Thursday, 19 May 2016

Birthday Shaker Card


Hi there my crafty friends!  Shaker cards are all the rage and the Perspective range dies make great shaker cards too.  Today's video shows you just how easy they are to do!







The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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136 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, you just keep them coming.
Laine, glad you enjoyed your birthday.
NannaTina, any joy on Micks chair yet, you both need some time away from the ward life.
June, great news, at last you can see some real progress, so pleased for you.
Daily hugs to all, including our missing friends

hollyberry said...

Lovely bright and very happy card!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card and love the video, and is suitable for male or female.

Nanna Tina - hope you got a wheelchair sorted
Pam - thanks for all your wishes

Wound update - one of the areas has healed enough that I don't have to have a dressing on now, the other pesky one is still being a bit naughty so they are trying the honey and a different dressing which I have to keep on for a week if I can, although I can see that it is staining the dressing, but as this is waterproof II am keeping my fingers crossed. But I will get there.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A great card and video Thank you so much.
June I hope you will be all healed up soon.
Take care all Wilsonettes, and have fun. Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue. Haven't tried making a shaker card . Will watch video later. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, good morning. WOW, what a happy colourful birthday card. I've never attempted a shaker card, never had the confidence in myself but thanks to this die and your tutorial you have made it look easy to achieve, and male or female receipient - it's perfect for either with a change of colour maybe. Yeah, think it should be on my list of cards to try (all I need is the die) !!
Sending you my usual daily virtual friendly hug and hope you have a lovely day whatever you plan to do apart from making, designing,emailing etc, xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

A fun card, clean and simple.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another simply stunning card love the look of this card thank you tracyw x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card & everyone just loves to shake these types of cards. They are great for everybody young & old they suit all. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I love this card. Its gorgeous in its simplicity. It has everything for a clean and simple card with a twist. A great one for guys but then i would be delighted to recieve this on my birthday. Thanks for another great video. Will try this one later.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

As they are working down the 'natural' route June, have they mentioned a clean cabbage leaf to help with the healing process ? Our daughter is a nurse and it's been really successful in wound healing believe it or not (raw not cooked) ask though before trying xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters everywhere,
Lovely plain and simple card and the dies say it all.
Love this Happy die with all the accompanying dies, I bought it them in the Perspective bundle from Hochanda and have had positive comments each time it has been used. Thank you Sue for your brilliant designs.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

pippajb said...

A lovely bright card.

Luna-Blue Warminster

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Thanks for the tutorial! I love that this would be great for cards for both men and women - a very versatile design :)

Laura K x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this card so much that I made it for my grand daughter and she loved it. I used a bit more decoration for her but it was a huge success. Great card.
Anne M xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant card. I have this die so I am going to give it a go this weekend

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love shaker cards, and these perspective dies really are effective when making them. I have some others, but think I need the Happy one too. Love the multi colour sequins, and great idea with the couple at the top. Thanks for the video. Have a great day. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely bright birthday card for just about anyone, the die says it all and those bright sequins are fabulous.
Hugs and positive thoughts to all those having difficulties ,
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. You are amazing to come up with a different inspiration every day for us. This is a gorgeous card and I can see it as really useful for older teens. My wish list can now only be described as "epic"! Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely fun card today Sue,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue. Love the large word dies.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I do like this card it is nice and colourful and ideal for any age group
KathyB x

dmjones said...



A lovely, bright and cheerful card, so useful for all occasions,




Doreen x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow! A fabulous card. I love shaker cards, I love clean and simple cards and I love your word dies!! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Hi Sure. Many thanks for the great idea. I haven't made a shaker card for a number of years but I'm might just be creating one one for my great niece for her 10th birthday next week. Do you punch the holes along the edge with a parchment punch tool? I've been looking for dies that I can do this with. Thanks again.

auscrafts said...

I can't remember the last time I made a shaker card ,must have been years ago ,this is a lovely card thank you for reminding me about this technique

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very different card from you this morning love it.
Nancyd xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card card. I've got a male birthday card to do and think this is just the ticket! TFS

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue and different from your usual cards x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A striking design, thank you for the tutorial.x

Aspiring crafter said...

Loving this card Sue , great for everything and everyone!
XxRuth

Debra K. said...

Wonderful shaker card! Great idea and the bright sequins work a treat. Debra x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Morning Sue. Just watched the video very clever card. Really lovely looking. Is suitable for male or female cards. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic card, really different.

