Monday, January 7, 2008


Okay all it is time for another FUN contest...........and once again HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK is sponsoring an AWESOME prize......The LIMITED edition STORE FRONT cartridge...This cartridge has that cute little adorable BUG on it....A sure cartridge to own if you ya have either of the two machines: Cricut/Expression.

Okay now for the details regarding the contest:

One of the fun things that I love about the Cricut/Expression machines is how you can do SHAPED cards; so we want to see your SHAPED cards......

You MUST use at least one CRICUT/EXPRESSION cartridge.

You can use ANY cartridge(s) you want.

You can submit up to two SHAPED cards.

Any type of shape goes: cake, candle, animal, letter, heart....etc.

Previous BBTB winners are welcome to enter.

You need to link your entry into the comment section of this thread.


Click here to see the cuts on the STORE FRONT cartridge...
Click here to see a sample of a SHAPED card



Anonymous said...
"Hogs & Kisses" uses basic shapes, all from George. Circles for the body, nose, eyes, and nostrils; triangles for the ears, diamonds for the inside ear, and stars for the legs/hooves.

CelticWoman said...
Tea4 2 uses the tea pot from Dreams Come True, Jasmine for the font and the heart is from Accent Essentials, it was all done in Design Studio. It opens from the top down.

Jesakuh said...�
Used the DS to create this heart shaped card using the George cartridge. They are two hearts welded together, sized at 4 1/2" and it opens at the side.

Tired of the Fat said...

Hi Regina! I've never done one before, so here's my entry. I used AK. I don't have DS, so I had to cut the shapes using the regular cut and them 3 on blackout for the rest of the card. Hinged twice at tail. Used chalk for highlights.

Christine said...
Regina, not sure if I'm doing this right, but here goes!Using Design Studio:puzzle pieces for card cut with C101 at 5" with shadow,one flipped, then welded. Layers cut also at 5" with no shadow. Lettering cut with OA at 1" then manipulated down to fit and welded.Heart from DC at 1 1/4", using a popdot to attach top layer. Velvet ribbon from M's, dots using Tulip Fashion Bead Paint in silver. Outside edges lightly inked with white stamp pad!Stamp and paper all from my stash, nit sure where they came from!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

"Hearts Galore" uses heart and alphabet shapes from George. Hearts made in size 4, 3 1/2, 1 1/2and 1 using the shift key.

Kazan Clark said...
Here is my Thanks Flower card. Used TBB&M. Had fun with this challenge - off to make something else ;)

The Wuthrich Family said...

You sure do know how to make a gal come outta lurk-dum huh! LOL!

Here is my entry!

I also included the pattern on my if anyone could use it...feel free to grab it and give me a shout!

I used the following on my card:

Hey Lady by Jennifer Wuthrich Supplies: Cricut Expression, Cricut Design Studio, Flower: prima, Ribbon: offray, Pen: uni-ball, stickers: Making Memories, Paper: Bazzill,Other, Brads: Queen and Company, Marvy Corru-gator (for shell look), Thread: Other.

Thanks so much for the SUPER fun challenge!

51jaycee said...

'Vase of Flowers'

Hi Regina,
This is my 1st time at this sort of thing so hopefully it works!. JC.

Kim said...

I absolutely love the sample shape card. Thanks for sharing.

Kristy Vernon said...

Here's my card for the challenge! I LOVE shape cards :) Thanks for offering this challenge. All of the cards are so cool.

Nancy Dawson said...
Baby Announcement made using New Arrivals and is hinged with a word punch (Stampin' Up) strip of paper. The inside was computer generated and gives all the 'new arrivals' information. Of course you can make this for a boy as well! (papers Michael's slab)

Lisa said...�

I made this card using the Paper Pups cartridge for the dog and Plantin schoolbook for the letters.

I connected the front and back cards by placing a hinge between the two cards at that edge of the tail allowing the card to open to the left at the tail.

The letters are glued to the backside of the back card.

TG said...

Here's my entry.
Hope the link works.

lcfwhnp said...�

I made this using Beyond Birthdays for the cup as well as the phrase. I added an Alphalicious dash at the bottom of the cup to weld and add stability and also between the cup and the "steam".

Kim said...

I would like to see the contest entries. I keep looking for a link, but do not see one. Can someone please help me?

Kristy Vernon said...

Here's my second entry for the shape contest. I am having such fun with my new Design Studio program!

Nancy Dawson said...
2nd entry - This cute apple basket can be used for a GET WELL greeting or just a simple 'cheer me up' note. The basket is from My Community and the apples - Plantin' Schoolbook. The shadow for the basket completes the inside of the card using DS. Thanks for looking. Nancy

51jaycee said...

Nancy, Your apple basket is wonderful!!! I love it. JC.

Kazan Clark said...

