How To Make A Faker Shaker Card

How To Make A Faker Shaker Card

faker shaker card tutorial

Love shaker cards, but don't want to mess with layering foam? 

Design Team Member Kate here with you today. I've been seeing faker shaker cards all over the place, so today I am here with my own version. This faker shaker eliminates the use of foam tape and all the construction and bulk that comes along with it. Using this technique, you can really make your shaker element any shape/size.

Most faker shaker cards use clear acetate, but I decided to use some of our printed acetate.

faker shaker card tutorial


white rectangle and black stripe acetate as part of faker shaker tutorial

How to Create A Faker Shaker Card

To create a faker shaker card like mine, cut a rectangle to the desired size of your shaker element. I used a white rectangle.Cut your acetate big enough to wrap around that shape.

card making tutorial using acetate

Next, use a strong adhesive to attach the acetate to the back of the solid rectangle on 3 of the sides. You may need to trim the corners to avoid a bulky corner fold. It is extremely helpful to use a bone folder to crease the acetate.

making a shaker card
making a shaker card tutorial

Fill your pocket with sequins and close up the pocket. Adhere the faker shaker pocket to a card front. Now just embellish!! 

how to make a faker shaker card tutorial finished card
I added a black frame to the front of my card and some die cuts on top of the shaker. 
handmade graduation card
Here's another version of this faker shaker idea! 
designer kate deignan

Love to make cards? Here's another great card making idea by Kate!


  • Lisa

    Thank you for sharing this. I bought 3 different types of the shakers that you can buy only to have given up because everyone I’ve made has so much static in them that you cannot see in the window! It’s so aggravating all this static!! Maybe using the acetate will work. Unless you have any idea’s? I think I’m only going to put seeds in them. Thanks again and I love your video!!

  • Michelle Price

    This is such a cool idea!

  • Sherrie

    I’m new to card making… when you say “strong adhesive” would Bearly art glue work? Or do I need to use hot glue or something else entirely? Thanks!

  • 12x12 Cardstock Shop

    There is a piece of cardstock that the acetate is wrapped around. This creates the “back” of the shaker envelope and hides the seams. Hope that helps.

  • Dolores

    I just LOVE these faker shaker ideas! Thanks for sharing how to make them.

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