Thursday, September 22, 2016

Acorn Shaker Card

Happy first day of Fall!  This is my favorite season of the year and I had to celebrate with this fun acorn shaker card.  Or as I like to think of it in my head, a shake-orn!  

When I saw the adorable acorn shaker placecard in the new Autumn Leaves kit from Bird's SVGs, I just knew I had to make it. What's better than sequins and celebrating the colors of Fall?

Autumn Leaves from Bird's SVGs

I decided to make this into a full-sized card by enlarging the shaker pieces in my Cricut software. The acetate piece is 3.88" in height if you want specifics. 

I also decided to pull out some of my rubber stamps to add a sentiment and a few autumn flourishes. Before I glued the acorn walls to the card front, I strategically stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder a Happy Fall message that would go inside the acorn.  

Because I wanted to make sure the message was visible, I didn't add as many sequins as I normally would for a shaker, but I think it's still enough to add some fun movement to the card. I went with browns and golds for the acorn cap, and a mix of some yellow, orange, red and gold leaves for the bottom of the acorn. 

These colors remind me so much of the seasonal changing of the leaves. I used a piece of brown glitter card stock as the card base which adds an extra layer of sparkle.  

With this acorn being eight layers thick, there were a bunch of leftover acorn caps and bottoms when all was said and done. 

Using some Distress inks and an embossing folder, I added some color to the leftover pieces and built myself some more acorns which I can use on other projects, cards or even as little gift tags!  

Bird generously offers her new kits at a discount during the first week of sale, so be sure to check out the the Autumn Leaves kit in the next few days to enjoy the special!

Did you know that if you make one of Bird's projects and share it on her Facebook page, you have a chance to win a $10 gift card to her shop? At least one winner will be chosen every month, so don't be shy - share!

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. OMG! I love your acorn shaker card and the stamping and sequins are perfect. Great idea in enlarging it to a full sized card. Your little leftover acorns are so cute with the embossed top and nice inking. I also use Tim Holtz distressed inks and love them. Super job!

    1. Thanks Misty! I just couldn't let all those extras go to waste. :)

  2. I love your projects Lee, placing the stamping into the shaker compartments is a clever idea and the extra acorns are too cute!
    - Bird

    1. Thanks Bird! I just love this kit. It's only a matter of time before I make everything in it!!!

  3. Love your creativity on this card. So fun! I see a casing coming on

  4. Great card!!! Love the left-overs too. I can never toss the extra bits. Thanks for the idea of tags.
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    XO Nana

    1. Thanks April! I have a hard time trashing my scraps, especially when they're so cute. :)