Wednesday, 12 September 2012

How To Make A Halloween Shaker Card. Using A Bugaboo Image

It's the middle of my last month (boo hoo hooo) as a Guest Designer at Bugaboo, which means it's time for my Bugaboo Tutorial. Tammy suggested I redo my 'How To' make a Shaker Card tutorial, adding a Bugaboo Digi to it instead, so here it is! I did try to film this. John was very clever and made a clampy-whatsit-thingy with an old bendy lamp, which he pulled apart and screwed my old camera (That no longer takes pictures but can still film) to it. I had a practice, and filmed me colouring, but decided it would take too long to film my hands making a shaker card. Bit like a naked Sooty and Sweep Show.
To start...Pick a card in the colour you want to use, failing that, cover it with the colour you'd like, and some nice backing paper (Freebie from Bearly Mine Designs). I used photo glue and a strip of double-sided sellotape to do this bit. (The rest is just Photo Glue)Choose what size of frame you'd like to use and cut out a square from some strong cardboard. I used the card from the back of an art pad and covered it with contrasting paper. Bend the paper around the frame before you try glueing it. Snip off the corners so they fold neatly.
Add acetate, (mine was cut from what was once a box for cards) to the back of the frame with double-sided sellotape, and then 3D foam strips. If you don't think the 3D tape is thick enough, you can always add another layer.
Choose a picture to go inside your frame. I picked Scene-it-Halloween Peekers from Bugaboo Putting it into Word I added a starry sky (PinkPetticoat) back ground then coloured the digi with Promakers. Cut it out so it will fill the frame then fix it to your card.
Here I've added some (my last tiny bit!) black eyelash wool to the frame and some black ribbon to the card. The ribbon goes round the card through a little snip in the fold and fixes on the inside with tape.
I would do the inside of the card before you add the shaker frame, this will hide any ribbons, cords or brads you may have fixed to the front. If you plan on fixing brads to the front, do this first. If you think about it afterwards, fix the brads to small circles of card and then using a dob of silicone glue stick them to the card.
Add beads or sequins, (If you're making a Christmas card you could use snow flakes or even white flower soft) to the centre of your picture and then carefully fix the frame over them and press down firmly. (Don't sneeze!)
Add any embellishments you'd like. Above I've added Lavender Stickles Glitter Glue, later I added gems, flowers, and some purple sparkly elastic cord. And there you have it...
A Halloween Shaker Card! Thank you for stopping by!!
Haunted design house-oh my gourd!
Go and have a look at the DT creations!
OSAAT- Card For under 18s
Crafty Creations-Moving Parts
Bearlymine-anything goes
Can you digi it-find your inner phoenix
Corrosive challenges by Janet-myth and magic
Tanda Stamps-myth and mystery
Alota Rubber Stamps - Halloween
Pixieduststudio pixie-Halloween
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central-Halloween+ (Promarkers and Stickles) TOP THREE!!
Pile it on-patterned paper
PaperTakeWeekly-things that make you go awwww
I Love Promarkers-what's cooking (In the cauldron?)
Pin and tack-anything goes
Forever Night Challenges
-Anything Goes


  1. very cool, I love the image and colour choices, great how to as well.x
    This would make a good entry with us over at Haunted Design House.
    mark x

  2. That is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing your tutorial! Your card is so cute!

  3. Thank you for the great tutorial! I might have to give it a try!

  4. I love shaker cards and never think to make one for any other season apart from Christmas. This is super. Thank you for sharing at MM @ HDH this week

  5. That's fab, Lyn! I love that spider on the paper - such a great expression!

  6. Easy to follow tutorial Lyn, thank you. Love the finished card! :0)

  7. This is just awesome Lyn... your instructions are very clear & concise... I will have to take some time and make one!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sandy S

  8. Your card looks great. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  9. Wow thank you so much for this great tutorial. You make it seem easy... not sure that I could make such an amazing creation however... Just stunning.

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  10. Awesome tutorial, and love that shaker card...
    Too darn cute!

  11. How stinkin' cute is this?! I love your tutorial - must give your way a try!
    Great to have you guest designing for us!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  12. I love your shaker card lyn, fabulous papers and images and always wondered how to do this, then nearly asked the dumbest question, but answered it myself..just in time.
    A very easy to follow tutorial, thank you for all your details.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. I love shaker cards and then to throw in the Bugaboos too...super!

  14. Oh awesome Spyder - thank you for playing along with us at Haunted Design House :-) xxxx

  15. Thanks for sharing.
    Nydeligt kort.

  16. Thank you for the fab tutorial! Lovely card! hugs, Helena

  17. Hi Lyn this is absolutely fantastic the colours, design and image along with the embellishments look superb, the tutorial is brilliant. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Bearly Mine
    Lorraine x

  18. Love shaker cards and this is a great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at CYDI?!

  19. VERY FUN! LOVE the way you interpreted the CYDI? challenge! Thanks for playing with us!

  20. SO FUN! LOVE the way you interpreted the CYDI? challenge. Thanks for playing with us today!

  21. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 13, 2012. Thanks again.

  22. Fun shaker card! Thanks for joining CYDI? this week.

  23. this is amazing! i absolutely love shakers, and this tutorial has given me some wonderful ideas :)

    thank you for joining the Forever Night Challenge!

  24. Great kids card! Thank you for sharing with us at Tanda Teaser. XOXO Zoe

  25. fantastic card and thanks for the tutorial, awesome
    thanks for joining the Forever Night challenge
    FN DT

  26. Super fun and oh, so creative! Love it :) Thanks for sharing this on Crafty Creations!

    Also, I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes Challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  27. An excellent tutorial.. Looks like you had great fun doing it too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our ' Under 18's challenge. Hope to see you back next week.
    Choccy x and Manderly x

  28. Love your card and the tutorial is fabulous. thanks for joining us at CYDI?

  29. WOW - this is fabulous, great tutorial too. Thanks for joining us at Spark Your Creativity Now, (Pin and Tack) this month.

  30. What a stunning shaker card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  31. This is awesome! Thanks for the "how to"! Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you tomorrow with the new challenge!
    Karen C

  32. Fab tutorial I am going to bookmark it. Love your card very cool and classy. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House xx

  33. Great shaker card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

  34. Super cute, love the shaker and the adorable Bugaboo image. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

  35. Fantastic card....I wonder what is cooking in the cauldron??!! Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
    Lorraine x

  36. Wow this is fantastic,
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty bloggers network.
    CBN DT

  37. I do so love shaker boxes/cards...I haven't made one in ages either! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Can You Digi It? this week!



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