This Peek A Boo Lion card uses images I just found in Access. Animal behinds! And there are many, many of them. They work wonderfully for this card being mirror images of the animal fronts. Crafters Companion has stamps like this but this is the first I’ve seen in Cricut! The next card I made is a Dragon Twirl Birthday card. See it here.
Now that we can see our families again this card is perfect for the grandkids! The card fits in an A7 envelope or you can make a custom envelope. Luckily I have a tutorial for that. See how to make a custom envelope here. You can even put a custom liner in it.
You will need:
Because of the double layer on this see through Peek A Boo Lion card, you can use any paper for this card. Experiment with patterns maybe. I stuck to typical lion like colors but you can try any colors.
The clear layer (grey piece in file) is made with clear vellum. If you don’t have any, try cloudy acetate or another color of vellum. You just need something to keep the writing on the inside from showing through.
Cutting the Peek A Boo Lion card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used the a black pen for the writing. The font I used is called DTC Sweet Berry which is an Access font. But any thin line font will do.
The eyeballs and the lions have small parts and thin lines so be careful when removing them from the mats and keep track of the small pieces. Especially the ear arches for the front of the lions! I spent time crawling on the floor looking for these.
Assembling the Peek a Boo Lion Card
This one is real easy to make. Start by re-creasing the fold lines on the base card. Then attach the vellum to one of the base cards, putting the glue on the card side. Then glue the other base card with the vellum between the two sides with the holes.
Next assemble the eyes and the lions. The eyes are easy. The lions are a little harder. Build the fronts and backs separately. The blue sections are identical and there is one for each front and each back. Start by lining up the parts and when you have them right, then glue them.
The bodies go on first and make sure there is a slight dark border all the way around. Then put the lion mains on. Again, leave a slight dark border. That should finish the behind. The front also requires you put on the ear arches. It just doesn’t look right without them (I tried).
Attach the eyes randomly to the inside around the text. The fronts of the lions are attached first because of the writing on the front of the card. Then the behinds are attached inside the card, exactly matching the fronts through the card. See the pictures if you have any questions.
And your Peek A Boo Lion Card is done! And it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.
Fun Facts About Lions
- Lions are the only cats that live in groups.
- A group, or pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.
- Female lions are the main hunters. While they’re out looking for food, the males guard the pride’s territory and their young.
- A lion’s roar can be heard up to eight kilometres away.
- Lions scent mark their territory, using their wee, to create a border.