Monday, May 11, 2020

How to Make Simple Circle-Shaped Cards

Have you ever made a circle-shaped handmade card? It's easier than you may think and you'll have a blast with this unexpected shape for a card base. Today, I'll show you how to make one with simple diecutting, and we'll look at three different ideas for circle-shaped cards.

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Here are the super simple instructions:
  • To begin a circle card, start with a circle die in the size you want for your overall card size. Die cut that circle twice. This will be the front and back panels.
  • Next, fold the top edge of one circle down and crease it. (See photo below.) 
  • Add adhesive to the folded flap, and line up matching diecut circle on top. Now you have a card base!
  • Embellish and create as desired. 

 Today I've created three different varieties of circle shaped cards. The first one, Hello Sunshine, is fun for spring and summer cards and the pinked edges are a perfect finishing touch from this die. (The pinked edges help the card to stand up straight too!) And how sweet is that smiling sunshine?
The graduation card I made features simple stitched circle dies - I'll admit that although I love this card, the smooth circle die doesn't stand up as easily. But it's certainly not a deal-breaker, and this is a fun card to pin to a bulletin board or place on the fridge. I love the detail of the graduates coming just off the top edge of the card base. 

Remember, any circle can become a cute circle shaped card. For the scalloped card below, I made a mini-card. I used a smaller circle size which would make a darling tag or mini card to tuck in a gift, lunchbox, or suitcase. Again, the design is SUPER simple, because with this fun unexpected shape, it doesn't take much to make these cards look great!
Today's post is part of Impression Obsession's Die Cut Obsession Days. The IO designers are sharing fun ideas with dies and diecutting, and I hope you'll stop by all of the blogs to be inspired today! Head to the Impression Obsession blog to find links to everyone participating. And then . . .go try a circle shaped card! (Be sure to share it with me too, I'd love to see what you create!)
Impression Obsession Supplies on Today's Projects:
Scalloped Stitched Circles
Stitched Pinked Circles
Wacky Stitched Circles
Hello Sunshine Die
Sunny Face Die
Stitched Clouds
Congrats Die
Grads Tossing Die
Love Words Dies

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