Interactive Critter Card

Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies

Hi. Thanks for dropping in. I have a cute, pull-tab, slimline card to share with you today.

The cute beaver peeking our from his dam
Here is the beaver has appeared from the dam

This whimsical slimline card was easy to make using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. First, I used the shrub die from the Slimline Adventure Edges set to make a stencil for the clouds, then I made layers of clouds using Distress Oxide. Blending light blue ink on the lower end of the card created water for the beaver dam to sit in.

The beaver and shrubs were cut from various colors of card stock and the beaver was assembled.

Using the Beaver die set, I traced the short log and extended the drawing to about 3.5 inches long. Then I hand cut several of the longer “logs” from kraft paper using that template. Several more logs were cut using both of the log dies from the set.

I applied Wild Honey Distress Oxide to the cut end of the log. Then I placed a circular mask over that end and darkened the log with Vintage Photo Oxide ink.

Below are some logs after being cut and colored. I added a few score lines to the longer logs to add “bark”.

Below are some logs after being cut and colored. I added a few score lines to the longer logs to add "bark".

I cut the pull tab from the background created earlier and created the pull mechanism, then attached the beaver. I built the beaver dam with the logs by attaching them to an oval piece of scrap paper. The dam was elevated with foam tape. I allowed room between the pieces of foam tape allowing the beaver to hide under the dam.

A few green leaves and tiny dragonfly embellishments completed the card.

Any questions? Please let me know if you make this card. I’d love to see your creation.




  • Elizabeth Craft Design Pull Tabs #1936
  • ECD Beaver #1931
  • ECD Forest Accessories #1688
  • ECD Slimline Adventure Edges #1925
  • Distress Oxides
  • Blending brushes

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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