Winter Wonderland Sequin Shaker

Happy World Card Making Day, my friends! This is my first blog post for today. I’ll be sharing another one in a couple of hours! Last year I wasn’t able to do anything in honor of World Card Making Day so I thought I’d make up for that this year.

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp today to share some WCMD happiness. The lovely Susan from SSS, invited card makers from around the globe to make a Christmas/holiday card for the Simon Says Stamp blog to celebrate WCMD! More information about giveaways and linking up your own creations can be found at the end of this blog post.

I started out by creating an ink blended winter sky with Tumbled Glass ( SSS ), Broken China ( SSS ) and Faded Jeans ( SSS )Distress Inks. Then I stamped winter trees with the Modern Trees set from My Favorite Things ( SSS ). I ended up adhering 4mm sequins to serve as Christmas baubles. Doesn’t that look cute?

I colored three bears from the Bitty Bears set from My Favorite Things ( SSS )with Copic Markers. I colored one of the bears with darker shades of gray to have some variation. Creating shakers is so much fun! It’s one of my favorite techniques. In the past I created shakers in various ways but my favorite way to make shakers is with Fun Foam and acetate!

For the base of my shaker, I die cut a frame using the Pierced Rectangles die cut set from Spellbinders ( SSS )and Icy Mint card stock from Bazzil ( SSS ). Next I created a frame using Fun Foam ( SSS ). You could also use foam tape but make sure to coat the edges with kitchen flour or anything else that removes static cling (Martha Stewart Powder Tool, Embossing Buddy, etc). After adhering some acetate ( SSS ) I adhered the shaker piece to my card. Eep! Look how fun it turned out! If I say so myself, lol!


Like I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post, this card is part of Simon Says Stamp’s special blog post in honor of World Card Making Day. In total there are 19 designers from around the globe who are joining these festivities! YOU can link up your own Christmas/holiday card in an InLinkz over at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards for the Simon Says Stamp store as well as a one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Good luck!


Below you will see the list of designers participating in this awesome event and the countries each will represent. I suggest checking out all these blogs.


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  1. Super cute card Laura! the little bears are adorable and I love the whole shaker design, absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

    It is so nice to be together again for this event!! 🙂 ❤️

    Lols x x x

  2. Such a sweet shaker card! Your coloring is fabulous.

  3. I love this card. I also like your idea of using fun foam for the shaker card. It seems like it is a much neater way to do it. Thanks for all the great tips.

  4. Oooooh ! So adorable ! I love this stamps set and now I’ve got more inspiration, thanks to you !

  5. The sequins make your card! Love the bears too! Thank you.

  6. Absolutely adorable. I love shaker cards. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Adorable bears shaker card! Such a fun idea!! Perfect for my grandson for Christmas! What an idea! This is a great release! Happy World Cardmaking Day! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Darling bears and
    really cute card!
    Carla from Utah

  9. Such a sweet shaker card! Love the whole scene!

  10. Brilliant shaker card Laura – love the sequin collection, perfect for this adorable scene.
    Wonderful international blog hop 🙂

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