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Circus Lion Baby Card - Create a Critter 2


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Design by: JillyBearDesigns (3 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Baby Shower Baby Girl Baby Cards Cards Playful

This fun circus lion is dressed up to celebrate a new baby girl. The designs came from the Create a Critter 2 sneak peek release images. I just love this fun animal. I chose the pink, orange, and brown color combination to keep it bright and fun. It can easily be altered to fit any birthday by changing the sentiment in the bottom circle or possibly cutting a number to place in the space.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • card stock
  • Stampin up Patterned paper
  • button
  • ribbon
  • Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp
  • foam adhesive squares
  • adhesive tape

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut pieces out of cardstock:
Card base is a weld of the lion shadow and drum shadow. The base measures 4.75 x 6.597. I cut the base card in two pieces because this is a 5 x 7" card. My 12" cutting mat wasn't large enough to cut it as a weld.
Light pink lion body/face was cut at H 4.5", Dark pink Mane was cut at W 4.25", Drum pieces were cut at W 3.542", 1" pink circle
Ink all edges. Before assembling I ran the lion's mane I used a sizzix embossing folder and ran it through my Epic 6. This gives the mane the embossed dots.
I assembled the lion first. I tucked some orange cardstock behind the ears to make them orange. I also use foam 3d adhesive to attach the mane/face section to the body of the lion. This raises it some.
To assemble the drum base I used stamped the chosen sentiment on a 1" circle diecut. I attached the hearts and circle using foam dots. Hand drawn stitches fram the orange band on the drum base.
Attach the drum base to the base card first. Adhere the lion on top of that. I then used adhesive dots to attach the bow and little button to give the lion a girlie look to fit with my baby theme.

Step 1

Cut pieces out of cardstock:
Card base is a weld of the lion shadow and drum shadow. The base measures 4.75 x 6.597. I cut the base card in two pieces because this is a 5 x 7" card. My 12" cutting mat wasn't large enough to cut it as a weld.
Light pink lion body/face was cut at H 4.5", Dark pink Mane was cut at W 4.25", Drum pieces were cut at W 3.542", 1" pink circle

Step 2

Ink all edges. Before assembling I ran the lion's mane I used a sizzix embossing folder and ran it through my Epic 6. This gives the mane the embossed dots.
I assembled the lion first. I tucked some orange cardstock behind the ears to make them orange. I also use foam 3d adhesive to attach the mane/face section to the body of the lion. This raises it some.

Step 3

To assemble the drum base I used stamped the chosen sentiment on a 1" circle diecut. I attached the hearts and circle using foam dots. Hand drawn stitches fram the orange band on the drum base.

Step 4

Attach the drum base to the base card first. Adhere the lion on top of that. I then used adhesive dots to attach the bow and little button to give the lion a girlie look to fit with my baby theme.

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Un-real! I did a shaped card exactly like this too for this contest. I have a newborn and it took me until today to upload it into the gallery, but I promise I didn't see this first! Crazy! I guess great minds think alike!

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