August 5, 2015


I haven't played along with the Paper Players in quite awhile. When I saw their challenge for this week, I decided to hop on board. 

You see, the title of my post is basically the challenge: to create a SQUARE CARD. 

Who says a square card needs to simply open and close like a traditional card? Not me! 

I took out my Circle Card Thinlits (page 171), which I had acquired recently during one of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Weekly Deals. Yes, using the Thinlits as is gives you a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. Well, who says that's the only way it has to be? Not me!

After cutting a card base with the Circle Card Thinlits, I simply cut the bottom off so my finished card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Ha! A SQUARE CARD!

Decorating the circle on what is the outside of the card was lots of fun -- and SO SIMPLE! 

I used the Flower Fair Framelits (page 172) with Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder cardstock to create the elements of my flower. Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (page 158) tied in a bow behind the button gave the completed flower a touch of happy whimsy.

On the left side of the closed card, I embossed the card base with the Zig Zag embosing folder (page 174). I thought that design was a nice complement to the paper I chose for the right side, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (page 144)

As you pull the card open further, the circle rotates to show the opposite side, which I used for my sentiment: The More Candles the bigger the Wish, from a well-loved retired set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and cut out with the 2" Circle Punch (page 165) which was mounted on top of a scalloped circle from the Circle Card Thinlits in Bermuda Bay. The cute little slice of cake was carefully cut from another of the pieces from the Cherry on Top DSP. 

So, what do you think of my square card?



  1. Oh my gosh! How clever to create a square card by cutting off the excess! I LOVE this card. Such fun and festive colors...and I love the layered flower. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Wow!! What a beautiful card. Wish I could be there Monday but not to be.

  3. Who would have thought it - a square card using the circle thinlit card, very clever! Love the button and twine finish to your fab flower too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Gorgeous! What a beautiful design. You are really creative!

  5. What a beautiful original design! I love that it is square too because all of our cards sort of follow that generic pattern similar to a 4 x 6 photo.... and in this day and age that is just not very sexy.

  6. I love the colors and design! So cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love partying with you!! Pinned!

  8. Paper & material is recycled in the much better way! great work Linda. Really nice card maker experience, I have ever made.