Simon Saturday – You Are Loved an alternative to shaker cards

Hey guys, I hope you have had a great week ?

It’s time for a new Simon Saturday.


Ok confession time…..I am AWFUL at shaker cards, I love them and of course you all know my love of sequins but making them i really am rubbish at them, I have tried everything out there and spent hours reading around, watching videos and speaking to people about making the perfect shaker card and mine just never ends up…well worthy of the shaker card title, I even purchased a Fuse Tool in the hope that all my shaker dreams had come true to be left bitterly disappointed when I discovered the seal was coming unstuck after a short while.

But that all said I have come to terms that I am shaker challenged and admire anyone who can make them. It has however led me to look for alternative ways to use my sequins (and justify the thousands of sequins I own). I have spoken in the past that I do craft on a budget, and lets be honest one of the costly items in crafting is dies so i do try and always try to find plenty of ways of using them.

If you saw my post with Simon’s latest release you would have seen the super cute Happy Cloud dies that I had to play with and I decided to show a way you can use the negative from the dies, along with a possible alternative to shaker cards.


Now i know nothing can replace that shaker element of a card, but this is an alternative to use up those shaker elements, and also if you don’t want to send something in the post that sounds like a envelope full of beans.

To create the card I laid out all the elements first and secured the clouds into place with washi tape.


Once I had die cut the clouds I laid the negative piece of card onto position on my card base and using a pencil marked out where the clouds would be.

I then set about adhering the sequins into place, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and Studio Katia Majestic Fushion sequin mix. This was slightly fiddly but also quite therapeutic.

You can see the pencil lines through the sequins, but as long as I make sure its lined up at the end then it doesn’t matter.


Whilst that was drying I die cut the You word using Neenah and did this twice and adhered them together for dimension, I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and then adhered them both to the panel.


I added some foam tape to the back and lined it up and adhered it to the card base, making sure the sequins were all fully dry first.

To finish off I added a couple of the sequins to the card front.


This would work easily with seed beads or most other shaker materials and honestly i really enjoyed creating it.

I hope this is something other shaker challenged crafters will try too ๐Ÿ™‚


A huge thank you to all who entered the giveaway on my last Simon Saturday post.

I had to do the draw twice as the first winner was who won it last time, but the second time the winner was picked as…..


Emma who saidย I like the puffy stickers and how you used them.
I would like to see some coloring for future posts.

Emma thank you for your comment, I will definitely feature more colouring as it is what I love to do most ๐Ÿ™‚

If you could please email me at please include your full mailing address and also anything craft wise you don’t wish to receive in your good bag from Simon Says Stamp.


As always there is another giveaway again to win a goodie bag from Simon Says Stamp worth at least $25

To enter just leave a comment below before 16th February 2018 12pm GMT and a winner will be randomly selected to win.

I hope you all have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Happy Crafting


18 thoughts on “Simon Saturday – You Are Loved an alternative to shaker cards

  1. Super beautiful card!! I should finally try this technique, thanks for reminding me! I think it’s great that it’s less bulky than shaker cards! :))


  2. Brilliant alternative shaker card Tracy! I’ve always had trouble with shakers that don’t shake lol! This is the perfect answer! Xx


  3. Good tip for shaker cards! My problem with shaker cards is that the shaker items don’t seem to ‘shake’ very well in the hole. They seem to get caught in the sides, or stuck together and stop shaking…


    1. Jeanie yes that’s a problem I had, people just said to double the tape up (which makes the cards really bulky then) for sticking to side run an anti static powder bag or tool around it x


  4. Thatโ€™s such a great idea for a shaker alternative !! And I really love the result, really beautiful ! Thanks for sharing because Iโ€™ve a whole bunch of sequins to use to !!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Love from France, Marjorie


  5. Never worry about not being able to do that shaker as good as others. I know some of the craft designers out there seem to be able to do anything they want but there are others of us that can’t. You have embossing powder down and I have so much trouble with that I fill with the shakes just thinks about it. I personally like your alternative to shakers and would be proud to create a card that good as we you have. Be proud !
    Congratulations to Emma !


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