Too-Cute Tortoise Card

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper: red, brown, lime green, tan
  • White string, 10” length
  • Wiggle eye

Tools

  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Heart craft punches: 1/2”, 1-1/4”
  • Hole punch
  • API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 6”x11” lime green paper piece. Fold in half, creating 6”x5-1/2” card.

STEP 2

  • Print out patterns. Cut patterns from paper as indicated; trim bottom edge of shell with scallop-edge scissors.

STEP 3

  • Cut turtle body from folded card, placing tail on fold. Outline outside and inside of body, and outside of shell, with marker. Adhere shell to body on card front.

STEP 4

  • Punch six 1-1/4” hearts from red paper. Adhere hearts to shell as shown. Outline hearts and add details with black marker.

STEP 5

  • Punch 1/2” heart from red paper (cheek). Adhere cheek and eye to face. Use marker to draw mouth and to outline cheek.

STEP 6

  • Use marker to write “I think you’re great!” on red paper. Use scallop-edge scissors to trim around saying; outline with marker. Adhere saying inside folded card.

STEP 7

  • For tag, measure and cut 1-1/4”x2” tan paper rectangle. Draw outline around tag and write “I am slow to say...” on center. Punch hole in tag. Insert white string through hole and tie around turtle’s neck.

Tip

  • 1. Punch hearts for shell from glitter paper or decorate with glitter glue for extra sparkle!
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/898/eabf0b2e-17fe-4a93-8b14-ea0d07cc2ac9.pdf



Too Cute Tortoise
Too Cute Tortoise Inside View
Inside View