Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shaped cards, & Funky Folds--LINK, templates, tutorials...

Happy August Everyone!

Shaped cards or projects or funky folds.
Do you have a fave?

It's been a long time since the last big ol' link list, so here is one with lots of variety to start August off with. This list has got projects with great folds & shapes (and some of my old projects & older link lists in the photos, so skip them if you like.)

I'll add more folds/shaped projects here as I come across them...

{by the by, Some of these have tutorials or templates (or both)
and some are just plain lovely inspiration.

Shaped Cards/Projects:

Hero Arts shaped card post
Hero Arts Ideas for shaped cards
new "Cartilicious" tutorials from Scor-pal
& all their other awesome tutorials here


Amy's wicked guitar card!
Starwars Tie Fighter too cool!
Kim's baseball glove shaped card
Tie shaped box pattern by procrastistamper

General Shapes:

Caardvarks Shape up challenge
Cuttlebug Challenge's shaped card post. LOTs of great cards
All-sorts' challenge blog shaped cards
Stamptacular Sunday challenge shaped cards
Just Magnolia Shape challenge
House mouse shaped card challenge
The cutting cafe shaped card gallery

Christina's brilliant swing top gift card
Heidi's astoundingly sweet washing machine card
& her blender card (WOW!)
Watermelon card by Sherry
Claire's tower shaped box tutorial
House mouse shaped cards by Mary (cuuuute!)
Lauren's fire hydrant card
View master card by Roxy (Corrine)
mitchygitchygoomy's Chicken shaped card (cute!)
justwritedesigns's Paint brush card

Papercraft Inspirations Matryoshka doll template & tutorial
& their bird card template & tut (which would be sweet enlarged)
Papercrafts inspirations Sundae shaped card
& their vintage car shape template
& their duck template
& their owl gift bag template


Elena's sweet Snow globe card with template here (this would be angelic for any season though! Imagine one with the Eiffel tower?) :O)
Curt's phenomenal diorama tutorial

(Click photos for tutorials & templates)

Baby onesie card by Lauralynn (template is in comment #4 Her Adorable example here.)
Alison's sweet diaper card & template
Lauren's famous onesie card & tutorial
Onsie pattern by procrastistamper
Barb's baby shoe template on SCS & her adorable example here (for girls)
& here too (for boys)
Baby shoe template from Papercrafts Inspirations

Dress Templates:


Interactive Cards:

Here's the perfect spinner card video tutorial by Melanie
Swing card by Jennifer McGuire and a Video Tutorial for swing card here (from Hero Arts Club Blog)
Laura's fab rocketship slider card (video)
Papercraft Inspirations' mechanical card templates

Pop Up:

The Queen of Pop Ups (with lots of amazing template links & tutorials)
Ruth's pop up box card (I'm nuts for this!) ;O)
Accordian Fold card by Mandy (SO sweet)

{Flyin' By} Tree house

House shaped card .......&....... lots of links to house templates here

Lindsay the queen of amazing shaped cards (& freebies!):
her AWEsome apple & bus teacher shaped cards
& rocket lollipop toppers
& her fortune cookie template...
& strawberry pops
& her beach pail shaped card
& pizza cards
& her coffee mug card
& her star template
& her butterfly card
& her mushroom card
& her tea cup card
& her tree shaped album
& plant pick shapes
& her heart shaped carton template
& her kimono shape
& her amazing bucket template +other cool stuff
and her incredible tutorial on how to make your own .svg files./templates

Fantastic Folds:

Flap-a-fold Card found thanks to Jessica fell in love with her flapafold card
Jen's gorgeous fold out album tutorial
Stand up card & template by Penny SO clever! See a gallery of them in Lynn's "new technique" SCS challenge thread here
trifold angle card by Vicki
trishutter card (with a great box too) by Vicki
triangle fold card (video) by Dawn
Beate's tutorial for a gate fold card

Great Tricks:

Windows & Frames tutorial by Lisa at Cornish Heritage Farms (scroll up there, sorry)
Ellen's fab fold (with Scallop Nestabilities)
cmc2stamp's brilliant scanned stamp image butterfly card

Heart shaped envelope card video

Belly Bandelopes:

Edited to add:

Linda's gorgeous tree trifold card
& her triple front card
Fab surfboard card by Kathy
BIG shaped pram by Minerva (big on talent!)
& her train too (Wow!)
Michelle's amazing hybrid car shaped album

Maya's astounding shaped projects:
A truck Christmas calender (WOWzas!)
A stunning jacket card
& another jacket with her great tutorial
An incredible kite-shaped card

Kim's cake card (you do NOT wanna miss this!-WOWzers!)
& her gorgeous balloon pop up card!
& teepee boxes too! (SO sweet!!!)
& Kim's shark card
& her interactive ahoy matey card...which uses...
her too COOL tutorial-a rolling mechanism tutorial
& her sand castle masterpiece
her fire fighter badge shaped nightlight (WOW!)
& Kim's beach sandle
& her beach pail & swimming pool...
& graduation cap
You might as well just spend a week on her blog! She's one of those bloggers who has a million brilliant ideas!

Edited to add: Gatefolds

Round gatefold tutorial by Debbie

Lots of Gatefold videos:

How to make a Gate Fold Card with Dawn
How to make a Gate fold card for scrapbooking

Want to do some serious searching for shaped cards/boxes?:

Google image search for "shaped card challenge"
Google image search for "shaped card"
Google image search for "shaped card template"
Google image search for "shaped card box"
Google image search for "shaped box template"
Google image search for "shaped box pattern"
Google image search for "shaped card pattern"
Google image search for "shape template"
Google image search for "shape pattern"
Google image search for "Card shape template"

Thanks for stopping by in your busy day!

P.S. If you have a favourite fold/shape project that you've made (or you've admired) we'd love to see it or hear about it! :O)


Maya said...

Hi Mel :)

Here is a truck christmas calender i`ve made :)

And here is a jacket card i`ve made;

And here is another one,with a tutorial :)

Here is a kite-shaped card i`ve made;

Thank you for making this list!
Hugs from Maya:)

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous post!! It must have taken you forever to put this wonderful post together. Thank you for all you do; you're such an inspiration. I find myself coming back to your blog for these type of links. You are truly amazing. Hope you are feeling better.


Rose-Anne said...

Thanks Mel for your comment on my blog. You have me addicted now THANKS!!!!LOL. not that i am complaining. It is so much fun.I have come to the conclusion with these self embossing plates that the shape needs to be a firm material and raised. These chipboard shapes are working fabulously-love them. I have done hearts, flowers, stars with more to come. LOL. Thanks for inspiring me.It is all about experimenting-I'm a Science teacher.

Rose-Anne said...

By the way thanks for all you do for us-you are always inspiring and helpful.

Kim said...

Thanks so much for the list! Shaped cards are my favorite and I think you read my mind because I have recently been searching for various pop-up moving card tutorials. You absolutely rock!

Kim said...

And I forgot to tell you that I left you an award on my blog today.

Karen said...

Your linklists are always so amazing!!! My goodness, how long does it take you to put these together? Your blog just may be the best online resource out there!! Thank you so much! :>

Elena said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing all the links with us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mel, for your zillion card idea links.


Carol P said...

Oooo, Queen. Let me get my scepter, orb and crown. :) (Pop up, of course)

Extreme Cards and Papercrafts

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