Debrah Warner
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40th Anniversary Shaker Card

Greetings!  Today I have a 40th Anniversary Shaker Card and Wine Tag to share with you.   This cards was super fun to make.  Using two layers of craft foam provides a deep space that accommodates seed beads and sequins in this shaker card.

The 40 year anniversary stone is the Ruby.  Therefore I selected red as the main color of this card.

Shaker card


To begin layout the card design using selected stamps and dies on the frond card panel.  It often takes me a few designs before I settle on the final layout.  Options are good!

Card layout

Emboss a Greeting

Next place the greeting on the card front using a stamp positioning tool and a grid for alignment.  Prep the card stock with anti static powder and stamp the greeting with embossing ink.  Use white detail embossing powder to get a sharp and crisp impression.  Finally, heat set the greeting with a heat tool.

Shaker Window

For the shaker window I selected the “LOVE” word die by MFT.  This is perfect for an Anniversary card.  Use a die cutting machine to die cut the shaker window.

Die Cut

Acetate and Craft Foam

Attach a heavy piece of acetate over the die cut window using strong double sided tape.  Score tape works perfectly for this step and is my goto double sided tape.

Next use two layers of craft foam to create a deep space for the shaker bits.  A deep space is needed to accommodate the height of the seed beads.  If only sequins are used, then one layer of craft foam is sufficient.  Cut an opening in both layers of craft foam that align with the die cut window.  Tape the craft foam layers together.

Seed Beads and Sequins

Using strong two sided tape, attache the foam layers to the inside of the card base over the acetate opening.  Cut a piece of white card stock slightly larger than the opening to use as a backing to keep the shaker bits in place.  Select shaker elements (in this case, seed beads and sequins) that coordinate with the card theme and color.  This is a great way to use up left over seed beads from beading projects.  I used most of the elements in the picture below.

Making a shaker card

Be Generous

Remove the release paper from the double sided tape.  Add a generous amount of shaker bits and cover the window with the precut piece of white card stock.  Generously cover the back with strong double sided tape and then attach to a black A@ card base.

Finishing Touches

Add a few finishing touches to complete the card.   Create a panel for the inside out of white card stock and stamp a sentiment in matching red ink.  Use a corner punch to add a little interest to the inside of the card.  Add a few pearls or sequins to the outside of the card to jazz things up a bit.

Wine Bottle Tag

To create a wine bottle tag, start with a piece of red card stock cut to 2 3/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 3 inches.   Die cut a circle in the center of the small section.  The circle needs to fit over the wine bottle neck (approximately 1 1/2 inches wide).   Use a corner punch to jazz up the tag.

To match the cutout style I used number dies to cut the 40 into the tag.  I added the same sentiment and a few wine classes embossed in white fine detail embossing powder.   Wine bottle tags are so easy to make!


Below you will find the list of tools and supplies that I used to make this card.  In addition, you can click the thumbnails to purchase a product.  Compensated affiliate links are used when available, however there is no additional cost to you.  All items were personally purchased.  Thank you so much for your support!  Number dies discontinued from MFT.  The Celebrate You stamp form StampinUp is a limited edition.  









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