[Technique] Nesting Dies Shaker Cards (No foam tape!) by Channin

Hello everyone! It's Channin here and I am super excited to share with you today’s technique video! In today’s video I demonstrate how to create shaker cards using your nesting die sets, best part these shaker cards don’t require any foam tape!! Today I will make a colorful rainbow shaker card using the very versatile A2 Nested Dome Die set to create the well for the shaker contents and complete the card with a hot air balloon from the Across the Miles Stamp Set.

[Technique] Nesting Dies Shaker Cards (No foam tape!) by Channin

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I started with 2 A2 panels (4.25” x 5.5”) of light blue cardstock for the sky and 5 more A2 panels of colored cardstock (pink, red, yellow, mint, & blue) for the rainbow. I die cut a dome from one of the light blue panels with the second largest die from the A2 Nested Dome Die set. I then die cut a dome frame from the pink panel using the largest and second largest dome die. Next, I continued to die cut with a dome die in descending order from each of the remaining rainbow panels (red, yellow, mint, & blue), starting with the red panel and the third largest dome die. Once all my panels were cut I glued the layers together, starting with the blue panel to the un-cut light blue panel, then the mint, then the yellow, and then finally the red to create the well for my shaker contents.

I then created the top of my shaker by gluing the die cut light blue panel to a panel of acetate and then gluing the pink from on top. I then filled the well with sequins and glitter and sealed it up by gluing to top to the well. Next, I stamped and copic colored the large hot air balloon from the Across the Miles Stamp Set and then die cut it out with the matching dies. I then created a cloud using a scrap of white cardstock and the Scenery Die. I then stamped a sentiment from the Doily Circle Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black on the cloud. Lastly, I adhered the shaker panel to an A2 top-folding card base (4.25” x 11”, scored and folded at 5.5”) then glued the cloud and balloon to the front of the card.


I used the A2 Nested Domes Die set to create the shaker for this card as well. I used the same colored cardstocks for the rainbow but this one was a little simpler because I didn’t make a frame with the pink panel like I did with the previous card.

I started with an A2 panel of white cardstock and the 2nd largest dome die then worked my way through the remaining dies in descending order with the rest of the colored panels. I finished this shaker off with a butterfly from the Pretty Butterflies Die set.


For this final card I used the Stitched Layers Die to create the shaker. I wanted to show you all this card because I this die set only has only 3 layers yet I was still able to create a well deep enough to house the shaker contents.

Plus with this card didn’t create a rainbow but more of an ombre look by choosing colored cardstocks in different tones but from the same color family.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!




310172 A2 Nested Domes Die (rainbow shaker) 

271108 Across the Miles Stamp Set (balloon) 

310139 Across the Miles Matching Die (balloon) 

310160 Scenery Die (cloud)

271032 Doily Circle Stamp Set (sentiment, cards 1 & 2) 

310142 Pretty Butterflies Die (butterfly) 

310136 Stitched Layers Die (shaker, card 3) 

271146 Make a Fish Stamp Set (sentiment, card 3)