Friday, June 21, 2024

SHAPING-Up for the Holidays

This fortnight at Jingle Belles we're celebrating the challenging (but rewarding!) field of SHAPED cards. Anything other than a square or rectangle will do; you might try a circle, star, stocking, candy cane, snow globe, mitten... the choice is yours.

I used the second largest bauble in an older set of older Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies to diecut this charming, vintage-inspired Santa from Prima's Candy Cane Lane collection, then traced and handcut a few additional layers to make a slightly larger and sturdier card. I used Wendy Vecchi's brilliant "hinge" method to add another diecut piece to the back (with a crease scored at 3/4" from the top before affixing) and thus make this into a card that actually opens!* A few Impression Obsession diecut snowflakes, a seambinding bow and a scatter of golden star sequins complete the design.

Be sure to visit Jingle Belles to see what Stephanie made (spoiler alert: it's an amazing Santa-shaped G/C holder!) and then start planning your own SHAPED masterpiece. This challenge runs until the evening of July 3rd.

*Shocking True Confession: In the past, many of my shaped cards were essentially very fancy postcards, whereby I wrote my greeting on the back; and there is NOTHING wrong with this method if you prefer it!!!

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