Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Packaging, Stamping

3 Tips For Your Next Shaker Card

Join Carly as she shares a few tips & tricks to try on your next shaker card including creating a stamping jig, creating a foam-less shaker and creating a double-sided shaker.

#1. Creating A Stamping Jig

Stamping jigs are absolutely essential with closed dies like Bear from All Inside but they can also be super helpful when you are stamping an intricate or tiny image, multiple layers or making a bunch! All you need is some heavyweight cardstock and the coordinating die.

To create a jig…

  • cut a piece of heavyweight cardstock with the coordinating die before stamping the image.
  • place the piece of cardstock with the negative die cut into a stamping platform like the MISTI, using a sticky mat or low-tack tape (sticky side up) to help hold the “naked” die cut for stamping.
  • then place the die cut in the jig for stamping.
  • stamp on the die cut and ta-da!
  • then you can remove the stamped die cut from the jig, add another naked one and stamp away!

I just moved and can’t find a sticky mat in the mess but low-tack tape on the back of the jig worked perfectly!
The “naked” die cut fits perfectly in the jig, is held by the tape and is ready to be stamped on.

#2. Creating A Foam-less Shaker

The key to creating a shaker without foam tape is layers and the So Chewsy set has the perfect dies for layering because it has a solid gumball machine die cut but also a gumball machine that cuts the detailed opening.

So for creating a shaker I used two of the stamped detail layers, four “naked” detail layers and two solid acetate layers.

(And sidenote, for the card with the gumball machine shaker, I really didn’t need two stamped die cuts or two acetate layers. I could have replaced one stamped die cut & one acetate with a solid cardstock die cut because it didn’t need to be a double-sided shaker, LOL! More about that in the next step.)

And then the layers are adhered together to form a “container”. Shaker bits are added and then the container is closed with an acetate layer and topped with a stamped layer.

#3. Creating A Double-Sided Shaker

To make a double-sided shaker (which is actually what I made for the card too even though it wasn’t necessary), the layers should be sandwiched like this…

Stamped detail + acetate solid + naked detail + naked detail + naked detail + naked detail + shaker bits + acetate solid + stamped detail

Then, to make this double-sided shaker into a tag, I just hole punched each layer before adhering them together. Easy peasy!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Maureen Morton January 30, 2023 at 8:41 am

    These look like great ideas, but they are a little difficult to follow without a video. That set is adorable and I love the double-sided idea!

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