I'm sharing my take on the Diva Dare Challenge this month, to "Shape Up" your project. Here's a photo gallery of my project and if you want the details of the challenge head on over to The Verve Stamps blog today for more information.
Verve goodies are adding a sweet touch to this shaped gift card holder. Check out the end of this post for product details.
For the shape of the card I used my Pazzles Inspiration Cutter. I've been using that for many, many projects this last month. I'm afraid it'll call in sick one of these days.
Here's the technical steps for taking a single shape and magically changing it so you can create a shaped card base. Of course you can always just use two single shapes and glue them together on one edge for a shape card, too.
(1) Mirror and Duplicate the shape. (2) Rotate the shape. (3) Align both shapes so they barely touch at the bottom. (4) Rotate both of them so they have a new baseline. (5) Open path on the inside of the shapes and delete solid lines. (6) Create new cut and kiss cut lines between them. The kiss cut lines will help fold the card.
Now for the gallery...
All this goodness fits into an A2 envelope for mailing out to friends across the miles or those right next door.
If you're further interested in getting a cutting machine, please visit the Pazzles store through my affiliate link. That way they will know I sent you. :)
Stamps: Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Bundled Up (Crate Paper), white and Balsa cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Crumb Cake and Garden Green (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: A Cut Above Dies: Cup of Cheer, Flag It, Award Banner Trim, Tagged Rectangle (Verve Stamps), Grapefruit Seam Binding Ribbon (Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), Pazzles Inspiration Cutter and Latte Library File