Partial Shaped Shaker + Simon’s DieCember Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Today I am participating in a special blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember™ release!

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from the amazing Heather Hoffman’s blog; but if you are just joining in, WELCOME! You can find the entire hop list at the bottom of this post.

I love creating shaker cards and I thought it would be fun to use the new Fold Over Tree die and create a different type of shaker!

This one is only a partial shaker because the tree only partially die cuts into the cardstock; it also does not shake much (on purpose), as I wanted to have lots of sequins sandwiched in there to create a colorful background inside the shaker window.

I also wanted to add some special touches to this card by die cutting the Corbel Border die into the card base… the result is a delicate, see-through design that adds an elegant touch to the card. I had so much fun making these cards, I ended up doing a set of 4!



To see how easy these cards were to make (and how fun!), be sure to check out the video below! If you enjoy, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more weekly inspiration.




As part of the Simon DieCember release hop, Simon is allowing all of the designers in the hop to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! So make sure to leave a comment below and hop on over to the other designers blogs for more chances to win! Your next stop is the talented Jessica Frost-Ballas’s blog!



Simon Says Stamp 
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr
Debby Hughes
Heather Hoffman
Nina Marie Trapani  —that’s me!
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Wanda Guess
Heather Ruwe
Suzy Plantamura
Lisa Addesa
Amy  Rysavy
Carissa Wiley
Shari Carroll




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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.


342 Responses

  1. cassied17 says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the classic looking shaker

  2. Deb S. says:

    Very clever use of the tree die! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  3. Laurie B says:

    So pretty!!! That border die is gorgeous!!!

  4. Janet Trapp says:

    Super cute use of this die! Love it!
    ~God bless!

  5. Eleni says:

    Great card! Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Jackie P. says:

    Love how you used the tree die to make a shaker card and i also like how you used thar other die to make a frame around the tree. Great ideas!!

  7. super stick chick says:

    Wonderfully clever card! Loved the video too.

  8. irisesther54 says:

    These cards are very pretty.

  9. D.Ann C says:

    The repeat of the Corbel border makes a fab background for your shaker!

  10. papertokens says:

    Cool! I would have never thought of creating a partial shaker card :)

  11. This is a perfect shaker card!

  12. Just adorable. I love the bright and festive sequins in the shaker. And the background with the Corbel die is gorgeous!

  13. Linda Duensing says:

    So clever and I probably would have never thought to do a partial die for a shaker card. That’s why I watch all you designers to get new ideas. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  14. Laura Bollard says:

    Your colorful card is really cheery. I’d love to receive a Christmas card like that. I also love the background diecut – that’s on my wish list

  15. Jenny van Westrop says:

    Love this card with stunnig corbel die background.
    Great idea to make this into a shaker card.
    Thanks Nina

  16. I really love the way you made the partial die cut into a shaker card!

  17. Barbara B says:


  18. Audrey Holtslander says:

    LOVE THIS PARTIAL TREE CARD! Such a different and elegant design.

  19. Attard Judie says:

    Brilliant cards! Love the background die!!

  20. Irene says:

    You always amaze with the creativity in your cards…so many great ideas in this one card for stretching the fabulous SSS dies!

  21. KathleenB says:

    Wow…the colors of the shaker are really joyful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Barb A in AZ says:

    I wasn’t interested in the half Christmas tree die until I saw your video. Now it’s on my wish list! Terrific card.

  23. What a beautiful card with all that texture! I love the partial tree shaker with the holiday sequin! What a great idea to use corbel columns around the border of the card! It just adds more delightful texture! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Becca straub says:

    This card is my favorite

  25. Naama says:

    What a fun card! I love shaker cards, but they tend to be more on the cutesy-fun side, I really love the elegant touch on this one. Thank for the inspiration :)

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