Monday, March 7, 2022

Three More Cute Ideas for Making Simple Circle-Shaped Cards

I am absolutely smitten with circle-shaped handmade cards. They are fun to decorate and they're quite simple to make. Today I've got THREE new circle-shaped cards to share with you, as we celebrate the latest release from Impression Obsession! This is the first stop on the blog hop and you do NOT want to miss the cute cards, new stamps, and PRIZES along the way, so let's get hopping!

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Do you love to make shaped cards? These handmade card ideas for circle shaped cards are simple to create with die-cutting and stamping. Stop by my blog for three (or more) circle cards and simple instructions to make them yourself! You'll love this fun paper crafted project!

Have you ever created a circle-shaped card before? I promise, it's so simple:

  • First, die cut two circles that are the same size. (Think about the size circle you want your card to be, and if you want to use a fancy circle like a scalloped circle or stitched circle.)
  • Fold the top edge of one circle and crease well. Use a scoring board and/or a bone folder for a super crisp fold.
  • Add adhesive to the folded flap and stick the other die-cut circle on top to adhere the circles together. Hooray! You just created a circle card base! (For a photo of this step, check out this post.)
Circle of Life - this circle-shaped card was fun to color and fussy cut onto a circle card base. Stop by my blog to see a simple tutorial for making circle shaped handmade cards with circle dies. It's simple and you'll have fun with this paper crafting project. Stop by my blog for three (or more) fun ideas!
After creating a card base, now comes the fun part - decorating it! Two of the brand new stamps from Impression Obsession are what inspired today's circle cards. The first card features the Circle stamp. The round format is such fun to play with. I stamped the image on white cardstock and I colored it with markers, then fussy cut it to adhere to my card base.  

I don't color enough to invest in expensive markers, but I do enjoy coloring so I recently took a risk and purchased Caliart alcohol markers from Amazon. I didn't know if they'd be good or not but I actually REALLY like them and they were a great price (less than $40 last time I checked) for 100 markers! I've been having fun with them. 
closeup of a handmade circle shaped card using stamps and dies from Impression Obsession. Stop by my blog to see three (or more) circle shaped card making ideas with simple circle dies.
After coloring, I stamped the image again and trimmed the center layers to add on top. I added some details with white gel pen, which adds a nice finishing touch! I absolutely love how this card turned out.

The next round image in this release is called Among the Wildflowers, and it's another sweet one for coloring. I used a combination of colored pencils and watercolor pencils to shade the flowers. Then I stamped the image on green cardstock and layered the grass on top. I finished it off again white gel pen.
You belong among the wildflowers! Stop by my blog to see three beautiful circle-shaped cards with simple instructions. All you need are some circle dies to create circle cards quickly and easily. You'll love these cardmaking ideas!
Lastly, here's an example of how to take non-round stamps and create a circle-shaped card. I added a strip of washi tape to ground this scene, and added the darling House to House and I Wish stamps. (See the white gel pen again? I can't stop!)
I wish our houses were connected by a tunnel - the cutest sentiment for a handmade card to say I MISS YOU! Stop by this blog post for three ideas for circle-shaped cards, made with simple nesting dies.
Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:
  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for our two-day blog hop - the more you comment, the more chances to win, so be sure to visit all the designers!
  • All comments for both days will be open until March 15th at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on March 16th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all of Impression Obsession's newest releases HERE
Here's the lineup of today's hop!

Shop the Supplies on Today's Cards:

Gelly Roll 10 white gel pen from Simon Says Stamp
Gel Roll 10 white pen  (from Simon Says Stamp)
Did you know you can also find a variety of IO stamps carried at Simon Says
love using the Magic Mat with my die cutting machine, because it alleviates those pesky cutting lines on the underneath side of die cut shapes. You know, the ones from your best used cutting plates? 

links updated 4/23


Jen/Dave said...

Love these cards....beautiful

Melissa Leftrick said...

So cute!!! I have never made a round card but I may have to now!

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love your cards! I've never made circle cards but I'm going to have to try now. Also checking out those markers on Amazon. Thanks for the tip!

Tammy F said...

Nice cards! Love the circle of life!

Tish said...

Very nice and fun cards. Certainly out of the box.

DebbieR said...

Such bright & happy cards, love them all!!

Flo said...

Cute cards

Nancy R. said...

I see so many cute cards made with cute stamps and dies! My problem is I want them all!

sharon g said...

I have never made a circular card before. I especially love the kiddos. These are so different and great. I LOVE different!

Vivian C. said...

Super cards. Fun idea to mix things up from the usual rectangle and do circle cards. I'll have to pull out my circle dies and give it a go.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are SOOOO CUTE! I love the circle shapes and the home sentiment!!!!!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice circle card shared. I haven't made a shaped card yet, so the tips are helpful. I like the coloring for the first card.

Becca Yahrling said...

How fun! I love shaped cards like this. And they are all so adorable.

Linda Fillds said...

My goodness... they are so adorable.. I love them all. They are all so different... nice job tyfs :)

Denise Bryant said...

LOVE your circle cards! So fun and cheery!

Dee Earnshaw said...

oooh circle cards - what creative samples - thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

I like your cute circle card designs.

Janet said...

Wow I love the circle cards!! It's such a unique card shape!

Robin Coxon said...

'Wow! What a fun form idea to use for a card. Thanks for participating in the Hop and showing off your unique ideas.