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Hello, friends. Heather Ruwe here today and I’m so honored to be a part of the 12 Designers of Christmas for Honey Bee Stamps.

December 1 – 11 we will give away a $25 Gift Certificate to one person who comments on that day’s blog post
December 12th we will give away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave comments daily!

So I’m not a coffee drinker, but I have many friends and family that are so I had to get the Coffee Break Stamp Set and Coffee Cup Card Dies. I thought together they would make a fun Christmas gift…



The Coffee Cup Card Dies makes it so easy to make a shaker card. I die-cut all of the pieces out of white cardstock and created a window using acetate. I adhered several layers of the coffee cup layers together to hold the shaker bits.


When shopping the Honey Bee Store, I fell in love with their Shaker Fun category. There offer so many unique embellishments. I chose the Coffee Beans Shaker Set to fill up the coffee cup. I love the realistic coffee look it gives…

I cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to create a cup cozy and dressed it up with the coffee cup image from the Coffee Break stamp set. I stamped it with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed it. I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added a die-cut heart to the center.

For the inside of the card…

I created a pocket using one of the Coffee Cup Card Dies to hold a Starbucks gift card. I added the enjoy sentiment from the Gift Card Slots Die Set.

I also heat embossed the same coffee cup image on to a flap of an envelope to tie everything together.

I hope this has inspired you to create a shaker card.

A big thank you to Honey Bee Stamps for having me. I’m a big fan of their products. They are so fun to work with.

Supplies Used:

Honey Bee Coffee Break Stamp Set

Honey Bee Coffee Cup Card Dies

Honey Bee Gift Card Slot Dies

Honey Bee Coffee Beans Shaker Set

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105 responses to “Twelve Designers of Christmas: Day 8 Heather Ruwe”

  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    Well, I love coffee and I love shakers!! This is so cool.

  2. Melissa Minelli says:

    What a great card! I love the shaker card bean filling. This would be a fun card to give (and to get). Thanks for a great idea!

  3. Wow! That is simply terrific. I actually thought it was instant coffee when I first looked at it! Ha!

  4. Carla vdM says:

    Wauw what an awesome card, looks like real Coffee or Tea is inside.

  5. Jan Elmore says:

    Best coffee gift card ever….!!!!

  6. Sue Symens says:

    This is super cute. As a coffee drinker it would be so fun to receive this. Your family should be honored to receive.

  7. Oh my goodness! I am obsessed with coffee and tea cards, but this is hands down the best I have seen! What a fantastic idea to make a shaker card!! TFS

  8. BarbaraF says:

    Great card….love the coffee bean shaker. Soooo darn cute and practical.

  9. Heather DePasquale says:

    Ok, I love your coffee cup shaker card. Who wouldn’t love to get a unique card like that. But, what caught my eye first was the white coffee image stamped on back of the green envelope. It really popped. Perfect combo. Thanks for sharing!

  10. amy says:

    Heather, this is FABulous. Such a fun shaker card

  11. F. Andre says:

    This project is a wonderful way to present a gift card to a coffee lover. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

  12. Karen B. says:

    Wow, this shaker card is absolutely amazing! It looks like coffee for sure!

  13. Inky says:

    Super cute❣️ I love the real coffee look – perfect 😍

  14. SabineVDK says:

    Oh my goodness I love this shaker gift card holder!!!!! Fantastic!

  15. Carla Hundley says:

    Darling shaker card
    with the cute coffee
    design. Love the
    gift card holder.
    Carla from Utah

  16. corinne h says:

    what a great card holder, the shaker looks like coffee from a distance, i bet the person who gets this card will be thrill. they will have a hard time putting it down.

    thanks for the inspiration

  17. June Moriya says:

    Hi, this is fanTABulous!!! I know a lot of people who drink coffee, but I don’t, I think of this has hot chocolate! 🙂 Anyway, this is great! I’d like to make these sometime…if I can get the materials. Thank you for showing it. But still looking for the video, if there is one. I like the beaded part the best. 😀

  18. Cynthia Cole says:

    Awesome coffee cup shaker gift card!

  19. Sue LD says:

    Perfect way to give a coffee gift card. I don’t drink coffee either but love the smell and coffee themed projects.

  20. FD91354 says:

    so cute.. Love those shaker fillers too.. I havent tried them before..I will have to check them out.

  21. So clever and cute, Heather … brilliant detailing on this wonderful shaker … love that frothy looking coffee! Anita 🙂

  22. Kim Perkins says:

    Love the coffee shaker card. Great job and thanks for sharing.

  23. Anna says:

    Love the green cup. A wee bit if Irish coffee maybe?

