Interactive Cards

Interactive Cards

by Tanya Fox
     
 

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Featuring innovative techniques as well as traditional card-making methods, this instructional source provides crafters with detailed instructions for creating handmade cards with moveable parts. The designs featured in this collection include spinner, slider, waterfall, cylinder, peek-a-boo, wiper, suspension, shaker, hinged panel, pull-tab designs, and never

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Featuring innovative techniques as well as traditional card-making methods, this instructional source provides crafters with detailed instructions for creating handmade cards with moveable parts. The designs featured in this collection include spinner, slider, waterfall, cylinder, peek-a-boo, wiper, suspension, shaker, hinged panel, pull-tab designs, and never-ending cards. Themed projects include a Christmas Cardinal double-wiper card, Surprise Party slider card, and the Who Loves You Peek-a-boo sentiment card—and designs are all accompanied by detailed photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596354463
Publisher:
DRG
Publication date:
03/26/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,090,219
File size:
8 MB

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Interactive Cards

Surprising Designs that Spin, Shake, Slide, Swing and More!


By Tanya Fox, Matthew Owen

DRG

Copyright © 2010 DRG
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59635-446-3



CHAPTER 1

SPINNERS


Just Clowning Around

Design by Kim Davenport, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle

With a flip and turn, this happy clown delivers a lighthearted greeting.


Materials

• Card stock: ivory, green, white

• Clowns stamp set

• Watermark ink pad

• Black solvent ink pad

• Dye ink pads: yellow, orange, blue

• Fine black embossing powder

• Ultrafine glitter: green, orange

• 2 pennies

• Antistatic bag

• Water brush

• Sponge dauber

• Stipple brush

• Embossing heat tool

• Craft knife

• Adhesive foam dots

• Glue pen

• ¼-inch-wide double-sided tape

• Adhesive foam tape


Cut a 6 × 5-inch piece of white card stock for card base. Stipple blue ink across upper half for the sky. Cut a 6 × 3½-inch piece of green card stock for grass and tear across top edge. Adhere to card base.

Cut one 1-inch-wide and one ¾-inch-wide strip from green card stock, each 6 inches long. Use scissors to fringe one long edge of each strip. Layer narrow strip on top of wider strip and set aside.

From white card stock, cut one small cloud. With sponge dauber, add blue ink around edges. Adhere to sky.

Stamp "Just Clowning Around" in blue ink and cut out as shown to create larger cloud. Ink edges as for small cloud and adhere to card as shown. Cut a piece of white card stock large enough to accommodate clown stamp. Swipe piece with antistatic bag. Ink clown stamp with watermark ink, and then black solvent ink; stamp onto card stock. Immediately heat emboss with black embossing powder.

To color clown, use water brush to pull color off dye ink pads. Note: Mix blue and yellow to make green for hair, and dilute orange to make color for face and hands.

Go over dots with glue pen and add orange glitter. Repeat with hair, using green glitter. Carefully trim out.

Use craft knife to carefully cut a 4¾ × 9/16-inch rectangle centered on front of card 2 inches from bottom (A). Note: Rectangle opening must be large enough for foam dot/penny to roll back and forth easily and small enough so foam dot/penny do not fall out. Test this before continuing.

Adhere foam dot to center of one penny. Carefully adhere second penny to opposite side of foam dot, taking care to center dot on penny (B).

Apply several small pieces of double-sided tape on top of second penny. Adhere clown to penny so penny is behind clown's head; press firmly to secure (C). Adhere layered grass strips to bottom of card front.

Cut a 6½ × 5½-inch piece of ivory card stock, and a 5¼ × 2-inch strip from green card stock. Adhere green strip centered on ivory piece 1½ inches from bottom.

On back of card front, adhere strips of foam tape.

Center card front on ivory piece and press to adhere.

Source: Rubber stamps, ink pads, embossing powder, glitter, antistatic bag, glue pen and double-sided tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle.


Celebrate

Design by Melanie Muenchinger

The recipient of this fun spinner card will flip for this seal at play!


