Thursday, 25 August 2016

Favourite Shaped Cardbase & Why

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So, onto our next challenge

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Shape or Standard cardbase (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

Although I use mostly 6" square card bases, the shape created by my Go Kreate nestie die is my absolute favourite and I don't use it anywhere near enough.  I love the curves, and the fact that despite being so ornate it still stands really well as a tent fold.

Well this is a very easy choice for me I love standard
and would pick 15x15 square card base every time,
why? simply because I love the size and give me plenty
of clean space. even on a card that I have used layers there is still lots of space.


Don't get me wrong, I love all the wonderful shaped cards.  I especially love using the GoKreate dies to make all the lovely shapes.  It's just so much easier and more affordable to send a standard card, for me it's usually A2.


I do like to make shaped card but more often I opt for 15x15 square cards. I love how you can keep them CAS or make them into something very fancy.


Although I probably make square cards more often just for speed, my favourite designs are always the shaped cards as I love the interest they add and I find them fun to design on.


This is an easy one for me - my "go-to" card base is usually the standard A2 (rectangular) base - I don't mind making square cards every now and again if I have a larger image, but I find it's just simple to cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock in 2, then you have 2 cards :) 



This was an easy choice - I'd choose a square card every time. I don't mind what size square either. I find that everything fits in the space beautifully.


I love both actually, but I decided for a standard one this time. I made an envelope which is some kind of an album like gift for a client of mine. Hope he likes it. I really love to make this kind of cards because you can decorate them in so many ways.


Standard square for me (generally!!) like Squirrel, I favour symmetry. 


My go-to shape is a square!  I think that secretly, somewhere deep down inside, there must be a tiny bit of neat-freak in me that simply finds the symmetry of a square soothing and pleasing - and of course it is so adaptable!


My favorite shape at the moment is rectangle. Why? Because for some stamps it just feels right to use a rectangular card.

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Shape or standard cardbase (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. The DT creations are gorgeous

  2. Thanks for choosing my card as one of the top picks and congratulations to the other winners. Ladies, you've made my day! Hugs, Maja

  3. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your Top 3, such a wonderful surprise.
    Many thanks.

  4. Fabulous makes from the DT, thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  5. Gorgeous DT showcase - thanks for sharing!
    Helen x