Easy Shaped Card Ideas: Not Rectangle!

Make an easy shaped card that is sure to wow the recipient! Skip the boring rectangle and square and give your card a unique shape!

Some days you craft for fun, while other days you craft with inspiration! Some days an idea gets stuck in your head and it just needs to be given form. Shaped cards are an extra step, but they are just that much more special of a card.

Shaped Card Ideas:

1. Create a cute animal shaped card: I love the baby elephant shape here!!! The card is so simple and yet it feels so cute and adorable 🙂

elephant shaped card

2. Go round instead of the square: I die cut my card using an oval die and then added a bunch of balloons flying off the card. This card will still need a large envelope but the cute shape makes me smile for sure.

shaped card

3. How about a jar full of spiders?: Make a cute Jar-shaped card and fill it with spiders, hearts, or flowers!

jar shaped card

4. Make a road sign or airplane shaped card: If you have a friend or family member traveling abroad or far this would make the perfect card!

road sign shaped card

5. Make a circular shaped card! Trace a bowl or plate and cut out the folded cardstock almost all the way leaving just enough on top to fold. I made this card on a circle base but used a haphazard octagon-like shape

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6. Make Handmade Cards for teachers in the shape of an apple, chalkboard, or school bus!


Which one of these shaped cards is your favorite?

Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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  1. So cute!!!

    Funny enough, I made a baby card with an elephant for this challenge too – great minds think alike! I’ll post pictures in the morning 🙂

  2. Wow, Smitha! this is SO adorable! Did you enter this challenge? It’s calling for animal shape card!

    BTW I love this to bits! Glad that you were inspired!

  3. This is lovely, the hint of patterns you get from the background layers makes the card interesting but not too busy.

  4. This is too cute. You really rocked a shaped card this time! Wow. Who wouldn’t love this?!! Good luck!

    Have a great day,

  5. Hey Smitha! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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