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Bear Shaker Card

Bear Shaker

Hi All!

I’m not really big into shakers, but this set of beads combined with the May challenge made me want to make one. The beads are tiny, so you don’t need to worry about them having enough room under the window sheet. And, using the craft foam really makes it easier, rather than trying to use several pieces of foam tape. The foam I used is 2mm thick, but I think 3mm would be even better.

Here is a close-up of the beads:

Bear Shaker

And here is a close-up of the bear coloring:

Bear Shaker

So far, I have received about 75 cards! Wow, they keep coming and I love it! I am so humbled by the kindness shown by so many people – from the efforts that went into the cards to the sweet messages you wrote inside. It’s just absolutely wonderful to be connected to so many good people. How special the kids will feel!

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E57, E55, E53, E51

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
Heart Duet Dies
Heart Duet Dies
Happy Pandas
Happy Pandas
Shaker Shack Beads
Shaker Shack Beads
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Stampin' Up! Window Sheets
Window Sheets
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Linen Thread
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Stampin' Up! Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots


  1. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am


    Hi Darlene! I’ve never been a big fan of shaker cards either. They seemed terribly fiddily to do. But this one looks quite doable. And it turned out to be quite cute as well.

  2. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 7:18 am


    This is adorable!! I also liked how you adhered your foam to your card base first. That’s always my biggest issue is trying to align everything. I’m going to try your way. Thanks for sharing with us!!

  3. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 8:09 am


    Love love love your shaker card Darlene! I have problems sometimes with the beads sticking to the foam even when using the embossing powder tool. Who wouldn’t love to receive this card!

  4. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 10:20 am


    LOVE this card and how the bear is tucked into a heart So cute, Darlene!

  5. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 10:57 am


    Wow this card is so cute! I love the shaker techniques too! It’s a bummer that Stampin’ Up! is retiring the two way glue pen, we’ll have to find a replacement! 😉

  6. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, where did you get your fun foam? I don’t see it in the list of supplies. I would like to get just white….

    • wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 3:49 pm


      I don’t know what stores you have in your area, but if you have a Hobby Lobby or Michael’s nearby, they carry the foam. It’s generally in the kid’s crafts section, like with felt, beads, & such. You can also get it at Simon Says Stamp: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/9-x-12-WHITE-FUN-FOAM-12-Pack-118711-118711FF?currency=USD, but I think with the shipping it is pretty costly there. I’d recommend any big box store that carries kid’s crafting supplies. HTH! ~ Andrea

      • wrote on May 20th, 2016 at 11:17 am

        Carol Mac

        ok thanks, I tried Walmart but they don’t sell white foam by itself, only with a large pack of colors. Did you say that you didn’t care for the peel and stick craft foam? someone said that, but can’t remember who or why they didn’t like it.

        • wrote on May 22nd, 2016 at 10:36 am

          Darlene DeVries

          I think the peel and stick would work great – I don’t have it.

    • wrote on May 20th, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Carol. I didn’t include it in the supply list because everything I saw online was in major bulk. That’s why I recommended going to the craft store. In addition to Andrea’s link, you can search for Darice foamies. I think that’s the actual brand I have (the tag has since fallen off).

  7. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Sandy Joe

    I like that 1 Darlene. It has a clean look. I was wondering about the process of design. How did that work for you. And how long did it take. For me that seems to end the longest and hardest part.

    Excellent card ?

    • wrote on May 20th, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Sandy. I totally agree with you about design – it’s definitely the longest and hardest part. I can spend anywhere from 30 minutes (on a very good day!) to 8 hours (when I’m not having a very creative day – or days) designing a card. I did a video about card design if you want to check it out here: https://livelovecards.com/card-design-101/

  8. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Lesley S

    Looking for replacement to the Stampin Up Two-Way Glue Pen? Zig Kuretake make them. I’ve found them at Michaels, and they’re also available online at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

  9. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 2:45 pm


    Thank you. This is much easier than the way that I tried to make a shaker card. Love the card.

  10. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    mary w

    Great shaker card!

  11. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 3:30 pm


    Hi Darlene,
    This card is so adorable. I am going to try this tomorrow when I am in my cottage creating…. thank you for such inspiring ideas and techniques. 🙂

  12. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 5:03 pm


    Very cute! I do love a shaker card and always like seeing another way to put one together. ??

  13. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Jenny Chilton

    Darlene I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. It’s so gorgeous and like you said quick and easy to make. Love the little beads. I also love how you used the foam behind the card. It makes it so much easier and no sticky mounts for beads to stick to. Thank you once again for sharing.

  14. wrote on May 18th, 2016 at 6:43 pm


    Darlene, I have never made a shaker card. They have never been a favourite of mine but I am going to go look for supplies and give this card a go. I love it!!!! So cute.

  15. wrote on May 19th, 2016 at 6:39 am


    Wow. Darlene-I could watch you make cards for hours. This is so adorable. Have you ever made a shaker card for a man? If so, would you share it? Thanks again for a sweet card. You are so, so talented.

    • wrote on May 22nd, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks Patti! Actually, the only other shaker I’ve made is a tag HERE. You could adapt this design to use regular balloon dies and leave off the heart and bear. I think just some shaker balloons in maybe black, blue, and silver would be a good masculine look.

  16. wrote on May 19th, 2016 at 10:32 am


    You did a VERY GOOD job explaining steps to the shaker card, and this card is adorable – trying to resist buying all the stuff to make it now! Great job! I have never thought of using liquid glue for putting the shaker together – thanks!

  17. wrote on May 19th, 2016 at 12:53 pm


    This card is extraordinary! Using the fun foam makes it so professional looking…….lol. Oh, and as soon as I saw that Stampin Up was no longer carrying the two way glue pen I thought, “Oh no, what is Darlene going to do? I know she loves that stuff!”

    Love the card. Gotta try it.

  18. wrote on May 20th, 2016 at 6:55 pm


    Such a fun shaker card, Darlene!! I love it!! It may just have encouraged me to make my first one!!

  19. wrote on May 21st, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Gigi Maggio

    What a great shaker card. Very easy to follow your instructions. Love your work Darlene!

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