I used the dinosaur cutting files to make a fun birthday card 🙂
- Dinosaur cutting files
- Cricut Explore
- Green cardstock (for the base) plus various other colours for the dinosaurs, balloons and number 3
- Dinosaur patterned paper (unknown)
- Cricut scoring tool
- “Starfish” paper is from a Simply Creative paper pad called “Razzle Dazzle”
- Googly eyes!
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Crystal clear
- Double sided tape and hi-tack all-purpose glue
- Font is Grobold from dafont.com (https://www.dafont.com/grobold.font)
How to create the card base
I started with my card base. I used 270gsm cardstock for this in a bright green colour.
I have a template set up for corner fold cards, but measurements are below for this size card:
For the base of the card, cut a piece of cardstock 8.5” x 8.5”. Score the card in half at 4 1/4” and then rotate the card and do the same again. You can now fold across these score lines.
On the top right-hand quarter of the card, you also need to score diagonally across it (see image below for score lines). You can now fold across this score line – this will create the corner fold of the card.
You now need to cut up one of the folds on the other side of the card as shown below. The yellow line indicates where you need to cut. Only cut to the centre of the card.
Cutting decorative panels
Now cut 4 squares measuring 4” x 4” each. These will be the panels for your card, so use whatever pattern/design you like (I used dinosaur patterned paper). Cut one of the squares in half diagonally so as you have two triangles.
I also cut 3 rectangles for my card to add a bit of detail to each panel – this is entirely optional depending on your design. For these and the triangles above, I used “Starfish” paper.
Assembling your card
To assemble the card, lay the card base with the corner containing the triangle fold on the top left-hand side – the cut section should be on the top right-hand side.
Next, fold the top half over the bottom half.
Now fold the diagonal part of the card up and across on the left-hand side.
Next, fold the right-hand side panel over to the left and finally, fold the top panel down. Hold these sides and when you unfold the card, you will have the following.
Decorating your corner fold card
I prefer to decorate my card before I assemble it as it’s easier to attach items when the card is flat. Here you can see that I have decorated the inside left and right sides as well as the inside base with decorative paper. I then went on to add my rectangles that I cut earlier.
I used the dinosaur cuttings files and cut various dinosaurs in different colours. I added some balloons which I brushed with my Sparkle pen and a number 3 to the card. I also added a googley eye to each dinosaur which really brought them to life! Finally, I printed a sentiment on white card stock using the Grobold font. I attached these items to the card with glue.
Once I had decorated the card, I then used double sided tape to secure the sides (labelled “stick”). You can write your message to the recipient on the back panel, or inside if you prefer.
Here is my finished card which I really enjoyed making! 🙂