Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shaped Birthday Card - Another Challenge

The Challenge this week over at My Craft Spot is to make a Shaped Birthday Card.  Link here:

For this card, I wanted to think outside the box!  A shaped birthday card... my mind went to shaped cupcakes, cakes, balloons, party hats, etc...  So instead, I went to a Cartridge that I wouldn't normally use when thinking of a Birthday card, and decided to use one of those images.  The cartridge is my Christmas Cartridge on my Gypsy.  I used the Teddy Bear cut to make a shaped Birthday card for a little boy.  I used some paper that I have had around forever which looks like an old potato sack? And some basic Kraft Paper for the card base.  I welded the shadow cut of the Teddy bear together to make the basic shape and then cut the layers of the bear.  The sentiment is from two cartridges:  Sweet Treats and the Cindy Lou font for the word "baby."  I added a blue button for his eye.  Also, for a little interest I pop-dotted the areas just beside the cut lines of the bear so that some of those features would have a bit more dimension, and adhered the rest of the bear flat. 

I hope this works for the challenge this week, and it isn't the typical cartridge I would use for a Birthday card, so I am extra proud of myself for not going to my "obvious" carts!

Thank you for looking!



  1. This is great, the paper is perfect and looks really textured! Love Jayne. x

  2. Sooooo cute! I love the textured paper! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  3. What a cute card! I too love the paper you chose for the bear! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!!