Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

How To Use Small Stamps In Shaker Cards

Are you getting excited to create some fun fall cards for your friends & family? EH Design Ambassador Carly Minner is here today to share her first fall card of the season and how she uses small stamps to create shaker cards!


Hi Crafty Friends! I have been super busy lately but not crafting…my hands & heart have been very full with this miracle…

This is my little guy Callen. He was born at the end of July and as you can imagine I haven’t been crafting much…but when Grandma (my mom) stopped by to snuggle Cal the other day, I made a shaker card using some small stamped images to make custom shaker bits!

I used a partial DOUBLE die cutting technique to create a shaker window with Lil’ ‘Squatch in it. I learned this fun technique from Miss Julie (you can see her use it in this video).

Then I used small leaf stamps from the Essentials by Ellen Cozy Lady set and Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 4 to make my own shaker bits.

I stamped, colored & die cut some leaves. Then for each leaf, I die cut two more plain leaves from white cardstock and adhered all three layers together.

I love using small stamp images for DIY shaker bits because you can really customize them. You can choose any color scheme and make really fun themed shaker cards too!

Wouldn’t it be cute to do a coffee-themed shaker card with Lil’ ‘Squatch?There is an adorable to-go cup in the Cozy Lady set. That might be my next project when Grandma comes over again 😉

Hope you are having a fab week and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Julie Peddicord August 26, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Love your card (and hurray for Grandmas!) but little Callen stole the blog post!!! He’s so precious!

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you! And yes, Grandmas are the BEST!

  • Reply linda August 26, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I agree. Callen is quite the little cutie! a lovely and fun fall card.

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you so much! We are pretty smitten with him 🙂

  • Reply Dorothy C. August 26, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations!! Callen is beautiful – cute card too!

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply conil August 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

    OMG! Who would card about cards with that precious bundle to hold and cuddle. Callen is just so handsome…I couldn’t be more thrilled for you. Congratulations. Oh and the card is adorable, too. Just not as cute as Callen.

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much! And you’re totally right, cuddling is my number one priority unless Grandma has him first, LOL!

  • Reply Julie August 27, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Soooo sweet! I can’t even… 😍 And that card is adorable. That baby, tho…

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks friend! Sending you baby snuggles!

  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 August 30, 2020 at 6:03 am

    oh my CUTE Callen!
    What a fun card too Carly!!!!

    • Reply Carly Tee August 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Amy!

  • Reply wienerhoneymooners September 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Bundle of too many smiles!!! Yay for you guys!!

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