I love making shaped cards and a couple of weeks ago I posted a mini tutorial to make a shaped card over at the It's A Creative World blog. I thought I would share the tutorial on my own blog too.
Step 1 - Cut out a flower shape from patterned paper, I used my Cricut but it would be very simple to freehand draw a flower shape. Remember to create a flower suitable for the size of the envelopes you have. My square envelopes are about 15 cms so my flower is 14 cms. I used a paint dabber to squidge some whit paint around the edges.
Step 4 - Stitch around the edge using a sewing machine **Make sure you open up your card and only stitch on the front** Step 5 - I created my own flower embellishment for the centre of my card, but there are oodles of ready manufactured flowers in the stores. Mine is made with a felt flower cut with a sizzix die, I added a Making Memories metal grommet and a large enamelled brad.
Step 6 - Create a tag with a bookplate, handwritten greeting and brads. I made my bookplate with a sizix die and painted it white but you could easily use a metal or acrylic bookplate. If you don't like your own handwriting use a small rubber stamp for the greeting. I attached the bookplate with foam pads on the back because I wanted the brads to be for decoration only and didn't want their fastenings to show through on the inside of my card.
I hope you enjoy making shaped cards, I've found them extremely addictive!!