Monday, February 15, 2010

Shaped cards and a winner



Because I struggle with card sketches, I like using Nestabilities dies to make quick cards. A few people have asked how they're constructed so this is a quick post to share how I make them.




Basically, you score the back Nestabilities shape about 1/2" down from the top, fold and attach to the front. For the Labels One die, I like to score about 3/8" to 1/2" from the top.






When using the circle scallop Nestabilities die, you have to count and score 4 or 6 scallops because there are an even number of scallops (22) and the card has to be able to stand on 2 scallops for viewing.





For the Nestabilities blossom die--which makes cute little cards--there are an odd number of scallops, so in order to make it stand, you have to score midway between three scallops in the back.





In the past, I've used a tape runner to attach the pieces together, but now I prefer a double stick tape.


I attach it to both sides of the card and it insures the card won't come apart with extra handling. It also helps to write your message inside the card before you attach the front and back pieces.

Hope this helps (Charlotte!) and here's a quick video by Lucy which shows how to make a card using the Labels One die.

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WINNER--WINNER--WINNER

Using random.org, the winner of Jane's Bird Watching digi set is Suzanne C. Email me and the digis will be sent to you by Jane herself. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the digis!


26 comments:

  1. Super CUTE cards, Donna! Thanks for sharing your tips! Awesome!!

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  2. You do circle shaped cards wonderfully Donna, and they are fun to construct too, great tutorial!

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  3. Thanks, Donna, for taking the time to show all the variations and sharing of the video too.

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  4. Thanks for the step by step. Hadn't thought of using my new Blossom set for cards on their own... hmmm great idea. TFS

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  5. Thanks for the tips! Thanks for the digis too! :)

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  6. great little tutorial Donna. I've just made a Labels 8 card - will have to try the others. yours are always so cute

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  7. Thanks for the info on how to tackle the different shapes of nesties Donna! Love those sweet little cards, Jo x

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  8. Great tips and really cute cards! Thanks Donna!

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  9. Always LOVE your Sweet Little round cards....these are so Sweet!!
    Great tipsters......

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  10. WOW! thanks for that little tip on what to do with the nesties. I just didn't know how you did it and it's so awesome! love all those shaped cards you make! so talented! have a great holiday!

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  11. Donna those cards are adorable! I love your style! And thank you so much for the tips!

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  12. Congrats to the winner! ;)

    Donna,
    Thanks for giving a tutorial on how you make your cutesy itty bitty cards! I always wondered how you would open them. Hope you're having a great day.

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  13. LOVE your shaped cards and your fresh coloring!!!! thanks for the helpful tips!!

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  14. I just wanted to let you know that I've browsed your blog as well as your flickr sets and your cards are ALL absolutely wonderful ...

    You are a very talented lady and inspiring for those like myself, who are only beginning!

    Blessings + Happy Crafting!

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  15. Great tutorial! I ALWAYS love your shaped cards!

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  16. I come with such joy ...love everything here DDD!!!! Love your tutorial and the scoring on a circle is prefect...what I do when it's cockeye I just photoshop it so it's straight...lol now I can do it properly!!!!! Love love love the images you colored...just jaw dropping !!!! Hope all is good with you?? Big Hugs,Kathy

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  17. Love your cute cards! And I love to use the Nesties, too - so glad to have them! You made me want to get the flower shaped one...

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  18. Hi Donna! Thank you for your comment on my store! I am glad that Teri sent you my way too!! Enjoy the Cheeky's! BTW, love your work, absolutely AWESOME!!!! I'm following your blog now!!! :)

    Hugs,
    Joy
    www.tamikos.com

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial on making this card! I get it! Love your coloring!

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  20. Thanks for the tips Donna. I must admit I hadn't got it quite right before as one of my cards kept tilting to one side. So I kept adding embellies to balance it! I will now follow your instructions and get it right. Love your cute cards

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  21. These little girl stamps you have been using are just ADORABLE Donna. Thanks for sharing all your talent!

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  22. Thanks for sharing your tips, your cards are always awesome and adorable!!

    Congrats, Sue! Enjoy your digi!!

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  23. Gorgeous cards and I love the how-to pictures! Thanks Donna!

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  24. thank you for the tutorial! now---must get my 1st set of nesties. any suggestions on which set a newbie should get? and where are the best prices?
    always love your shaped cards!

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  25. Thanks for the auesome instructions on how to make these cute cards using the nesties!! I must try it!

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