- Colorbök™ Cardstock – Spots 12 x 12” (30 sheets)
- Astrobrights™ Cardstock Double Color 8.5 x 11” (25 sheets)
- Fiskars™ Medium 1” Heart Punch
- Martha Stewart™ Layering Deco 1½” Heart Punch
- Clever Lever™ Extra Jumbo Silhouette and Embossing Punch Heart Butterfly (for the small hearts it makes)
- Jumbo lattice 2¾” heart paper punch (not available at Walmart)
- Fiskars™ Large 1½” Heart Paper Punch (not available at Walmart)
- Small ½” heart punch (not available at Walmart)
- Marvy Uchida™ Small 3/8” heart punch (not available at Walmart)
- White cardstock
- Scrapbook paper
- Hole punch
- Paper scissors
- Glue stick
I used the bright double color paper and polka dot paper on every animal. The other pattern papers came from my own miscellaneous scrapbook papers/cardstock.
Making the Hearts
I recommend the heart paper punches listed above but they are not required. You can cut out your own hearts. The butterfly punch was used to create the very small hearts.
We used scissors to cut hearts in half or to make extra parts like the whiskers and tails, for example. The hole punch was used to make the fish’s eye and bubbles.
I glued everything together with a glue stick.
Below are photos of each animal showing how they were put together as well as the finished animal.
Making the Cards
The white cardstock cards were cut to 7½ x 11” and then folded in half. The fish and butterfly cards were used horizontally.
The Kiddy Sans font was free from www.1001fonts.com. I set my computer’s font size 120 to 125.