Crated Pets make cute cards using Wood Crate Framelits

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When crated Pets adorn your cards and packages you invite fun and laughter. to any occasion. In addition this fun new die Wood Crate Framelits by Stampin’ Up makes adding crates to your cards or table decor very easy..

Semi-flat Crated Pets for a card

For my first card my crate uses the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. Since you must make a semi flat crate to add crated pets to a card we will make a partial crate. First start with your Designer series paper. Cut paper to 2″ by 3¾”. Now place your die flush with top left corner of your paper as shown below. Crated Pets 2Next burnish all the score lines. Then trim off the tab on the bottom and angle cut the tab on the right. At this point your die cut will look like this.Crated Pets 3

Now fold the tabs to the back, burnish well and set aside. Your crate is ready to adhere to your card front. But first we must stamp the greenery inside the crate. Take your piece of soft sky cardstock and stamp the floral spray from the wood Words stamp set just down a bit from center. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the cat peaking out of the pot and the floral spray from Beautiful bouquet stamp set. Color the Cat image. Now fussy cut out both images. Next glue the crate to the card front over the green floral spray. Now glue the cat to just the crate. At this point glue the floral spray inside of the crate using a dimensional. Now stamp your sentiment in the upper left corner using Early Espresso ink.

In order to finish the card I placed a narrow mat of Berry Burst Cardstock behind the central image. Then I used the Wood Planks embossing Folder to add texture to the front of the Crumbcake cardbase. Finally I adhered my central panel to the cardbase at a tilt.

Second crated pets card minus the pets

This birthday card is filled with flowers. On the outside I placed a bouquet of flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and embellished with a banner and a ribbon tie.

When you open the card a crate of flowers pops up to make you smile.Crated Pets 5

Assembling the crate

In order to make the crate pop up I started with a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock cut to 5¼” x 2″ and a second piece cut to ½” x 3¾”.  Stamp the woodgrain background on the large piece. Score the small strip at ¼” and  3¾”. Now die cut the stamped piece with the die flush to the top and tab edges of the die.(see above) Next place the score line between the front and the end at the 1″ mark and cut. Then move the score line just used to the ¾” mark and score. Burnish well. You will have the pieces as shown below.Crated Pets 6

Take your cardbase and mark a light pencil line 1″ from the right edge and ½” from the bottom edge as shown below.Crated Pets 7

Apply a strong liquid glue to the right tab, fold back and place along the markings you just made.crated pets 8

Next fold over at the score at the right front edge and apply glue to the left tab. (see below)Crated Pets 9

Now close your card front glueing the left tab into place. When you open it up completely the crate will pull as shown.Crated Pets 10

At this point erase all the temporary lines you penciled in. Now apply glue to the tabs on the small strip and placing the ends flush with the front edge glue tabs to the inside of the box behind the top plank.Crated Pets 11

Next stamp your stems on a piece of cardstock that matches your card base. Fussy cut them out and set aside. Stamp the flowers out on whisper white. Fussy cut or die cut the flowers and glue to the stems. Glue the assembled flowers to the crate, on the extra spacer you added and to the back of the card base. Decorate card front as desired. I stamped the bouquet on a piece of Whisper White, added a sentiment on a banner and ribbon tails.

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