Hi there! Today Lisa Dickinson and Danielle Flanders are sharing some innovative card creations that are anything but square. They've got come clever ideas for taking your cards beyond the rectangle!
Lily Bee Supplies: Victoria Park & Handmade patterned papers + ABC cardstock stickers + Double Dutch index journal card
Sunbursts are all the rage these days, and Danielle created a round card with a sunburst on it. She ended up trimming the bottom of the card flat so it resembles a sunset. The various patterns from the Lily Bee papers really "shine" against the dark gray cardstock!
To create the sunbursts, Danielle die cut them with a Papertrey Ink die called Hello Sunshine. After attaching them to the card, she trimmed the tops to create the rounded look. A little strip of washi tape jazzes up the bottom, and the Lily Bee ABC cardstock stickers spell out the sentiment.
Danielle's second card features a fun number shape - perfect for birthdays! She simply used a coffee mug to trace the two circles to form an "8" then trimmed the shape out. A little heart die was used to cut out the centers by placing it on top of the 8 and running it through the Cuttlebug.
The cute Lily Bee banner stickers from the Victoria Park line dress up the center of the number, along with the word "happy" cut from patterned paper. And don't forget to add lots of confetti for a festive birthday card!
Lisa continued the shape theme with a star-shaped card, ideal for graduation and congrats cards. She cut the star shape and frame on a Silhouette and then filled the interior with strips of patterned paper from the Persnickety line.
She used the ABC cardstock stickers (and additional alphabet stickers) for the sentiment and topped it all off with a festive ribbon:
Another great shape for cards? The popular hexagon! Lisa cut the cardstock shape on her Silhouette and then cut a slightly smaller hexagon from the Persnickety patterned paper "Fussy."
She added a strip of coordinating ribbon and a sentiment from the Mixed Cardstock Stickers. To add a little bit of dimension, she cut additional hexagons from the patterned paper and adhered them with foam squares over the design: