' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Shaker Spinner card

Thursday 15 November 2018

Shaker Spinner card

For us crafters there's a time for mass production of Christmas cards and then they are one of a kind, time consuming cards designed to stand out on the mantelpiece.
Today's offering is one of those...

It has a shaker element AND a spinner element for that wow factor and the sentiment is revealed by the spinner arm when opening the card, with both outside and inside in play, there are lots of layers and lots of opportunity for embellishments...

To make the spinner mechanism I'll refer you to Karen Burniston herself and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhDIOvEK3k0.
The papers I used to create mats for the card blank and make all the embellishments are from Echo Park, the sentiment and small poinsettia have been stamped with the John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia.

The main embellishments have been stamped, embossed in gold Wow EP and die-cut with a new set by Studio Light, Studio Light Basics Clear Stamp And Die Set - No.17, which has both baubles stamps and matching dies. No fussy cutting, sigh of relief...

I wanted to emulate that shiny but "frosted" look of the baubles I remember from my childhood and applied a wash of Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in White Pearl to the offcuts of Echo Park paper. With hindsight a coloured version would have produced a closer effect but it looked good anyway.

And ooh, look at the waste, could I use that as a topper or even a stencil?

I made the tree embellishment using an old technique with the Echo park paper.
I cut a half circle from double sided patterned paper - it doesn't need to be green on both sides, contrasting colours work too -  and folded 4 times alternating mountain and valley folds.

Each segment should be progressively larger and they all start at the same point about 1/3 along the straight edge.
Feel free to enhance the shape by using a scalloped, pinked or other elaborate circle die or decorative scissors.

To glue my tree together and give more dimension I used increasingly thicker foam pads for each fold.

There are also 2 foam pads on the other side.

To decorate the tree there are lots of options: create baubles with Nuvo drops or gems, garlands with glitter glue, embossing pen and powders, gel pen etc...

To make the shaker element I cut a frame from glitter card and one from cardboard instead of using dimensionals all around the frame as it is really thin. I also cut 2 pieces of acetate to sandwich my confettis.

With the glitter frame glued to the cardboard and one of acetate square,  the bottom acetate square in place, I  poured some of the confetti in the middle, before applying glue to the back of the frame and sticking over the aperture. If like me you used wet glue don't disturb the card until the glue is totally dry, otherwise some of the confetti will get stuck!

Echo Park Christmas Gingham 6" x 6" Paper Pad
Studio Light Basics Clear Stamp And Die Set - No.17
Karen Burniston Spinner Square Pop-Up Die Set
John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia
Tonic Studios Nuvo Confetti - Desert Sunset Stars
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder - White Pearl
JEJE Double Sided Foam Squares - 1mm
JEJE Double Sided Foam Squares - 2mm
JEJE Double Sided Foam Squares - 3mm
WOW! Embossing Powder - Metallic Gold Rich

You were warned, quite a lot involved... but you can take from this anything you like!

I will leave you with a last photo of the card, opened flat:

Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Addicted to Stamps, Allsorts, Stamping Sensations, Vintage Journey, SSS Wednesday and Crafty Cardmakers challenges.


  1. A lovely shaker card - so festive.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  2. This will certainly standout it has such a lot of wonderful ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Simply fantabulous! Amazing layout and shaker card. Thanks for sharing at ATSM.

  4. Fabulous interactive Christmas card! I have never made a shaker on a card, let alone a spinner, too! My favorite bit is the wee folded Christmas tree! Thank you for sharing your steps and your inspiration at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  5. A colourful festive creation. Shaker cards look very effective I think! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  6. A really pretty Christmas creation, thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Lovely festive shaker card.
    Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week. :)

  8. Very pretty christmas card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month

  9. Oh what a gorgeous Shaker card, love the banner and the tree.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. Fantastic interactive Christmas card! Love the traditional colours and the design is amazing!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  11. Wonderful shaker card Christine.
    Flo xx

  12. Awesome project. I agree, sometimes you just have to make that super special Christmas card. I really like the folded tree-will be trying that! Also love the shimmer on the ornaments. Happy Holidays!!

  13. Such a stunning card and great use of those beautiful papers!! Such a clever design too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  14. Yes, it is quite involved but well worth the effort. Love every bit of it with so many wonderful details. You should join the Karen Burniston Pop Up Peeps if you haven't already. We would love to see your card there. Here is a link:


    Thanks for joining the challenge this month at A Vintage Journey

  15. Omg, absolutely gorgeous. Love the design and the details in this beautiful card. Please join the Karen Pop Peeps to show your stunning project. Hugs Irene

  16. What a great card design, from the dangling baubles to the pop-up tree inside - so clever! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x