Learn how to make Valentine shaker cards using your Cricut with this easy to follow tutorial.
Free Shaker Card Templates
If you’ve been obsessed with shaker cards and want to make your own for Valentine’s Day, then you’re in the right place. Because today I’m going to show you how to make 3 different Valentine shaker cards. Fill these with heart glitter and shake them for a fun, interactive Valentine’s Day card.
I Have a lot of Valentine’s Day crafts that you can easily make, like these Valentine themed candy holders or this exploding Valentine box. And now, I’m sharing my new Valentine shaker card templates!
If you don’t find the perfect Valentine card design here, then check out these Cricut Valentine Cards for more fun designs.
Download The Valentine Shaker Cards
You can download these Valentine shaker card templates from my members only free library (design #4 under Card Templates or search “Valentine Shaker Cards”).
Don’t have a password? Unlock my free members library by entering your name and email in the form below or click here.
If you want more, here are 20 easy and adorable Valentine Crafts!
These shaker cards are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but would also be great for anniversary cards. And if you don’t have time to order the clear plastic to hold the glitter in, you can still make these cards by gluing the designs to a contrasting color. They’ll still look great!
Need an envelope for your shaker cards? Grab one of my free envelope templates – the A2 size fits perfect with these cards.
Supplies for Valentine Shaker Cards
- Medium Weight Cardstock in your favorite Valentine colors like this Valentine cardstock bundle here.
- .007 Craft plastic Sheets – these are the sheets that I am using.
- Heart Shape Glitter Sequins
- 2mm Craft Foam – you can also buy this by the sheet at most craft stores.
- A good craft glue – this Bearly Art craft glue is what I am using.
- Deep Point Blade for cutting the clear plastic and craft foam.
- Cricut Pens – optional for writing on your card.
- Scoring Stylus (which is what I will be using in this tutorial with the Explore) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). If your cutting machine doesn’t have the scoring feature, this scoring board and stylus is great to use or you can fold by hand.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and a cutting mat.
- Valentine Shaker Card Templates (available in my free members library design #4 under Card Templates —get the password by filling out the form here.)
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How to Make Valentine Shaker Cards
Step 1: Add A Score Line
Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space. For help with uploading SVG files, check out my tutorial here.
Click on “Ungroup” to ungroup all of your layers. For each design, there is a line going across the card. This will be your score line so change the operation to score. Select the score line and the card underneath and select “Attach” to attach the score line where it will score.
Note: If you are not using a scoring tool then you will delete the line instead.
Step 2: Change Text to Pen
If you are using Cricut pens to write on the “I Love You” card, then you will need to change the operation to “Pen”. To do this, click on the layer with the text, open the operation menu and select pen. Then select the text layer and the layer behind it together and select “attach”. If you are not using your Cricut to write on the card, delete the text layer instead.
Note: You can also write a message on the inside of your card and let your Cricut write it for you! Check out this writing tutorial to learn how to do this if you are new to using Cricut pens.
Step 3: Cut
- Cut the blue layer with the transparent plastic
- Cut the purple layer with the craft foam
Note: If the base of your card is a dark color, then duplicate the blue layer and cut this in a light cardstock color. Glue this to the inside of the card so you have an area to write on that you can easily see.
Step 4: Fold & Glue Craft Foam
Fold your card in half on the score line and then glue the craft foam on top to the front of the card. The foam should face the correct direction when glued down.
Step 5: Assemble the Transparency Window
Glue the 2 XOXO or Love layers (depending on which card you are making) on top of each other. With the lips design, there is only 1 layer so you don’t need to glue this to another layer. When you glue these together, you want to make sure that you see the outline of the bottom layer. And then glue the clear plastic on top.
Step 6: Fill With Glitter
Fill the cut out spaces of the foam layer with glitter and/or small heart sequins. Wipe any extra glitter off of the foam before moving to the next step.
Step 7: Add Transparency Window on Top
Glue the layer with the clear plastic on top. The clear plastic should be facing up. Wait for the glue to dry before shaking your card!
Video Tutorial For Valentine Shaker Cards
Watch the step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make these Valentine’s Day shaker cards here: