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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Shape Cards

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!

Today's tip really is a quick one:  When creating a shape card, cut an extra full image for the front.  That way, you can glue the image to the front of your folded card and will not have a flat line visible at the fold.
You can see the folded line at the top of the black base of the card.  I cut an extra image (in brown) to glue on top in order to have the entire football without a flat portion.
And here is the completed card:  a shape card with no flat-edge visible.

Happy crafting!

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  1. what a great idea - I have avoided welding the card front and backs as I don't like the flat fold you get. This idea is very useful - thanks :)

  2. Kate,

    That is such a cool card! BTW, what embossing folder did you use on the football?



  3. Great tip! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Thanks for the feedback!
    Dawn - I used Tiny Bubbles on the main part of the football and Distressed Stripes on the white portions.

  5. great tip, Kate! I love your football card - it's so realistic!

  6. Oh my gosh! You read my mind! I was working on a football shape card during the Packer game on Sunday! I just wish I had the tiny bubbles folder to use on it. I haven't seen it on any stores around here. Thanks for the tip about the extra image to hide the fold line. What cart did you use for the football? I'm using Everyday Paper Dolls, but there's no layering since it's an accessory. Thanks again!

  7. Great Tip! Thanks Kate! LOVE your card!

  8. Thanks, Ladies.
    Barb - I used Wrap It Up for the football. Also, there is a website at CricutSearch.com which allows you to do a search of cartridges for specific images. I use this all the time! Good luck with your card!

  9. What a simple but great tip! TFS

  10. I'm fairly new to the Cricut "club" Is there a special cartridge to make cards with so that you cut the front and back or is there a special way to cut them? all advice gratefully recieved,many thanks, Julie.x

  11. This is a great tip and something I always do because I think it looks so much nicer. When using circles and ovals especially but also if making character shaped cards too.
    Kim xXx

  12. Thanks for the tip! Here's my version: http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/2011/02/superbowl-birthdays-go-pack-go.html


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