Oh my - had so much fun with him/her. I used the Christmas Cheer snowman at 5.5 and then the little shopping bag is Celebrations 1.5. Went crazy on stickles and brads too . I cut the back of the card the same size and hinged it at the hat.

Regina this was a knock-out challenge - thanks!

Ginger said...

Here is the link for my first submission.
I used the Doodlecharms Cartridge with the Mailbox and envelope cuts.

Kim said...

nancy dawson - WOW!!! what beautiful cards. You obviously are a true artist. I would love to know how these two cards were made.

Tricia said...

Here is mine! Thanks for the inspiration!

sjv said...

here is mine. The cupcake is from Doodlecharms and the card was embellished with sequins, ric rac ribbon, swirly brads, buttons and

sharon veale

Crissy said...

Minnie in her adorable dreamy state led me to create this Valentine's Day card. I cut the shapes at 5 in. I must say I am very jealous of those of you with the CDS. You all are creating beautiful things.

Ginger said...

I'm having too much fun with this challenge. Here's another shaped popcicle card.�

MandaPanda said...

This is my first entry into a BBTB contest. The chance to win a cartridge has brought me out of the shadows...

My entry can be seen here.

-Flower shaped card GB 5" - yellow cardstock
-Thank you NA circle creative feature 2.5" - orange cardstock
-random ribbon and sticker accents
-walnut ink in dusk to distress

crzyscrapgrl said...

Well I hope I did this right. Here is my Motorcycle Birthday Card. I used the going places cart, brads, stickles, and CTMH stamp.

crzyscrapgrl said...

Here is my second entry. "Thinking of You Elephant Card". I used the Zooballoo cartridge, brads, CTMH paper, ribbons, and buttons.
On the inside I used the George cart, ribbon, CTMH stamp and stickles.

Jackie Solomon said...

Here's my entry. It's a corset card created with Design studio using George and Opposites attract.

Nanct Turnbaugh said...

wow...these are all wonderful cards...

here's my entry for the contest...

Card Candy Heart Box

I used the heart from beyond birthdays and the design studio....

51jaycee said...

Hi Regina, Here is my 2nd entry 'High Heel Shoe' for this fun contest...

Ashjoy said...

I need some help.....I was just bitten by the bug Sunday. My hubby bought me the CE, paper, very minimal supplies thus far (so if you have ideas as to what I really need please let me know) but right now I just can't figure out how to make a shaped card. Can someone help with some basic directions. Thanks in advance.

CakeJunkie said...

Here are my entries for this BBTB contest. Thanks for getting me in gear on some birthday cards I needed to make, Regina! I had a lot of fun with this one...but it did make me want the Design Studio even more since this would have been SO much easier with it!!!

Lisa said...�

I made the heart using Plantin Schoolbook at 7 inches.
I don't know the name of the stamp as it is one that I borrowed from my mom. (Thanks mom).
Colored using Gamsol magic technique.
Hand doodled (not as good and Susie) around the oval

I used a small ribbon punch on the tip of the back heart. The tip of the front heart threads through the back heart allowing the card to stand upright.

Carin said...

My entry is simple, but I made it especially for my sister. My first attempt at making my own shape card.�


davesangel said...

you can find my entry at

disney and friends dump truck,dirt
paper dolls driver
CM ruler letters

i love my cricut expression

Hello There.... I'm Lisa! said...

Hi there.... I used my Expression and Design Studio.
The base of the card is the fence from Paper Dolls. The Happy Birthday and the cute little pups w/ the balloons is from Paper Pups.
Fence is white card stock covered (front & back) w/ Basic Grey Paper, Happy Birthday is loaded w/ Martha Stuart Glitter, Pups are chalked & have wiggle eyes, Balloons are 3D w/ Paper Glaze & MS Glitter & last but not least some heart eyelets and pink string bows.
Thanks Regina for the great blog site and Thanks to everyone for sharing you wonderful creations!
PS... I hope you can find the card on my blog... I'm pretty new at blogging and didn't know how to link directly to the card?!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Regina, just wanted to add my entry into your great contest!!

Here's the link,


Anonymous said...

My second entry for your BBTB contest. I'm so excited, I've never entered a contest before!!

Here's the link!

Melissa A

davesangel said...

This is my second entry for the shape contest

george heart
accent essentials swirls
plantin schoolbook lettering

with the help of Design Studio

Joy said...

Mask shape card....
This is so much fun...Thanks everyone for all the great ideas....
Mask shape from My World
lettering from zoobaloo
check it out Thanks

Joy said...

Well have the 2nd shape contest entry done. So many shapes to choose from and so many great ideas from everyone.

Ladybug Spring is coming card
ladybug and tulips Walk in my garden
lettering sizzix

Ashjoy said...

Hi, this has been so much fun. Here is my very first entry.

ashjoy said...

Oops, forgot pic url. Sorry Thanks again,

malieta said...

