Every Morning Concert

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Today I’m sharing a reveal wheel card inspired by my cats, especially by Sakura. Every morning she wakes us up meowing, in all the different ways you can imagine! When I saw Lawn Fawn “Critter Chatter: Pets” stamp set I immediately thought about her 🙂

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First, I stamped the images from “Meow you doing'” on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut them using coordinating dies. For the cat’s bed, I made some paper piecing using Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” paper collection.

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Next, I used “Reveal Wheel” dies on white cardstock. I made a pattern using repeatedly Waffle Flower “Pattern Play” stamps with Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh ink. I love this ink color! On another panel, I drew a chess floor with pencil and colored it with a black alcohol marker. I put the scene together, using foam tape to glue the cat.

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I stamped the cat’s sounds on the wheel using black ink and then assembled the card. I used the same Lawn Fawn pattern paper to frame the scene and glued everything to a black cardstock panel. I also added the frame for the window and the little arrow in black. Last, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued it to the card.

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This card was so fun to make! I love reveal wheel cards, and this one reminds me of my kitties and makes me giggle every time I play with it 🙂 I hope you like it too!!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp’s Work It Wednesday:

Thanks for stopping by!! Have an awesome day!

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My First Light-Up Card!

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Today I’m super excited because I’m sharing my first light-up card ever! I had some Chibitronics supplies a long time ago and it seems I couldn’t find a good card design to use them. Finally, I decided to use Lawn Fawn “Turn me on” stamp set, which I think is the best love themed stamp set ever!!

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First, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut a panel from some Bristol paper. I placed a circular mask in the center of the panel and used Mama Elephant “Swinging Borders” stamps to stamp the string of lights with Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I replaced the mask by its negative to stamp the image again in Mama Elephant Winter pigment ink. I colored the light bulbs with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in rainbow order and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.

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Next, I used “Turn me on” coordinating dies to die cut the light bulb twice from my panel. Then, I draw a template on another panel and used the copper tape and the led stickers to make the circuit. I placed the battery to close the circuit and it worked!! Yay!!

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I stamped the light bulbs on vellum with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. Then, I glued the vellum pieces behind the panel, adding four layers of vellum to diffuse the light and to hide the circuit. I die cut the light bulb bases using Lawn Fawn “String of Lights” dies, heat embossed the pieces with silver embossing powder and glued them to the images. The black string is made using the same dies. For the scalloped frame, I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Scalloped Stitched Circle Stackables” and “Stitched Circle Stackables” dies and heat embossed the piece using silver embossing powder too. Last, I glued the panel to an A2 size panel from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Dark” paper collection and adhered everything to a top folding card base.

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I love love love how this turned out! As a physicist, I’ve loved playing with Chibitronics, it reminds me of my youngest days in the teaching lab 😀 Besides, it is super easy to use and on the Chibitronics blog there are awesome tutorials by the design team!

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #58 – Interactive:

and into Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge (#SSSIGChallenge) – Die Cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Beach Babes Interactive Card

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Today I have a fun interactive card to share with you featuring Hello Bluebird “Beach Babes” stamp set. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I fell in love with those piggies. Aren’t they too cute? And I knew I wanted to make this kind of interactive card with the piggies playing in the water. I got mad thinking of how to make a mechanism to make one pig go up while the other goes down, and finally, I found the one I used on a book called “Pop-Up! A manual of paper mechanisms” by Duncan Birmingham.

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First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used Neat and Tangled “Backdrop” stamp to mirror stamp one of the pigs. Then, I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I tried to color the pigs with soft colors, because I generally tend to use bold colors, and I’m pretty happy with the result. I used coordinating dies to die cut all the images. Next, I inked a piece of Bristol paper with Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds. For the sea, I inked two pieces of Bristol paper I had die cut using Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies with VersaColor ink in mint color.

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To make the mechanism, I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies and Lawn Fawn “Slide on-over” dies. I have some pictures of a prototype of the mechanism at the end of the post. I hope it helps to understand how it works! I used foam tape to adhere the panel with the mechanism to the background panel, and also to glue the front wave panel so the pigs can move easily. Then I glued the pig with the floaty and the water drops. I also decorated the pull tab with some patterned paper. Here you can watch a video of the mechanism in action 😀

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I’m very happy with this card, although it was kinda hard to make and I spent quite a time making the mechanism work, but, honestly, I love making interactive cards!!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp’s Work It Wednesday:

Hope you like this card! Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!


Here are some pictures of the mechanism:

When you pull the green pull tab, the pink tabs move and force the yellow pull bars, that are connected to the pink ones with a brad and fed through a slit, to move vertically. The pink sleeves on the front of the card are to guide the yellow tabs. In my card, this mechanism was mounted on the background wave panel, and I adhered the pigs to the yellow pull bars. As I wanted the beach ball to move horizontally, I used a strip of acetate I adhered to the back of the green pull tab. I want to point out that in the card I used acetate for the pull bars because I found they needed to be sturdy.