August 31, 2011

Card Challenges - Get Well

So my Artful Delight fellow DT member, Courtney, makes gorgeous shaped cards with her cricut. They really are spectacular, you should give her blog a visit. I've always wanted to make shaped cards like she does but I don't have many card cuts on my cricut carts and the ones I do have I'm not a big fan of. So I pretty much thought I was out of luck unless I wanted to go spend a fortune on new carts.

Well.. then all of the sudden I had a
DUH moment!!

I realized that I can pretty much make mostly any cut that has a heavy top or side into a card. All I have to do is just adhere another shadow cut to the back of the first one.

 DUH Abby!!

How many of you already know to do this???
And why didn't you tell me??? lol

Sooooo.. I took my new discovery (that practically everyone probably already knows about) and made this super sweet snail card with my new Live Simply cart. :) I also used my Paper Smooches stamps for the sentiment.

I entered this card into four challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut - Splash of Color, Yellow.
My Craft Spot -"Sew Much Fun"
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything but Square
You had me @ craft - Made it Myself Link Up Party

In the morning, I'll share another shaped card I created using this same technique for the upcoming challenge at The Paper Variety.

Thank you for inspiring me, Court!! :)

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. this is so bright and cheery! great shaped card!

  2. This is simply adorable!!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  3. Adorable card! This would cheer anyone up! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A

  4. Totally blushing! You would be laughing at how red my face is right now! Thank you so much my sweet friend! If you only knew how many projects of yours I check out and just drop my jaw and say "wow".

    This one is NO exception!!! It is SOOO cute!!! I love it and I love your tree one above. Happy early birthday my sweet friend!!!!

  5. Adorable card! I love your "duh moment" - LOL! Love the pen detailing you did in this card. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see you again.

  6. Too the doodlin!! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  7. Fabulous card hun, i have DUH moments all the time lol. Thanks so much for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  8. Such a cute card and the sewing just finishes it off. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  9. super cute. TFS with us at FCCB this week.

  10. This is fabulous!! I love what the stitching and embossing add to this snail cut. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  11. What a super card! It's so cheerful and such a wonderful idea for a get well card. And good for you making a shape card! I'm always discovering things others have already known too!!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper