Avery Elle, Card, Catered Crop

Catered Crop: Happy Birthday Shaker Card

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my quickfire card for the Catered Crop: Good Birthdays challenge. I was so glad when I found out the birthday theme since I needed a card for my friend’s daughter who will turn 10 next week. It’s not often that I get to make kid birthday card which is absolutely challenging to me. I didn’t want to give her a dull and boring card for her first two-digit birthday. Then I came up with a interactive shaker card.


I started by white embossing the sentiment from Handwritten Note stamp set by Every Elle on the bottom of my card base from Raspberry Fizz cardstock. Then I created number ten: the one with the alphabet die from Avery Elle and the zero with the circle die from My Favorite Things. To make my number one look like candle, I placed little star accent over the inlaid die cut. 

Next, I cut one piece of acetate with the next bigger circle die and glued it using mini glossy accents to the inside of card base. Then I put thin cuts of foam tape along the edge of the window to create little well, filled with the sequins from Neat And Tangled along with some tiny beads. After that, I covered my window with confetti paper from American Crafts. I finished my card by drawing some white dashed lines. 


Here is a close-up of all the details from this card. I love how my card turned out. Fun, lovely, cheery, joyful, and colorful! Do you think a 10-year-old girl like this card? I hope so! Anyway, I had so much fun creating my first shaker card. (I have wanted to make a sequin shaker card since I came across this fun video tutorial by Laura Bassen. I’m so happy that I finally made it my own.)


FYI, these are the supplies I used for my card: Cuttlebug cutting machine was not pictured. That’s all I have for today.

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Make sure to stop by the Catered Crop blog to see the rest of the DT creations. I hope you play along with us as the winners will have a chance to guest design on the next recipe swap.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend! Happy crafting!


  1. PPresley

    This is a Super Cute card! Where do you buy your acetate?

    09 . Jan . 2015
  2. Christa

    Love this shaker card. You’ve made my imagination go wild.

    07 . Jul . 2014
  3. donna mikasa

    Oooh, I love shaker cards and yours is so colorful and fun! Thanks so much for joining our first AE Challenge!

    28 . Feb . 2014
  4. Jingle

    This is very cute! Love your shaker box!

    26 . Feb . 2014
  5. Karolyn at Paper Therapy

    This is super fun and cute, May!! Love how you made it a shaker card – I’m sure the little girl that received this was THRILLED! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle Challenge – we’re so glad you did!!

    26 . Feb . 2014
  6. Rachael

    Hi May, what a fun birthday card. I LOVE the colour and the sequin shaker is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday!

    Have a great week
    Rachael 🙂

    26 . Feb . 2014
  7. loz

    Fabulous shaker card May. I saw this on MIM..Loz

    25 . Feb . 2014
  8. laurafadora

    Fabulous shaker! Perfect for a 10yr. old girl! So fun!

    24 . Feb . 2014
  9. taheerah

    So many great and clever details on this card!! Love how you used a candle for the one, and the shaker is just awesome – I really now need some beads to add to my own shakers!! Great choice of background patterned paper as well. I’m so glad you were inspired by my challenge and linked up to it so I could see this fun creation! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

    23 . Feb . 2014
  10. Catered Crop

    Oh my! So much fun. It’s like a birthday party in a card. Love it!

    22 . Feb . 2014

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