Make an A Frame Back to School Card

This Back to School card was inspired by an A Frame decoration in my house.  I made it an Under the Sea theme because I saw the bad pun on a card somewhere,  I thought kids would like it.  Cordelia groaned so I’m now sure they will like it.

Kids could make this cute card for their teachers!  Wouldn’t that be cute?  Teachers could also make this card for their students.   That would be cute too.

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this back to school card in pink and green.  You can choose whatever colors you want.  This is an example of a complementary color scheme.  If you want my booklet on Coloring Your Design, you can get it for free here.  It explains how to choose colors that go together for your projects.

The base card needs to be very heavy paper to support the card.  At least 110 lb weight or heavier.  The rosette works best with a lighter weight paper.  I used 65 lb weight and that was almost too heavy.  

Cutting the Under the Sea Back to School Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called Bookie and you can get it at Creative Fabrica.  It looks like a child’s handwriting.

Assembling the A Frame Back to School Card

Start by connecting the two pieces of the rosette together then zigzag fold it.  Take a scrap piece of paper the same color as the rosette and glue it to the paper forming a half circle.  If you need help making a rosette, see my article here.  Then assemble the other embellishments.

Next glue the mermaid to the front of the half circle rosette.  This will help keep it in shape.  I used Art Glitter glue for this but you may need to use a glue gun.  Next, glue the seahorse and the turtle to the front of the card on the diagonals.  Then add the rosette/mermaid piece across the bottom.

Fold the card at the peak of the A and your Under the Sea Back to School card is done!  It sorta fits in an A7 envelope but be careful, the card is really thick.

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