Today we have more free-for-all card shares from our card designers. But this month, just as I have done with our layout designers, I have also added in some fun challenges for the designers to take on as they create their cards. The challenge for this week was to create shaped cards.
“Let’s BBQ” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
I've had this apron template for quite a long time now, so I'm not sure who to reference. There are similar templates online and most for free! Again, I took my template and traced it onto a prepared card and then cut out; repeat with desired patterned paper. To attach the pocket, I machine stitched around the sides and bottom, leaving the top open. You can use a strip of paper or ribbon for the top.
Thankful: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Burlap, Our Spot, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper; Button Market: Red Flowers
“Red, White, and Blue” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
Using basic shapes make fun and easy cards! I used a star die-cut that I had on hand and traced onto a prepared card; make adjustments so that the most prominent part of the design isn't distorted and then cut out. Next, I transferred that shape onto a patterned paper and then cut out and applied to the card front. I love that the bit of feather creates a plume similar to a burst of fireworks!
All American: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Seeing Stars, American Pride, Chipboard Icons; Feathers: McIntosh; Flags: All American Words
"Thinking of You" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I used one of the new Mini 8 Punches from We R Memory Keepers to create this shaped card out of kraft cardstock. Then I combined a bunch of different chipboard and stickers to decorate the card. For the sentiment card, I actually cut the "Thinking of You" sticker in half. I just didn't think it fit right in its original form! :) Thanks for looking!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; Sand & Surf: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Engaged at Last: Chipboard Icons; Sophisticates: Miniature Card Sentiments; Ciao Chip Elements: Trees, Stars & Hearts
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I probably cheated a little bit on this shaped card! I dug deep into my cardstock stash and found a 6"x12" piece of black scalloped cardstock from Bazzill (do they even make those anymore??). I cut it down to 6"x10" and folded it in half to make this card. Hey "scalloped" is "shaped", right??! Then I decorated the card with lots of pink and black from the "Engaged at Last" line to make it very girly! Thanks for looking!
Kiss Me: Flutter; Engaged at Last: Bachelorette Extras, Bachelor Extras, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Bachelorette Flags
“July Fourth” card, by Kathy Martin.
Sometimes you have to step outside the box or in this case the A2 size card and create something different. For this round/star shaped card, I used a Silhouette cut file and Bella Blvd’s All American collection, a perfectly patriotic match! With a more detailed card shape, I felt the accents should be simple. A little Button Market star and flag are just right, don’t you think?
All American: July Sky, American Pride; Button Market: Stars; Flags: All American Words
“Little Cute Sweet” card, by Kathy Martin.
When I ran across this adorable truck shaped card cut from Silhouette, I immediately thought of one of my favorite Bella Blvd. lines, Baby Boy. The truck shape matches perfectly with the truck icons in this adorable line! Stars, stripes, polka dots and trucks, what could be cuter for a baby boy card?
Baby Boy: Wild About You, Baby Blue, Chipboard Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Button Market: Stars, Orange Stars