Two floral shaker cards video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I just love the sentiments in the Blossoms & Thoughts stamp set by Catherine Pooler. I was aiming to make one shaker card, but coloured too many flowers and leaves for just one card.  You can watch the video tutorial here on the blog and find the written tutorial below.


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  • Use direct-to-paper technique to colour the shaker backer for the vellum card with Pucker Up.
  • Ink blend onto the shaker backer card with Be Mine for the top two thirds, and Pucker Up at the bottom third. (For the acetate card).

There are a variety of blending brushes in the shop for you to choose from – Catherine Pooler Blending Brushes (a pack of 4 with a teal handle and white bristles), Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy brushes (with white bristles and also can stand up and have a cap to protect the bristles).  And Life-Changing Blending Brushes by Picket Fence Studios (Various pack sizes with brown bristles).




  • With strong score tape adhere the vellum and acetate to the white frame.
  • Add two layers of foam tape around the frame.
  • Fill with sequins from the Miami sequin mix (the brightest sequins are best for vellum shakers).
  • Arrange all the flowers and leaves to make clusters around the sentiments.  Both on foam squares and flat to the shaker element.


  • First, repeat the direct-to-paper technique for a bright Pucker Up card front and adhere to an A2 sized card base. Then adhere the shaker element.
  • Ink blend onto a premium white card base (cover the back of the card with purple tape) to match the backer for the acetate shaker. Finally, adhere the acetate shaker element.


Do you enjoy making shaker cards? I haven’t made interactive cards in such a long time – I think I need to challenge myself with more intricate cards ideas.  Share your shakers (and other cards) with us at the Paper Tree Tribe group and tag us on Instagram so we can see your card makes.

Supply List

Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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