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Cards That Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Cathy’s View

Patriotic Birthday

By: Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size:  6" x 6"


Eagle (Prickley Pear)

Happy Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Solar White (Neenah)

In the Navy (Gina K)
Red and White for card base (Creating Keepsakes)
Patterned Paper (Creating Keepsakes)
Acetate (Office Depot)
Versamark (Tsukineko)

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Brilliance Galaxy Gold (Tsukineko)
Black Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Earth tones and Pastel chalk (Pebbles)
Circle small and Scalloped Circle small (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine (Spellbinders)
Copic Marker B24 (.too corp.)
Microbeads (Martha Stewart)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Dimensional Adhesive (Starving Artistamps)
Crystals (Hobby Lobby)
Double Sided Adhesive (Scotch 3 M)


I have a confession to make.  I had never made a shaker card before creating this card for the Shake, Rattle and Roll challenge.  I knew the basics, but searched on line for directions before starting my card.

  1. Stamp eagle onto Neenah cardstock and color with chalks.  Color his eye with the Copic marker.
  2. Cut a frame from the Navy card stock by running the scalloped circle and regular circle through the die cut machine at the same time (Photo 1 and 2).
  3. Using the larger circle, cut out the eagle and a piece of acetate.  Glue the acetate circle to the frame.  I used glossy accents since it dries clear and is a strong adhesive.  Let this dry.
  4. Once the acetate piece is dry, apply dimensional adhesive all around the frame (Photo 3).  Make sure not to leave any gaps or your shaker items might escape.  Place the beads into the shaker and adhere the eagle to the back.
  5. Make a card base out of white cardstock.  Adhere patterned paper to the top of the card and a strip of red cardstock to the bottom of the card.  These papers were from a stack of paper I received as a free gift from a Creating Keepsake convention I attended.
  6. Cut a strip of white paper and stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment along it.  Edge with gold ink and adhere the strip between the patterned paper and red strip.
  7. Adhere shaker piece to card.
  8. Embellish red strip with crystals.
  9. Sign your card.  Mine went to my brother in law whose birthday is the Fourth of July.


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4 Responses »

  1. Neat card. Great guy card with some sparkle.

  2. Cathy, For your first shaker card you did a wonderful job. I bet your brother in law loved his card with a stunning American Eagle and a perfect time to make a wonderful patriotic card.

  3. Love the patriotic theme of your shaker card. Great eagle image, too.

  4. You did a beautiful job on your card Cathy! This may have been your first shaker card but I bet it won't be your last! Fabulous job!