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Friday, June 08, 2012

Shaped Card Tutorial by AJ Otto

Hi all, AJ here with a tutorial on creating a shaped card using Samantha's dies from Spellbinders.
 I used the S5-072 Blossom Tags & Accents to create my card, and Samantha's newer paper line from Creative Imaginations, Tea Party Collection

 We are going to start with the card base, you will need a piece of card stock that measure 4 x 3 1/2" when folded.

 *note- this is for explanation purposes only* This die is UPSIDE down to show placement.  Lay your die on your folded card stock with a bit of excess hanging out- this creates the fold.  You can tape it down in the corners, as you can see, I did in both the bottom right and left corners.  To cut using the Grand Calibur, make sure your die is facing right side up on your cutting mat with the paper on top.

 After it's cut out, you can remove the excess where the tape was.

 You now have your card base.

 We are going to cover the base with a piece of patterned paper.  I decided I wanted this lighter damask type print for my front. (I used the flip side pattern to cut out the middle piece of my card) Lay your paper FACE down onto your die, with your die cutting side up before running through the Grand Calibur.

Leave the paper in place and emboss with the tan mat.

 You will get a beautifully embossed card front.

 To adhere the patterned paper front to your card base, simply apply adhesive to the base only.  Attach the card front, and you are ready to finish your card off with the rest of your die cuts.

Hopefully you can create fun shaped cards with your Samantha Walker dies!


  1. Love this tutorial AJ and your project is fabulous!

  2. Awesome Aj...this is a beautiful card!

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous!

  4. love your tutorial AJ!! What a beautiful card!!

  5. Thank you for the tutorial. Love your card. I sometimes have a senior moment. I'm one the right track again. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas


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