Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Make It Move!
I’m starting a new card series today which I hope you’ll enjoy, called Make It Move! I’ve been a long time admirer of interactive cards and have been collecting a few dies from different companies, but today I have my first ever interactive card to share with you using the Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On (Lawn Fawn) and the cute Bonanza Buddies Bundle in the 2020 Mini Catalogue.
Interactive cards are just a bit different from the standard card and I’m so glad I finally took the plunge and made one – admittedly a very simple one to start off with. I wanted to have one of the cute characters from Bonanza Buddies to pop up from behind a big pile of presents, so first of all started by stamping the present images in different colours and cutting them out with my Paper Snips.
I stamped and die cut the lion and created a simple background for my pop up with a stitched rectangle, some banners and a piece of Birthday Bonanza DSP with a stamped sentiment for my pile of presents to sit on.
As the presents need to be popped up for the lion to move easily behind them I adhered them to a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock first in a nice pile shape. I did watch Lawn Fawn’s introductory video to see where to make the openings for the moving parts and then added my lion to the moving tab and the pile of presents in front of him.
The word “pull” on the pull tab is from One-Of -A- Kind (Honey Bee Stamps) which is a stamp set specifically for interactive projects, but the die set does include an arrow shape as well. I used a double layer of dimensionals to adhere my moving panel to a DSP covered card base to make it easier to use and that finished off my first ever interactive card – whew! 🙂
The inside has a couple of coordinating layers, a sentiment and a few more stamped & fussy cut presents in one corner. With all the extra dimension on the front I really think it needed these extra layers to help balance out the weight and I do like it to look pretty on the inside as well 🙂
It would be possible to create a similar mechanism to the card I made today without using dies, but I’d rather keep it simple and use the resources already available than work it all out myself. I think they’re a fun way to use our stamps a bit differently and makes them even more versatile, I’m really looking forward to sending this one off and hope that whoever receives it will enjoy it too 🙂
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