Michele

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I have this die set and will be using it for my Grandsons birthday next month and after seeing this I just might have a go at a shaker.
No chair yet but Mick has motion sickness every time he sits up even slightly so Physio's are going to work on him in bed for now and they are going to do another tilt table test and compare results with the last one he had so hopefully while they are waiting for chair they can get him able to sit up for more than a few minutes without feeling sick, he has also lost another stone in weight so we need to get some food in him and keep it down, thank you all for u our messages and good wishes
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very colourful and different style for you, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

lilian said...


Hi Sue, great card, love that you have used sequins for the shake.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

IVY Cheong said...

Canot wait to watch the video after work. Hugs, Ivy C x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card . love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fun looking card!
I love the demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Chris Curry said...

What a fantastic card. A great idea for adults but even better I think for children. Thank you Sue. Xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A simple but stunning card today. Another that can be for kids and men's birthdays.
I spent all day yesterday working on the first of two quilts, just have the binding to go on it.
Which I am hoping to do today. Then I can get started on the next quilt. I should learn not to volunteer to make things lol
Happy crafting all
Maggie

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I have Arthritis in my fingers at the moment, so 1 finger typing! lol.
Love the Sequins on this card...off to watch video next!
Love Marg

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a lovely fun card .Something really different. Thanks enjoyed the video .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful card!...fun to make and fun for the recipient too, male or female, young or older, so ticks all the boxes...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love this card and I can think of so many people I could send this to - a great card for teenagers. The video is very helpful and I will definitely be buying this die now. Thank you for your wonderful ideas, kind regards
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

After a lovely week away it is great to come back and see what's happening on the blogs I follow.
This is gorgeous, Sue - we must all have sequins stashed away somewhere.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

I too haven't made a shaker card for many years bu,t, watching this video, I am tempted to get myself the die and have another go. I love the plainness and simplicity of this card which highlights the shaker element very strongly.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great fun card, suitable for men or teenagers, love shaker cards, not made any since Christmas. Maybe I'll treat myself to this die and have a go.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous - love the shaker cards :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fun bright card

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Friends!
I didn't think I needed this Happy die, oh silly me! I really love this card! I love the bright colored sequins with the black background & white front - so much fun! Life isn't allowing me time to stay current & to catch up on comments, but had a few moments so peeked into this happy blog (double meaning wasn't intended, but it works :) - so sending global hugs! Rebecca in Colorado xox

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - a very quick & easy card to make - love it!
Janette

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue
Take Care
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card especially for teenagers or a male card.

Love Rosemarie x X

carol quinn said...

Beautiful....a new way to use up my sequins
Carol quinn

Kate's Cards said...

A great card fo children. xx

June Horrocks said...

Love love this card sue I need this die I have never done a shaker card
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Alison Thorne said...

Quickie cards are always useful and I can think of loads of people who would appreciate this one - it's lovely xx

sued99 said...

What a fab cheerful card. x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, need to watch video later, it will probably jolt my mojo.
Thanks for the inspiration, take care everyone, Jess xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jackie Meechan said...

Very very quick ands card. Gorgeous and simple.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love it!! Love all the colours and, yes, I have the die already all ready. SueL x

sandy acland said...

A pretty card.

Sandy (tort)

Craftychris said...

Awesome card and fab video! xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright sunny morning, I love your card its so much fun, love the sequins and all that riot of colour. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great fresh looking card I love the colours and the concept a real good card for male and females.
Hugs sarah xxx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a lovely card. Thanks Sue.
D xx

Karen Drew said...

This looks amazing. Very eye catching
Luv
Karen xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

A great card, Sue!
Thanks for the video!

ursula said...

What a lovely idea, this looks so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A fab card for either male or female and one to suit all ages too

June x

Anne Crawford said...

Such a cute card!
Anne xo

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is a different style from yours but equally gorgeous. And I've got JUST a couple of recipients who would appreciate this very much. Thank heaven for the videos you make, I'm bound to have forgotten how to make it when it comes to it, so can always look it up there. Thanks Sue.
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue this looks really interesting. Would be great as a base for a child's card. Will watch video later
Wendyx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. So different and colourful. Thanks for your video.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the Happy die and this card and thanks to your great video I was able to make it!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue think this would be great for teenagers love from Jackie xx

hotpotato said...

