Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Whimsical Reindeer and Festive Mitten Shaker Cards for Christmas


Time to shake up Christmas with some shaker cards featuring Creative Embellishments unique original chipboard shaker sets filled with fabulous, festive shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More.  We all need a festive and fun Christmas and I'm doing my best to pitch in and bring cheer to those on my card list.  

The cards today feature a shaker set that I adore - the Whimsical Deer Shaker   and the perfect seasonal Mitten Shaker.  While I love them both, that reindeer has my heart.  

The Christmas Mitten (Shaker Card)

The chipboard Mitten Shaker was painted with cream colored acrylics and speckled with gold acrylic.  Once dry, I added gold braiding to the inside of the card before sealing up to create a faux mitten cuff - with the purpose of adding different shaker mix. 

The paper used today is from card  Maja Design's new collection called Traditional Christmas, with it's rich red tones and beautiful holiday print (plus a few elves/gnomes).  

The Shaker Mix

Every shaker needs some cool mix to bring it to "life".  There are two different mixes used on this card.  Buttons Galore's  Home Spun Holidays Sparkletz mix was used in the hand part of the mitten, and Buttons Galore - Golden Bottle Sequin/ Bead Mix was used in the cuff part.  

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Hot Foil Background

Have you tried hot foiling? I'm just getting into the game having recently bought Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System.  This adds a touch of gold elegance to the card in my opinion. 

The background of the card has been enhanced with a delicate gold foil design created with Spellbinders Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken.  

 Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken

Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
 from Delicate Impressions
 Collection by Becca Feeken
Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
  Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Matte Gold
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Matte Gold

Whimsical Deer Shaker Card

The Whimsical Deer Shaker set was inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I added the Santa hat after it was dry (purchased from a big craft store).  Scroll down and you can see how to create the texture on the trees. 


The textured treatment on the Tree Border was easy to make using a mixture of paint ( Forest Moss Distress Paint) with heavy gesso.    I added the mixture to the chipboard with a palette knife - sort of like adding fluffy merengue to a pie.

Once the gesso paint mixture is dry, I inked the edges with Walnut Stain for more dramatic dimension.

The Shaker Mix and Finishing Embellishments

The shaker mix here is Buttons Galore  Merry Mimosa Doo Dadz  added to the red nose and Buttons Galore Golden  Sequin mix for the rest of the head.  The hat has been topped with Buttons Galore's 3D  Holly 3D.

 Buttons Galore -Merry Mimosa Dd100
Buttons Galore  Doo Dadz- Merry Mimosa Dd100
  holly buttons

Thank you for stopping here today.  Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday season.

Happy Crafting. 


  1. You're always so creative! Love the treatment for the trees - gives them a 3D effect.

  2. What awesomely fun and festive cards! I just adore that you turned the reindeer into Rudolph with the inclusion of a glittery red nose (aww!).

    From my heart to yours, happiest holiday season wishes. May you have a cozy, tranquil, safe, and wonderfully happy Christmas!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life