Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #43

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning 

This week it's my turn to share a tutorial with you.
However, this tutorial is a little different...

Challenge - 'Shaped Cards'

I didn't want to limit my 'tutorial-time' to one shape of card so I thought I'd give you a few ideas for a few shapes!
That way you may be able to get some ideas and go and see what you have in your stash that you could turn into a Shaped Card!


Firstly lets see who's sponsoring us this week.......

Brand New Sponsor to TTT:

Hi there, I am Deb Mitchell & own The Emerald Faeries Garden Online Store based here in beautiful sunny Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. I started my own business last year as I wanted to work from home & wanted to put a product out there that the world's cardies would fall in love with. So the EFG Stamps were born with the help of my brilliant Designer. So loving what I do & stay happy Ladies- always do what your heart tells you!

Debbie's Prize is 2 digi Faeries.
(Winner via Random.Org)


Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

One lucky winner 5 digis
(Winner via Random.Org)


And this week's Top Tipper Prize...

A little bit about Stamp and Create...
Owner Lacey; Stamp and Create is a fairly new on-line store.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Penny Black clear stamps, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, My Heart Stamps for You, Basic Grey, Ribbon, Charms, Shimmerz, and more!

$25 to spend in store.

To be in with a chance of this fantastic Tipper Prize leave a short Tip in your write-up and add (TIP) after your name in Mr Linky.

You MUST add (TIP) to be in the running for this prize.
If you've not we may miss your tip!


This week we also have some fabulous extra prizes from 2 wonderful sponsors...

K - Card

Wendy has offered to sponsor my K Card with a fantastic prize of one of their catalogues AND 3 of their amazing templates...one each for Ladies, Gents & Christmas! 



Carol from Arty Farty has offered the fantastic Roni Highchair template and everything needed to make it - How amazing is that!

Both of these extra prizes will also be awarded via Random.Org from all enteries


A couple more of my Shaped Cards....

Image coloured with Promarkers, WOC Flowers, Lace and gorgeous silver metal corner  (although I 'dulled' it with a Promarker!) Papers from First Edition.

 More First Edition Papers and WOC Flowers.

 Image coloured with Promarkers - Vintage binding (tied with my new Bow Maker!)

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday to see even more of my Shaped cards for this week's 'Tutorial' and some absolutely gorgeous samples from our DT and also from one of our Sponsors' Design Teams!

Some Challenges I'd like to enter my 'Shaped' Cards into...


  1. Carol...sorry to leave a message here kinda makes me feel like I'm stalking you:) Anyhoo, I updated by post about how to make a shaped card with a nestie per your suggestion (thanks for letting me know!). I didn't know how to add an extra tip to Tip Top Tuesday. I didn't want to just add the same link then I might look like I'm the big cheater girl!!!

  2. Ive added some better photos for my top tip so hopefully it will b easier to understand,
    H xx