Hey guys. I hope you are all enjoying summer. Today I wanted to share this super fun project with you. It’s a crab card. So stinking cute. You could give this to someone during the warmer months, or someone that lives by the ocean or even to a “crabby” person. Be sure to scroll below for the supplies and video.
So all of the supplies are listed below to make this card. There is no stamping, only cutting and assembling. And trust me, it’s not as difficult as you may think. The only “tricky” part to this crab card is cutting the oval for the body and making sure to leave enough space so that they fold open. Let me show you what I mean.
First, you need to cut a normal piece of cardstock in half. 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
Next, Put the large oval framelit at the top. Now, before you run it through the big shot, you want to MAKE SURE that you’ve left a little bit of space at the top of the oval where there is no paper. This is going to keep the card connected so you can open and close it without any adhesive
Next, we need to cut out all the pieces.
The Claws are made with the smaller oval framelits and then I used scissors to cut a triangle in each one.
Next, we made the legs. To do this, I first cut out the 2 1/2″ ovals. Then, I went back over them with the framelit and turned it sideways before cutting on the Big Shot. This is how I got that claw shape.
I forgot to take a picture of the mouth in black. I just cut out an oval first and then held the framelit over it again to make it smaller and have the pointy top and bottom.
The Eyes were made with the 1″ and 1/2″ Circle punch. The strip of black to hold the claws down is 1/4″ x 1″.
Check out this video to see how it all came together!
Thanks so much for checking me out today. I hope you re-create this Crab Card for yourself or someone you love! Remember to Think It, Ink It!- Angela