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Make two animal cards today

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Animal cards are perfect for a range of occasions, and these creations by Colette Smith are great for sending to friends and family.

Make two animal cards today


Craft Essentials, Avery Elle ink pads: Fizz, Mimosa, Avery Elle Everyday Collection 6" x 6" Paper Pad, Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals and Chilly Chums Stamps, Embossing folder: dotty, Ink pad: black, Sizzix Framelits Ovals Dies

Follow our instructions below to make these designs, and pick up issue 81 of PaperCrafter magazine to see more of Colette’s animal projects.

METHOD: Oh crab... I forgot

Cover the top of a top-fold A6 blank with an 11cm deep piece of sunburst paper. Lightly tap Avery Elle Fizz and Mimosa ink pads onto white card to create a sandy grain effect. Attach this to the bottom of the blank, trimming any excess.

Cut along a row of aqua zigzag paper and trim it to 1.5cm deep. Adhere it to the blank under the sunburst section. Cut out a 2.5cm wide semicircle from yellow gingham paper and stick to the sunburst, level with the top of the zigzag stripe.

Stamp the crab from the Chubby Chum Pals set, colour in and cut out. Fix it the lower left with foam tape. Stamp an 'Oh crab... I forgot' sentiment, trim it into a banner and fix to the top left corner with foam tape, in line with the edge. Add a gem to the sun to finish.

METHOD: I think you are so cool

Deboss a dotty pattern onto an 11cm x 14cm panel of grey card. Attach to a slightly larger blank.

Stamp the seal, scarf and hat from the Chilly Chums set. Colour, cut out and assemble. Die cut a 6cm oval in white card and stamp an 'I think you're so cool' sentiment onto it. Cut a slightly larger oval from red card and layer them together.

Fix a 2.5cm x 12cm strip of red card across the blank, 4.5cm up from the bottom. Stick the oval panel centrally onto the strip and then attach the seal to the right of the sentiment with foam tape. Finish with a small red heart mounted onto white card. Add a gem.

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