Monday, July 12, 2010

Shaped Card from Lacy Labels

The new Cricut Lite Lacy Labels cartridge is great for making shaped cards.  I simply welded the shadow layers together and then used the decorative layers for the front of the card.

Here is the label that I used for the card.  It is the shift which creates the bottom layer on the label.  You need to check "real size" to get an accurate 5 1/2 inch size for an A2 card.

If you set the slider bar at 5 1/2 inches the base will actually be 5.782 inches.  The sizing appears to be based on the first layer of the labels.

After the shape is added to the mat at 5.5 inches you need to change the width to 4.25 inches.  Then copy, paste and flip a second image and slide it over into position to form the card.

In order to make the card shape perfect so the layers will work nicely you should place the shapes at 1.75 and 6.00 on the X axis and then add a third shape to create the weld at the seam.  Be sure that weld is checked on all three shapes.

The sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge but you can substitute a sentiment from another cartridge if you do not have Wild Card (however, this cartridge has been spotted on clearance at Walmart lately for $23 and it is well worth it!).  Remember, the sizing of the sentiments on this cartridge is based on the size of the card so a setting of 5 1/2 inches actually produces a cut about 2 1/2 inches high - you can use the handles to get the size and shape exactly as you like for your card.

I also added an extra page with the sentiment partially off the mat so I could cut an extra bird to layer on the sentiment.

The other layers of the label must be adjusted to fit the altered card shape.  Simply use the "handles" to make width and height adjustments.  Here you can see the mat with all of the cuts for the card set up to cut at the same time.

The papers are cut to fit in the areas for each part of the design.  This is a very efficient way to  create cards.

Here are all of the pieces.  I cut the greeting a second time so I could trim off the little bird in the same pink glitter cardstock as the flower.

Here is the scored and folded card base.  I left the little dip to make it easy to see the score line and to add a bit of interest at the fold.

The patterned paper I used for the first layer is from K & Company.

The frame layer is cut in Core'dinations gemstone cardstock.  I used the Creative Memories Precision Point Adhesive pen on the back.

Here is the card with the frame layer added.

The words, flower and bird are all cut in DCWV glitter cardstock.  I use multicut (2 times) to get a clean cut in the glitter cardstock.

I added this pretty sequin flower from Creative Charms on top of the flower cut on the frame. 

These sequin flowers are one of my favorite items from Creative Charms.  Here is a LINK to the page on their site where you can find the flowers.  They are available in a variety of colors and are currently on sale for 99 cents for a set of six in two sizes - a great deal!

I decided the card needed just a bit more bling so I added some gradient gem stickers in two sizes.

Many of the labels on this cartridge will work as shaped cards.  They are fun to make and just a bit more interesting than putting the label on a plain card.

If you would like to use my file for making this card you can download it at this link.  I'd love to see how your card turns out if you make one.

Shaped Card

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  1. Very pretty, thanks for the DS tutorial you added. I am still having some problems working with it and I need lots of tips. TFS!


  2. I really want this cart!! I just LOVE this card, it's sooooooo pretty

  3. So pretty - love the colors and the bling!

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for the screenshots on DS. tfs

  5. Thanks Diane for the beautiful card, and for all your great work.I get so much inspiration from you. myrnan

  6. Girl, you have done it again. This is absolutely beautiful. I went to all the wallmarts in my area, and they don't sell the lacy labels. I am so not happy. I have to see if they can order that for me. Again, you did a fantastic job.

  7. Love your card! So want this cartridge. Hopefully I'll be able to get it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing

  9. great card Diane, love the colors and shape. I haven't explored this cart yet. Again thank you for all the tips you give us. I hope that CM has a sale on the story creator again, I had to pass it up, no money LOL

  10. I love this card - very striking. I particularly like the colours used, and the half flourish in the corner. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love this card! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing! Linda

  12. Diane: I have the Lacy Labels cart. and I thank you for showing an example of how to make a card with it - love your card and I will have to make this today. Kudos to you!!! :o)

  13. Diane, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card. I just purchased DS and am excited to try out this card. Your work is always beautiful. Thanks so much for all of your tutorials.

  14. Diane, your cards get more and more elegant every day. Love the colors.

  15. Beautiful card. Your instructions are always so easily understood. You have helped me a great deal with DS and Gypsy.
    I have a couple of blog awards for you if you would like to drop by and pick them up.

  16. Love this! I have been using the Lacy Labels mostly for journaling spots on my scrapbook pages, now I am TOTALLY going for it with the cards!

    Thanks so much for all you do for us! YOU ROCK!!

  17. Love this card. This is the next Lite cart I plan on purchasing. I make shape cards frequently and never thought to use a third shape to keep the layers accurate. Thanks so much for the tip. I am now a follower.

  18. Diane,

    I just love this card. I have been eyeing lacy labels up in the store but have a hard time spending 40 on these lite cart when I can get full size for 30-35. Oh well may have to break down one of these days! Thanks for all the instuctions on ds too. I will look for the wildcard but I am pretty sure my walmart only has the lites now. Maybe I missed the sale!

  19. luv it ....gorgeous and elegant...fabuluous paper combo...

  20. I love this card. I can't wait to get DS so I can be more creative. TFS!

  21. Diane--this is such an EXCELLENT idea. Why didn't I think of this... Anyway, I'm using my Lacy Label cart to make a card for the card of the month group I'm in. So easy but looks so great. Thanks for your daily ideas and help.

  22. I bought my Gypsy back in Oct and have yet to register or do any updates with it. I am SCARED!!! LOL With all the problems that happened when it first came out, I knew I would be one to have trouble. I had an old laptop that wouldn't hold the wireless signal when I was on the internet. Now I have a new laptop and ready to begin. I just don't know where to start.

    I have the original cricut, PC is Vista 64, which I heard was a problem with Gypsy. I do not have CDS. Where do I start??? TIA

  23. Hi DWD,

    You did not leave an email or other way to contact you so I hope you are checking back here.

    Go to the Gypsy Getting started page

    to register your Gypsy and install the Gypsy Sync program. Then, when you connect your Gypsy to the computer with the USB cable, turn it on and open the Sync program. The program will check your Gypsy and tell you that you need to update. Just follow along through the screens - it will take a while to do since you will need program and content updates.

    I did mine with Vista 64 and had no issues.

    If you have never used Design Studio you will also need to update your Cricut Firmware. I did mine in connection with Design Studio but the Gypsy will update the firmware for you as well. Connect the Gypsy to the Cricut and turn it on (it requires a different cable than the one you use for the computer). Just follow the prompts and you should be fine - once again it may take a while to do if you haven't ever updated firmware. Be sure to follow the directions exactly.

    Good luck - there is a lot of helpful information on the Gypsy section of the Cricut message board - pinned to the top of the Gypsy Chat section - here is a link to that area

  24. I love your blog and visit often. This card is so pretty and will try and case it this weekend ... if all goes well, I'll upload to my SCS site. With the all the updates to the Gypsy, it has been relatively easy to try some of your DS design on my gypsy. You are helping me to think "outside the box" with my cartridges!

  25. Thank you so much for sharing this cut file. I just bought Lacy Labels and can't wait to use it.


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