Simple but very stylish card Sue. x

Vie Carter said...

Good design, ideal for youth and mens cards

Vie
x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely bright and happy card. Who wouldn't love to make or receive this?

Love Helen xxx

Suebak said...

How I love this HAPPY card.

Susan x

Paula said...

What a great idea! As everyone says, it's a 'HAPPY' card, who could resist smiling when they see it? The sequins are bright too, so that makes you cheer up if you were feeling down. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love the simplicity of this card with the vibrant colours & the shaking sequins it's gorgeous

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love the simplicity of this card with the vibrant colours & the shaking sequins it's gorgeous

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Another winner this one. Well for me it is. Male or female it is wonderful
Hope everyone is well
And if not then I hope you feel better soon
Take care everyone
Theresa G xx

Winifred Kennedy said...

Hi there can I please ask you what removable tape you use.

rosiejt said...

Great technique! Great card!

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, today I've looked back on the last few post as I've be ill,
there all beautiful in every way possible,
I just need to get crafting again, anyway love today's card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Rach83 said...

Awesome card, can't wait to watch the video. I've been playing with these dies too but my card needs the Sue special touch!

Rachel x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Great card sue x it would be suitable for all ages and genders its fantastic x I have a little bag of sequins somewhere from something I can't remember and now I can find a good use for them ! Thanks sue for your inspiration once again x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, and I@m sure that the technique could be applied to other dies.
Margaret xxx

Val Jones said...

Just love this Sue.
Lve Val in Spainx

Anonymous said...

Great video and I agree that shaker cards are really fun. Jan D., Florida, USA

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and cheerful birhtday card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the design that is a fabulous die. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card sue. I was the fortunate winner of this die and I love it.


The news wasn't good this morning with my dad. They're is a mass in his gullet which is suspected cancer. They've had to admit him as now he can't keep anything down even with liquids he's struggling.
I'm so upset I'm trying to stay strong for him but it's not really working. I don't know what to do :-(.

Love to all my fellow wilsoettes xxx

Susan White said...

What a clever card - so modern looking and would be great for a teenager, Susan x

Pam said...

Tracey, I'm so very sorry to hear the news about your dad, no wonder you are so upset. You have been through a horrendous few months and now this worry. If caring thoughts could help, I would send you a trunkful. My heart goes out to you.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for this video! Even tho' the words are in a forreign language, I get the urge to buy the Happy birthday die :) Beautiful card!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card, I love it.
June, pleased to see that part of the wound has healed and hopefully, the other part will soon follow suit.
Tracy, after all you've gone through, I am so sorry to read about your father.
love to all,
Maureen xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really fun card today.
Rosemary xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Wow Sue...what a fabulous and fun card. I've never made a shaker card but your video makes it look so easy that I have to give it a try! Thank you!

Rebecca...it was so good to "see" you. I really miss your wit and hope you can stop in again real soon!!!
Tracy...I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how upset you are so I'm sending lots of comforting hugs to you and healing hugs to your Dad.
Nanna Tina...it seems like your Mick can't catch a break. Hoping he improves quickly. Hugs.
Laine...I hope the rest of your birthday was spectacular!

Have a beautiful day everyone! I'm off to make a pop-up box card for my granddaughter's birthday.

Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely Sue as I have to make a quick card for my nephew !! Problem sorted!
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, both for little ones and for those big kids (men!) too. Didn't think I'd use these word dies, but........... Thanks for very clear video instructions.
TRACY - so very sad for you and your Dad, just as you've come to the end of your treatment so bravely. Try to keep strong honey, life is so random and unfair - no sense at all to be made of it. Do hope the medics can help him quickly. All you can do is be there for him, love him, and trust the experts. We're with you all the way.
Hugs to Mick and June and all having a tough time.

'P' in Wales

barbara macaskill said...

Brilliant card!! Festive and wonderful!! TFS!

Jane Franklin said...

This is a lovely cheery card, brill. Luv jxxx

iReneM said...


A lovely quick, clean and simple design.

Well, you make it look simple, Sue :)

Loved the vid....as always

x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Something different - clean lines and with a simple elegance

terrie said...

Super great looking birthday card....love the sparkly look....well done Sue

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card, this would suit all ages, and male or female love it - its timeless. xx

Take care, Brenda xxx

Pat L said...

