Hi friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing one of my favorite types of projects – shaped cards! I love this time of year, when the leaves on the trees start changing colors. The reds, oranges, and yellows are my favorite for sure! Enter these shaped autumn leaves cards!! The papers in the “Woodland Forest” collection are just perfect for these fall cards! First take a little peek at my cards, then read on to see how easy they are to create!
I use my silhouette cameo to create my shaped cards. It’s easy to do with pretty much any shape. Of course, if the shape has one side that is relatively flat or straight, it’s easier. For this card, I chose an autumn leaf and opened it up in the software.
Next, I used the “mirror down” option to duplicate the shape. Depending on which side is straight, you might want to mirror left or right. Just remember whichever direction you mirror will determine how your card will open.
Finally, nudge the shapes closer together, or even slightly overlap them. Then use the “weld” function to attach them. Cut out the shape and fold in half. Embellish as desired!
I cut out a total of three cards, using plain white cardstock as my card base. Next, I cut a slightly smaller leaf out of three different patterned papers. Here’s a look at the yellow card:
After attaching the smaller colored leaf to the card base, I added the “stem” part of the leaf (cut from brown patterned paper).
Next, I attached printed cardstock shapes near the stem, using foam adhesive dots to secure them.
The sentiments are cut from the tiny squares paper in the 6×6 paper pad.
Using a small hole punch, I tied the shape and sentiment to the stem.
The twine is the perfect embellishment for these shaped autumn leaves cards!
The next time you find yourself in a card-making mood, try stepping out of the box and create a shaped card!