Materials

• Card stock: blue, red, green, yellow, white

• Nana's Kids Mat Stack papers

• Jumping for Joy! stamp set

• Black dye ink pad

• Markers

• 3/16-inch colored brads

• 5/8-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon

• 2 pennies

• Cutting system and circle templates

• 1¼-inch circle punch

• Paper-piercing tool

• Craft knife

• 3/16-inch-diameter adhesive foam dots

• Paper adhesive


Form a top-folded 4¼ × 4¼-inch card from blue card stock. Cut a 4 × 4-inch square from embossed paper and adhere to a 4 1/8 × 4 1/8-inch piece of red card stock. Cut a 12-inch length of ribbon and tie around bottom of card front; snip ends at an angle.

Referring to photo for placement, stamp "celebrate!" on embossed square. Pierce three holes through ribbon and insert brads.

Stamp seal and ball on white card stock; color using markers; cut out.

Use circle template and cutting system to cut two 2¾-inch circles from yellow card stock.

Place seal in the middle of one yellow circle and place circle template over it (A). Find a track on template that will line up with tail and flipper, and insert craft knife into template starting approximately ½ inch from tail of seal. Cut over to ½ inch from the flipper (so, when ball is placed over track, it will look like it is just touching each when it comes to the end of the track). Remove knife and move out to next track, cutting a new arc from tail to flipper as before.

Use scissors or knife to snip out middle section between two cuts to create track for ball (B).

Place an adhesive foam dot on center back of ball, and then attach a penny. Add another adhesive foam dot to center back of same penny and place dot through track on circle. Adhere second penny to dot on back of circle.

Adhere seal to circle, lining up tail and head with ball (C). Add a little shadow beneath seal with a gray marker.

Attach second yellow circle to back of first yellow circle with adhesive foam dots. Note: Take care not to place foam dots where they will interfere with movement of ball.

Cut a 3-inch circle from green card stock, and adhere yellow circles to it with adhesive foam dots.

Adhere circle mats to top of card, keeping total height of card within 5¼ inches so it will fit into an A2 size envelope.

For inside of card, cut a 4 × 4-inch square from yellow card stock and adhere. Stamp ball on white card stock, and punch out with 1¼-inch circle punch. Color ball with markers.

Stamp "kick up your heels!" on a½ × 4-inch strip of blue card stock, and adhere along inside bottom of card. Adhere ball over strip to the right.

Sources: Card stock, brads and ribbon from Stampin' Up!; Nana's Kids Mat Stack from Die Cuts With A View; stamp set from Gina K. Designs; Copic markers from Imagination International Inc.; Coluzzle cutting system and circle templates from Provo Craft.


You Rock!

Design by Melanie Muenchinger

A couple of pennies and foam adhesive dots are the key components for creating this card that really rocks!


Materials

• Card stock: red, aqua, yellow, green

• Scrap paper

• Jumping for Joy! stamp set

• Black dye ink pad

• Markers

• 2 pennies

• Brads

• Punches: ½-inch star, 1/16-inch hole, ½-inch circle

• Die templates: Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large (#S4-133), Classic Rectangles Large (#S4-132)

• Paper-piercing tool

• Adhesive foam dots

• Permanent tape


Form a 4¼ × 5½-inch top-folded card from aqua card stock.

Stamp zebra on white card stock. Stamp zebra again on scrap paper to use as a mask. Cut out mask, line it up over zebra and stamp ball over hoof. Color and cut out ball and zebra as one piece.

Using die templates, cut and emboss one 2 7/8 × 3½-inch rectangle from yellow card stock and one 2 7/8 × 3½-inch scalloped rectangle from red card stock.

Punch a ½-inch circle in center of yellow rectangle as far from one short edge as punch will allow. Use 1/16-inch hole punch to punch a partial circle out at upper left and lower right corners of yellow rectangle. Stamp "You rock!" on lower right side of yellow mat (A).

Pierce a hole in the upper left and lower right corner scallops of red scalloped rectangle and insert brads. Bend back prongs.

Add an adhesive foam dot to center back of ball, and then attach a penny (B).

Add another adhesive foam dot, and put it through hole in yellow rectangle, attaching another penny to the back (C).

Adhere yellow rectangle to scalloped rectangle with adhesive foam dots to allow penny room to move behind rectangle.

Using permanent tape, adhere a 2 × 4¼-inch strip of green card stock to middle of card front, then adhere zebra rectangles centered over strip.

