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Carousel Birthday Slider…

When I watched this video by Tanya DeRoy, I knew this slider card was going to be added to my list of favorite cards to make and give.  The step-by-step directions and photos below will help you to create this fun card.  But, if you’d like to watch Tanya’s YouTube video, you can find it here

Here’s the card…

How cute is that?  And…it is interactive.  When you pull the tap, the horse moves to reveal a birthday message.  Now I changed a few things from Tanya’s but either way it’s a fabulous card that is not gender or age specific.

Here’s a close up showing the sponging on edges and Silver Metallic embossing…

and showing the pull tab…

and a peek inside…

Let’s make this slider today…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla Cardstock plus Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral plus you choice of colors for pony
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment), Carousel Birthday and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Accent Pearl, Decorative Label Punch. Word Window Punch (retired), VersaMark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Sponge, water color pencils or markers for pony, Adhesive Strips and Lots of Labels Framelits

Digits

  • The Peekaboo Peach base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Calypso Coral layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The top DSP layer is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and the bottom DSP layer is 2″ x 5-1/4″.   Sponge edges with Early Espresso.   Attach the bottom DSP layer first on the Calypso Coral layer with SNAIL.  Stamp circus tents across the top DSP layer in Early Espresso.  The top DSP layer overlaps the lower layer.  Slide the Word Window Punch from the bottom of this layer all the way in and centered, punch.   Slide the Word Window punch to the right and line up the side of the layer with the side of the punch and punch again.  Then slide to the left and align the same way and punch.  Your piece should look like this…

  • Using the Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp and VersaMark, stamp all over this layer, sprinkle with Silver EP and heat.
  • Lay this layer over the card front and trace the opening in pencil.  Stamp sentiment centered in the space with Early Espresso.  Let dry then erase pencil marks.
  • Lets make the slider now.  Cut a piece of Peekaboo Peach 1-1/2″ x 5-3/8″.  Cut a piece of DSP 5-5/8″ x 3/4″, sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Attach the DSP to the center of the cardstock with SNAIL.  Using Lots of Labels Framelits cut one end only…Trim the DSP if needed at straight end.

  • Turn your card front face down and position your slider over the opening.  Using Adhesive Strips make a stop at the end of the slider and add strips on each side of the slider to create a channel for the slider to move in.  Then add adhesive strips around outside edges.  You card layer back should look like this…

  • Remove slider and attach this layer to card front.  Insert slider and add double dimensionals at the stop end.  Add Pearl or anything else you have to use as a decoration at the end of the slider.
  • To make the label at the top of the card, punch one layer in Calypso Coral with Decorative Label Punch and cut in half lengthwise.  Stamp sentiment in Calypso Coral on Peekaboo Peach CS and punch.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Add the Calypso Coral pieces to back of sentiment with SNAIL positioning so they show at top and bottom.  If the side center points  of the Calypso Coral layers show, trim with snips.

  • Stamp Carousel Pony on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Color with markers or water color pencils.  Coat with Fine Tipped Glue and let dry.  Fussy Cut then add to double dimensionals at end of slider.  Position so that horse will slide easily past label at top of layer.

  • Inside the card cut a Calypso Coral layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.   Add the Calypso Coral layer with SNAIL.  Cut a Very Vanilla layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the Very Vanilla layer sentiment in Calypso Coral and the tents in Early Espresso.  Sponge all edges with Early Espresso and add layer over Calypso Coral layer using SNAIL.
  • The envelope, which I haven’t shown was also stamped with the circus tents in the lower left corner with Early Espresso.

NOTE:  You will notice this card pulls to the right.  You could make it go either direction, but it just seemed more natural to me as the pony is facing that direction.

Isn’t that just cute and clever?

Yesterday my son was here on business and we were able to sneak in a lunch date.  He’s the dad of “the littles”.  Thought you might like to meet him…

His name is Jeff and this is a rare occasion.

Mother Nature pulled a trick on our Spring-like weekend and sent cool temps with rain today.  On the bright side it makes for a great stamping day!

Have a great rest of your weekend and I hope to see you back here on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep those fingers inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

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Just Because…

Today’s post could be a Valentine…even though it is not in the traditional red/pink color combo.  It could be a birthday card.  Or maybe a “just because” card to say I love you…

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and a peek inside…

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Did you notice the envelope peeking out underneath?

Over the weekend one afternoon was spent playing with water color paper, a water spritzer and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst pigment.   Pieces of water color paper in every imaginable combination of colors were lying on all surfaces of the studio.  They were left to dry overnight and I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning to check out the colors and some of the techniques I used for textures.

Today’s flower is a result of that day’s experiments.  And it just happens to look well with SU!’s Calypso Coral ink and Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Reason and Gorgeous Grunge (splats) and Gift of Love (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, coordinating thinlits to Special Reason Stamp Set

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut flower using flower thinlit at bottom right corner.  Also cut out two leaves and another small leaf from scrap Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp flower on post it note and “fussy cut” for a mask.  Lay mask over flower and stamp “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle.  Remove mask.
  • Cut a small piece of DSP and attach behind leaves with multipurpose glue.  If you have water colored a piece for the flower, attach with multipurpose glue behind the flower.
  • Add a band of ribbon at top and attach at back with SNAIL.  Make a bow with several loops tying center with Linen Thread.  Attach to band with glue dots.
  • Add strips of adhesive to back of this layer and attach over Blushing Bride layer.  Add small leaf cut out to front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the Blushing Bride layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ on top.  The flower was cut from water color paper and “fussy cut” then added to bottom right corner with multipurpose glue.  Add “splats” in Calypso Coral at an angle from bottom right corner.
  • The envelope was taken apart and the smaller flower was cut out.  The same piece of water color paper was added with multipurpose glue to inside of envelope then the sides were reattached with SNAIL.  Just a little something extra to make Hallmark take notice…

Look for more projects made with splashes of water color coming in the days ahead.  It sure is nice to have them on hand a ready to go…

Thanks so much for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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especially the latter.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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