You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Shaped Card for Christmas

Two challenges this week call for shaped cards so I put on my thnking cap and this is what I came up with.  I'm very happy with it.

This cute little bird has lots of stability because I used the shadow cutout, made from a manila folder, for both the front and back.  Then I added the snow to stand in on the front.  The green scarf was embossed with the dotted swiss pattern, although the photo doesn't show it.  The bird, of course, is from the 3 Birds on Parade cricut cartridge; the snow is found on the last page of the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.

I am entering this in the following challenges that both asked for shaped cards:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenges
My Craft Spot
I am also entering it in Exploring Cricut for the theme 'It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year'.

Please stop by these sites to see their DT projects and challenge entries.

Happy holidays, everyone.
Rae Ann


  1. Love it Rae Ann. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

  2. Super cute card, love the patterned paper and the embossing!! This is one of my favorite carts :0) Thanks for joining us this week over at FCCB.
    Happy Holidays!!

  3. This is so cute! What a great image for a shape card! The touch of embossing is fabulous too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  4. Adorable shaped card.Thanks for joining us at FCCB.
    Jayne x

  5. Oh my word this is adorable, love the 3 Birds cart. All of the colors you used look great as well! Thanks for joinig us at FCCB this week!!

  6. This is adorable! I love the cute bird holding the presents! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  7. Fabulous shaped card!! I love the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. You card is just wonderful. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  8. Love the shape of your card especially since this is a fun cartridge to use.

    Happy Holidays,
    Carson's Creations

  9. What a sweet little bird! Super cute shaped card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  10. That thinking cap of yours is working overtime! This card is great!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!!


  11. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.