Cut a white 4 × 5¼-inch rectangle to line inside of card. Stamp ball three times along bottom to create a border, turning stamp slightly clockwise each time to make it look like ball is rolling along bottom. Using markers, color balls and shade. Adhere rectangle to inside of card.

Sources: Card stock, hole punch and adhesive foam dots from Stampin' Up!; stamp set from Gina K Designs; Copic markers from Imagination International Inc.; die templates from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts.

CHAPTER 2

SLIDERS


Heard You Caught a Bug

Design by Kim Davenport, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle

A playful handcrafted card is the perfect way to deliver heartfelt get-well wishes.


Materials

• Card stock: blue, green, yellow, white, gray

• Stamps: Elmer Lg, "HEARD YOU CAUGHT A BUG!"

• Ink pads: black pigment, light blue dye

• Glitter: clear, red

• ¼-inch-wide satin ribbon

• Craft knife

• Glue pen

• Adhesive foam dots

• Double-sided tape


Cut a 4 1/8 × 5½-inch piece from blue card stock. Cut a 4½ × 1¾-inch strip from green card stock, and then tear off one long edge. Adhere to bottom of blue card stock for card base.

With black ink, stamp "HEARD YOU CAUGHT A BUG!" on bottom of card base as shown.

Using a ruler as a guide, cut a 2½-inch-long straight vertical slit 1 inch from right-hand edge, beginning approximately 1¼ inches from bottom of card base. In the same manner, cut another slit 3/8 inch to the left of the first slit (A).

Cut a ½ × 1 1/8-inch strip from a scrap of card stock. Slide strip through slits and fold to overlap ends on front of card to make slider. Adhere ends with double-sided tape (B).

Adhere a length of satin ribbon to front of slider (C).

Using black ink, stamp Elmer bug on gray card stock and again on white card stock. Cut out eyes from white and adhere to gray image. Cut out gray image. Apply glue to ends of antennae with glue pen and add red glitter. Tap off excess. Adhere bug to ribbon at slider (D).

Free-form cut two cloud shapes from white card stock. Ink edges light blue. Apply glue pen to edges and add clear glitter. Tap off excess.

Adhere one cloud with double-sided tape to top left of card. Use adhesive foam dots to adhere second card to card base, overlapping first cloud and end of ribbon, making sure ribbon can move freely (E).

Mat card base onto yellow card stock, making sure slider moves freely. Trim yellow card stock, leaving a narrow border.

Source: Stamps, pigment ink pad, glitter, glue pen and double-sided tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle.


Three-Tier Birthday Cake

Design by Alice Golden

Multiply the fun with this card featuring a special double-slider construction technique.


Materials

• Natural card stock

• Early Bird Mini Deck Paper Pad

• Black fine-tip pen

• Brads: 1 decorative, 2 rectangular

• Nested flowers die template

• Die-cutting machine

• Punches: decorative border, 1 1/8-inch circle

• 1/16-inch hole punch

• Scoring tool

• Craft knife

• Double-sided tape

• Computer and printer (optional)


Note: Photos illustrate assembly only without decorative details.

For bottom tier, cut an 11 × 3½-inch piece from natural card stock. Score ½ inch and 5¾ inches from left edge.

For middle tier, cut an 8 5/8 × 3 1/8-inch piece from natural card stock. Score ½ inch and 4 5/8 inches from left edge.

For top tier, cut a 5¼ × 3½-inch piece from natural card stock. Score ½ inch and 3 1/8 inches from left edge.

Hand-print, or use computer to generate, "wish BIG" on red printed paper. Cut to 5¼ × 3½ inches and adhere to bottom tier between score lines.

Cut a piece of dotted paper to 4½ × 3 1/8 inches and adhere to middle tier between score lines.

Cut a piece of cherry paper to 2 5/8 × 3 inches and adhere to top tier between score lines.

Use circle punch to create a notch at center top edge of middle and bottom tiers. Punch a border from natural card stock and adhere to top edge of each notched tier, and then re-punch notches. Note: This will be easier than trying to punch notch through all three layers at once. Punch another border to fit top tier and adhere to top edge.

In center of right-hand panel of middle tier, beginning ¾ inch from top edge, cut a 1½-inch-long slit approximately 1/16 inch wide (A).

