Christmas Cat Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Okay, so we let the cat out of the bag--and into the Christmas decorations! Luckily, this little kitty looks so adorable in its festive outfit that you'll want to create one of your own to send a special family member or friend.
What you'll need:
- White cardstock
- Double-sided padded tape
- Red velvet fabric
- ¼” red velvet ribbon
- 2 black brads
- Jingle bell and small bell
- White boa
- Pink paper
- White fine glitter
- Watered-down white craft glue (recommended: Mod Podge) and paint brush
- Fishing line
- Glue gun
- Glue stick
How to make it:
Step 1: Cut out Pattern
- Trace and cut out all patterns on white cardstock. For the cat's body, use a folded piece of cardstock, matching it up to the "fold line" indicated on the pattern.
Step 2: Kitty’s Head
- Place two black brads on front of kitty’s head for eyes.
- Cut out a small heart and nose out of pink paper and glue under eyes.
- Draw a 1/2" line from the nose down and draw a dot for mouth.
- Cut four, 4” long pieces of fishing line for wiskers.
- Knot two pieces of fishing line together at the center and fold in half (repeat for other two pieces).
- Glue wiskers beside kitty’s nose.
- Tilt cat’s head and fasten to top of cat’s body using double-sided padded tape.
Step 3: Kitty’s Legs and Tail
- Draw a 2" line starting from bottom center of legs.
- Fasten the top of the kitty’s legs to front of the body using double-sided padded tape.
- Cut a 7" long piece of boa for tail.
- Glue boa on back of card at center bottom and along the side leaving 2" unglued.
Step 4: Kitty’s Hat and Bow
- Cover both sides of hat with red velvet fabric using a glue stick. Trim off extra fabric.
- Glue a bell to tip of hat and a small piece of boa around bell.
- Glue hat on top of left ear.
- Glue a piece of boa around front and back bottom edge of hat.
- Thread ribbon through bell, tie a bow and glue underneath kitty’s chin.
- Place thin layer of watered-down white glue around edge of card, whiskers and right ear.
- Sprinkle with white fine glitter.
- Shake off extra glitter and save for another project.
- Write your holiday greeting on the inside of the card.
- Don't have fabric scraps lying around? Try substituting the material for colored paper. You can also use thin wire for whiskers.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.