Video: Window Shaker Card + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy New Year! I hope it is a wonderful one for each and every one of you.

Today I have a video showing how to create a window shaker card along with a fun blog hop.

Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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 am still enjoying the shaker card trend… but like to make mine a bit different to keep me interested. For this card, I decided to create a window shaker that is clear all the way through the card.

Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used many products from this month’s Hero Arts My Monthly Kit. (More on that below.) I really like the fun of the scallop heart die. However, if you don’t have this set, you could use any stacking heart die set.

I also used the Hero Arts Love Die on the front… cut from silver glitter paper. Such a great die (that comes with a stamp set, too).

Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

It is difficult to explain in words how to create that shaker window, so be sure to watch the video.

Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I made a flat shaker because I don’t want the sequins moving too much and falling to the bottom… and I didn’t want the added bulk. Isn’t that see-through shaker fun?

Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


For this kit, I used lots of products from January’s Hero Arts My Monthly Kit. The full kit contains: two 3×4″ stamp sets, three dies (including two paper layering dies), 2 ink cubes, an exclusive mix of sequins created by Lucy Abrams, gorgeous vellum with iridescent speckles, acetate, cards and envelopes.


The kit costs $29.99 which is a great deal for all of this! There is also an add-on die set available which includes the Valentine word and small hearts dies. (In the video I mentioned this incorrectly. Sorry!) And, by the way, the kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Hurry!


This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate this new kit from Hero Arts. The next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Yana Smakula. You can find here HERE, or start at the beginning of the hop on the Hero Arts blog.


Interested in winning of the Hero Arts Monthly Kits? They will draw a winner from the comments left across all of the blogs on the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmPST on 1/10/16 telling me your cardmaking goals for the new year. For me? I want to make multiples of each card… starting tomorrow! (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on the Hero Arts Blog 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Hero Arts (HA), etc.

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  1. Wow Jennifer this is a BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love how gorgeous that heart window shaker is… the shaker bits are so beautiful.. definitely a beauty! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great Idea, Jennifer on the see-through-to-the-back card. I’m hoping to make cards in multiples of 4 each time I start a new one. Made it through first set (“Let it Snow”) and hope to keep going!

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