I love the possibilities of using a Cricut! One of these days I have to invest in one.
You ladies rock!

momtothreeboyz said...
My first card using DS, I so LOVE this program!!! I got the heart from Beyond Birthdays and welded the word love to the welded hearts. The word love uses the Cuttin Up Cart shadowded. I used pop up dots oon the fill in for the word love so it really stands out. I got the scallop from Accent Essentials, where I inked it and then glittered coated it. I then took a heart from beyond birthdays and inked and attached it with ribbon to the scallop. The word always is shadowed and was cut with Cuttin Up. The Desgin paper is from Bo Bunny and the tan paper is Bazzill Bling. The inside of the card was just inked and then a Happiness Button was attached. It was fun to do!

Hello There.... I'm Lisa! said...

Happy Birthday ~ Fence & Pups:
I used my Expression and Design Studio.
The base of the card is the fence from Paper Dolls. The Happy Birthday and the cute little pups w/ the balloons is from Paper Pups.
Fence is white card stock covered (front & back) w/ Basic Grey Paper, Happy Birthday is loaded w/ Martha Stuart Glitter, Pups are chalked & have wiggle eyes, Balloons are 3D w/ Paper Glaze & MS Glitter & last but not least some heart eyelets and pink string bows.
Thanks Regina for the great blog site and Thanks to everyone for sharing you wonderful creations!

paperbilities said...

Here is my submission for the Shaped Card Contest. I used the heart candy box from Paper Dolls and santa's scroll from Christmas Cheer

Crissy said...

Here is my second entry to the contest. I created the fence using George and the CDS. I added brads, and flowers to it. The fence has rectangles, triangles welded together.

Anonymous said...�

This is my first time, too. Here is a link to my paisley card, using Stretch Your Imagination and George. I did it in Design Studio, so that I could join the back of the card with a single fold.

Holly B said...�

Here is my entry #2 - Hoppy Easter.

Thanks! - Holly

Anonymous said...

Gift of Friendship was done with one of the presents from Christmas cheer. The flower was cut from PS and the tag hanging from it was done with a Sizzix die. You open the "gift" by undoing the bow.

Ashjoy said...

Thanks so much for the contest Regina.

Woman Undone said...

My card was made using the George cartridge(the only one I have) The sunshine was cut 3 times (2 orange, 1 yellow polka dot). I punched out the center and added a transparency to the middle with foam squares to make a shaker card with glitter and tiny marbles inside. The edges of the card were detailed with a Sharpie and gold Stickles and Gold Eyelets.
If you need any more details let me know. The inside was stamped to say:
"Sending you some sunshine, laughter and hugs!!

My fingers and toes are crossed!!!

Cricut Sunshine (George Cart) 5"
Black Fine Point Sharpie
Bazzill Cardstock (Orange)
Making Memories eyelets (heart)
Stickles (Gold)
3 M Transparency
Halcraft Glass Marbles(tiny,clear)
Stampendous Fine Glitter (Gold)
D.O.T.S. Heartfelt Sayings (s143)
Color Box Pigment Ink (Black)
Yellow Polka dot Paper (??Scraps)

CardJunkie said...

Here's my entry - Birdhouse "Welcome to your new home" card. Made with the help of CDS and SYI, Geo, WIMG, CC, and MF.�

craftygrandmaB said...�

Friendship Warms The Heart - BBTB Shape Challenge

. Used BB cartridge - cup cut at 6 1/2 "
. Stamp: Rubberstamp Tapestry, "African Daisy Border"
. Ink: Blue, Colorbox
Green, (not sure of company)
Black, Versafine
. Liquid applique for the cream, heat embossed
. Brown chalk for coffee, also use brown marker pen

Thank you very much for looking!!!!!

CardJunkie said...

Here's my second entry -
Doodlecharms dog - I wuff U� said...

This contest was a lot of fun! The cuts I used were the bee and beehive from doodlecharms. I used shimmery vellum for the wings, and yellow glitter glue for the stripes on the bees. I also used blue wire for the bees' flight path. I used yellow and burnt sienna ink, and a brown pen for the shading on the beehive. Alphalicious is the font for the inside of the card.

Lori1brat said...
"Jungle Fun" was made using Zoobaloo and George. This will be the first time I have submitted my work for a contest other than the Cricut MB. I had so much fun with this project - I hope you all like it !!!! I used my cuttlebug and chalk to do the leaves, and put them all on pop-dots to raise them up. I have got to use that cuttlebug more often ! LOL
Thanks for a great contest Regina !

Anonymous said...

Hi There.....
I just received my Cricut this week and came across the card contest on BBTB...well nothing like jumping in with both feet!!! I have a lot to learn, and have enjoyed all the hints and ideas you have all my thanks to all of you! I use the Paper Doll Cartridge, alittle chalk and some stickles!�

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