Saturday, February 1, 2020

Birthday Card | Neat and Tangled - Complementary Colors | Corner Shaker Card

Hi There!

I have created a corner shaker card to share with you today! It took me a little while to figure out how to do it but I kind of like the final result! Using a clear acetate envelope was the trick to making this work.

I partially stamped, colored and die cut the boy/balloon images; leaving the top off of the paint tube and the attached strings off of the balloons. I knew that I wanted to add my own balloon strings, made from gold cording, which would be coming out of the end of the paint tube, and adjusting the stamped images worked perfectly! A 1.5" strip of the striped pattern paper was added to the bottom of a top-folding A2 card base and the top left corner was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac.

Using my boy die cut as a guide, I sketched/cut my shaker opening from a piece of heavy white card stock 4.25" x 4.5". I cut/taped my acetate envelope to size, which would fit into the top left corner but be hidden by the white cardstock overlay and filled it with the shaker contents. The shaker pouch was adhered into place on the card front. I adhered the gold cording to the back of the balloons and attached them to the card stock with foam tape making sure that all of the strings came down to the center point of the shaker opening. Using a double layer of foam tape, I popped the boy into place with the end of the paint tube over the balloon strings.

I added total foam tape coverage to the back of the white card stock and adhered the panel into place over the shaker pocket. The sentiment was then stamped using the MISTI! This card has a lot of dimension and the corner shaker worked out better than anticipated! : )

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

AAA Birthday: Game #9 - A Shaker Card - this card is a design team submission

Thanks so much for joining me and I really appreciate all of your comments!


  1. this is absolutely brilliant love the shaker element and your die cut image

  2. Oh that's such a clever shaker design, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday and good luck with the DT call.

  3. WOW! What a FABULOUS design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  4. Oh my goodness, how utterly clever. This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  5. I've never seen a card like this before. So clever! I love the bright colours too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  6. Such a sweet and clever designed shaker card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  7. WOW! This is magnificent! Not only is it a shaker card but its a "Corner shaker card". Holy cow! Is that cute!!! Can you tell I love this card? (I'm terrible at making shaker cards myself)

  8. Wow what a gorgeous shaker card, love the design.♥ Thanks a lot for joining us at our Shaker Card Challenge by
    AAA Birthday Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT

  9. What an adorable card! The shaker element coming out of the paint tube is pure genius. I'm so glad you linked up to the Double D "Balloon" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  10. Wow Rachelle, this shaker card design is genius. The colors, envelope shaker just everything is so creative :)

  11. That's so awesome. I am jealous that you even thought this up. It's fantastic. Love Dawn x

  12. Wow, Rachelle, what an amazing card! I've never seen a corner shaker, so yours is my first. Any others I see from now on will have to reach for the very high bar you've set. I love the idea of the "exploding" paint tube with those balloons and all those wonderful multi-coloured sequins. A wonderful idea and a superb design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  13. Oh what a fun shaker card Rachelle! I love that image and all of the balloon, awesome design!
    Tammy x

  14. This is such an awesome and very clever shaker card! Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge and good luck. Tina DT

  15. Wonderful love the colors and the shaker part. Amazing, thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC