Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining me today for Spellbinders December inspirational blog hop! More about the hop and giveaway below. Today I have several easy to make Holiday Snowflake Window Shaker Cards made with the help of Spellbinders dies.

I couldn’t decide which color sequins and beads I wanted to use for my shaker element so I ended up making a bunch of cards using different colors. All cards are absolutely identical, just the shaking bits are different.

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Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by die-cutting the beautiful Snowflake Snippet die (I used the largest die from the set) in a white woodgrain cardstock panel cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″, after cutting I ended up having a positive snowflake die cut (I set it aside to use for another project) and a negative panel with a window opening. I then used the woodgrain panel as a guide and die-cut identical square opening in my white A2 side folding card base.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

I recently got a question about die cutting wood grain textured cardstock. The question was – will the wood grain flatten if you run it through the machine? The answer is no, it will not flatter at all. If you use a shim it will flatten a bit, not too much, it will still be visible. If you cut it normally as you usually do with your dies you should have any problems with the woodgrain texture getting flattened and you can always use a small piece of this paper and test it in your machine just to be sure. All machines are slightly different, it didn’t flatten in mine.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

While I had my Platinum 6 die cutting machine out (I prefer to use my large Platinum and I always have it sitting on my desk off to the side, but because it doesn’t fit in my video frame I used a smaller machine when filming this video) I die-cut the actual snowflake piece and a word Joy out of fabulous Burnished Rose Mirror Cardstock from Tonic Studios, it has satin finish to it and it is absolutely fabulous paper. I think I had a sheet of this paper in one of my Simon’s kits and I just had to get more of it. If you know me – you know I love to use Mirror Cardstock for all of my die cutting projects.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

To make it easier to adhere my die cut piece in place I added a layer of double sided sticky to the back of my paper and simply die cut a sticker. I used Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets, you can also use Stick It from Ken Oliver, Easy Cut Adhesive from Thermoweb or if you have neither of those you can use spray adhesive or glue.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

To pop the Joy die cut up I cut identical piece out of white fun foam. I made sure to add sticky sheet to both sides of the fun foam to once again make it easier to adhere everything in place.

To create a shaker element I adhered a sheet of clear acetate from Hero Arts cut slightly larger than my window. Next, I adhered my snowflake piece – I didn’t have to fuss around with glue since I had the sticky on the back of the die cut. To build the shaker walls I used new to me product from Darice – double sided sticky strips. It’s foam adhesive, but not squares or circles or tape, but in a form of convenient strips.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

To fill my shaker I used various beads and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I also used Rose Gold sequins in 2 sizes to later embellish my card. I heat embossed some additional messages in white embossing powder onto red cardstock – I used stamps from Hero Arts here, trimmed them into a banner and a skinny strip and foam mounted onto the card along with the die cut joy.

Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

I love the way these cards turned out and they weren’t that hard to make. I didn’t make all of them into window shakers, some are just shakers, so you can’t see through to the inside of the card.

HOP ALONG WITH US!

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GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, December 10th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

I also have one $25 gift card to give away to one lucky hopper! For your chance to win, please leave a comment below and let me know if you like to make shaker cards! I’ll pick a winner on Sunday, December 10th and will announce winner here in this post.

Winner is: Stephanie Jens (Stephanie, I’ve emailed you)

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Snowflakes Snippets Dies
Spellbinders Snowflakes Snippets Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Ho Ho Ho Dies
Spellbinders Ho Ho Ho Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
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SSS | SC
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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SSS | SC
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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Hero Arts Acetate Cards 5 X 6 Inches
Hero Arts Acetate Cards 5 X 6 Inches
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SSS | SC | HA
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Darice Adhesive Foam 33 Double Sided Strips
Darice Adhesive Foam 33 Double Sided Strips
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SSS
Tonic Craft Spoon Nuvo
Tonic Craft Spoon Nuvo
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SSS | SC
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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SSS
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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SSS | SC | HA
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Seed Bead Bundle
Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Seed Bead Bundle
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PPP
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Gold Shimmer Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Gold Shimmer Seed Beads
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Spring Meadow Mix Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh Spring Meadow Mix Sequins
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Navy Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Navy Sequins
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Navy Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Navy Sequins
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
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SSS
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags
Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
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Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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SSS
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC

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Spellbinders | Snowflake Window Shaker Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. Cards using Snowflake Snippets S5-301 dies. #cardmaking #shakercard #yanasmakula #spellbinders

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190 Comments

    1. Gorgeous cards! I love shaker cards, and I really like how different your cards look with just a change in the shaker elements 🙂

    1. Gorgeous cards! I love those dies – perfect for beautiful shaker cards

    1. Stunning projects. I love all of the different effects the shakers give to each card design. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration

    1. These cards are exquisite, so elegantly eye-popping! The dies are amazing for these shaker cards….I’ll have to try this!

    1. Your shaker cards are great! The useful thing I picked from them was the foam strips – so much more convenient than ANYTHING else. Having the right materials makes all the difference. Thanks.

    1. Beautiful cards! I can’t believe how changing the colors of the sequins changes the look of the card! The snowflake die is gorgeous!

    1. I like how you experimented with different shakers for the inside- I think the navy and silver are my favorite! Plus we see how different it can look from just one version/combination. And we know it can be done via a production line method for us who like to create in mass quantities. I like the combination of the wood grain paper, the silver or rose paper, and the white on red embossing. Kudos to you and Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

    1. Yana, I look forward to seeing what you create. I really love your cards and this idea of a shaker window card. Beautiful die set too.

      1. Mirror papers just bring ” life” to everything! Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas!

    1. Your cards are beautiful. I love the snowflake dies. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    1. WOW! I love the gorgeous snowflake!! Stunning cards! Very Elegant!!

    1. I love the red & gold on the card….and I love making shaker cards!!!

    1. I like shaker cards. It is one of the easiest way to make card playful and interesting)

    1. I absolutely love making shaker cards and yours is breathtaking! The snowflake window die gives a new way to place the snowflakes into the window and add the “glitter” behind. I’m impressed by the different styles you showed using the same materials – shows just how much you can get from your dies and other materials.

    1. Amazing shaker cards. I have not made any shaker cards yet but would like to try making them.

    1. Beautiful card and perfect tutorial. Love that your video is concise – giving the perfect amount of information quickly! Good written directions and product links. I will be trying a shaker card for the first time this weekend.

    1. Absolutely beautiful cards!! I love all of them. I’ve never tried a shaker card but would love to give it a try.

    1. These cards are so lovely and elegant. I will practice making them and thank you for the ideas and the tips.

    1. These dies (and your creations with them) are what made me go to Spellbinders to check out their latest products. These snowflakes are phenomenal. I love the off-the-edge design!

    1. Yana, you make this shaker card look SO EASY!!! The gold snowflake die just went in WITHOUT ANY HITCH AT ALL!! STUNNING WORK!!! Your cards are WONDERFUL! I too would have trouble picking out what color of sequins to use! I AM IN AWE of your cards!!! 😉 (I have seen a few SB tools & others I’m needing here too! ;))

    1. Your shaker cards are beautiful. The design element is professional and suitable for framing.

    1. I make shaker cards occasionally. Thanks for the video and the great ideas.

    1. Had to buy this die to make these beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration and also for showing us how. I’m sure that everyone that will receive one will love it as much as I do.

    1. Thanks for sharing! Love shaker cards but have never really learnt to make them till I watched the video you posted. Thanks so much!!!

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