Tulle Shaker Cards

Hi! Looking for a new way to create shaker window cards with little bulk? Try tulle! Today I show you how…

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Tulle is so soft and pretty… and inexpensive! It works great for cardmaking. (Check out THIS video I did a few weeks ago.) Today I show how to create soft shaker cards with it.

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I first die cut a window on the front of my card with the circle from the Studio Katia Dotted Balloon Die set. I then sandwiched in two pieces of tulle and lots of sequins. I like that the tulle is inexpensive, non-bulky, soft, and sheer!

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I white heat embossed the Studio Katia Together We Bloom flowers on watercolor paper before covering it with Distress Ink. (Colors linked in thumbnails below.) I then sprayed it heavily with a Perfect-Pearl-and-water mix and let it dry. It blends on its own! I cut them out and added them to the card along with a gold glitter Studio Katia Dotted Frames bow die cut.

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I gold heat embossed the Studio Katia The Fox Says sentiment directly on the card and added more sequins. Oh – that background cardstock is shimmery in real life. I love how classy it looks! It is from the Neenah Metallic Cardstock variety pack.

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created  a second card but put the die cut circle on the edge of the card. For this, I folded the tulle in half. I thought a floating-edge shaker card would be fun!

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way, I used a few different sequins from Studio Katia, including Misty Rose Flowers, Pearl Flower, and Majestic Fusion Sequins. So soft and pretty!

Tulle Window Shaker Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Today I am part of the Studio Katia Birthday Blog Hop. They are celebrating their first birthday! I have enjoyed watching Studio Katia grow and have been cheering them on while I enjoy their fun products.

Studio Katia is offering 15% off all purchases to their online shop using the code “SKTURNS1” through 5/7/17 at midnight EST.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the very talented Svitlana Shayevich. (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the Studio Katia Blog.)


How would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to Studio Katia? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/7/17 telling me if you like making shaker cards. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the Studio Katia blog after 5/10/17.)

Want more chances to win? Be sure to visit every site on the hop as every blog is giving away a gift certificate. ALSO, Studio Katia is also giving a Simon Says Stamp goody bag and Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens (80 Color) Set. The winners will be chosen from all the comments along the hop. WOW!


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Studio Katia (SK), etc.


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451 thoughts on “Tulle Shaker Cards”

  1. Thanks for always thinking of new techniques and ideas, this is so fun!! And thanks to Studio Katia for the giveaways!

  2. Hi Jennifer
    I love shaker cards but have always been intimidated to make one. Your technique takes the fear out of it. Now I want to try. Your cards are inspiring. Thanks!

  3. I enjoy making shaker cards. Kids love ’em too. I never would have thought of tulle. I would have expected your flower sequins to catch on the material. Love the card!

  4. Beautiful!!! I have never made a shaker card but I am going to try this option…I mail most of my cards so try to keep them flat so they don’t require extra postage.

  5. I think shaker cards are so fun! I love how you used the tulle. I’m going to try that for my mother’s day card.

  6. I love making shaker cards and love the reactions I get when someone opens one. Never thought about using tulle. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh My ! I love shaker cards and love the idea of using tulle. Never thought of it. You are an inspiration.

  8. I love shakers – although it takes me forever to get one made:) Yours are beautiful and I love the idea with the tulle.

  9. So beautiful Jennifer, love the tulle window idea. Where do keep pulling these ideas from… such a creative brain you have! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration to all us newbies!

  10. HinJennifer,
    I do make shaker cards…and I am going to give the “tulletechnique” a try! TY!???

  11. I loooovw making shaker cards. But as you mentioned, it gets bulky. This is the way I’ll make my next shaker card! Thanks.

  12. Oh, your cards are always so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for detailed explanation! Happy Birthday to Studia Katia!

  13. I do like making shaker cards, but I have the worst habit of leaving oily finger prints on the acetate. Your tulle technique would certainly fix that problem and also save on metres of foam tape. Thank you for this awesome idea.

  14. I do like shaker cards and your idea is fantastic – love the off the edge possibilities!

  15. I’ve just strated making shaker cards — only 2 really, so I love getting this new idea. The acetate scratches so easily that tulle seems better for that reason as well.

  16. I found you about a year ago. You’ve really inspired me to get back into card making. I haven’t been able to think of much else, but trying this card! Thank you.

  17. Jennifer- these tulle shaker cards are very nice looking, the flower sequins are oh so cute! I have not heard of Studio Kaitia before! I will go on line & check them out. Thank you for sharing this titorial with us!

  18. I have not made any shaker cards…yet, but this looks like a great idea for a Mother’s Day card. Thanks for the great ideas.

  19. These cards are so beautiful. I know my friends would love to receive them. Thank you so much for
    the wonderful ideas.

  20. I LOVE shaker cards, but this is the first time I’ve seen it using tulle. Great idea. Thanks so much for all your posts and ideas.

  21. Another beautiful card! Definitely want to try this technique soon … maybe for Mother’s Day?

  22. What a great idea! Love the alternative look of using tulle. I was scared of attempting a shaker card and finally bit the bullet a while ago and made one – and LOVED it! Now I’m always planning them out in my head. Thank you for the chance to win!

  23. I do love making shaker cards but never thought to use tulle for them… thanks for the great technique!

  24. I love shaker cards and love trying to make them but I’m not very good. More practising I think and I am also off to buy some tulle…

  25. What beautiful cards and such a great idea. I will surely have to give this a try, since I do love making shaker cards. This is wonderful since it is so thin and won’t require extra postage and no worry about it getting squashed. Thanks for showing us this great technique.

  26. I’ve never made shaker card before as it’s always been a bit daunting but I think this would be a lot easier. I also love how it’s not as bulky as with acetate. Thank you.

  27. I am new to making cards. I thought this would be a great shaker card to begin with. I had a question about the tape you use. I do not have Be Creative tape in my stash (yet) so I tried several double stick tapes. I found that everything I used (including tombow glue) did not have sufficient adhesion after the tulle was applied to keep the edges of the tulle pocket together. I ended up adding another layer of adhesive between the two panels. Have you any recommendations for adhesive akternatives?

    I really enjoy your videos and have been learning a lot of new techniques from them.

  28. Dear Jeniffer
    The card is atrue beauty oozing with elegance. I love shaker cards and thanks for showing this technique. It is soo beautiful. My grand daughters 7th Birthday is on August 1st and i will try this technique as well. Oh I am so blessed and honored to know a talented crafter like you who has a big heart.May you and your family be blessed with gd health and happiness always.Love and Hugs

  29. After many years of card-making, I have only recently begun to make shaker cards. When I first started out, I didn’t see the appeal. Now, I really enjoy making and just looking at them! I’ve NEVER thought of using tulle for a card!!! This is BRILLIANT and beautiful! Thanks, JM, for yet another fantastic video! You are a card-making SUPERSTAR!

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