Friday, August 5, 2011

Shape-Up for the Holidays

This week we're asking you to Shape-Up for the Holidays ... no, you don't have to do any jumping jacks or run around the block to work off that holiday meal ... you just have to make a card that is a shape other than the standard rectangle or square.

Here's what we came up with this week.



Lauren says, "i wanted--for once--to forego my usual 'shape' strategy of making a round card in favor of something a little more interesting, but i was stumped as to what i could use for a template. then i remembered my digital files, specifically these adorable jolly lil friends stickers by minda terasawa! i layered the characters and trees digitally, printed them on glossy photo paper, then scored and hand-cut the resulting shapes... times SIX... so that all of my MY jolly little friends (& nieces!) will each get one at christmas time! more detail of technique on my personal blog."



Stephanie says, "When I saw Lynn's Star Fold Card, I knew the design would make a fantastic holiday card. I followed the easy instructions in the video, and was able to make it come together on the first try (not the norm for me). I used October Afternoon's Good Cheer Collection, EAD Sticker Sentiments, and red flocked reindeer stickers to finish my design. You can see the inside of the card on my personal blog."

Now it's your turn to Shape-Up for the Holidays ... break out those die cuts ... fussy cut around photos ... try some fun folds ... paper piece together Christmas icons ... whatever you decide to make ... just make sure you stretch your creativity & have lots of fun Shaping-Up (hey, it's got to be more fun than jumping jacks). Link up before 6pm (EST) next Wednesday, August 10th; keyword for galleries and the Flickr group is JB32.




15 comments:

Eveline said...

I like shaped cards. I hope I can make one for this challenge.
Eveline.

Rose said...

OK making a card is MUCH better than jumping jacks!! lol

Fantastic cards girls :)


will try to get linked up before the deadline for a change LOL

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous cards, ladies! I'm hoping that because the front of my card is shaped, it will count here. This is my first time joining in. xxD

June Houck said...

Lauren & Stef, these are both magnificent. You two set the bar really high for the rest of the Belles :)

JLP said...

I totally love these cards! Hmmm, this is going to require some thinking. Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Had this card made for your "Blue Christmas" challenge when I saw that it had closed. I did not read the close info carefully but glad that your challenge of shape card was next and it fits that with is being a Gate Fold Card. See my blog for how the card opens.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sarah Moura said...

Hi Lauren! =)
I like so much your visit on my blog!It's great to make new friends.
I'm your new follower and I will make my Christmas card to post here!
xx

Tina said...

The tree shape cards are precious! I am in love!! Nice job! TFS!!
Tina- a follower
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous cards, miss lauren and miss steph! i love the cute mindy terasawa images. your star shaped card is amazing. thanks for sharing and i had a TON of fun playing along!!! *hugs* steph :)

Rosemary said...

I love the inspiration of your cards, Stef and Lauren, they are so wonderful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome DT work!

Lisa said...

This challenge was a lot of fun even though I was pretty intimidated by your gorgeous creations to begin with! Thanks for constantly pushing me!

Electra said...

I love your cards ladies, but then, I always do! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Shaped cards?! Grrr... I did it, but I'm still shaking my fist at you two. I need a drink. ;)

KatheD said...

I loved this challenge - I even sort of liked my card, but I forgot to post it. :( Here's a link if anyone's interested: http://kathesadventure.blogspot.com/2011/08/adventures-in-forgetfulness.html

I mean to do better next week - your challenges are still my favorite.