Happy March to you! Debbie here, to share my tutorial for this month.
Do you enjoy making cards? I do, but sometimes find myself doing the same style of card over and over, usually a rectangular shaped card. So when I received my March kits and add ons, I decided to change it up.
I challenged myself to create 3 different shaped cards.
Then came the fun part... decorating the card front with stickers and bling, just some of the kit addons in the CC Store.
Decorate one side of the card bottom, if desired. I used a smaller circle of patterned paper, a journal spot, and a few little extras to decorate the inside.
Flip the card back over, decorated side down, and score the back piece approximately 1/2 inch from the top. Open the crease so the circle lies flat.
Now you have a card that opens nicely!
So for my crown...
I cut out the template and lightly traced it onto a cardstock card I had already creased and cut to size. Leave the card folded, so when you cut out your shape, you are cutting out both sides of the card. You are cutting, leaving portions of the card fold intact.
Next, trace another crown onto patterned paper. Adhere to one side of your cardstock crown card. This is your cardfront.
Now embellish as desired. I punched some circles for the points of my crown. I outlined the circles with green Stickles, then more bling. I used a pink marker to outline the card and make the whole thing more defined. Cute!
1. Cut out template.
2. Trace onto prefolded cardstock card. The shoulders / sleeves are on the fold line.
3. Embellish as desired.
Now, while I used girlish papers, you could easily adapt them for a boy. Of course the circle shape would work for any type of card.
My challenge to you is to create some shaped cards. Since this challenge will be open until April 10th, you have time to create more than one card. :0) Cards must be newly created for this challenge. The winner will be determined by random, with each card being one chance. So the more you make, the better your chance to win! Feel free to use the templates I did, create your own, or try one of these.
Don't forget to :
- Upload the challenge projects to the ‘Contests and Challenges' section of the CC Gallery in the Monday's Challenges folder by Sunday, April 10th at midnight PST.
- Include the name of the Challenge in your title.
- Post a URL LINK of the project into the thread for the Monday Challenge for that week on the Message Board
You MUST upload to the Monday's Challenges section in the Gallery AND provide a URL LINK on the Message Board for your entry to be valid. Posting the project image in the Message Board thread only does not meet the rules, and won't be counted as an entry. Challenge projects do not need to use a CC Monthly kit. The winner will be announced on April 11th on the CC Blog and CC Message Board.