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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655 thoughts on “Video: Window Shaker Card + Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Fabulous new release by HA! This new kit is the bomb! I love that it includes supplies to make shaker cards!

  2. I love that thsee dies and stamps are so versatile and can be stretched to be used for other occasions and not just for Valentine’s.

  3. I simply adore your lovely shaker card, Jennifer. You never fail to blow me away with your gorgeous creations!

  4. The card is so unique! So lovely too! Glad to see Hero Atrs get in the card kit business. Kits make things easy (and cost effective to get a variet of supplies). My cardmaking goal for 2016 is to make multiples of a design and get a stash built up so i can grab one quickly when i need to. I also would like to build up a stash of birthday cards and keep them in my office to give them to colleagues!

  5. My card making goal for 2016 is to make more cards to keep on hand. I rarely seem to have any in stock. I love the Hero Arts kit, Valentines cards are favorite make.

  6. Love the card. You always make it look so effortless. Like the fact that is basically a flat card and the see thru window is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love shaker cards! This card is so wonderful!
    My goal for 2016 is to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.
    I also want to use up my stash and don’t want to buy to many new crafting things. But that is a tough one. 🙂

  8. My goal is to build up my stock of cards; including birthday, thank you, thinking of you and perhaps getting a start on some sets of cards I’d like to give as gifts. Every Christmans I want to give the ladies in my family a “made by me” gift and I usually run short of time. Perhaps if I start now I may get them finished. Here’s hoping.

  9. My major goal is to keep my center work space clear. I have a kid’s craft mat that defines the work space and I will try to keep that uncluttered. Several days ago, a huge hanging cabinet fell down (on me!) and deposited about a hundred little jars and bottles on the counter and floor. After my hubby reinforced and put up all the little storage items (respackling, repainting, and more along the way), it was my job to refill all the spaces. It was amazing how much more organized I was able to make the space. I had to “rethink” the storage places for all those jars and bottles, and without additional storage aids. I have been crafting in my “new” area for a few days now and find myself so much more creative and “centered” now that I have an uncluttered space. I still need to reorganize a space under the counter that houses all my designer card stocks and papers. Any and all suggestions will be accepted! See what I did at

  10. My goal is to start using all my stamping products instead of just buying stuff! I want to have 5 cards on hand for each of the following occasions: birthdays, get well, thinking of you, baby-shower, and thank you cards. Sounds like a simple and achievable goal. Thanks for sharing.

  11. My goal is to have my birthday cards made well ahead of time so I’m not hurrying to make one the night before I’m meant to deliver it!

  12. My aim is to put aside a day every week to get my cardmaking supplies in order and then to continue using that day to make cards (and watch Jennifer’s YouTubes).

  13. My goal is to have my cards ready before they need to go out unlike last year where I was making them all last minute.

  14. My goal would be to share my love for stamping with someone else and have them fall in love with crafting….hugs…

  15. Hi Jennifer
    My goal would be to have enough time to make the several cards and crafts I have to do during the year!!!!!!

  16. My goal is to play more with my card-making tools and products. I loved the look of your card although I haven’t made a shaker card in years.

  17. My first goal is to love it or leave it (the stuff I already have) – and try to buy only new things that will also be loved. The second goal is to go through all the UFO’s (unfinished objects, i.e., partly completed cards) and finish them or throw them out.

  18. After having a pretty tragic 2015…my goal is to just start creating again. For myself. For enjoyment. Learn to love it again. 🙂 Your card is fab…I love it!

  19. My goal for 2016 is to start card making. i have always been a crafty person but recently become interested in making cards and have started building a collection of supplies! I’m so excited to learn more

  20. My goal is to mail more cards! I love the making, but have been bad about mailing, although I have given lots to charities over the year. I didn’t see the links to your other videos on shaker cards – don’t want to miss anything good. Thanks, Jennifer!

  21. I want to make and more importantly give/send more cards! I’m fairly new to cardmaking and want to expand my skills and giving this year!

  22. I have the similar goal all crafters have; set aside blocks of time to actually craft and get cards and projects COMPLETED AND SEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Your videos provide the motivation and insouration to get things completed. The products are wonderful. Love the ideas and products. Thanks for sharing.

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