April 8, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques ~ April Blog Hop ~ Shaker Cards

Welcome to

It's month four of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. We hope you got the chance to hop with us in January for the emboss resist technique an in February for ink layering. It's not to late to hop and comment.
If you missed January's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
February's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
March's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.

This month we will be creating shaker cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.
We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com gift certificate.

Now on with the projects

For this "Best Wishes" card I used just a small shaker element. I stamped my vase first, colored it in and then simply removed the inner part of the vase with a craft knife. Close the opening from the back with some acetate or thin clear plastic from a packaging and one part of the shaker is done. Place foam tape around the opening on the back, fill it with your shaker material and place a cover on the opening. Now you are ready to apply it to your card base and continue finishing your card. 

Shaker cards are a real fun way to make some noises... LOL. As you can see, I had way too much fun with it. Creating shaker cards is not that complicated, if you pay attention to a few rules. 
I will give a little instructions on how to make shaker cards on my Sundays blog post, so make sure to come back and check it out too. (Next month the intro about the techniques used will be back on the usual Thursday spot before the monthly blog hop day)

But let's see what else I came up with before you check out my fellow crafter's!

Roses are a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day or an Anniversary Day, don't you think? I love this rose paper from Close to My Heart called "La Vie En Rose" and it was just perfect for this project.

Here is another favor of mine: "Safari Ballet" is a stamp set (Close to My Heart) that I happen to fall in love with. The little ballerinas are so cute and perfect for a birthday, needless to say a shaker card, right?

I hope you enjoy this months projects and as always, we all love to hear from you so please, leave a comment and don't forget to hop along :-)

Up next is the wonderful Denise.

Keep on crafting and don't forget to comment!
Have a wonderful day


Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way


  1. Beautiful card. It reminded me of those flower pots with the clear stones in the water. Love it.

  2. I have a real love affair with mason jars, so this card has special appeal. I love it. And those roses are beautiful...I love them both, but that double heart is a beauty! The stars are great, too! Love the little images you used with them. As always, it was so fun hopping with you.

  3. Your cards are terrific as always, Claudia. It was fun hopping with you.

  4. Beautiful cards! I might have to try a shaker card after finishing this hop! :)

    1. Thank you Amanda for your nice comment. Shaker cards are addicting, so be careful ;-) I will have a post on here tomorrow about some instruction when you create a shaker and what you might want to avoid. Lot's of trail and error at the beginning....

  5. All are adorable. The stamp set from CTMH is one I hadn't seen before and it is really cute.

  6. All of your cards are cute and pretty. The Mother's day one is beautiful and has inspired me to make a shaker card for my mother in law for Mother's day. Thanks for sharing such wonderful cards.

    1. Thank you for you wonderful comment and have fun with the shaker cards...

  7. Thank You everyone for your nice comments! Keep hopping and see the great ideas everyone else in the group had. My had is still working on high gear with ideas...

  8. Amazing cards Claudia! That dancing hippo so reminds me of Henrietta the hippo from the tv show New Zoo Review, it was on when I was a kid.
    THANKS for hopping with me.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE1ctCtjzoA

  9. oh my wonderful cards! I love them both!


  10. Beautiful shaker cards! I saw your tutorial first, so I need to read it closer. You have easy instructions.