Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Super Cool Shapes

Today I have a card that is shaped! I was inspired by this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog to give this a try! I always see shaped cards I love and I never have the guts to try them, so this week I forced myself to step out of the box! I also knew I could use a really cute SP and Company sentiment from Bold Sentiments I (available NOW!!!) and it would work perfectly.

So, I broke out the Cricut (I had to dust it off first - it's been a while), took about an hour trying to decide what shape to use (decisions decisions!), cut it out and got started!

I also cut a cute little tag and inked it up before using the "Missing You" sentiment.  This card is so perfect for my BFF, who I almost never see since she lives about an hour away from me.  I cut my own leaf out and inked the edges of it, then tucked it behind the little tag.  With a MS butterfly punch, I punched out the butterly several times and adhered them together, separating the wings to give it more dimension.  Lastly, I colored in a Hero Arts flower with a Copic that matched the circle I punched and stamped for the center of the flower.

I also added a little faux stitching around the edges to give it a little pop.  Now that I've taken the plunge into shaped cards, I think I'm going to be making a lot more!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Cardstock: 80# White Cougar Cover, K & Company
Stamps: SP and Company Bold Sentiments I  , Stampin Up Dot, Dot, Dot
Punches: EK Success (Circle), Martha Stewart (Butterfly)
Ink: VersaMagic, Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow)
Other: Copics, Hero Arts blank flowers, Cricut, American Crafts Slick Writers, PTI Baker's Twine, ATG


  1. What a cool shaped card - love the flower shape. Also that you coloured a flower with Copics as an embellishment. Great idea!
    Cheers, Karen

  2. Super cute!! Love the fun patterns and your little sentiment tag is really sweet :) Thanks for joining in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. A beautiful shaped card...Love it!

  4. What a darling card - well done!

  5. that is adorable and very cute!!


  6. Darling!! Love that you created the flower out of cloud DP!! Yummy! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. K, first of all, I misssss you too!!!! When I saw this card, I thought, aww that would be perfect for us! :) And now you MUST show me how you did this shaped card! I ADORE it! Maybe I'll dust off my Cricut, too!! BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Oh Crissie, this is darling. The faux stitching, the tag and all makes such a perfect card for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge. So glad you played along!


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