Monday, January 2, 2012

Techniques, Tutorials, and Tips - Shaped Cards!

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Happy Monday, everyone!!! Hope you are having a very blessed New Year so far! If you have made a resolution to do more stamping this year, or to find ways to save time while stamping, or to just have more fun, you have come to the right place! This week's video tutorial shows how easy it is to cut out shaped cards with your Spellbinder Dies. If you get tired of the same ole square or rectangle shaped cards, then it's about time you "mixed things up" a bit!!! Enjoy the video! (It's only three 1/2 minutes this time!! Yay!)

Now see how easy it is?! I can't wait for you to try it yourself! Now don't worry....if you don't have a Grand Calibur, you can still try it with other cutting machines....or by is how:

Measure your die, cut your cardstock and score in half as shown in the video. Tape the outside edges of the die to the card.....remember to leave part of the die showing at the top so that you will still have a folded card instead of two single pieces. Now, if your machine is not strong enough to cut through both sides of the card, that's will cut through one layer and will leave an impression on the second side that you can follow easily with scissors. Or, as I have done many times in the past, you can also trace your die with a pen or marker and cut the shaped card by hand....if you have a simple design, this is fairly easy to do with some good scissors.

Along with the card shown in the video, I have included some other samples of shaped cards which I have created with Spellbinders:

Scripture Collection 1, Spellbinders Grand Labels Four and Labels Four

Pincushion Tag Set, Spellbinders Grand Labels One dies, ODBD Elegant Ovals Dies

Happy Birthday Set, Spellbinders Nested Butterflies dies

Happy Mother's Day, Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities dies

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial today. Looking forward to seeing your shaped cards! If you have questions or comments about this or any other Product Review or tutorial, please feel free to contact me at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com. Please make sure your subject line mentions ODBD or tutorials so that you don't end up in the spam folder!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a very blessed week!!!

Product Review / Tutorial Writer


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, amazing tutorial and even more amazing samples you are sharing today!! I so need to do this more often! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie said...


I love the tutorial. It seems so obvious after you explain it, and makes such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!


Kathy said...

Angie, awesome tutorial! Your samples are so gorgeous! I haven't done much of this, but now I can't wait to try some out!!! Blessings! Kathy

Olga said...

Thank you for the tutorial!
Your cards are very beautiful!
I've just bought some dies of a huge shape. I'll try to do the shaped cards soon as well. )

Grace said...

Angie you are so gifted! Not only are you talented and creative in your artwork, but you really do such a great job teaching on these videos and through your tutorials!!! I know this will get our followers creating all sorts of beautiful shaped cards!!!

Lindyloo said...

Great tutorial Angie, and the cards are amazing. Thank you so much
Love Linda (Wales, UK)

KarenC Inspired said...

You do such exquisite work! Every card is a work of art! God has indeed blessed you with much talent!

Pati said...

Great, quick tutorial! Thanks for the reminder on how to do this and showing how your's come out so nice, by making a top layer to cover the fold. Loved all your cards showing how nice this works and looks!

harryvol5 said...

The tutorial is really helpful for all the people who have a hobby of designing cards.
Plastic Card
Plastic Business Cards
Scratch Card

Leslie Lim said...

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