How to Make Christmas Shaker Cards

LEARN HOW TO MAKE FUN CHRISTMAS PRESENT SHAKER CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Who doesn’t love a fun interactive card? Add a little shake and noise and the kids will LOVE it!

I wanted to make a cute shaker card this year for Christmas and I think this Christmas present shaker is perfect.

The fill is a mix of Santa, reindeer, stars, trees, snowflakes, etc. So bright and fun.

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

TBH Crafters Club Members can download the SVG cut file for this project in the File Library.

Not a Member? Click here or the link at the bottom of the page to join!

This post contains some affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you). Read my full disclosure policy here.

CHRISTMAS PRESENT SHAKER CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Christmas Present Shaker Cards

Christmas Present Shaker Cards

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make a cute and fun Christmas present shaker card!

Materials

  • My FREE Christmas Present Shaker Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Shaker Fill
  • Glue or adhesive
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Foam Tape

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat (blue) or StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Pen
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Christmas Present Shaker Card (#106) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line.

select the fold line of the envelope

Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

change the linetype to score under the operation menu

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and select attach

Repeat this step for the card base.

repeat this for the card base

Next, find the text layer.

select the text

Change the text to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.

change the text to pen under the operation menu

highlight the group and select attach

Attach the text and the base layer by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the six mats for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

see the six layers for this project and click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock and Acetate. Select your materials accordingly.

select your cardstock option

To add acetate, head to Browse All Materials and search Acetate. Select the material.

under all materials, select acetate

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

to load the mat press the flashing arrows button

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

to begin the cut, press the flashing "C" button

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel, pen, and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.

time to assemble

First, add your adhesive tape around the edges of the window layer.

first add adhesive to the edges on the inside of the window card

Remove the paper backing and add the acetate.

take the paper tape off the adhesive and place the acetate on top

Next, add foam adhesive around the edges of the acetate.

I recommend doubling the foam adhesive creating two layers. How thick you make your tape will depend on the choice of shaker fill.

add the foam adhesive tape along the edges of the acetate

Add your shaker fill to the card.

add your shaker fill

Remove the paper backing and place the backing piece onto the foam adhesive.

add the backing layer on top of the foam tape

Add glue to the back of the bow and adhere into place.

add glue to the back of the bowplace onto the front of the shaker

Add glue to the back of the tag and adhere into place.

add glue to the back of the tagadhere in place

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish the fold with your scraper.

fold the card base along the score lineburnish with your scraper

Add adhesive tape or glue to the back of the shaker and adhere to the front of the card base.

add adhesive to the back of the shakerplace the shaker onto the card base

Adhere the mat and layer for the messaging panel and attach to the inside of the card base.

layer and mat the message paneladhere to the inside of the card

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.

fold the envelope along the score lineburnish with the scraper

Add glue to the outside edge of the inlay piece as well as around the cutout on the envelope.

add glue to the outside edge of the inlay layerand the cutout on the envelope

Place the inlay onto the envelope.

adhere the inlay to the envelope

Place the card into the envelope. Bring the side flaps inward and add glue along the bottom edges.

add glue to the bottom edge of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up to form the emvelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your shaker card is now ready!

Make these for any family with kids and they will love you for it!

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

Happy Holidays!

WANT THE SVG CUT FILE TO MAKE THIS PROJECT YOURSELF?

JOIN THE BEARDED HOUSEWIFE CRAFTERS CLUB TO GAIN ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF SVG CUT FILES, PROJECTS, AND OUR EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY!

WANT TO REMEMBER THIS POST FOR LATER? PIN THIS POST TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!

Responses

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. What a fun and super cute shaker card Nick! People always love the interaction of shakers cards, including adults. lol They are just plain fun! I love the design of this one cause who doesn’t love a big present?! lol Hugs, Brenda

  2. What a cute card! I’m glad I happened to see this because unfortunately, this week I haven’t received any of the emails, not even in my spam folder. Not sure why the emails stopped coming, but glad I happened to see this here.

  3. Perfect timing – I was just going to search for some info on how to ‘s for shaker cards and voila – your email arrives with another really sweet and easy to make card. I’ve been having so much fun trying out each day’s tutorial – thank you for holding the 12 days Holidays event!

  4. I just want to say how very much I am enjoying this card series! You make the process for each card so easy to follow, and the cards are all beautiful. I love the special envelopes, too. Thanks for sharing them!

Skip to Instructions