Nutty as a Squirrel


Give this bright card a little shake and watch the sparkly sequins and charming squirrels zip around like . . . well, SQUIRRELS! Shaker cards are a fun trend we'll be seeing a lot more of in 2015, and thanks to all these new, adorable and detailed Poppystamps dies, creating one is easier than ever!


I used the new Grendon Wreath to highlight the shaker circle. I love the little acorn on the bottom which gives it a wonderful woodsy feel. If you are already a shaker fan, then you probably have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve to make your own. For this card, I used a small piece of a clear ink jet computer-printable transparent plastic sheet, which is nice and stiff and easy to use. But any kind of clear plastic film material will work for your shaker window. Tiny Frisky Squirrels and blue sequins zip aroud the inside of the shaker pocket in a crazy frenzy! I think I was inspired by so many squirrels darting through the trees out my craft room window this time of year!

Now it's time for you to do a little nutty squirrel dance of your own, because this beautiful die, the Grendon Wreath, is today's blog candy prize! One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and all you have to do to win is leave a comment. Come back and play along every day for even more  chances to win a beautiful new Poppystamps die!

Thanks for joining us today! Live your life in color!

Michele Signature copy



Beautiful Card!

This shaker card is to die for! I love everything about it especially the wreath die. Looking forward to seeing more ideas!

Wow! This is the cutest shaker card, ever! Love the squirrels! Thanks for sharing,(would I ever like to win this die!)

OMGoodness, this card made me smile! I love squirrels - this is so cute with the squirrels in the shaker! Must have these squirrels! The wreath is perfect too! I'm really into shaker cards right now - I hope the trend continues because they are so fun! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Cute card. Love the shaker for sure!

Love the squirrels and nuts theme! The shaker card is so much fun!

Love the shaker card. What a cute idea.

cute, cute, cute!!! I have the squirrels and the die is so versatile! TFS and for a chance to win....love the shaker idea!
Jan Castle

I love shaker cards and this one is so adorable!!

Such a squirrely card!! LOL. These dies are really cute!

Super shaker card - who would have thought to put the little squirrels inside! Great idea, so very cute. Thanks for sharing !!

This is just too cute! Great shaker.

The Grendan Wreath is really neat - lots of possibilities for it, and the squirrels are to die for! Love the outdoorsy theme.

Your shaker card is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win the die.

I love this graduated wreath. So pretty. Like the turquoise and green. Such a pretty combination.

What a fun and colorful card. Love the pops of color. Shaker cards are really great to make and always bring "oohs and aahs". Love the dies.

Love the squirrels and shaker card. Beautiful.

Very nice.

that is a cute idea, fun way to use those little dies :)

What a pretty shaker card. Love those colored sequins and the woodgrain cardstock you used along with that lovely vine, very pretty indeed.

LOVE shaker cards and this is one of the cutest, most imaginative ones I have seen!!! Wonderful work!!
<3 J

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So cute! Love the squirrels inside the shaker! And, the sweet frame just makes this card.

a really lovely card with an unusual theme that works so well.
Margaret corgi owner

very nice

super fun and beautiful card!

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