Quick and Easy Shaped Card with Minimal Tools

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle.

Today, I have a quick and easy way to create a tag-shaped card. In the past, I shared how to create a tag-shaped card using the Terrific Tags Die Set.

For today's card, I wanted to share how to create a tag-shaped card using just a card base and a guillotine, craft knife, or scissors.

shaped card

Creating the Focal Point

I started off my card by stamping the beautiful large image from the Gracious Peonies Stamp Set onto Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock with Permanent Black Ink.

I then took the Gracious Peonies Simple Coloring & Layering Stencils and placed one on top of the image at a time, securing them in place with Satin Masking Tape.

Using a Small Ink Blending Tool, I added ink blending to the petals first with Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I used Dew Drops, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave. For the leaves, I used Green Valley Crisp Dye Ink Cube Set. I used Firefly, Grass Field, and Shadow Creek.

TOP TIP: Always go a little darker than you think with ink blending. As the inks dry, they do lighten up slightly.

shaped card

Although this is a non-traditional color combination for these flowers, I love how they turned out! And since this is card making and we are not necessarily going for realism, you can use any colors you want!

Do you stick to traditional colors for flowers, or do you like to mix them up?

The image was then die cut using the Gracious Peonies Die.

Creating the Shaped Card

I took an A2 sized (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card base and cut the top left-hand corner off using a guillotine. I just eyeballed the kind of size that I wanted to make things quick and easy.

I then took the piece that I cut off, rotated it, and placed it on top of the right-hand corner of the card. I drew a line where to cut with a pencil and then cut that side off to match the other. No measuring necessary!

It is a really quick and easy way to create a tag-shaped card. Make sure to watch the video to see a close-up look at how I did it!

shaped card

Bringing the Card Together

Using the residual ink on the brush, I added a little ink blending to the card base so that it could peek out behind the image. The image was adhered on top using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then cut off the excess hanging over the edges with scissors.

I die cut the word “hugs” from the Versatile Greetings Die Set three times from black cardstock with a Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back. They were layered up and then adhered to the shadow part of the die, which was cut from Vellum Translucent Paper. It was then adhered to the card.

To finish off, I added Essential Black & White Enamel Dots around the image to embellish it.

I hope this has inspired you to try creating quick and easy shaped cards. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

Before you go, check out a few projects featuring the Gracious Peonies Stamp Set!

Altenew Gracious Peonies Versatile Greetings Starry Patterns 3D EF Bridget Casey

Altenew Gracious Peonies stamp die and stencil Mighty Alphabet Kinjal Trivedi

Altenew GraciousPeonies HolidayGreetings 1 Mindy Eggen

Altenew GraciousPeonies OutlinedThankYou 1 Mindy Eggen

Altenew GraciousPeonies VersatileGreetings 1 Mindy Eggen



Altenew Gracious Peonies1 Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Gracious Peonies Versatile Greetings Fine Frames Cover Die A Seeka

Gracious Peonies Stamp Layering Stencil 4 Meghan Kennihan

Gracious Peonies Stamp Stencil and Die Michelle Burnier scaled

Altenew Gracious Peonies Stamp 1 Erum Tasneem

ALT Gracious Peonies Versatile Greetings Hot Foil 1 Emily Midgett

Altenew Gracious Peony

Altenew Swallowtail Butterly Die Gracious Peonies card 2 copy Therese Calvird 1

ALTENE4 Altenew GraciousPeonies 1 Lilith Eeckels 1 AL2AB31 1 Altenew Gracious Peonies Versatile Greetings Fine Frames Cover Die A Seeka 1

Altenew Gracious Peonies Versatile Greetings Simple Shapes Cover Die A Seeka

Thanks so much for stopping by today, wishing you a wonderful day!


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Marisela Delgado October 16, 2022 - 9:36 PM

Gorgeous cards!

Karen H October 16, 2022 - 11:41 PM

So very pretty
Love the tag shape. Sometimes nontraditional colors are fun!

Altenew October 18, 2022 - 4:46 PM

We couldn’t agree more! We’re glad you like it!

Maureen R October 17, 2022 - 11:50 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous projects everyone!!!!

Altenew October 18, 2022 - 4:47 PM

Thank you so much, Maureen!


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