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Jul 29, 2023

No Squares Allowed

Hello everyone, it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and Lorraine's turn to host. She would like to see "Anything but square" for her theme but it is an optional theme so all of your new creations are welcome and will be entered into the prize drawing! By the way the next two challenges will run for two weeks to cover some of the busy summer season so there is plenty of time for everyone to join in!

When I was working on this card I thought the optional theme was "shaped cards" so I made a Teepee shaped card, it still is "anything but a square" but I might have gone an easier route had I known the correct theme :) However I'm happy I tried this card fold to step out of my comfort zone a bit, as it's super easy to do and I love how it turned out. 

The stamp above is Penny Black's Poppy Field, I used it a few weeks ago but found this image already colored in my box of extras and decided it would make a cute card front for this teepee card. 

Sharing several pictures in today's post to show each side.

The patterned paper is from my stash. Border die cut and butterflies are also from my box of extras. Sentiments are from Penny Black (the large sentiment below) and Stampers Anonymous (small sentiment above). 

The teepee card folds completely flat so it can be mailed. A small velcro dot is used for standing it up, so it opens and closes easily. The only issue I saw was that the corners it's standing on are bending easily, maybe they need some sort of re-inforcement, but I haven't thought of anything yet. 

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You can find the tutorial for this card shape HERE. As mentioned it's super easy to do. 

Below is a photo of the prizes for this fortnight (since there are only 2 challenges ending in August (including this one) we will have a separate prize bundle for each fortnight. This fortnight it's a wonderful Christmas bundle from Craft Stash, it will be split between 3 winners which will be announed at the end of August. 

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I plan on linking up with Penny Black Saturday challenge.


brenda said...

It's a fun shape Ellie and you still managed to showcase the cute PB Hedgie perfectly.

B x

Linby said...

I've never made one of these, but yours looks so good I am tempted.

Mervi said...

Cute and lovely teepee card;-))m

Liz said...

Great card Ellie, I love the teepee shape. Your little hedgie is so cute! xx

Sarah said...

Well worth the effort Ellie, what a stunning card x

Sarn said...

Fabulous shaped card. LOVE it. xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I think this is a fabulous card shape and I love the cute image you have chosen and decorative details on each side. I have seen these shaped cards many times in blogland and always thought they must me very complicated to make with the angles etc but after reading your post and link I might give it a try :o)

Dena J said...

This is the cutest! I love the tepee fold and your details are just fabulous.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous tepee card, so cute!! I have never done one, perhaps I will try, thanks for the inspiration!

HilaryJane said...

Well done for making your tepee card, I am very impressed. I never seem to be able to get myself to make shaped cards. Maybe I need it to be a theme on my DT to make me try. I always love other peoples so it is a mystery that I still don't try them. Your card looks great and I am afraid I don't have any suggestions for the corners xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is just adorable and makes a great display. Thanks for the velcro tip and for the tute link, I see I had already liked and pinned Sam's post long ago, apparently. I wouldn't worry about the corners. I worry more about who I send folds to who can't understand how to set them up correctly, lolol. XXO

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Ellie - love that wee image you used, and the way you decorated the two 'minor' sides. Maybe a small 'reinforcing' triangle of card on the inside of each foot?

Joanne said...

I love this fun "not square" card.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shaped card Ellie … I never really try anything outside my comfort zone like this, maybe I should! Alslsonlove the gorgeous PB image … the poppy with your hedgie really pops!
Pauline xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

LOVE your card! I have never seen a teepee card before but I really love it. Will definitely be trying it as I tend to just make your run-of-the-mill fold in the middle type of card.