Wednesday, August 5, 2009

An Idea Revisited

I don't know why I keep coming back to this idea, but every once in awhile a variation pops into my head. Just thought I'd share a couple of these with you:

This first card calls for 2 extra pieces...the blue piece measures 2" x 3" and the acetate piece measures 1-3/8" x 3":

Score a 1/4" tab along each lengthwise edge of the blue piece and apply double stick tape. Stamp #B128 (Dandelion Seed) with white Staz-On ink onto the acetate piece. Use a 1/8" hole punch to make one hole in the blue piece and one hole in the acetate piece...then thread a piece of white thread through the hole in the blue piece first, then through the hole in the acetate (as shown above).

Next, fit the acetate piece between the two scored lines of the blue piece. The paper I'm using is double-sided, so the flower print is the backside of the blue paper. The photo below shows the acetate fitted into the blue paper (from the backside). Tape the end of the thread coming out of the acetate piece to your card:

Remove the double stick tape from the blue piece and center it on your card...pull the thread taut, but make sure the acetate piece stays completely behind the blue piece. Now tape the front end of the thread to some kind of "pull tab". I punched out the sentiment "Make a Wish" (stamp #6011). Now when you pull the "Make a Wish" tab...a dandelion seed seems to blow away...

By the way...I got that cute dangling bead thingee from Cute Stuff.

This next card uses the same idea with a little twist. Here's what the card looks like at the start:

You can use any patterned paper with big flowers (approximately 2x larger than your character). Cut out 2 big flowers and 2 small flowers (to use as the pull tabs). Then stamp 2 characters at the top of a piece of white cardstock (I used #4025 Hooray Cat and #4026 Hooray Dog...along with stamp #5012 Happy B-Day). The cardstock should be about the same length as the big flower and about the same width as your stamped image. Cut out only the portion around your stamped image. Using a 1/8" hole punch, punch a hole in the center of each of the big flowers.

Now, cut out 2 pieces of cardstock...I'm using pink cardstock in this example. Make it 5/8" wider than your white cardstock piece and the same length as your flower. Make a 1/4" tab on each lengthwise side of your pink cardstock and apply double stick tape to the tabs...then glue that piece onto the back of each flower. Fit the white cardstock between the two scored lines of the pink cardstock. This card is a little trickier because you want the character to stop once it reaches the top of the flower. To do this, bring your stamped image to the top of the flower...hold it up to the light and mark the spot where you punched a hole through the center of the flower. Here's a view from the back to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about:

Because the flower has an uneven shape, you may have to trim the white cardstock piece to match the flower. First put your stamped image to the top of the flower and trim any white parts that show from the front. Then lower your stamped image so that it is hidden behind the flower and trim the bottom of the white cardstock in the same way. Now pass a piece of thread through the hole from the front of the flower, through the white cardstock piece with the stamped image and pull just enough thread through to tape to the card (behind where you intend to place your flower. Remove the double stick tape and attach your flower to the card. Push the stamped image all the way down behind the flower and tape a smaller flower to the end of the thread from the front side. Now repeat for the second flower. Phew!!! I really hope all of that made sense!!! Now, as you pull each pull tab...the following should pop up...first, this:

Then, this:

ok...I know this is a super long post, but I've fallen soooo way behind on things. I wanted to share a couple of cards I received. This first one is from Kris:

Hey...she's got the whole gang on one card!! And she added her own cute saying!!! Soooo cute!!!

And the next card is from Val:

You can't really see it from the picture, but she used a black glitter embossing powder. So, Max and the saying are so sparkly and pretty!!! Thanks to both of you for your kindness and creativity!!!

Thanks for stopping by...hope your week is going well!!!


Kris said...

Beautiful ideas Jean!!!! Great Job... I love it!!!

Fay said...

Cool stuff, Jean! Thanks for sharing!!

Cheryl said...

Cute cards! I gotta see it IRL to see how it works.

Teri said...

Love the revisits of your cute projects! Everything you make is so cute!