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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7 Responses

  1. Indy says:

    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 says:

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

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

  4. the heart balloons looks FANTASTIC! Super adorable card!

  5. tina says:

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

    sweetie dt

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

  7. yolandajaen says:

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

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