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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:

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

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

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  3. OOOhhhh!! I may have to borrow that idea!

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. This is awesome thanks for sharing.

    Renee

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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

    :)

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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

    Swedie

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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.....

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  22. This is so cute Enfys ~ great tutorial too :)

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x