Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shape Cards with Cuttlebug - Be Inspired #18

Hello everyone and welcome to a new and exciting challenge with cuttlebug:


The DT contribution this week is fabulous! I was so anxious to show you their cards.
Every card that arrived in my inbox was a different shape.

Can you guys can come up with more shapes than we already have? I am looking forward to seeing your ideas for this challenge. Please scroll down to the bottom of this post for sign up instructions.

Now on to this weeks showcase:

This first bottle shape invitation card is brought to you by our DT member
Shannon Bracken.

Here are her instructions:

This is a super easy card to reproduce! You'll need....

- Cuttlebug (or Big Shot)
- Scor-Pal
- 6" x 7" piece of CS for the bottle (I used Stampin' Up!'s new Taste of Textiles paper)
- 2" x 2-5/8" piece of CS for the label (I used Paper Tempress's Deckled Brockway in White)
- scrap of copper shimmer paper
- 2 - 2" x 3" piece of CS for the larger oval and embellishment to match the bottle
- 2" x 3" piece of CS for the smaller oval to match the label
- I also added a piece of white paper inside the card to add party details.
- "Sincere Salutations" stamp set by Stampin' Up!
- Copper Ink
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
- Classic Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders
- "Symbology" Shapeabilities by Spellbinders

1) Print the template I printed it as a 5X7 picture, which makes the card approx. 2-3/4" x 7-1/4".

2) Fold the CS for the bottle in half lengthwise so your paper is 3" x 7".

3) Cut out and trace the template onto the CS, then cut out the shape. Rub/Sponge "Walnut Stain" ink around the edges.

4) To make the label, score 1 line at the top of the label and 2 lines 1/4" apart at the bottom using a Scor-Pal

5) To make the foil topper, take your copper paper (at least 2" long) and trace the top of the bottle onto it. Cut out the shape and add score lines to resemble where the bottle would widen at the top using a Scor-Pal. Rub front with distress ink

6) Using the Nestabilities, cut 2 ovals (one the size larger) for the "You're Invited" label. If using the Cuttlebug the sandwich is ... A plate, C plate, Spellbinders Die ridge up, cardstock, B plate. If using the Big Shot the sandwich is ... Multi-purpose platform with both tabs down, cutting plate, 1 shim if needed since each machine is a little different, die cutting ridge up, cardstock, cutting plate.

7) Stamp "You're Invited" onto the white smaller oval.

8) To make the embellishment run the "Symbology" die through with the same paper you used for the bottle. Use the same sandwiches as above. Before removing it from the die, lightly sponge on "Walnut Stain" ink.

9) Assemble. The oval sentiment is set up on mini dots for dimension.

The second card we decided to show you today is designed by the talented senior DT member and one of my favorite card makers, Christine Penaflor from Creative Journey.

Here are the instructions for the card

1. Create a 6x6 card base from cream cardstock. Die cut the card base using an Accucut heart shaped die making sure to keep the crease inside of the die so that it retrains a fold for the card.

2. Die cut ten of the "thanks" sentiment from cream cardstock. Brush on Angel Wings Shimmerz on each sentiment. Die cut one "thanks" sentiment from red glittered paper. Punch mini hearts from glittered paper. Adhere sentiments and hearts to the card as shown in the photo.

3. Adhere mini alphabet letters to red glittered paper and trim. Adhere this sentiment to the card as shown to complete.

Now go visit the rest of the design team ideas and come back to show us what you come up with for this challenge.

There will be a little prize to win too, and the honor of being nominated Cuttlebug Challenge Card of the Week. Even if you don't win, we will feature all the entries on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog so everyone can take a blog hop to see all the shape cards created by the readers.

Scrapbook layouts are welcome too.

Tracy Pounds

Tracy Pounds (open)

Meda Halmaciu

Cassie Larson

Jenn Koss

Jenn Koss (open)

Eva Dobilas



Mrs J

Karen Maldonado

Lea Lawson

Amber Goble

Betty Bee

Becky Givans

Karen Shand

Allison Yates

Instructions for submitting your cards to our chalenges:

  • Link ONLY to webpages, not directly to image files.
  • ONLY post links directly to your project. NOT to your blog.
  • If you don't have a blog, you can link to your online galleries (like Splitcoaststampers)
  • Keyword for uploading your cards in online galleries is: CBI18

To get the correct link:
Access your blog/gallery entry, click on your post's title. On the address bar you should see the link similar to below.
For example, notice it's a long address.

Please DO NOT post

Come back tomorrow for a showcase of your creations for Be inspired #17: LOVE CARDS!

And don't forget to spread the word and add Cuttlebug Challenge to your blog roll.

Have a wonderful Weekend,


Jenny said...

Great job DT! These are really cool! Pretty neat that ya'll did different ones too...

Alison said...

Sensational creations everyone and all so different. Love them all.

StampinCathy said...

WOW this is some major MOJO! All the cards are just breathtaking.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh what unique creations! Each and every one is so neat!

Wendy said...

Great cards! I am getting started right now!!!

Corey said...

wow! you ladies did GREAT! I really hope I can come up with something creative!

KimmyS said...

Holy Smokes!!!! How amazing - I adore the different shapes and will definitely be trying some of the myself

Myrt said...

Wowsers, DT Ladies - what a fabulous job! It's amazing how very different each one is. Well done!

Deborah March said...

Great challenge, and FABULOUS designers' samples...way to go ladies!!

Rainbow Lady said...

Great cards here I love them all. Hope I did the linking thing right my first time doing it this way. Thanks for looking Love Cynthia x

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I loved this challenge. I know mine isn't a full "shape" card, but I couldn't resist!

Southernbelle said...

How fun! Beautiful job DT! I can't wait to get started on this one!

Michelle said...

oops I submitted the wrong card! Can someone delete my name?

Denise said...

Wow, this is a really fab challenge and there sure are some very inspirational cards among the dt offerings. Here is my link:-

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, too much goodness! Love the ideas on the shapes.

Jessica said...

Fun! I've been meaning to use my Nesties to make shaped cards, so this was a great time to try.

Samantha said...

Wow, I thought the DT did an amazing job and they are all so unique, I am so impressed, thank you!

Anne said...

All fabulous cards as always!
I love your challenge, thanks!!!
Here's my card:

Anne XXX

Beth said...

Beautiful cards DT and great inspiration for the rest of us. Loved this challenge and have added my name to Mr.Linky.

Jerusha said...

I love all of these cards! So many great entries! I did mine but am going to try to do another!!

Ikki said...

You certainly made me put my thinking cap on! Hope you like my Flapper Hat! ikki

Grace Tolman said...

thank you for another great challenge ladies.

Judi said...

What a great challenge! The DT creations were wonderful and all so very different.

Cheers, Judi

Jennifer said...

What a fun challenge! I love all the DT samples, especially the baby doll dress and the owl. this is my first time entering. Thank you for sponsoring this!

Maria Matter said...

Thank you for a fun challenge!
Fab DT cards!
Blessings, Maria

Rosanne said...

Added my card, thanks for the terrific challenges!

Hazel said...

Lovely variety of shaped cards. My house is here

Eveline said...

I finally finished my card. I liked the idea of a shape card but had a struggle to make one.

Angela said...

Wow, what a fun color. I have added my card to the list... Thanks for all the great challenges...

MD said...

bravo MD

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