Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Artiste Shape Card - Mitten

Today I'm sharing an easy to make shape card using your Cricut and the awesome Artiste cartridge!

My Gypsy is broken, and I can't get Craft Room to work on my laptop, so here is how I make a shaped card like this one on my Cricut. First locate the cut line on your cutting mat. It will be easy to see the edge of where the blade will cut when you have a used mat like this one.

Once you have located the cut line on your mat, position a folded piece of cardstock on the mat, with the folded edge just below the cut line.

I cut the mitten shape from page 79, Accent 2, at 5 1/4". You'll need to use the Multi Cut feature since you're cutting through 2 sheets of paper.


Once it's cut, you'll have a section at the top that still has the fold in it since it was below the cut line. So now you have a shaped card! Easy, huh?

I took the bottom of the front of my card and ran it through my Cuttlebug using Devine Swirls.

Then I cut the Accent 2/Shift feature of this mitten to get the overlay shape. This is cut at the same size, 5 1/4".  But you'll see that I made a mistake here! I cut out the shape as it normally cuts, only to realize that I had made the front of my base card with the thumb going the opposite way, oops! This is where the Flip feature button comes in handy. I just flipped it, and cut it out so it would fit the front of my card.

I then added some Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, and a stamped image from Christmas Love.  It turned out to be so "blingy" that I'm entering it the Glitter it Up! H2H Challenge this week :)

Please leave a comment and let me know if you're going to make any shaped cards like this :) I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting! 

8 comments:

  1. Love the sparkle! You should enter this into the H2H challenge, this week. :)

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  2. What a cool idea! I am going to go home tonight and try it myself. Thanks for making the directions so clear!!

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  3. Love your work around! Great idea. TFS!

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  4. Beautiful...love your artwork! Thanks for participating with us this week @ H2H and thanks so much for these instructions...these are fabulous! Something new I learned today... :0)

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  5. Yes, thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. A picture is worth a thousand words, where the Cricut is concerned... Love the finished product, too. The swirly mitten cuff is my favorite part, but I'm glad you glittered it up and joined the crew at H2H this week!

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  6. Rachel - I love your mitten card - so cute and sparkly! You have been selected the top chick of the Top Ten for the month of November at Heart 2 Heart - please email me so I can contact you directly. My email address is mbryt1@bex.net
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'm so excited and honored :)

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