If you need a cute card fast then this is the answer.
Designed for Valentines but you could use it any time of the year for the one you love.
Step 1: What You Need....
For this make you will need the following:
- blank card and envelope
- red and black card or paper (or any colours you want to use)
- glue stick
- sticky foam pads
- compass (or something to draw around)
- googley eyes (optional)
- gel pens
- heart paper punch (or these shapes could be drawn and cut out with scissors)
Step 2: Cut Out Your Bug
Mark and cut out two circles the same size, one black, one red.
The size of the circles should be relative to the card blank you have.
Draw a line through the middle of the red circle and cut to make two halves.
Mark and cut a smaller circle out of black card (about half the size of the first circles)
Cut this in half, you only need to use one of the halves.
You should now have the pieces in the photo.
Step 3: Make the Hearts
Use your heart punch to cut out six hearts from the black card.
(these can be bought for about £2 in most good craft shops)
Alternatively you could mark these out in pencil and cut them out by hand.
Step 4: Decorate Your Bug
Glue the hearts onto the two halves of the red card, try to get them symmetrical.
Use a small piece of sticky foam pad to attach the googley eyes to the head.
Step 5: Assemble the Bug Body
Add a sticky foam pad to the bottom of each red piece, then use a glue stick to attach the top half of the red piece to the large black circle as shown.
Using the sticky pads will give a slight 3d effect to your bugs wings but is not essential.
If you do not have these simply glue the wings on.
Step 6: Assemble the Bug
Arrange your bug on the card front so you know where you need to stick it down.
Make sure you leave room for the text.
Use glue stick to stick the body on.
Use a sticky foam pad to stick the head on - again this will make it slightly 3d.
Step 7: Make the Message
Cut a small rectangle of red card.
Make sure it will fit on the card.
Use a gel pen to write the message 'Love Bug'
(You may want to write this lightly in pencil first to make sure your writing will fit on the card.)
Step 8: Complete Your Card
Use a glue stick to stick your 'love bug' text onto the card.
And there you have it, a super cute card in very little time.
Perfect for you to add your personal message inside for your loved one!
Get experimental, try it with different colour combinations and different shapes for the wing spots,
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