Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Trigger with Shellye McDaniel: Fun Shapes Challenge

Shellye McDaniel of The Papered Cottage blog and our Guest Designer this month, has created two projects for the "Fun Shapes" Challenge and our Thursday Trigger segment to get you inspired to join our challenge this week.

For the first card, Shellye used the Kraft Outlet's Brown Kraft Notecard, Tiny Wooden Clothespins, Yellow Library Card and Precut Chipboard.  She incorporated a oval scallop punch to create the shapes of the banner, as well as a scalloped border punch and butterfly punch. The precut chipboard looks beautiful embossed with swiss dots! Ink around the edges of patterned papers and machine stitch together if desired.  Apply scallop banner to top of card with foam dots.  Add a small pearl accent to the center of each butterfly and glue to center of banner.  String a small bit of baker's twine across the top of banner and tie into a bow at each end.  Clip on tiny wooden clothespins to each end.  Stamp sentiment at the lower bottom right.  Before assembling the card,  corner round the bottom portion of the patterned papers.  Finally, glue onto the brown kraft notecard.

Next, Shellye made a sweet Easter embellishment...perfect for adding to a gift bag, scrapbook page, card or use as a place setting marker.

For this project, she used the Kraft Outlet's Brown Kraft TagSmall Glassine Bag, Precut Chipboard, Blue Baker's Twine and Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  For the shapes, she incorporated a 1" and 1.5" circle punch; and heart punch to create the bunny.  For the ears, she cut the heart in half.  Folding a small piece of patterned paper in half, Shellye hand-cut a couple of shabby hearts.  To create an easy pennant banner look, use a star punch to create the fish tail appearance! She also used the same embossed swiss dot precut chipboard (from above) as the background for the bunny; wrap baker's twine around chipboard a couple of times and tie into a bow; machine stitch to patterned paper. Glue to front of glassine bag. A small white pom pom was glued in place to create the bunny's cotton tail.  Rhinestone accents were used for the eyes and nose; a bit of blush was applied for the cheeks.  Shellye simply tied on a piece of ribbon through the kraft tag and then clipped on the hand-cut hearts with a tiny wooden clothespin.

You still have plenty of time to join our "Fun Shapes" challenge. Visit our Current Challenge link located in the upper right hand of our sidebar for all the details and to enter your project.


  1. love that card and tag....
    Great projects....

  2. Such a cute bunny!!! I need to file that "pattern" for future use. Love the little clothes pins, too...something else to add to my wish list.

  3. I love, love, love that card (fun shapes, colors, everything). Bunny is super cute.

  4. Thanks so much! Can you tell that I'm ready for Spring??? LOL

  5. Thanks so much! Can you tell that I'm ready for Spring??? LOL

  6. These are adorable!! Love the bunny!


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