Shaker Card 1 - Guest Designing for ICR


This is going to be a special post for 2 reasons

1. Guest Designing for Indian Craft Room - The first challenge I participated last October was for ICR! And now I'm a guest designer! Isn't that a great honour? :) Thank you so much ICR team for choosing me!

2. It's not one card this time, but 2 cards - and the theme? well, it is the ongoing coasteride ICRCMON01 - Shaker card + 3 patterned papers

So, onto the first card.

I was so inspired by the Star fold card I saw recently on the Itsy Bitsy blog, that I wanted to try one! That is a very clearly explained tutorial.

Here is what I made - a star fold shaker card!

Wondering where are 3 PPs here? One more for surprise on the inside :)

This is how the card looks on the inside. Those strawberries are yummy, aren't they?

I started by making the base of the star fold card out of a 12x12 inches black cs, following the tutorial. I've then measured, trimmed and glued parts of a geometric patterned paper from the DCWV sweet stack. I loved those strawberries in rows and trimmed and glued them too. I then stamped the sentiment onto the middle portion and added a few sequins to add some interest.

Then began the journey of creating the shaker. I took a black cs, cut it in the shape of a circle for the base and adhered a contrasting patterned paper to it. I then took a corrugated sheet that came in some packaging and cut out 2 circle frames. This gives the depth to the shaker, since foam tapes do not look good on forming the circle shape. The frames are stuck one on top of another and attached to the circle base in black and yellow pp. I covered the inside and outside using same colored quilling strip so that the corrugated sheet is not visible. The next step is to add the sequins to form the shaker element. I made another frame of the same size out of the yellow pp, attached a circle cut acetate sheet to the back and glued it to the base with the sequins. That completes the shaker element!

It is then attached to the base star fold :)

I've also done some stencil work on the back of the star, along with heat embossing on gold. I've used the Mini Punchinella stencil from TCW.

Backside of the card after folding

Front side of the card after folding

That's it for the star card :) Check out my next post on the second card! :)

Linking the cards to,

2. Ranganjali - July - Geometric
This card is entirely geometric, listing down a few
  1. Shape of the card - A 6 pointed star
  2. Patterned paper used - Symmetrically trimmed and used at each place, for all 3 patterned sheets used
  3. Sentiment stamp chosen for its shape - contained within a rectangle
  4. Gold embossing using stencil - geometric patterns
  5. Sequins placed around sentiment in the shape of a triangle

3. PABD - #8 - Layers
4. Pink and Main Challenges - #11
5. Country View Challenges - July - Fun with circles
6. Craft Stampers - Take It Make It July

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my cards! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)


  1. Thank you for sharing this creation over at Allsorts "Frame it" Challenge.

  2. Wonderful shaker card and like your choice of colours.
    Thank you for joining our Frame it challenge this week at Allsorts.


  3. Fabulous project. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  4. Lovely card...
    Wish to see you again next month with Peek-a-boo designs products...
    Thank you for joining us at Peek-a-boo challenge this month...

    Peek-a-boo design team

  5. Beautiful :) Its nice to see as our GD on ICR :) Thanks for sharing your project

  6. super shaker card and great how to - brilliant circle project! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck. Hugs rachel xx

  7. Thank You for bringing in such an awesome card to our table as a Guest Designer.... Hope to have you play with us for long!

  8. Such beautiful card... and the geometric design....awesome!!

  9. Love the graphic card with geometric shape...very unique! TFS! :)
    Suchi xx

  10. Really cool card and fantastic execution Karthikha! :) Thank you so much for playing along Challenge #8 over at Peek-a-Boo Designs!
    All the best! <3


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