Sunday, September 16, 2018

Autumn Shaker

     Here is a shaker card using the Autumn Season's Greetings paper from Graphic 45. The shaker is built over a piece of ephemera. It is difficult to see in the picture, but the filling for the shaker is Michael's "Fun in a Jar". I bought this 3 jar set a couple of years ago. It came in several colors. I bought the brown and the turquoise. I truly regret not buying every single color that they had. When you move the card the 3 different types of filler each react in its own individual way. The spherical pieces roll around, while the flat circles grab the light. 

     The frame around the shaker is made using brown metallic paper which is embossed with a 3D folder. The metallic paper catches the light. Two corners of the frame feature a fussy-cut sunflower and feathers. The ivory bow made of seam binding softens the card as do the brown pearls. 

     The inside of the card is an ephemera card, with a fussy-cut edge. Under the upper left corner is the center of the frame from the card front. It is diagonally cut and used as an accent. The brown and white stripe is trimmed on the diagonal.

     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SEASON cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of  Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
  • Season's Patterns and Solids 
Stay tuned for more cards this year.


Winter Birdhouse
Winter Cozy Snow Day
Winter Pop Up Gift Card Holder
Winter Box on Card
Winter Calendar 
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons (Autumn)
     Card Stock: My Colors - Desert Cactus
                       Paper Source: Metallic Brown
     Embossing Folder: Crafter's Companion - Pretty Florals
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: Recollections- Fun in a Jar
                    Pearls - Brown
                    Seam Binding - Ivory


Cards 4 Galz - Thoughts for Fall - #25 *
The Crafter's Cafe - Autumn - #23 - Top 3

Crafty Catz - Extra Pearls - #53 - *
Crafty Friends - Dry Embossing #47 - *
Dragonfly Journeys - Fall Festival of Colors - #10 - *
Scrap From Your Heart - Autumn Colors - #34 - *


  1. So very beautiful with all those fantastic fall images you added. And, I love that it is a shaker card.

  2. Oh, wow! This is perfectly done and so beautiful for Autumn!! Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. WOW what a gorgeous card Sharon! I love the Graphic 45 papers you used, so rich and colorful! Awesome shaker design and details! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

  4. An awesome card, loving those layers and bits and pieces. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  5. This is stunning and thanks for sharing at crafty catz

  6. Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Embossing’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]