Here we go! It is already time for the next Heart 2 Heart Challenge for October. This month, we want you to show us your amazing shaped card creations! No squares or rectangles, but something else, something different for a change!
What better thing to celebrate with a fun shaped card than an October birthday!? My youngest just turned 10 last week, so I put on my thinking cap and went to work. I decided on a party hat design with her favorite color from the Babycakes Paper Packet!
There is quite a bit going on here, so I will hit the high points, lol. My favorite parts are the Striped Slate Twist Ties and the free printable download of a chevron flag/banner! You can get them free on my Close to My Heart website until the end of October right HERE! I just printed them out on white CS, cut it out, and folded it around this stick pin from the For Always Assortment. Easy as cake! ;)
I added a glittered up #10 from the Glamor Glitter Alphabet that I easily trimmed the middle out of to fit the flag. ;)
The pom-pom atop the hat is made by cutting two of the little burst shape from the Artiste Cartridge, one in Lagoon and one in Pear. Then I layered over top those with pieces of twine tied in the middle. It is topped off with another piece from the For Always Assortment.
The wonderful sentiment is stamped with my clear acrylic Joyful Birthday stamp. I just can't get enough of this font!
Some Lagoon Houndstooth Washi, Aqua Dots, and Black Sequins dot the corners, and a strip of green glitter paper is all it took to ground the bottom of the hat.
I lined the inside with two smaller White Daisy CS triangles than I used to make the card in the Cricut Craft Room.
Have you played in CCR yet? It is amazing what you can do in there! You can make a shaped card, for instance! I chose the pennant banner shape on the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to start and sized it to fit in a standard size A2 envelope.
Then I copied that triangle, and flipped it using the little clicky below...
After lining it up the triangles, just slightly overlap them so that you can choose to WELD them together! SO easy!
Now that you know how to make a shaped card--it's YOUR turn! Link your creation up with us to play along over at the H2H Challenge Blog! :)