DIY Christmas Holiday Shaker Cards

November 24, 2021

DIY Christmas Holiday Shaker Cards

Hello everyone, I can't wait to share with you my latest shaker cards for the Christmas holiday! In case you don't know what shaker cards are, they are cards that have clear windows and are filled with little bits of decorative items such as confetti, sequins or ornament fillers. I'm so in love with how they turned out and they are so easy to make! Follow along my step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make these shaker cards with my hand-lettered svg file at the bottom of this post.

DIY Christmas Holiday Shaker Cards - supplies

Supplies You'll Need:

  • White and red cardstock
  • Ornament fillers/sequins/confetti
  • Acetate
  • My handlettered SVG file
  • Foam mounting tape, glue/adhesive tape
  • Cricut or other cutting machines


To make these cards, You'll need some cardstocks. Choose a colour for the outer layer (I used red) and a lighter colour for the inside. I used white for higher contrast but you can reverse the colours for a different look, like my papercut holiday cards, for example.

To create this card, you'll need my SVG file for your cutting machine (I use Cricut). Load the svg file onto Design Space and click Make it! Put red cardstock onto your cutting mat. Press the Load button. I like to use the default settings (fine point blade) for cutting paper materials. Choose cardstock setting (unless you're using a different kind of material, then you'd need to choose that specific setting for that) to cut the file onto the cardstock.

DIY Christmas Holiday Shaker Cards

Now, you should have the red outer layer in 4.25 x 5.5" cut out as the front window trim of your shaker greeting card. Next, you'll need to create the actual window using the acetate. Cut out your acetate in the same size (4.25"x5.5" or slightly smaller) and attach it to the back of the red layer using glue or adhesive tape. 

Create a border to contain all your fillers by attaching your foam mounting tape along the edge of the red layer and acetate. Next step is my favourite part, add the fillers, confetti, glitters (you can get creative here!) inside your border. You'd want to make sure that you leave a bit of room for these fillers to move around when you shake the card. So don't go overboard with your fillers!

Take a piece of white cardstock and trim to the size of 8.5 x 5.5" and fold in half. This will be the inner layer for your personal message. To close off the window and contain the fillers, peel off your foam mounting tape and carefully attach the front of your white cardstock onto the border. The fold should be on the right hand side of the red layer. You'd want to make sure the red and white layers align with each other for a cleaner look. Apply pressure onto the card and that's it! 

You've just created a beautiful shaker card! Pretty easy, right? I love the endless possibilities for these shaker cards and they are soooo fun.

DIY Christmas Holiday Handlettered Shaker Cards- Fa La La

DIY Christmas Holiday Handlettered Shaker Cards- Jingle all the way

Get this handlettered SVG file here

I hope you like this DIY tutorial! If you give this a try, be sure to share your pictures with me on Instagram and tag @tingandthings_ or use hashtag #diywithting. I'd love to see your take on it!

If you don't have time to make your own, you can also grab this card made for you in my shop as well! 

Get this shaker card here

May your holiday sparkle like these shaker cards! 
Happy creating! 

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