So, since I did a video series last month, I thought to keep it going through April with a new theme…shaped cards! This theme was suggested by a blog reader and I thought it was a great idea to capture on video. It also helps me plan and know what to share each week. I’m not sure if I’ll continue new video series each month, but the videos will keep rolling, so long as I’m not completely exhausted or otherwise busy. Man, that sounded like law school at the end there…sorry about that!
For my tooth update, I took some meds and got some rest and was feeling so much better yesterday, so I’m sure to make it until my dental visit next week to fix my nuisance of a pocket between two teeth. Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations on tooth pain remedies.
Alrighty, onto this card I made to share today. It’s a scalloped circle card, which in my opinion is one of the most popular shaped cards created – circle/scalloped circle. Anyway, I wanted to use some of my new Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection.
For this card design, I used four-five different dies. Using dies is one of the easiest ways to create shaped cards; however, not the only way! Stay tuned to future episodes in this series on other ways. I prefer shaped cards that show off the full shape without the fold, so I hide the fold by adding it to the back of a second shape. You could also have the fold slightly show or add the shape on the card front to hide the fold line. There are a few different options there and it depends on your personal preference.
Take a look at this video on how I created this card:
Please note: You may view this card in the October 2011 issue of Cards magazine. The video will be replaced after November 2011.
This video may also be viewed on YouTube in HD. Please note, if the video stops during playback, pause the movie and allow it to load completely. HD videos take a little longer to buffer due to their size. Thanks for watching!
To use up some of the excess patterned paper from creating this card, I also designed a coordinating pillow box. This can be given as a gift along with the card for that special person who’s turning…32! Seriously, I had no one in mind when making this card. I thought of everyone I could, but no one popped in my head. So, I used “32” the big number for me this year! HA
Here’s a close-up of the pillow box. First, I stamped the polka dot background. Next, I added three strips of patterned paper, then added zig zag stitching. I assembled the box and added the floral trim, twine, and stamped tag with a button.
That’s it for now! Have a great day!
Stamps :: Papertrey Ink – big birthday wishes, mega mixed messages (pillow box); DeNami Design – polka dot background (pillow box) Ink :: Close to My Heart – cranberry; StazOn – white (distress edges) Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink – lemon tart, white, pure poppy Patterned Paper :: Crate Paper – emma’s shoppe 6×6 collection Embellishments :: May Arts – twine; Buttons and Such Etsy Store – buttons; Making Memories – floral trim (pillow box); Craft Supply – merchandise tag Tools :: Papertrey Ink – by the numbers dies; Lifestyle Crafts – banners & arrows, pillow box; Spellbinders – grand scalloped circles, standard circles large + small; Provo Craft – cuttlebug