Anything but Square and Rectangle

Hello everyone,

Shaped cards are unique and fun to make. Usually, I use a rectangle card base and cut out a bordered edge. But lately, I’ve been shaping all edges of the card – circle, triangle, cupcake shape. It’s feels fun and adventurous to make but it’s really a pain to photograph – it just wouldn’t stand!! Have you tried making a circle card stand without it rolling away?

Well, here is the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown – make a shaped card! I was determined to make a “real” shaped card – cut on all sides not just a shaped bottom edge.

Here is my card:


The onesie shape is actually a die from Papertrey Ink and the cute lil’ giraffe is from Imaginisce. I look at this little baby shaped onsie and I feel very nostalgic because my little Emma wouldn’t be in her onsie much longer.

The winner of this week’s shaped card challenge will get a prize from Catherine Pooler Stampin’ Up.

Have a great week and if you have a tip for me to photograph a circle card, please let me know.

Challenges entered:

Whimsy Stamps

Meljen Challenge


Color Challenge – Breast Cancer Awareness

Good morning everyone,

Today’s challenge at Through The Craftroom Door (TTCRD) is a color challenge – Pink and White in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. I love the challenges at TTCRD because it is a REAL challenge for me – no shortcuts or what haves you. Besides being pink and white, it’s got to be a shaped card too (no rectangles of squares) and use pearls or blings.

What can you win??

A gift certificate worth $10 from our sponsor, Pizzazz Aplenty. They have the coolest resin embellishments (cameos, butterflies, flowers etc) – love it, love it, love it.

Alright then, enough drooling over what YOU can win… here is my pink and white, pennant shaped card with lots of pearls:

What are you waiting for?? Come and play and have a great day …

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp challenge

Link up for pink


Patterned papers = better than sliced bread

They make everything look pretty and finished. I found these new papers from Authentique Paper and I just cannot get enough of it. I have used it on a present I just wrapped,  on my daughter’s scrapbook layout and now on my I Heart {Ippity} Love card.

Here it is …

Bottom front of card was shaped using Sizzix on-the-edge bracket die. Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flower was airbrushed with Copic markers (R22, R24, R27, R29); Ribbon is from May Arts; stamped label is from Ippity – A Moment In Time set and metal letters from Making Memories (now discontinued).

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:

Cute Card Thursday

Color Me Creative

Fussy and Fancy Challenge

Unity Challenge

Ippity Linky Party


Yum Yum Cupcake!


I feel like I haven’t made a card in a while – that’s because I have been busy getting my daughter’s 1st yr scrapbook started. Have 4 pages done – will take some photos and post it for show and tell.

Anyhow, I just received my new dies from Papertrey Ink and I had to give it a test run. Here is a cupcake-shaped card I made with my new cupcake die – now I need to decide if I want to get their onsie shaped die. It’s to die for! But I do make more birthday cards then I do baby cards – so we’ll see.

Here it is:
















Yum Yum!! Enjoy…

Challenges entered:

Sentimental Sundays

Cute Card Thursdays

A Spoon Of Sugar

Tuesday Throwdown


Shaped Card

Here is a shaped card I made with Tilda – I believe she is Hula Hoop Tilda from the Rainbow Collection but she has been aptly renamed by a family member as disco Tilda. The stars on the background is a digi stamp from the Meljen Design collection.

She is such a girly girl card I had to add all the bling I could on her – on the stars, the hula hoop and her hair. Too bad I can’t get glitter to show too well on photo. If anyone has a tip, please share.

Thanks and enjoy Disco Tilda.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamps

Magnolia-licious Highlites