  24. Kelle L says:

    I love the coffee cup die — It’s on my wish list. Now I’ll have to check out the shakers, too!

  25. Debbie A Smith says:

    Wow…when I first looked at the card I didnt realize it was a shaker. Its so cool!

  26. Leanna says:

    I love how you made it look like a nice full cup of coffee. Who doesn’t love a shaker card?

  27. Melissa B. says:

    Cute card, didn’t realize it was a shaker or gift holder card! Great job!

  28. Kari VanNoy says:

    So cool to do a shaker card with this die!! I’m loving this look. I think it would be amazing in real life…need to shake it! Such creativity!

  29. MelissaF says:

    Love this coffee cup gift card card, and the coffee bean shaker element is sooo fun! Love this coffee cup shaker, so clever.

  30. Linda Carson says:

    i’m not a coffee drinker either but this is the cutest way to give a gift to friends who do! Very creative and so fun!

  31. MichelineBorgia says:

    Very good idea for someone who would like to take break ! Cute card!

  32. Carol H. says:

    This is the coolest shaker card ever!!! I had to read your post to realize that there weren’t real coffee grounds in your shaker! Awesome design and so pretty!!!!!

  33. Dana W says:

    Wow!! This is so cool!!! Love that its coffee shaped and that a gift card fits inside!!

  34. lee says:

    Double love – a shaker coffee card w/ gift card slot! Clever!!

  35. Mel H says:

    It looks amazing. I thought it was coffee!

  36. Trina P. says:

    Cool coffee card. Love the colours v

  37. D.Ann C says:

    Those fine beads in your cool shaker really do look almost liquid!

  38. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a great card to give a fun gift card!

  39. Amy Cooley says:

    Very cute! I always love a great coffee card!

  40. Linda says:

    I don’t drink coffe, but this coffee cup is just the cutest! Awesome card.

  41. Laura Zepeda says:

    Too cute! Great for coffee lovers

  42. Great design, love all the little added detail- and the matching envelope is a perfect element, too! Altogether, a really fun and great project! Every coffee lover (or cake lover hee hee) would be delighted with a gift like this!

  43. Kinjal says:

    Hi heather,
    This is the most unique way of ‘filling’ up the coffee shaker card! Honeybeestamps has some amazing dies to inspire all of us, along with amazing artists such as you. Cheers!

  44. Jennifer Forster says:

    love coffee and love this design!!!! thanks

  45. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Love that die… I know I would use it often. And your design is super amazing!

  46. Kelly says:

    Incredible shaker. Those shaker bits are very realistic!

  47. Stacy V says:

    What an awesome shaker GC card!! Love this idea, and it looks kinda real too 😀

  48. pai says:

    how super fun!

  49. What a cool card! Love this idea.

  50. This is such a cool shaker! Love the coffee looking beads!

  51. Taasha Blevins says:

    I love this shaker. I thought it was liquid in there until I read all the way through your post.

  52. Peggy Allen says:

    Love your coffee shaker card. So fun.
    God bless,

  53. Lagene says:

    Super coffee gift card CARD!

  54. irene Grau says:

    A great idea. Love the shaker idea.

  55. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Oh this is so fabulous! I must check out Honey Bee’s fillers. I love this way of dressing up gift cards. I don’t drink coffee either Heather but man these places have some killer desserts! 😉

  56. Dee Earnshaw says:

    stunning project – will certainly surprise the recipient:)

  57. Lucy E. says:

    I love your shaker coffee card!
    I just ordered one of the Coffe cup
    Card die sets and am anxiously
    awaiting its arrival.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. I love it. Great design. Happy HOlidays!

  59. Becky Green says:

    Heather, this is THE CUTEST Shaker card I’ve seen for Coffee, AND on top of that, it can be a Gift Card Holder too????? FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  60. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s a super lovely card idea ! You’re right, they filler is very realistic ! margessw@icloud.com

  61. Christy Q says:

    Such a fun card/gift set! I love the shaker mix you used – so appropriate!!

  62. Angie Linton says:

    Fabulous idea for a gift!

  63. Teresa Doyle says:

    The coffee cup die is fantastic and so is your card Heather. This would always be a welcomed gift for anyone, any time of the year. If I màde this I would fill this shaker cup with a teaspoon or 2 of fine coffee instead of sequins or beads.
    A fantastic gift card, Heather, TFS!

  64. Keely Jones says:

    Love the coffee grounds! Great card!

  65. Kimberly Kendle says:

    One can never have enough coffee cards to send! Love it!

