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Use your free party pet papers to make these fantastic greetings

What you need...
  • Celebrate someone’s birthday with a card made from these smashing papers by Alice Potter featured in the May issue of Crafts Beautiful. Awash with pastel colours and featuring motifs full of whimsy and joy, your pull-out-and-keep collection is perfectly suited to wish someone a happy day. Want to print them out onto thicker paper or card? We’ve got you covered – you can download even more as part of our online template pack.
  1. Tri-fold Animal Greeting - 1 Place 21cm x 30cm of card in a landscape position in front of you – mark 5cm up from the bottom-left edge and cut a diagonal line from this mark to the top-right corner. Score vertical lines at 7cm intervals and fold.

    2 Trim three of our patterned papers to fit the three sections, ensuring there is a sentiment centrally on the front panel, and fix in place. Die cut three different animals into ovals and adhere to the top of each section with 3D foam pads. Embellish with silver gems.

  2. Celebration Card - 1 Trim half of the front of a 12cm square white blank. Cover the narrow front section with green card and layer balloon paper on top. Adhere blue card to the inner section and matt balloon paper on top.

    2 Trim the ‘Hip hip hooray’ sentiment, layer onto dark pink card and fix to the front panel using 3D foam pads. Embellish the perimeter of the sentiment with tiny silver gems.

  3. Happy Birthday Card - 1 Take a 10.5cm x 15cm white blank and trim 2.5cm from the bottom. Die cut several small circles from our patterned papers and adhere a row of them along the bottom of the blank.

    2 Create three more layers, allowing the circles to overlap. Trim the top half off the fourth row of circles and add dark pink to the top of the card.

    3 Layer two pieces of ribbon together, then stick over the join. Tie an additional piece of ribbon to the left of the top layer. Trim our ‘Happy birthday’ sentiment into two arrow shapes and adhere top-right.

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