Here Fishy Birthday Card

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By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog “Peg’s Crafting Corner”.

A lot of kids aren’t interested in receiving cards and often toss them aside, but here’s one that they will love to get and to use. After the birthday fun is over they can remove the fish tag and use it to mark the spot in their favorite book they’re reading or to use as a key ring just by adding a split ring or a swivel clasp. The card is easy to make and CreateForLess carries all the supplies you will need to do it. You will be able to have fun, too, by making one for each of the children in your family.

Supplies Needed:

To make the card:

Start by cutting a 10″ x 7″ piece of orange cardstock, fold in half and lay aside. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock to 6 ½” x 4 ½” and punch the circle in the upper left corner leaving about ½” from the left side.

Using the Tear Edger, tear a piece of aluminum foil using the large scalloped edge.

Place the aluminum foil on yellow cardstock and with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool make a quick upward motion starting on the aluminum foil and sliding up over the edge of it. Repeat with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink making sure to do the entire width of the cardstock. This will create the horizon line. You can lay this aside and allow to dry a little.

Next, punch the waves using the Boundary Waters Punch and 2 strips of cardstock measuring 1 ½”x 7″ and 2″ x 7″. Stamp the sentiment on the 1 ½” x 7″ piece.

Adhere all of the pieces to the card making sure to fasten only the bottom of the waves so that the tag can be placed in behind it. Highlight the edge of circle with the Stickles and allow to dry completely to add a little bling to the card.

For the tag:

Stamp the fish on white cardstock, color and cut out. Using the Ornamental Iron die, cut out the tag and place in the D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder and run it through your embossing machine. Ink the raised areas of the tag either by inking the embossing folder before running the tag through or run the stamp pad across it after it has been run through the machine.

Adhere the fish to the tag and laminate it. Trim the excess laminate off.

Punch open the hole in the tag so that you can put in a piece of ribbon if you’d like or to add the key ring.

Place the tag behind the waves making it look like the fish has jumped out of the water. The card is now finished. The next time you give a child a card you can do it knowing there’s a little fun attached that will be used after the big celebration.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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