Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cards: All shapes, all sizes: Welcome to the Shape Card Blog Hop, March 10!

Round, oval, square, rectangle, triangle .... tea pot, coffee cup, dog house ... all are shapes that we're called on to explore in Ashley's "Shaped Card Blog Hop," happening today in the Blogosphere.

For my card today, I chose egg-shaped, in preparation of Easter. An egg-shape is not fully oval as the top of the oval is narrower thanthe bottom.  Getting cuts to line up to weld has always been a challenge I've not yet mastered on my Cricut/Gypsy. 

But, with the advent of the fabulous Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy", sold exclusively by your Close to My Heart representative, mastering the art of shaped cards has never been easier. 

Using the "card" setting on the Art Philosphy cartridge, I cut a yellow conjoined egg shape in 4.75", and topped it with the single cut layer (cut in light blue) in the "Decorative layer" setting.  I cut a second Decorative layer in polka dotted paper, using the off-cuts to fill the top and bottom scalloped area. 

The bunny with flowers is a newly released digital stamp by Whimsy Stamps.  I colored it using both Prisma pencils and Copic markers, highlighting areas with a white Gelly pen.  I blended the pencil lines using a blending tool and Gamsol.  I accented areas (e.g., the tail, leaf cuts and dots) with Stardust Stickles.

The inside sentiment is a simple "Happy Easter" stamp from Hero Arts.

I hope you'll continue on to the rest of the Shaped Cards Blog Hop, to get some interesting ideas to inspire your fancy cuts on your card.  Your next stop is my dear Best Bloggie Blend Friend, Beckie. You'll love her joie de vivre as well as her talented cardmaking! :)

If you've missed any part of the Hop, please start at the beginning: Ashley's "The Glamorous Side of Scrapping."  There, you can see what blog candy is being offered by some fabulous sponsors, and you can catch the whole line-up for today's hop.

Thank you again for joining me in the PaperJungle!

37 comments:

Haidee said...

Super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TFS
like hopping w/ you!!!!!!!

Rae Ann said...

Very pretty card.
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com
(Oh, and Congratulations.)

Beckie said...

Love, love, love this stinking cute card! I bet lil Charlotte will be so excited this Easter! Thanks for the awesome intro to my stop ....but whew, how do I follow such talent? Big shoes to fill, my friend. Hugs, you're the best!

Be blessed, Beckie

Doris P. said...

simply adorable!! love your Easter card!!! parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Such a super adorable card Ellen!! Love the Easter egg shape and the adorable bunny!
Tfs and have a great weekend!

Crafty and Green said...

What an adorable Card! I love the Egg Shape & Your image is so cute & I love how you colored it! Glad to be in this hop with you!

Many Blessings,
Tina

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What an adorable card, just got an Art Philosphy cart this week and just love all the cuts on it!! Thanks
Cindylu
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Liz said...

great card, love shapes they are soo interesting

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Vicki said...

What a pretty cards. Guess I will be checking out the card feature on some of my carts.

Vicki
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Kathy's-Krafts said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing it.
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Carla said...

I love your adorable Easter Egg shaped card. I love the coloring you did on the stamped image. Thanks so much for sharing.

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ScrapMyWay said...

WOW!! I'm jealous that you mastered the cut! I still have to work on all that stuff! Cute card ...TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

scrapqueen141 said...

Very sweet card, love the little bunny! It's been nice hopping with you!
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Shawnee said...

This is such a cute Easter card. I just ordered Art Philosophy. I can't wait for it to arrive.

Lara said...

Love your style! I know what you mean about the Gypsy, I struggle too. Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atyahoodotcom

rlovew said...

Awesome Easter card- I love all the embellishments you added to it- so cute!

timeweavers.com said...

soo cute!

Janet's Planet said...

Nice card! Love the AP cart!

jennyplace2 said...

Just so adorable, love the egg shape! TFS!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and you have layered and colored supper. thanks for sharing.
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mamawcindy said...

My little Grand Daughter and I Love your Card! So Cute! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Judy said...

Beautiful Easter card!! You make it seem so easy :-)
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Ashley Nicole said...

How cute. Love the shape and it's perfect for Easter. Thank you so much for being a part of the hop and I can't wait to see more shape cards from you.
Ashley

Maria said...

This is such a pretty card! TFS

silvia said...

Cute card!

ScrappinFabPam said...

Just the cutest little card. Supper job.
Phelps@smt-net.com

Tonya said...

What a sweet card. Love your coloring.

Janet said...

Adorable Love the stamp and it is so perfect with your shaped card !!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Michele from MS said...

This is sooo sweet ~ great job with the pencils and markers! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

marg0006 said...

How adorable is that cut little bunny.

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Scrapbookingprincess Jamie said...

Cute!! Great card!

craftaholic said...

Hi there Ellen! You have made a very cute card and it makes me want to make some too!! :) I am busy right now making a 6x6 recipe scrapbook. so Until i get that done it is not going to happen LOL! I will be posting on my blog as I finish it! TFS!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the egg shape and the image is so sweet!! What a beautiful card :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cema1cema said...

Cute!! Great idea for Easter! Christina

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your shaped Easter Egg card. I want the Art Philospy cartridge.

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Bhawana said...

very cute card... love that egg shape

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is great! I love how you incorporated the digi in the egg. Thanks for sharing.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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