FCCB #171: Shape Card

Havin' A Whale of A Time!

This week's challenge on Fantabulous Cricut is a shaped card. Don't panic! Shaped cards are incredibly easy to do if you know the tricks.

In addition to many shaped cards on cartridges like A Child's Year, Just A Note and Wild Card (just to name a few), you can create your own shaped card with your Gypsy or with the Cricut Craft Room.

I chose the Create A Critter cartridge to do my little Whale:

FCCB #171
Here are the basic steps to create your shape card:

  1. Select your desired shape.  It helps to have a shape that has some solidness to it's side.  You want something you will be able to "connect" when you do the mirror image.
  2. Place the base shape on your screen twice, and add all the necessary layers of the image. Size them the card size you want. (This one is approximately 5" high.)  That will ensure that all layers will fit the way they are supposed to.  
  3. Select only one of the base images and flip it from right to left. Move it to the opposite image.  I use my cursor keys to move it so it slightly overlaps the mirror image.
  4. Select "weld" and you will have your card base.
  5. Now all you have to do is score and assemble your card!

Easy peasy, nice and breezy!  I added a little bandaid to the front and an adorable sentiment to the inside.

Hope you are inspired to give a shaped card a try.  Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and see what the other Design Team Members have to wow you with!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!


L.B. said...

OHHHHHH!!! Love the band-aid. How cute and a great step by step for shape cards.

Amy said...

So cute! I love the bandaid! Awesome tutorial too.

Docerela said...

Great card and turtorial!

dt member Catarina

Missy said...

What an adorable shape for a shaped card, and I love the added band aid!!! ;)

Mollie said...

Your card is so cute, Ro! Great job, I especially love the band-aid!

Heather said...

Super cute!! The band-aid is such a great idea - love it!!

Mayras Designs said...

This card is adorable !! I love the whale !! And the bandaid is such a cute touch!


Connie Can Crop said...

So cute Ro! And I love the tutorial!
Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB Dt sis

Jilliene Designs said...

The band-aid is great! Its s darling card and really great tutorial. I know it takes a lot of time to put one together and I appreciate your hard work.

jilliene designing

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute. love it. hugs

JoNeita said...

Love the band aid, it's such a great touch.
FCCB DT - JoNeita

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