Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shaker Cards.

What is it about moving parts on a greeting card that just seems to capture our attention much more than a regular old card? Is it the sound, the motion, the fun? It could be all of the above but for me it is the interactive nature of the card that makes it much more special. Shaker Cards are the perfect example of an interactive style greeting card.

There are many other styles that might catch the eye such as pop up cards, or cards that play music but shaker cards play on the child-like qualities that have been within us from birth. What person never played with a rattle as a baby, or rattled the box of a gift just before opening it as a child? I think that must be why the "shaker" noise appeals to us so much as adults. It gives us an opportunity to look back and remember the simple toys of our first years.

I have always wanted to try my hand at making one of these fun cards but just never got around to it. They always seemed to be a little more involved than my schedule would allow at the time. Then I found the most wonderful shaker card tutorial from Kristin over at Leading A Craftastic Life!

Her blog is so fun and informative and always has some kind of fabulous giveaway going on or special offer at her adorable Craftastic Boutique. One thing I really like about her blog is that it is updated frequently so there is always something new and exciting to see. When she posted this tutorial on shaker cards I was surprised by how incredibly simple they were to make.

Want to try your hand at making a shaker card? Watch the above tutorial and see how easy it can be to make one of these fun cards. Then be sure to stop over for a visit to Kristin's blog the next time you go blog hopping and try some of the many other interesting projects and techniques posted for your enjoyment and have fun shaking!


  1. Loved the tutorial...I'll be tryiong that for sure, How fun! I have an old christmas book I love with glitter in the window of the cover... Now I know how they did that! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. Gosh your cards came out fantastic! I love the buttons!! How cute is that!! I'm so gonna try that! I'm so happy you find my blog interesting. It's fun trying new things and being able to share them with ladies like you that are so super creative!

  3. Hi Cindy, thanks for stoppin' in at my blog.. Yes Rowdy is def going to be a lot to love.. love your tutorial , now i have something to do while rowdy takes a nap.. Puppies do take naps , dont they.. lol Sheila

  4. One time I gave a greeting card that was in the Victorian style or something. It opened up to reveal this young girl swinging on a swing in a rose garden. The person I gave it too didn't appreciate it and I never gave another fancy card again.

    They're nice but people have been so accustomed to getting cheap and funny cards that finding someone who appreciates them is hard.

  5. Lovely tutorial, love the idea. Thank you for coming by my blog.

  6. Hi Cindy, hope you get this message, the cabinets there are 3 pieces in that picture and at michaels this week they are on sale for 50% off I paid 14.99 each for them, I so what to get more , they make things look so much neater
    hugs norma


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