Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Shaped Card Without Design Studio


I bought the Design Studio specifically to make cute 'shaped' cards, and have never used it. Mainly because, irritatingly, it can only be registered to one computer, and mine is in the USA. I will play with it when I get back. In the meantime, I worked out a way of making cards that do not have to be attached with a brad or ribbon, which never works very well for me. It would work well with all simple shapes, and really does not take long to do. I'm off to do a shoe next!

Cut out your chosen shape on your Cricut. I recommend using cardstock rather than paper as it serves as your template, and also makes the front of your finished card.

Draw around the shape carefully
Flip the shape over - do NOT overlap the sides, just place the flipped piece exactly on the line of the first shape as shown. Draw round the shape as before
Cut out your outlines leaving the join uncut Attach your original pattern cut to the front of your card



32 comments:

Marion said...

I absolutely love this card! Wish I made cards, but I love scrapbooking! You're awesome!

Justine said...

I love this Enfys, I don't have the DS so I might try this way, thanks Enfys!
Justine.

Tip Top said...

OOOhhhh!! I may have to borrow that idea!

And clever you, balancing the camera on your head to take photos!!

Lori said...

It's funny. That is the old school way of doing things, but it never crossed my mind to do it this way. I think our Cricuts & DS have spoiled us.
TFS,
Lori

Stampin' Meg said...

Great tutorial, Enfys!

kath said...

love the card Enfys and will probably be stealing this idea.
kath
xxxxx

scrapinmom08 said...

This is awesome thanks for sharing.

Renee

Lana said...

This is so pretty and your tutorial will be very helpful for people. I have only just started using my DS & I have had it ages!It is so frustrating we can only use it one pc.
Hugs
Lana x

michelle said...

This looks fabulous Enfy's what a clever lady you are !! i have left you an award on my blog !!

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, this is to yummy.................

jacquie44 said...

This is great for beginners too like me--LOL thanks for the info

Nikki said...

Thanks for the tutorial Enfys! And the card is just the cutest!

:)

MaryNSC said...

This is so CUTE!!!

Dawny P said...

Thanks for this En - great idea. And the card is pretty fab as well xxx

Betty Brett said...

I love it, Enfys! I think this is a darling card, DS or not!! I hope to get to meet you when you get back to FL :-) I haven't made shaped cards yet, but this inspires me. Thanks.
BettyBee

Glee said...

I, also, love this card and I love your instructions! I am going to give this a try! Thank you!

jcscraphappy said...

i just love this idea, great thinking outside of the box. tfs
jennie
jcscraphappy
http://jennieslilpieceoflife.blogspot.com/

Micki said...

Too cute!

Lavender stamper said...

What a cool idea, I don't use my Cricut enough, I will show this to my daughter and I bet she gets it out during the week.

LisaMH said...

I love this card! What a great idea. Thanks for the great instructions. I will have to try this. I would love the be entered in your blog candy drawing. Thanks, LisaMH

Gina said...

You do beautiful work. I made a shape card with DS a while ago. Not nearly as fancy as yours, but it is on my blog if you want to check it out.

http://scrappinforjoy.blogspot.com/

I love all of your work, but the cow card is adorable.

Just call me G said...

Iwant a cricut now!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea for a baby card! Thanks for sharing it.

Swedie

CakeJunkie said...

Very cute! I love the colors! I have made shaped cards without brads or ribbon by cutting two of the same shape out of cardstock, then do a small score line on one of the shapes along the side you want to use as the "seam". Run a bit of adhesive along the small portion and attach it. I guess I can't explain it as well as I thought, but I hope you get it. Maybe I will get some time to do a tutorial one of these days.

All your work is lovely!

Ms_Dee said...

This is great Enfy's....back to basic....I, too, have the DS and SCAL and have barely used it.....This takes out all of the quess work....I have to make some card shapes.....something I have not done yet....TFS and I love your blog....Your creations are awesome...to say the least....I love coming here to see what you are creating....And of course you will be added to my blog.....I am revamping my blog so give me a minute.....

leann said...

This is so cute Enfys ~ great tutorial too :)

Terria said...

Oh this card is so cute. I love the tutorial thanks.

Suzie said...

Thanks for this! I just found your site from the cricut site, and I love your cards! Especially the tutorials - this one is something I've been wanting to do, and you make it look so easy! Hope so! Thanks again!

Tina said...

I love this! Your work never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for posting so much to inspire us with!

Emma said...

I love this...its so pretty and thanks so much for the tutorial. Hugs Em.x

Sharon Caudle said...

You're a genious!!

Grace Baxter said...

Thanks for your easy explanation. In fact, it is so easy, there is no need to bother with DS.