Foxy Birthday Lattice Tag Card

January 23, 2015

Hello Crafty Friends,

Debra here today. January marks the beginning of a busy birthday season for my family. That means I need more birthday cards! The new Tags & More 8 – Lattice is a perfect base to build a fun card featuring a colorful Dutch the Fox, a few accessories and some sparkly birthday Balloon Peel-Offs.

ECD 2015 NR Fox 3a P1070505

This card works for either boys or girls and is easy to make. The Tags & More 8 – Lattice does all the work for you!

Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a  51/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white card base in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Die cut the top of the folded card base and the pattern paper with the Tags & More 8 – Lattice basic tag shape die. Die cut the top of the pattern paper with the decorative overlay die from the same set. Save the negative squares from the cut. Die cut Dutch the fox, hat and mustache. Using the curvy line die from Outdoor edges, die cut a  2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of pattern paper in the middle.

ECD 2015 NR fox dies 1a P1070496

2. Cover a piece of white cardstock with ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive sheet. Peel off liner and set aside. Add balloons peel-offs, sticky side up on the release sheet. Place adhesive covered cardstock over release sheet to transfer peel-offs. Remove liner and cover peel-offs and adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger to set the glitter and bring up the shine.

ECD 2015 NR fox peel offs 1a P1070495

3. Color balloons with alcohol markers. I used Copic (colors YG05, V17, B93, Y06). Trim colored balloons closely. Using a black marker, color the white cut edges for a more finished look.

4. Assemble card. Adhere green tag with decorative top to card front. Place a few squares from the overlay die cut back into the top for interest. Add wavy cut pattern paper to bottom of card front. Assemble Dutch, leaving his right legs unadhered. Add mustache and hat to Dutch. Tie a piece of black twine to Dutch’s right leg to attach to the balloon peel-offs. Here’s a close up:

ECD 2015 NR Fox 3 P1070505 (414x379)

5. Add Dutch and balloons to card front using foam adhesive. Attach twine from Dutch’s foot to bottom of balloons. Loop yellow ribbon through tag hole of front of card only.

6. Adhere 2nd half of wavy cut pattern paper and a single colored balloon to inside of the card. Add large Happy Birthday Peel-off in black to complete the card.

ECD 2015 NR Fox inside 1a P1070507

I love the way this card turned out and plan to make several of them to add to my birthday stash. With the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die doing all the detail work, its quick easy and fun! Thanks for stopping by today!

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:
961 Tags & More 8 – Lattice
914 Outdoor Edges
946 Dutch the Fox
2552 Balloons Peel-Offs in Black
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Offs in Black
Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Adhesive
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper
Cardstock- Bazzill
Foam Adhesive

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Mary Prasad January 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    So cute Debra!

  • Reply NANCY V January 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    What a cute idea Debra and fun use for some of the new ECD releases, thank you! Has ECD ever considered dies for use with any of the peel off stickers?

    • Reply Joset van de Burgt January 25, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Hello Nancy, We have some of our peel-offs that we also have in die form. For example the Crystal flowers, Victorian flowers and our Christmas Ornament round. But most of the time we design a peel-off without the die and use our really handy fine pointed scissors to cut out the peel-off. We do have peel-offs that are designed to match some of Karen’s Pop it Ups dies.

      • Reply NANCY VANDEVANDER January 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

        Thanks Joset, I do realize there are some dies that go with the peel-offs, I just think it would be nice to maybe have more that are released when the peel-offs are released and maybe there would be peel-offs in the same basic shapes, say rounds or ovals that one die would work with. I have the ECD scissors and tweezers which I love but I must tell you the leaves, especially the small ones, are a pain to fussy cut, especially when you are making a bunch of them. I also think plain sheets of the peel-off material would be awesome to sell so that we could cut our own shapes to make peel-offs from that wouldn’t really be practical to make in bulk and sell.

        Thank you so much for your response, I love all the new products the ECD team and Karen B. have released this season.

        Thanks again!

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