Let’s Make This

Send a paws-itive sentiment to let others know that we are all #togetherapart.

1. Begin by gathering your supplies. You will need:

On a piece of white cardstock, stamp the cat and mouse in Hushed Darkness Hybrid Ink. Use the i-Brush Blender Brushes to color the cat with Mango Madness and Candy Coated ink {for the cheeks}. Use a pink Copic marker to color the mouse.

Fussy cut around the cat and mouse. 

Smoosh Distress Ink onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, spritz with water and drag a 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of watercolor paper through the ink until you like the results. Let dry completely.

Trim off a 5 1/2″ x7/8″ strip along the edge of the watercolor paper. Set this aside for the front of the card.

Stamp the sentiment “Stay paws-itive” in Hushed Darkness hybrid black ink in the middle of the remaining watercolor paper approximately 3″ x 2 1/2″.

Center the stamped sentiment in the middle of the wiper insert front panel. Die cut and trim across the bottom crease line.

Die cut the Hello Sunshine wiper insert piece out of white cardstock. Die cut one small rectangle wiper arm. Fold all creases. For video instruction on how to fold the creases for any Wiper Insert die, visit HERE.

Adhere the tabs to the inside bottom of a blank, 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ folded card, next to the center fold and approximately 1/4″ from the left edge of the card.

Apply adhesive to the small flap along the top of the wiper insert. With the card open flat, fold down the small flap and adhere it to the inside top part of the card. The green line indicates where the adhesive would be applied.

Apply adhesive to the small triangle area. Adhere the small rectangle wiper arm to this area with the arm extending upwards. Green area indicates where the adhesive should be applied.

Fold up the large flap to see how much of the wiper arm will be visible behind it. Adhere the cat and mouse to the top of the wiper arm so that the cat and mouse are high enough to be seen but not so high that they extend beyond the card edges when the card is closed. 

Apply adhesive to the area indicated in green and fold up and adhere the large flap to this area.

The cat and mouse will now swing up when the card is opened.

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The cat and mouse are vertical when the card is fully opened.

To embellish the front of the card, apply i-Stik adhesive sheet to a piece of white cardstock. Die cut the words #togetherapart using the Alphabet, Carly die set. 

From the same white cardstock, die cut four fern shapes using the Floral Garden die set. I used white cardstock to keep it clean and simple. Remove the adhesive backing and attach the fern shapes to the card front.

Adhere the strip of watercolor paper that you had trimmed and set aside earlier. Overlap the fern shapes to add interest.

Adhere the hashtag on the strip.

We all appreciate the feeling of not being alone during these unprecedented times. Let someone know that you are thinking of them.

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