If you're looking for a creative and fun way to make a card that's not only visually appealing but also interactive, then this DIY Shaker Gift Tag Card tutorial is perfect for you. In this step-by-step guide, we'll transform beautiful shaker tags into stunning cards using a cute die set. Get ready to explore your creativity and impress your friends with this unique card-making technique.

Materials You'll Need:

  • Shaker tags
  • Cute die set
  • Cardstock in various colours
  • Blending brush
  • Distress Oxide inks (Wilted Violet, Savage Patina, Hickory Smoke)
  • Water spritzer
  • Heat tool
  • Wet glue
  • Acetate sheets
  • Sequins
  • Foam pads
  • Glossy accents
  • Stamping platform
  • Floral stamp set
  • Black ink pad
  • Gem for embellishment

Step 1: Prepare Your Shaker Elements

Start by selecting your shaker tags and die-cutting the necessary pieces using the cute die set. In this tutorial, the demonstrator has already pre-die cut various parts of the tags, including the background, window piece, and frames.

Step 2: Add Ink to Die-Cut Pieces

Take the die-cut pieces and add ink to them using a blending brush. The demonstrator uses Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Savage Patina, and Hickory Smoke to create beautiful backgrounds for the card elements.

Step 3: Create Shaker Panel

Assemble the shaker panel by attaching the acetate to the back of the frame using wet glue. Add foam pads around the edges, ensuring there are no gaps. Sprinkle sequins onto the centre of the card, avoiding the foam pads. Seal the shaker panel with another die-cut piece.

Step 4: Die-Cut Additional Elements

Die-cut additional elements such as detailed frames, banners, flowers, leaves, and a cute bear from coloured cardstock. Add ink to these elements to give them dimension and colour.

Step 5: Layer and Embellish

Layer the inked die-cut elements on top of each other using foam pads to create dimension. Use wet glue to adhere the shaker panel and additional elements to the card base. Create a layered effect with the frames and add the cute bear as a focal point. Embellish with a banner and sentiments.

Step 6: Layer Sentiments

Die-cut sentiments such as the word "love" multiple times and layer them together using wet glue. Optionally, add glossy accents to one set for a shiny effect. Attach the sentiment to the card, giving it a thick and dimensional appearance.

Step 7: Shape Floral Elements

If using floral elements, shape them using a foam mat and a ball tool. Add gem embellishments to the centres for a touch of sparkle.

Step 8: Background Details

For added interest, use a stencil to create splats on the card background. Stamp a sentiment using a floral stamp set and black ink.

Step 9: Final Touches

Complete your card by attaching any remaining elements, ensuring a balanced and visually appealing composition.

There you have it – a stunning shaker card created from beautiful tags! This unique card-making technique allows you to combine creativity and interactivity for a memorable result. Feel free to experiment with different colours, shapes, and themes to make your cards truly one-of-a-kind. Happy crafting!

Watch the full video tutorial here!