so much for showing us new ideas.

  22. Hi there, haven’t made a shaker card but with a couple of La La Land shadow box kits I made scenes with a shaker background in them. It still left plenty of room in the foreground for my stamped and coloured images and means they rattle beautifully 🙂

  23. Oh lordy this is adorable!!! I LOVE your clear shaker card!! Definitely need to try and make one of these! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  24. Yes, I have. Last year for Christmas I made some of them with snowflakes. I love the clear one that you made.

  25. The first shaker card I made was for someone born on St. Patrick’s Day. Filled it with little shamrock shapes.

    How EXCITING to see a totally clear shaker – WOW!!!
    I have made three shakers, the 1st a total failure, the next two not so bad, learning more from tutorials (THANK YOU) and from experiences along the way => I am sure my next attempt will be much quicker, easier and more functional too 🙂

  27. I haven’t made a shaker card yet but I do have all the supplies. Of course, my idea is crazy and over the top – I can never do anything simple.

  28. I love your videos! I recently found them and your website, and I am addicted. Last week I watched so many of your shaker card videos, I was inspired to try one of my own. I look forward to using many more of the products you recommend. You ROCK!!!

  29. The clear shaker card looks like such a fun way to package a gift card. The stamps are really cute. I love making shaker cards which I did for Christmas a couple of years ago and continue to make some for friends who have welcomed new babies into their life…I just think they are really fun.

  30. I haven’t made shaker cards before, mostly because I have not seen cards as grownup as you have shown that they could look! I imagine trying one (or more) as invitations to a cocktail party using the clearly besotted set you mention, with the more subtle confetti you showcased. Too bad that I missed out on the HSN Tsv last week, where the Fuse was ably demonstrated all day. As I don’t scrap any longer I felt that I could do without it? Oops! Fortunately, the Besotted stamps are beautiful enough to stand on their own, and I thank you for introducing me to them. I only recently discovered your site, when searching for some organizational ideas, but you have had a profound impact on my card making, (for the better!) in a very short time. Thank you!

  31. I have made shaker cards before. I often find they are a bit much work for me when I use the double-sided foam adhesive. This method looks much easier. Thanks for sharing the Clearly Besotted release and for the chance to win!

  32. Never have made one although I love the look. This one is a great twist on the idea. Just got a fuse tool, so this might be the first shaker card I try to make!

  33. You make it look so easy but I have yet to try it. I look forward to trying this very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  34. I’m fairly new to card making and shaker cards aren’t that popular in Finland, so this is something I really have to try! I love the idea and I am definitely going to try it. I am absolutely hooked on your videos, they have really inspired me to start making my own cards. Thank you for doing what you do! 🙂

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