Sue, I hope you don't mind but I just wanted to leave this message for Tracy
Tracy, I'm so very sorry to hear your news, you've been through so much these last six months. Try to stay strong and just be there for your dad. Sending you caring hugs
Pat

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another die I didn't think I needed but now realise I do. I will never get to the end of my Sue Wilson wanted dies. Tracey my heart goes out to you. I know I have only just started writing on the blog but I have followed it for sometime and know how brave you have been through your own illness.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I didn't get in yesterday! We were at a funeral. I managed to pin the card though which was lovely!
I have today's die and I got it because it was so different from anything else I had! Today's card is gorgeous. I will watch the video later!
Tracy - I'm so very sorry to hear about your Dad! You just didn't need this on top of everything else! No wonder you are so upset! Wish we could give you a real hug! X
Take care everyone! Love Myra xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is a very good card to send to people when you are not sure what type of theme they would like and would work for either gender. It is another one of those where less is more.
Thanks for the video to show us how to do it.

Lisbeth

Narrowboat girl said...

Who wouldn't love to receive such a bright, colourful, fun card

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue
Love shaker cards, this one is so jolly. You don't see anything remotely like the in the shops and the reaction you get from anyone you give one to makes them so worthwhile. Thanks for sharing.
Love Deb C xx

Eunice said...

Very pretty and very simple card.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is such a lovely Card. I can imagine it would be really appreciated by the men in our lives. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a brilliantly simple but so effective card. I usually save shakers for Christmas (mostly with fake snow or stars) but this one is just great and suitable for any age or gender.

Tracy - all I can do is send you and your dad some cyber ((((hugs)))) and hope that the doctors can help him quickly.

Frances

Annie Pennington said...

Love this die set. I haven't tried using it to make a shaker card yet but it looks fab so will have to play and give it a shot.

Annie P
xxx.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue such a lovely happy card today.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Wow Sue this card is Amazing so bright & colourful I haven't seen video yet. This die is on my want it now list
Thank you for the inspiration
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xxx

TRACY I'm so very sorry for your sad news of your dad,you don't need this after all you have
been through. No wonder your so upset Just be there for him. Your all in my thoughts & Prayers my friend.
Lots of love & (((((((Hug's )))))) Lynda xxxxx

Nanna TIna hope the doctors can help Mick with the his motion sickness must be horrible for him
Sending you both some healing ((((Hug's)))) xxx

Wheelybad Hug's & Cuddles for you & Billy hope your felling better xxx

Deb C nice to see you my friend xx

BETH B missing you hope your ok my friend Hug's xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and have added the dies to my ever increasing wish list lol. Great video...you make it look so easy, Sue. When I attempt a shaker card I always seem to end up running after the sequins that have escaped lol. The results are always well worth the effort though aren't they.
I hope everyone is having a good week. Today was a complete waste of time for me...off I went to town to pick up the four different meds that I ordered online. Got to Superdrug and only ONE of them had been sent through on the computer! They are really good in my local branch though and called the surgery, giving me the phone so that I could sort it out. Seems that the request wasn't completely signed off so I have to make the trip again tomorrow to pick up the rest...What a chore! I always end up spending money when I go to pick up a prescription...today was £11 in PoundLand. I think I'm staying away from there tomorrow, just a quick rush down and back home on the next bus I think :)
Bejay x

Laura O' Connor said...

a beauty ,love the simplicity of this card and the lovely bright sequences with it ,Laura O

Dawn Holben said...

I love this card, it looks like a nice fun card.
I have this die and love using it but have not made a shaker card so that is
going to be my next project.
Another fab video too.

Wings said...

Hi Sue
Love your card & the video
Thank you
Karen M

Theresa Pace said...

what a fab CAS card. love it. only yesterday i was playing with that die....hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card especially useful for the men and teenagers in the family. Very informative video.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely bright fun card, certainly makes me feel happy.
Love Diane G xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Hello my friends so sorry to have been absent so long. I really hope to get back in the groove again.
I have missed you all and all of Sue's wonderful creations.
Tracy, oh my dear I am so sorry to hear your Dad's news. I really wish him all the best.
Extra hugs for all those dealing with hard times.
Love n hugs to all xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Lovely card and great fun. X

Sandy H said...

Lovely, fun card and helpful video. Haven't made a shaker card for ages but I must give this one a go. The Happy die has come to my rescue several times in the last few months when I've needed a quick card.
Tracy, so sorry the hear the news of your Dad. Thinking of you both.
Take care everyone.