Getting in Shape

 I have become friends with Lauren the great through the Eyelet Outlet design team.
She is so encouraging and so talented!
And I love her designs.
She contributes to a challenge blog called
and each time she posts marvelous examples for the challenge. 

Yesterday, I took a crack at it...
Getting in Shape for the new year...
which is great b/c 
I am...physically and craftally.  
Yes, Craftally is a word....enjoy it!

We were challenged to create a shaped card, no circles or squares/rectangles.
In honor of Valentines, I went with a heart.

And in honor of my anniversary of being asked to be a designer for Starving Artistamps eight years ago...I used their images/sentiments!

Basically, you fold your paper base in half...cut it out with the nestie die
so that the top edge still has a fold.
Cut another full die...and adhere it to the top of the card base with Glue Dots ®, of course.

Then you decorate the front (and inside if you are ambitious)...as you wish.
I used some great rainbow glitter washi tape from Eyelet Outlet as well as bling.
Bling just makes everything sweeter!
And..boy, I love pairing a pink seal with this sentiment. 
Love it!


lauren bergold said...

Ohhhhhhhhh how I *LOVE* this! The scalloppy heart shape is perfect... cutting it on the crease is super-clever... and the pink seal is FAB!!! (not to mention the awesome Eyelet Outlet glitter tape and bling!!!) What an amazingly cool addition to the "Shape Up" gallery at Shopping Our Stash! <3

Lisa Lara said...

Super cute Dawn.

Esther Asbury said...

What an adorable shape card!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This is the cutest little seal ever!! love the beautiful glittery tape on the little heart, this image really melts your heart.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
Maria Rodriguez.

Chana Malkah said...

This is so cute and a wonderful approach to our challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Mimi said...

Awww, c'mon! So very cute! Melting *my* heart! Love that you chose to make this guy pink, and your use of washi is simply awesome. Thanks for sharing at SOS this week. Yes, Lauren the Great is a superstar! We are all lucky to have her in this corner of Blogland.