Crafting with the Party Animals!Posted: 25th January Category: How to's By: Louise R
Party Animals is the latest DaisyTrail digikit collection, and to celebrate its release I’ve been busying myself in CraftArtist making some cards (and a party hat!) using the new kits.
Aperture Card using Terrific Tortoises
I really like the effect of using an embellishment on the inside of the card, so the first card type I tackled was an aperture card, using the 5” x 5” card template in CraftArtist.
This card was really simple to do. I used one of the frames included in the digikit to create the area which I will later cut out. I also made sure to positon the embellishment which I added to the inside of the card to the front during the design stage, so that I could get an idea how the finished card would look.
If you’re cutting out from the front of the card, the embellishment needs to be on page 3. I used the ruler in CraftArrtist to ensure that the embellishment on the inside would line up with the cut-out on the finished card.
I wanted the Party Time tag and the inside tortoise to stand away from the card, so I printed these separately, to attach to the card using foam pads.
And that’s it for the design! All that was left to do was print out the card (it needs to be double-sided), cut out the frame centre on the front of the card, and add the card toppers.
Here is the finished card. I add a little bit of glitter too, because everything is better with glitter!
Cut-out Folded Card using Flamingo Fancy
This card took just minutes to make – perfect if you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday and need a card in a hurry!
All I did for this one is add a background to the front and back pages, and then cropped the background on the front so that it covered less than half the card height.
I then created my own design using the fantastic embellishments available, but there are toppers included in this gorgeous kit if one of those takes your fancy! I also added a ‘Happy Bird Day’ layer, which I will attached to the finished card using a foam pad.
Once I'd printed my finished card, I scored and folded it, before cutting around the design, this ensured the card had the same shape on the front and back. And that’s it! Super quick to do, and a nice take on a regular folded card.
Cascade Card using Gorgeous Giraffes
This cascade card is a twist on the tri-fold template. I used the 5” x 5” template.
The first thing I did was add a horizontal guide 2” down from the top of the card. I used this to help me create a diagonal line, using the pencil tool, from the two centre edges, to the outer edges of the card. The purpose of these was to act as a cutting guide for the finished printed card.
I then added another guide, vertical this time, to the centre of pages 3 and 5. These weren't strictly necessary, but were helpful to make sure I organised the materials how I wanted them.
Here is my finished design for pages 3,4 and 5. I used the scissor tool to angle the materials.
And here is the overview of all the pages within the project, and the blank project I used for the embellishment I adding to the front of the card.
Here is my finished card, all scored and folded. I attached the embellishment to the front using glue.
Party Hat using Elephant Memories
I absolutely love this party hat, and can’t wait until my birthday so I can wear it! It didn’t take long to make either!
All I did was add a background material to an A4 landscape template, and then use the Shapes tool to add a Quick Ellipse. You get the shape shown below by using the slider on the left-hand side of the shape, to change the angle. I also added a little topper to attach to the finished hat using foam pads.
Once printed all I did was cut out the hat shape, and roll it into a cone. I secured it using double sided sticky tape. I then made a small hole on each side to attach ribbons to tie the hat with, and stuck on the topper.
I then decided to add some ribbons to the top of the hat. To attach these I tied together a small bunch of ribbons, and cut a tiny hole in the top of the hat to poke these through. I added a little bit of tape to the inside too, just to secure the ribbons further.
And below is the finished hat!
|Love these, great ideas :)|
|These are amazing and such fun to make....Thank you for sharing your talents again.xx|
|Loving the kits and these ideas are brilliant!|