This Dragon Birthday Twirl Card Is Too Cute!

I LOVE this Dragon Birthday Twirl Card! 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!  I also made a peek a boo card using the lions.  See it here.Make This Cute Peek A Boo Lion Card

There are several animal behinds.  They are in the image set called front and back animals.  Some are drawn, some are color and some are both.  I simplified this mage a little but it is still cute!  The card fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • String (at least 4 inches long)
        • Pen
        • Glue 
        • glue gun for attaching the string
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I made this Dragon Birthday Twirl card from plain paper but you could use patterned paper if you want.  The base card needs to be fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. at least) but the other papers can be whatever you want.

Cutting the Dragon Birthday Twirl card
This card is fairly easy to cut.  Be careful with the small pieces.  They tear  and get lost easily. 
I moved the pieces around to save paper and combined some colors together on one mat.  To see how to do this watch my video.
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Assembling the Dragon Birthday Twirl Card

First you want to re-crease the fold.  Then you want to attach the string. 

Start by opening the card.  Lay the string vertically across the large hole in the top section of the card.  You want it to extend beyond the ends of the card.  We will trim it in a minute.  Attach the string at the top and bottom with a glue gun.  Use only a little glue.  Pull the string tight before the glue hardens.  Trim off the extra string so that it is shorter than the card.

Next, attach the light purple overlay with the hole over the string.  Glue the sections together with the string inside.  You can use liquid glue for this.  Wait for that glue to dry before continuing.

Glue the flames to the front of the card and the balloons to the inside of the card.  Assemble the front and back of the dragon but don’t attach it yet.  See the pictures above if you need help.  The yellow parts of the dragon should form a border around the purple body.  The yellow parts are both the same.

Making the Dragon Birthday Twirl Card Twirl

Open the card and place the front of the card up.  Turn the behind of the dragon upside down and center it under the string.  Then put glue on the back of the other dragon and stick the two dragons  together with the string between them.  Make sure you line them up properly.

Let the glue dry completely before trying this step.  Wind the string with the dragon on either side a few times (7 or 8 at least) and close the card.  When you open the card the dragon will spin.

The Dragon Birthday Twirl card is done and fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.  Be sure to wind the string before putting it in the envelope!


Dragon Fun Facts
  • The name dragon is derived from the Latin word ‘draconem’ which means ‘huge serpent’.
  • Western, or European, dragons tend to be very large fire-breathing, serpent-like, scaly creatures with wings.
  • Eastern, or Chinese, dragons tend to be smaller creatures, with no wings, horns for ears, and are friends of humans.
  • In Ancient Greece there were four dragon species including the serpent Dracones, Cetea the sea creature, Dracaenae a female dragon, and Chimera the fire-breathing dragon.
  • In many legends and mythology dragons breathe fire, but they have also been known to breathe ice.

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