it’s ok…

Hello friends!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for our NEW Challenge… Laughing WITH you!  We are also featuring the new stamps exclusive to Hobby Lobby with a Blog Hop. 

You should be hopping here from Dana’s blog.  Thanks for joining us!  Ai is giving away 1 grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!

There are 5 new wood mount stamps and 5 new clear sets which is quite a variety!  I am using the Jealous Too (4713) wood mount stamp on my cards.  I like to make shaped cards and I’ll show you two ways to easily create them.

Jealous Too 1 diane zechman

If the shaped card you want to make has a flat edge like my hexagon card, then you can simply die cut your card base by keeping the fold slightly below the straight edge of your die. This leaves the fold of your card intact.

Jealous Too 2 diane zechman

If your desired shape does NOT have a flat edge, as my flower die, it is still very easy.  Die cut 2 shapes and set one aside (for the front). The second one will be the back…simply score a line close to one edge.  (This scored line will be your card fold.)  Note: I kept 2 “petals” along the left edge for my card bottom so it will easily stand up.

Jealous Too 3 diane zechman

Apply strong adhesive to the smaller scored part and adhere the 2 flowers together.

Jealous Too 4 diane zechman

It will look like this when opened…

Jealous Too 5 diane zechman

I also love to use up small scraps of patterned paper by paper piecing the Ai character’s clothing.  I decided to make 4 cards so I’ve stamped and cut out the elephant’s dress 4 times.  I matched the hexagon patterned dresses with the hexagon shaped card, and the same with the florals!

Jealous Too 6 diane zechman

Smaller shapes were cut from white cardstock, stamped, colored and the dresses were adhered.  I omitted the sentiments and stamped them separately.

Jealous Too 7 diane zechman

The finished cards…

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The inside sentiment is another wood mount block from Hobby Lobby, Happy 29th (4597) .

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  And don’t forget to hop along with us for a chance to win the grand prize of all the new Hobby Lobby stamps!!

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Just click below for your chance to win.  Happy stamping!
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Here are the blog links & hop order:

Art Impressions Blog

Cheri Burry

Dana Warren

Diane Zechman

Karen Day

Kerry Kung

Reneé Matarese

Sharon Caudle


Your next stop is Karen’s blog!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby exclusives- Jealous Too (4713) and Happy 29th (4597), paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Blossom and Circle Nestabilities, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagon dies, Scor-Tape, 1/2″ circle punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Speech Bubbles Dies, foam tape, rhinestones.

40 responses to “it’s ok…

  1. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS pirouetting pachyderm cards!!!
    LOVE the FANCY shapes and ADORE your STYLISH elephants, they look SO PRETTY and SO HAPPY in their floral dresses with matching hats & bags 🙂

  2. Great tutorial! Love those paper pieced elephants!

  3. So colourful and bright! These cards put a smile on my face.

  4. What cute shaped cards! Thanks for the tutorial and the reminder that they are pretty easy!

  5. Such a fun set! I love you paper piecing but hate fussy cutting so mine will never be quite as cute as yours.

  6. Fantastic tutorial – thank you for sharing! Such a fun card! Sure gave me a giggle this morning! 🙂


    I love the cute elephant! What a fun card and saying!

  8. Love, love your shaped cards. Great tutorial too! TFS!

  9. These cards just make me squeal with happiness, Diane!! Love the bright fun colors, and the fashionable Ellie!!! LOVE her paper pieced dress on both of them!!!! Awesome tutorial too!!

  10. Love the colors of her dress and the shaped cards. This offered so much more variety! Great job!

  11. AWESOME shape cards!!! The pattern paper you used on her dress is fabulous!!! Super cute cards!!

  12. Very cute shaped cards. I like how you matched the patterned paper to the shape of the card.

  13. sherry butcher

    Oh such fun. Love the shaped card. TFS.

  14. Adorable shaped cards, Diane. Love the colors and paper piecing.

  15. Thanks for the tutorial on the shaped cards; it’s such a simple change from the standard size and makes a huge impact!

  16. They are darling shaped cards! Love the bright fun pattern and the paper piecing dress, so pretty!

  17. I love the shaped cards, Diane – perfect for the stamp! And of course, the fun paper piecing is the crowning touch :o)

  18. gonna have to make this one !! love it!!!

  19. stephanie Serrano

    Love, love, love it. Awesome paper piecing and great sentiment.

  20. Great cards! Love all the new stamps. The coffee one is so me.

  21. Christine Kiehl

    How utterly delightful! Love the card shapes and colors and yes! The stamp!

  22. Joan VanCourt

    This is fabulous, especially the sentiments. I always forget to make shaped cards, you did a fantastic job on explaining your technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Kathy Butcher

    They have such adorable stamps! Especially for us older folks!

  24. Teresa Godines

    Adorable card. Love how you made the shape card. TFS

  25. I love shaped cards and this hippo girl is fab!!

  26. Love your card, great sentiment! 🙂

  27. Super card designs…such nice bright colours. This image works really well with paper piecing.
    Joyce xx

  28. Yvonne Bodnar

    Love this cute little critter and love this card! Thanks for the tutorial.

  29. Laurie Lenertz

    Love the paper piecing.

  30. Cute card–bright and cheerful! Love the paper piecing of the dresses!

  31. I absolutely love this color combo adn the shapes! These are two great cards.

  32. Melissa Friedrich

    Love the shaped card and the cute pattern paper clothing!

  33. Jeannie Myers

    What a fun project! She has personality plus!

  34. I enjoyed your color scheme. The inside sentiment about 29th birthday and 110 pound friend was a scream.

  35. Thank you for the directions for this cute card. The paper piecing was done very well!
    Barb B. CZT

  36. Two so cute card and a great turtoal.

  37. Annie Solomon

    Adorable card. Thanks for the tips on creating the shape.

  38. Your shaped cards turned out so cute. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I love the funny expressions.

  39. Thanks for tutorial! Adorable shaped Cards you makes. Love the colors and paper piecing! 🙂

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