Well, this is posted a little late, but we made a really cute Father’s Day card for Paw Paw and Steven this past Friday. Vivian and I wanted it to be accordion style, so we thought out a design and then put it all together. This is how it came out. I let her put it together herself. I thought it was very cute.
First we used my Cricut and cut out a dog from the cartridge Paper Dolls. I think he is
about 5 inches tall. Then we cut off his head….lol.
Then we made the dog a collar cutting a small strip of paper from a leftover scrap and punching out a red dot for his tag.
Next we took at 3×3 square punch and from scrap paper, punched about 8-10 squares. I absolutely love this punch. It is one of my favorite tools.
Next we mounted the bottom half of the dog on an index sized white piece of scrap paper. We took the squares (the quantity depends on how long you want it to fold out) and turned them over and taped them together. Vivian didn’t tape hers precisely (you know, she is only 5!) and that is why some of them are odd shaped. But, if you tape them where they DO NOT overlap, they will accordion fold. Then we attached the head of the dog to the top of the chain of paper and folded the squares. We glued the bottom square to the body of the dog. We sat there trying to figure out how to keep the folded squares together. So, we came up with the idea of creating paws (Since we cover his paws up with the sign). We cut two paws from scrap paper and this allows you to tuck the accordion fold behind it.
We attached a PULL tab to the dog’s ear so the recipient would know how to open the card.
LOL….I am looking at this picture. Apparently the H fell off…hahahaha…..oh well. You can write a message or use stickers to make a different message. Or if you have a different dog on a cartrdige you could open the card landscape instead of vertical like we did.
Anyway, we had fun making our project.