  66. Carolyn S says:

    What a super cute card. So useful for this time of year when folks are giving out tons of gift cards to coffee shops. I love shaped cards and this die is just absolutely perfect

  67. Margery C says:

    Oh, I need those coffee shaker bits now! I want to make a coffee shaker card too!

  68. Janet Ingraham says:

    What a great way to get rid of coffee grounds. Actually the fake stuff looks better. WOOHOO

  69. Jennifer says:

    Love this shaker card what a great idea for anteacher gift

  70. Sorry for not commenting before but I came across Honey Bee via a federal off a friend, your card is top on trend with these terrific coffee cup looks. Not only is the cup realistic, I like the heart detail & the fact that it can include a gift card for a cuppa also. Great idea, great colours used, great card x

  71. When I first saw the card, I thought you had actually filled the card with real coffee. Hahaha! Reading the blog post I noticed that you put shaker bits inside. Very cute card!

  72. Jackie Parkins says:

    That is such a cool idea for a coffee themed card. I love the shaker element, it looks like coffee!

  73. Anila says:

    Perfect gift card holder… So innovative

  74. Mary W says:

    Just saved the cup warmer from a purchased hot coffee and opened it up, turned it inside out and thought the corrugation would make something cute. Then I read this post – great timing. A gift card holder for coffee is such an excellent idea!

  75. Jeanne Beam says:

    Love the coffee cup shaker card. Thanks for sharing…

  76. Isabelle says:

    Awesome card !

  77. Love your coffee shaker card. Those shaker pieces are so fun. Great job.

  78. Lindarub says:

    Love the idea of a shaker card for a gift card.

  79. Sara says:

    Oh wow, I totally thought those were coffee grinds at first – such a great gift idea!

  80. Helen LeBrett says:

    Love your card: such a clever idea for a gift card! 🙂

  81. Susan Pezza says:

    I love your card!! It looks so much like coffee!! It’s my favorite die this year 🙂 . I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I have several family and friends who are as well so I thought the same as you!! Great for gifts. I just made 5 for my daughter-in-law so you could give them out at the hospital when she goes into labor to thank the nurses for helping her! Thanks for sharing .

  82. Pooja says:

    What an Awsome idea!! Loved the colors too 🙂

  83. Deborah LeMarbre says:

    Well done Heather, Great idea.

  84. Breina Burgin says:

    Love coffee

  85. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE your coffee shaker card! What a fun idea… and perfect for a gift card presentation! I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I do love a mocha every now and then!

  86. Jane says:

    Love your adorable card!

  87. Oliev says:

    Awesome card!

  88. What a great idea!! Lovely creation 🙂

  89. Denise Kasbohm says:

    Great gift card holder..I’ve never seen one as a shaker card, Love it!!

  90. Isabel Z says:

    This is fantastic!

  91. Elizabeth Pollock says:

    I’m busy catching up on the days I missed earlier on… Okay, I know, “Gasp” but I’ve been busy watching some of Jennifer McGuire’s many amazing card videos. These 12 days of Christmas are adding to my list of designers to follow as well… whew, what a busy holiday season 😀 Thanks for all the creativity and inspiration as well as the chance at the giveaway… who doesn’t like presents?
    Hugs for now from snowy New Hampshire, brrrrrrrrrrrr…

  92. Julie Booker says:

    I love your card and I love this set. The shaker component is fantastic. My order is on the way, I’m looking forward to playing with it when it arrives.

  93. Bethany Gates says:

    Love these!

  94. Nan says:

    I think this set is my favorite. Super clever, multi-seasonal and useful for so many occasions. The shaker full of ‘coffee beads” is so very awesome!

  95. Amanda says:

    That coffee shaker is fantastic! You definitely nailed the colors 😉

  96. Kristine Johnson Gifford says:

    What a fun way to give a gift card! Thank you for the great idea and inspiration! That little coffee cup die is really terrific!

  97. kathy dumpert says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your adorable shaker card. I have been wanted to see this shaker die in action.

  98. renee milner says:

    This is a great die set and so is the card you made! I really like the little shaker beads you used.

  99. dana says:

    great idea for shaker card

  100. Beatrice Cristina Lawson says:

    So perfect for the many Sbux gift cards being given this season:-) I love the festive colours:-)

  101. Donna says:

    I don’t even drink coffee and I just adore this card. I have coffee lovin friends though!

  102. Michele W says:

    What a great design for a shaker card. I don’t drink coffee but I adore this card. So much fun. Thanks for sharing!

  103. Christine says:

    You have made this card amazing. So much detail, great coloring and those coffee shaker bead/bubbles are so realistic.

  104. Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful card!!! It’s really gorgeous!!!