Paper Smooches Shaped Card

Hello everyone, thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a cute shaped card to share with you, inspired by the Cupcakes Inspiration challenge #299! I loved the colors in the cupcakes, and since each cupcake features a round icing shape, I thought I would use that as the shape of my card base.

I really liked the “love” digi stamp from Paper Smooches, and thought it would be fun to create a die cut from it. I imported the file into my Silhouette Studio and traced the image to create cut lines. I then resized it to a width of 3 1/2″, and cut it from white cardstock with my Cameo. I heat embossed it with some white glitter embossing powder to give it a bit of sparkle.


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While I had my Silhouette Studio open, I also created my circle card base (two circles, sized at 5 1/4″), and my main circle panel, (4 1/2″). I put the card together by scoring a fold 1/2″ down from the top and adhering it to the front circle.

I cut some patterned paper from the American Crafts “With Love” paper collection to cover my card base, and also a scalloped piece of pink cardstock to layer behind my circle panel, as well as an orange scalloped strip to layer on the card.


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I wanted to create some clouds on my main circle panel, so on a piece of scratch cardstock, I sketched a loose cloud shape and then trimmed it out to use as a mask. With some Peacock Feathers distress ink and my mask, I inked some clouds onto the circle in a random fashion. To add a bit of interest, I mixed up some Perfect Pearls with some water and flick it across my panel to create shimmery water spots.

I then used some strategic stamping to stamp the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp “Soaring for You” set. I also used some pink and silver inks to stamp the tiny hearts randomly along where my main elements were going to be; the hearts I used are also included in the “Soaring for You” stamp set.


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With some patterned papers and the heart balloon die from the Paper Smooches “Balloons” wise dies, I created three little balloons, and tied some white thread around the ends of each one. I then tied those three ‘balloon strings’ around my ‘love’ die cut.

Now I began putting my card together…

I adhered the ‘love’ die cut to the cloud circle panel with matte adhesive, and attached the balloons with some foam tape. I then layered this onto my scalloped circle, and then adhered the entire piece to my card base with some more foam tape.


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For some finishing touches, I tied a purple ribbon around the bottom portion of the card, added some faux stitching around the edges of the card, and covered the balloons with some Wink of Stella clear glitter.

I love how these colors paired so well together… and the balloons look so cute carrying the little love word through the sunny sky! I hope this has inspired you to create a shaped card of your own, and perhaps turn some of your digi stamps into creative die cuts!

Thanks for stopping by!



This card is submitted into the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #299, and the Simon Says Stamp “No Rules” Monday challenge.

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By | 2015-02-24T14:14:42+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Cardmaking, Everyday, Friendship, Love, Shaped Cards, Valentine's Day|7 Comments


  1. Indy February 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    This is darling! Always love seeing circle-shaped cards! Those heart-shaped balloons are now on my want list! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations for our Cute Critter Challenge! I invite you to come back tomorrow as we celebrate our 300th challenge! (Lots of super fun sponsors!)
    Hugs, Debbie
    DT Sweetie

  2. stampersuzz February 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    what bright happy colors on your pretty circle card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Nance Salkeld February 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Super cute round card. Those heart balloons are adorable! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations!

  4. Maria Sabina R February 25, 2015 at 5:07 am - Reply

    the heart balloons looks FANTASTIC! Super adorable card!

  5. tina February 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    how cute is this, love the details
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  6. Stamping Smiles Designs February 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous shaped card, Nina. I love the sparkles on the “Love” die cut and awesome work on your beautiful blue sky.

  7. yolandajaen February 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I really love shaped cards and this is so gorgeous!!

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