I was looking through a copy of Paper Crafts magazine 'Card Creations - Get Inspired' and came across a very simple 'shaped' card that I just had to replicate.
Many of the files that I cannot resist from the Silhouette online store are the 3D flowers, and I have a few of them (OK most of them.) One of my favorites is a poppy, so I went straight to it to create this card.
Once I had the file open in the Silhouette Designer software, I took all the pieces and enlarged them by 150%. Next I ungrouped all the pieces, took the bottom (largest layer) of the flower replicated it using mirror image, moved the two together and then welded them. The Cameo then did the difficult part and cut everything out for me. I took a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad (Vintage Photo) and, using sponge, lightly inked the edges of the petals. The whole thing is assembled with a few glue dots. The finishing touches are a glittery brad (also sponged with ink) and a sentiment stamped on to kraft cardstock and adhered.
I also made the file at it's original size and used that for a gift tag. I love the elegant look of this paired with with black wrapping paper.
I hope I have inspired you to take a look at some of the 3d files and use them in a slightly different manner.