Friday 17 March 2017

Shaker Ideas and Tutorial with Dress my Craft

Hi friends, ever since I got the amazing jars of Dress my Craft sequins I had been holding on to them...they were just too cute ! But finally I just had to use them!!
Dress my Craft 
My first project is a pop up stair step card with handmade flowers made using Dress my Craft papers and Dress my Craft sparkling dust.

Love the unique blend of beautiful flower shaped sequins in pastel shades and the little hearts from Dress my Craft are sooo gorgeous ! The heart shaker card topper I created also has a sprinkling of sparkling dust glitter!

 The handmade magnolia and rose plus the leaves have a dusting of sparkling how easy it is to jazz up a project using it!

 The paper on my card is from Bob n Betty and I stenciled over it using Carabelle Studio Stencils

 One panel of the Pop Up step card has a chariot , castle and fairy wand with  pastel pink Dress my Craft sequins!

 Can you spot how many little hearts I have dotted all over this card! No wonder they are a best seller at Crafters Corner!

Hope you liked this shaker card topper idea!

 I made more heart shaped shakers ...they would look lovely on a mini album , box or layout!

 Love the beautiful beautiful pastel shades of Dress my Craft sequins Shalini has launched...and the best thing is they are packed in  wide mouthed jars hence making it easy to pick and choose from the lovely mix inside!

 I had a lovely cat card topper with me and though cute it was rather plain but it looked so much more fun after converting it into a shaker embellishment!

 This cute jumbo was hand drawn and colored by my daughter and  this shaker was made by my 10 yr old who tells me its going to be a fridge magnet!

 Whenever I think of shakers ...I can't help but think of snow globes...this shaker has a DCWV paper as its background and a lovely mix of Dress my Craft sequins.
One more thing that I liked about Dress my Craft sequins was that each jar had a lovely assortment of subtle shades and different sizes and shapes hence making it easy to create interesting shaker embellishments!

 Also used another penguin from the same paper to make a shaker clip!

I added too many sequins inside this one!! LOL!!

And those tiny hearts are irresistible!

This simple card below has a circular shaker element cut within the big flower! The flower within was cut from a pretty scrap of DCWV paper! Love how shakers are gratifying ways to use up scraps of pretty paper!
I also used the beautiful flower sequins from Dress my Craft on the corner of the card!

Though the first card I showcased was the most time consuming and elaborate one, the window shaker card below is my favorite!

I got the idea from a card by Sara Levin and used beautiful green Dress my Craft sequins within a shaker window on the front of the card through which you can see a tree on the inside of the card.

 The rose is again handmade with Dress my Craft papers .

 I also let a few gorgeous sequins " spill over"

 And here is a closeup of a cute ladybird cloth peg holding up the Birthday Banner [ Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday die]

And this is the inside of the card with a tree from Dee's Distinctively Dies!

This is how you can make this card.
Take a base card[ mine is top folding]  and another piece of card for the front of the card

Die cut/ handcut a window on the top panel and lay it atop the folded base card and use it as a template to trace the window .

Die cut/ handcut the shape on the front of your folded base card

 Chose the size of the window to fit the elements you want peeking from your window

Stick transparency sheets over both the windows you had cut and use double sided foam tape to help make your shaker element. Put in the  sequins onto one window and firmly press the top window panel atop taking care to align the windows as perfectly as you can!

In this design every time you open the card the gorgeous  sequins shake so beautifully !

 Here is another card I made using Dress my Craft products and though there is so much going on in this card, tiny pairs of hearts [from Dress my Craft] are so cute!

My final card is an adorable Scrapberry Bunny stamp colored with Zig Watercolor brush pens ...Yes Shalini has brought in Zig Brush pens at amazing prices to Crafters Corner!

And can you see the little bottle filled with cute gorgeous Dress my Craft hearts and sequins!

Supplies :
Dress my Craft products : Sequins, Papers, Golf tools, Dress my Craft Papers
Little Hearts
Tonic Studio Guillotine Maxi Trimmer 12"
Scoring Board 12.5"
Tacky tape 
Tonic scissors 
Big Shot machine

Dies :  Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday ,
 Spellbinders Rose Creations  , Spellbinders Magnolia,Spellbinders Elegant Ovals,Spellbinders Happy Days,Spellbinders Pretty Princess,Spellbinders Lace Hearts,Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Sizzix Framelits Hearts,Sizzix Framelits Squares,Sizix  Floral Wreath
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles
Winnie and Walter Wishes Cutaway
Cheery Lynn  Cheery Lynn tiny things with wings, Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13, Cheery Lynn Colonial Lamp Post
Joycrafts Butterfly Border
Marianne Anja Border
Stamps : ScrapBerry's Bunny and Plums


  1. wow! what a gorgeous array of projects :) thanks for the photo tutorials. Those lil clay hearts by dmc look super cute!

    1. Thank you so much for your support Preeti and yes the hearts are super cute!!

  2. Such Lovely Cards...and being a shaker fan, these shaker toppers look irresistible..The hearts look edible;)..

    1. Yes Richa the hearts are such a unique and must buy product adding pizzazz to any project

  3. Super cute creations Sonia! Love the shaker clip too!

  4. Beautiful creations...Loved it....

  5. It's a treat for the eyes Sonia, In one post you sharing different techniques. I like the hair clip & heart shaker card more

  6. Amazing creations! Shakers are so cute and what a cool idea to use them as clips, fridge magnets, on cards or simply as a decorative! Those colorful sequins and tiny hearts are very pretty!


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