Hello there! It’s Mendi here today with a couple of Thanksgiving inspired turkey shaped cards to share.
It’s no secret I am in love with my Silhouette machine and it is the perfect resource to turn to when creating shaped cards. Literally any cutting file can be turned into a darling shaped card! For my first card I used THIS great image (adding a couple extra feathers to create a bit bigger card).
For the body I used a Kraft Treat Bag from the collection, simply cutting it open so that it would lay flat and positioning my cutting images between the folds of the bag. I love the personality it gives this little guy.
My next card utilized that same treat bag along with THIS cutting file. I tied a little handmade tag around the drumstick leg using a sticker from the collection and embellished the platter with a piece of the scalloped decorative tape. Once again I love how the polka-dot detail dressed up my card.
To create these shaped cards, layer the individual pieces within your Silhouette software, making sure that each piece overlaps. Then size each overall image to be approximately 5.5″ x 4.25″ to fit in an A2 envelope.
Duplicate one set of pieces and set them aside (these will be used later to cut from different colors of papers).
With the original set of pieces, draw a window around them and then go to the “modify” menu and select the “weld” option. This gives you a completely solid piece to cut from cardstock to form your card base. Cut two and score one along the top (parallel to the bottom so it will stand straight) and glue above the score line to the back of the un-scored piece.
Embellish the card front with the smaller pieces that were set aside. Shaped cards are really easy and fun to make! I hope you will give them a try!
Pebbles Home+Made 6×6 Paper Pad 732644
Pebbles Home+Made Kraft Bags with Glitter Accents 732635
Pebbles Home+Made Decorative Tape 732626
Pebbles Home+Made Cardstock Stickers 732611
Pebbles Home+Made 12×12 Paper Party Line PHMP-32594
Pebbles Garden Party Premium Ribbon Value Pack 732540