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Cat Balloons Greeting Card Construction



This tri-fold greeting card will fit a standard office envelope. The background sheet is printed and the cute things on the front are cut-outs that you print, cut and attach with glue, tape or 3-D foam sticker tabs if you have them for a dimensional look. 

1. First print the streamer background in Pink Purple-Blue, or Orange-Yellow. Card stock or heavy duty paper is recommended but not necessary. (Pink Card is used in this example)
2. Flip the paper over and run it thru the printer a second time to print the inside design. It doesn't matter which way you orient the paper, the design is the same at both ends.

Alternate Colors
Orange-Yellow Card here  Purple-Blue Card here

3. For a nice crisp fold, score the card on the fold lines. We have marked the lines for you. Use a ruler and a ballpoint that is out of ink, or the round top edge of a paperclip...press hard. In this photo we used a Fisker scoring tool. Place the card on a magazine or stack of paper to make scoring the fold line easier. Don't use newspaper or it can transfer ink to the card.

   

4. Print the birthday rubber stamp designs (for card color PINK, we recommend stamps 1 - C & 2 - C) and cut them out leaving a white margin all around every item. This makes it easy to cut them out and you don't have to be precise.

Alternate Colors
Stamp Cutouts 1 - A & 2 - A

Stamp Cutouts 1 - B & 2 - B  

5.  Cut out the cat (2 - C) and balloon (1 - C) leaving a wide white margin. We find we get smooth cuts by holding our scissors in one place and rotating the paper.

Alternate Colors
Stamp Cutouts 1 - A & 2 - A

Stamp Cutouts 1 - B & 2 - B  

  

6. Glue your cat first. If you want a 3-D look for your card, use rolled up tape (sticky side out) or little foam sticky glue tabs on the backs for your balloons. 

Draw a string for the balloon, with a bow around the cats tail, then attach your balloon(s). In one of the example cards at the top of the page we printed the stamps out at 70% size and used 3 balloons.

7. Your card will look like this on the outside. 

To make this card an easy invitation print these.

8. You can sign and send your card as is or you can decorate the inside. We glued 2 balloons in the middle section...

9. Then we drew in the strings and added bows to the bottom of the balloons.

10. If you choose to you you can attach one of our Cutout Messages or one of the Stamps (like the birthday cake) over the balloon strings. 

11. This card fits in a standard office envelope. It should be able to be mailed for regular first class postage as it is not heavy. 

12. This card is great to display on a desk or window sill. 

Cat card

TIP: The free printables that we used in this card are Pink Tri-Fold Card and Card Inside, Cut-out Stamps
1 - C & 2 - C, and Cutout Messages

You could also have used the Pink Inside Moving Announcement, Poems or Invitation Panels or the Greeting Banners  

Cut out Sayings for Greeting Cards These Cutout Messages available in Blue, Pink and Orange are a cute way to personalize your card.
Messages for Greeting Cards Free Printable Card Messages

For Directions on Making These Cards Into Money Holders Click Here

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