Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 45: Shaped Cards

This week's challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge was to get creative and create a SHAPED card! This could have been quite a difficult challenge if it were not for our sponsor this week: Paper Popsicles. Melissa has a TON of different shaped templates that you can use to create cards!

I needed a masculine card for my Dad's birthday so I chose to work with the truck shape. I have many fond memories of my Dad's truck from growing up. It was an old GMC that was once red but the whole time it was in our family it had faded to a pale orange color. Donuts in parking lots during snowstorms, shivering in the winter as he drove me to basketball practice at ohmygoshitissoearlyanddarkstill:thirty, taking the humps on a street not far from our house so that we really bounced in the seat. Ah - good times!

I hope he sees the similarities when he opens his card!

I used the Diamond Plate to emboss the body of the truck and the Spots and Dots for the wheels. I used some Black Magic Coredinations for the card - first cutting it out for the base with the black on the outside and the orange on the inside. Then I cut another truck with the orange on the outside and trimmed out the wheel wells. I could've sanded but decided to just rub an ink pad over my embossing to have it really stand out. I also didn't sand the wheels but the embossing is deep enough that it brought some color through the black anyway! A few buttons and some silver creamy stuff finished it off!

Please go by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see the rest of the teams creations. There are a variety of the templates for you to see. You can view the entire line of Paper Popsicles Shaped Templates in the store. For only 99 cents, they are totally worth the time it would save me to try to sketch my own out!

Be sure to load up your shaped card over at Cuttlebug Challenge for a chance to win this week's prize, courtesy of Paper Popsicles!! And I've got one final card for today!

19 comments:

Michelle said...

super card cassie! im sure your dad will love it!
michelle

Karen said...

This is such an awesome card Cassie!

Jeanette - said...

This card is FABULOUS Cassie! The embossing is so perfect!! Great job!

Angie Tieman said...

How cute is this!! Nice to see a boyish card, most of us did girly cards! lol! The diamond plate is absolutely perfect!!

Amber said...

Cassie, what a sweet story:) I'm sure your Dad will love your little truck. The embossing matches it perfectly!
Hugs
Amber

June Houck said...

Perfect folder choices for embossing! I especially like the tires with the buttons; too cute :)

Tricia said...

cute cute and I love the embossing you chose! Very appropriate!

Jodi said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love how you incorporated the cuttlebug folders!
Very cute!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Scentfully Yours said...

Cassie- I so love this card! Super cute girl!

Beth said...

Great job on your little truck Cassie know your dad will love it what sweet memories you have.
Hugs
Beth

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a fun card, and I love the story that goes with it!

(-: Heidi

Mara... said...

GREAT card!!! I love it!

Esther said...

So cute - I love making cards that "fit" the person I'm sending them to.

True :) said...

Cute card Cassie!
I am already having fun with you girls @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
True :) from: "True's Gifts From The Heart"
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Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How cute! I like the creativity in this. :)

Linda Beeson said...

This is the cutest little truck ever and I HAVE to have that embossing plate asap!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute! Love the colors and the great shape... lovethe embossing on it... TFS!

Heather Schlatter said...

Cassie,

How cool is this pick up??? I love it!!! I need to talk to you again soon I have missed chating!!! Well I am so sorry I am so late but I am finally getting around to all the FBW posts from last week, but I had to tell you I love this pick up!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

My dad had a huge beast of a truck that was actually orange! And a horrible yellow one too. I love shaped cards.