Repeat in center of right-hand panel of bottom tier, beginning ½ inch from top edge and cutting a slit 2¾ inches long.

Fold top tier on scored lines and place inside middle tier, centered between score lines with top edges even. Fold middle tier over top tier, and place a mark through slit toward bottom of top piece (B). Remove top tier from middle tier and unfold. Punch a small hole at mark just made. Insert a rectangular brad through slit in middle tier and into punched hole on top tier. Bend ends of brad flat to fasten two tiers together (C).

Use die template to cut a small flower from card stock and one from red printed paper. Adhere flowers together. Punch a hole in center top of top tier through front layer only and attach flower with decorative brad. Adhere ends of top tier together.

Punch a hole in back of middle tier ¼ inch below bottom of slit (D). Attach bottom tier to middle tier with a brad through slit in bottom tier (E). Adhere ends of middle and bottom tiers to complete.

Sources: Card stock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; paper pad from Cosmo Cricket; brads from Karen Foster Design; die template from QuicKutz Inc.; paper punches from EK Success.


Surprise Party

Design by Alice Golden

Create this brightly colored invitation that is perfect for a special surprise birthday party.


Materials

• Card stock: black, white, bright pink

• Bright pink polka-dot printed paper

• Stamps: invitation text

• Pigment ink pads: black, pink

• Black polka-dot grosgrain ribbon

• White gel pen

• Black fine-tip pen

• Brads: Stardust Sparkle Burst, Sweetheart Sparkle

• Around-the-page border punch

• Die templates: alphabet, nested flowers

• Die-cutting machine

• Punches: 7/8-inch circle, 1½-inch circle, 3/16-inch hole

• Corner rounder

• Craft knife

• Stapler

• Double-sided tape

• Adhesive foam dots

• Computer and printer (optional)


Form a 5 × 6¾-inch side-folded card from black card stock.

For card front, cut a 4½ × 6¼-inch piece from bright pink polka-dot paper. Adhere a 2½ × 4¾-inch piece of black card stock in center. Use craft knife to cut slits in polka-dot paper along each side of black card stock, starting ½ inch from top of black card stock and ending ½ inch before bottom (A). Use 7/8-inch circle punch to punch half circle from center bottom edge.

Cut white card stock to 3 5/8 × 5 1/8 inches. Cut a window ½ inch from each side and 1 7/8 inches from top and 1¼ inches from bottom. Cut a slit from bottom edge of window to left side (B). Insert this piece into the slits created on each side of black center piece (C). Staple opening on white card stock closed to create slider mechanism (D).

Cut a 2 × 3½-inch piece from white card stock. Punch border across one long edge to match inside border. Round bottom corners. Adhere to bottom front of slider mechanism. Punch a 3/16-inch hole in center bottom of mechanism and insert ribbon. Wrap ends of Sweetheart Sparkle brad around ribbon to hold in place.

Adhere sides and top edges of polka-dot card front to center front of card base.

Use label template on page 63 to cut label piece from black card stock. Adhere to white card stock and trim to create narrow border. Use alphabet die templates to cut "Shhh" from white card stock. Adhere to black label. Add Stardust Sparkle Burst brad as shown. Draw ellipsis with white gel pen. Adhere label to top front of slider mechanism using adhesive foam dots.

Hand-print, or use computer to generate, "It's a Surprise Party!" on bright pink card stock to fit within a 1½-inch circle. Punch out using circle punch. Adhere to flower die-cut from white card stock. Adhere to front of card so it is covered by slider.

For inside of card, cut a 5 × 6¾-inch piece from white card stock. Follow border-punch manufacturer's instructions to create border design around all edges. Stamp with invitation text using black ink.

Sources: Card stock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc. and Papertrey Ink; printed paper from Papertrey Ink; stamps from Technique Tuesday; brads from Karen Foster Design; border punch from EK Success; die templates from QuicKutz Inc.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Interactive Cards by Tanya Fox, Matthew Owen. Copyright © 2010 DRG. Excerpted by permission of DRG.
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Meet the Author

Tanya Fox is the editor of Card Making with Cricut, Create Your Dream Wedding, and Fast and Fun Folded Cards. She lives in Berne, Indiana.

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