I received a request on doing a tutorial on how to make a shaped card using the Cricut Craft Room. I am in no way an expert at this being fairly new to making shape cards myself, but I will show you what I have learned and what has worked for me.
So when you log into Cricut Craft Room and get your new project going and get your cartridge all selected and figured out, you want to look on the left side and under options, select the tab Craft Room and select your dial size. You might have to play with this a bit until you get your desired size. When I first started dabbling in CCR, I was trying to match up layers manually and dragging layers over each other just to get the size right. Boy, when I found the dial size under the craft room tab...I was in Heaven!!
At this point everything is welded together and you a ready to cut your base card image. On the top you can see my welded image, I cut another image of the bottom layer to get the full image. Once you have welded you do end up losing part of the image. I also have the top image and the pillars that go over the door.
Now with the top layer, I wanted a more dimensional look and so I added foam tape to the backside of it to pop it up!
You can see how the foam tape makes it more dimensional and look like you can actually peer into the windows.
I then added the pillars above the door.
The inside I kept simple and just stamped My Craft Spot's "Happy Haunting" sentiment on the inside. You could make more of the base shape and cut it in a different color and then just score it so you can cut off the side that's welded so it fits but I chose not to do that as I was fine with the yellow color.
Hope this tutorial was helpful and interesting and thanks for taking a look. Any questions you have or requests, please leave me a comment.