Paper Maniac Thursday - Shaped Cards

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello friends!!!  It's Paper Maniac Thursday and I'm here with a fun shaped card.  I rarely make cards that are not a rectangle or square, so this was really fun.  It was so easy I'm going to have to do it more often.  This card is approximately 3.5" x 3.5".

First I used the largest Labels 9 Nestabilities Die to cut two shapes out kraft card stock.  I scored a line about half an inch across one side.  Bend along the score line and apply glue (snail adhesive or sticky tape) along the half inch strip.  This creates a hinge for opening your card.  This is also a great method for making a card if you don't have a large enough piece of card stock to fold in half to make a card and you can also make the front and back different colors.
Besides the kraft card stock, I used items from the Green at Heart Collection by Basic Grey.  Most of items came from the card kit, except for the striped paper ribbon that is sold as a coordinating embellishment (along with two other styles of ribbon).  Since the ribbon is made from paper I was able to adhere it to the orange paper first and make one cut with the Labels 9 Die.  That saved some time for sure.  The orange paper, leaf die cut, chipboard heart and the rub-on all came in the Green at Heart Card Kit.   The one thing I love about rub-ons is that you are able to manipulate them (especially sentiment ones).  This rub-on originally said "who loves you, baby?".  While that is a cute sentiment, it didn't really fit with the feel of my card.  So, I cut off the "who", the "s" in "loves" and "baby?" and added the three dots with a black fine tip sharpie.  Now it reads "love you...".  

Have a great day!!!  

{Love you...}
Card Stock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Green at Heart Card Kit (Basic Grey), Green at Heart Doily Ribbon (Basic Grey), Ice Green Pearl (Kasier Craft), Labels 9 Nesties (Spellbinders), Flower Punch (EK Success)
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JenE August 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Love the shape!! Great colors too!

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