Sunday 8 January 2023

Monthly Step by Step Tutorial: Make a mini shaker card

Hi Tea-Timers! Happy New Year! I hope you a wonderful, crafty, Christmas break and are ready for a new year of inspiration! With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I thought I would share a card suitable for a loved one in your life (or you can switch it up for any occasion by changing the sentiment!).

What you'll need:

- Takeout Coffee Cup dies 

Coffee Lover Clear Stamp Set

Let's Spoon Clear stamp set

Shaker Embellishment Mix

- Simple Circle die set

- Coloured card (I used Vanilla by Lawn Fawn, and Ballet Slipper and Aqua Sky by Concord and 9th for my coffee cup, and Soft Smoke by T4T for my card base)

- Die cutting machine

- Liquid glue

- Thin foam strips and regular foam tape

- Acrylic block or stamping tool

- Acetate or vellum


1. From the Takeout Coffee Cup set, die cut 2 x coffee cups in Vanilla; each of the two long, slim dies in Aqua Sky and one in Ballet Slipper; and one heart from Ballet Slipper.

2.   Die cut a small circle from the middle of one of the coffee cups.

3. Glue the two blue die cuts to the top of the coffee cup to make the lid.

4. On the front of the coffee cup, use a stamp positioner or acrylic block to stamp the face from the Coffee Lovers stamp set.

5. Glue the pink long die cut to the reverse of the coffee cup, sticking out the top like a straw (I trimmed mine slightly to be the right length).

6. Also on the reverse of the coffee cup, glue a scrap of vellum or acetate.

7. Still on the reverse, add thin foam strips around the edge, and around the circle window. Fill the window with shaker mix of your choice (I used rainbow coloured clay hearts). Seal up the shaker element by sticking the 2nd coffee cup die cut over the top of the foam strips.

8. Create a card base using the Soft Smoke cardstock. Trim down a white panel to be 1/2 inch smaller than the card base on all sides.

9. Stamp the "Love you a Latte" sentiment toward the bottom of the white card panel.

10. Add liquid glue to the reverse of the coffee cup, and thin foam strips to the back of the straw and the lid. Adhere the coffee cup to the white card panel, above the sentiment.

11. Add foam tape to the reverse of the white card panel and adhere it to the centre of the card base.

12. To finish, glue a few of the clay hearts around the coffee cup - I picked out the pink and white ones to keep the colour scheme consistent. 

Sounds complicated, but really it was pretty simple to pull together - I have a video on my YouTube Channel (search Card Days Night) if you want to check out the process in more detail! 

If this has inspired you to make your own coffee shaker card, don't forget that discount code T4TJAYNE10 will get you 10% off at the T4T online store.

Happy crafting, and see you in February, where I'm sure I'll have another last minute Valentines idea for you!

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