For this week’s challenge over at Jitterbuggin, we were to follow the sketch, add a Cricut animal and use stripes somewhere on our card. As I was looking through my Cricut cartridges to see which animal I wanted to use, I saw that on Animal Kingdom there is a bookmark cut — and I thought it might be fun making one.
I had to figure out how to follow the sketch and where I was going to put the bookmark, so I thought I’d try adding a pocket on the front of the card. I made the card to fit a #10 envelope — the card measures about 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. The cardstock I used is a stack by DCWV called Safari Kids. The solid cardstock is from Core’dinations.
I made the pocket from striped paper and added a flap that I tied some twine around. I cut the bookmark at 7 1/2″ and finished both sides of it with the tiger. I used Zooballoo for the grass and Life is a Beach for the “Adventure” title and the leaves. Down the sides of the pocket I added some trim made from an EK Success punch called Chain Link. I like it because it creates a stand-alone chain.
I lined the inside of the card with the striped paper I used on the front and on the opposite side I used a contrasting print. I added three leaves from Life is a Beach.
- Cricut Animal Kingdom, Life is a Beach, and Zooballoo cartridges
- DCWV Safari Kids paper stack
- Core’dinations cardstock
- EK Success Chain Link punch
- Ink and Twine