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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Interactive Card Blog Hop, Day 2

Hi Crafters!  Thanks for stopping by...This is the second (Day 2) of my posts for the Interactive Card Blog Hop.  If you haven't seen Day 1, please be sure to continue on down below after this post.  For a chance to win "blog candy," please be sure to visit and leave comments in BOTH posts and become a follower, if not already.  You have arrived at stop# 11 and should have come from Heather's fabulous blog, Operationcricutdesign. If you stumbled upon my blog, I highly encourage you to start from our hostess, the awesome and talented, Monica, from Scraps2Treasure.

Welcome to DAY 2 of the coolest blog hop that I've ever been invited to participate.  I cannot get over the amazing cards my blog friends have created for this hop.  I am so excited and cannot wait to make some of them over the next few months!!!!  Cardmaking is such a fun hobby, but making cards that ARE fun...priceless!  Many many thanks to Monica, our awesome hostess for coming up with such a cool blog line up.  Assembling such an event was no easy task!!! rock Pictures, Images and Photos

Ok, on to my card creation....As with my Day 1 creation, this is my first time trying the "SWING/FLIP" card...Despite the fact that at several times this week, I have questioned my sanity and what have I gotten myself into in preparing for this blog hop???  I am so hooked on these interactive, fun cards...and who doesn't love a fun challenge!!!  Certainly I here we go......

This card is for my sister's bday next month...
Closed front cover of card
This is the opened, inside of the to write/type in a note.
 To see how this card "flips" open, please check out my short video of the card in "action."

I am so grateful to all the crafty ladies who don't mind sharing how to replicate their creations...I found some excellent instructions for this card, complete with materials list, template, step-by-step photo instructions AND video.  Can't beat that...It can be found on the Splitcoast Stampers tutorials by clicking here!  Their site is awesome, with so many instructions!!!  The video was very helpful to watch after reading through the instructions.  There is a template on the website, which was invaluable at showing how to cut/score the card.  The materials I used are:
1 piece of 5 1/2" x 6 3/4" cardstock for the card base
2 pieces of 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" cardstock for the first layer of the inside card (the portion the flips)
2 pieces of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" cardstock for the center message

  •  Optional:  Add 1 pieces of accent paper to go behind the center message... 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" approx. 

  • Embellishments, I used flowers and Stickles.

    All the cards I make are with someone specific in mind.  As I mentioned earlier, this is a card for my sister's birthday.  Growing up, she and I used to love a song called "The Tree Song."  For some reason, over the past few weeks this song has popped up in my head as I have spoken to her.  I plan to type the chorus of the song for the inside of the card. 

    For the cover artwork, I used the Serenade Cricut cartridge to cut a 2 inch tree...Then, I used my watercolor color pencils to draw a peaceful nature scene and Stickles to add some bling.  I purposely kept the card fairly simple and peaceful...with a hint of sparkle.  I think she will love it....

    and I hope you do, too!  This was a fun card to make...You should really try it some time! 
    Please check out this blog during the hop today... I am not sure the address was listed before:

    You won't want to miss her!!

    Thanks again for stopping by...Read on below, if you have not already, for a chance to win...Look forward to all the sweet comments!!! 
    big hug Pictures, Images and Photos


    lorby said...

    Your flip card is lovely. I've been going to try one myself but just haven't gotten around to it. I think you have inspired me.

    bluecrayons said...

    your sis will love this card, i know i do. you did a awesome job.

    Bunnyfreak said...

    Love the scene.

    Debc06 said...

    Great card Looks easy to do. I think this one is on my list to try.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

    Jill Angel said...

    Such a pretty card. Love the glittery details!

    Suzanne said...

    Very cool card and I love how you decorated it. Definitely trying one of these.

    Judy said...

    Love your flip card and I am sure sis will, too! It is sooo pretty as well as interactive - what more could you ask for? I am a follower...

    Suzanne said...

    Angie could you please put a link to my post as there is nothing telling everyone where to go next. Thanks

    Eva said...

    what a fun card, great job.
    Eva :0)

    Rachelle said...

    Such a cute card-another one I need to try.
    It has been great being in this hop with you Angie.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

    Aly's mom said...

    That is a really cool card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. When school starts, I hope to have more time to try a few cards and I love having tutorials to help!

    Kris Dietz said...

    I really like your card. The papers and details are wonderful. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

    Creative Creations said...

    Your flip card is is so cute!!!:) Will see your video and will try to make one and see how it comes out

    Amy E said...

    Beautiful card! I can't beliee you drew the front picture by hand! You're an awesome artist!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

    shersl84bed said...

    Very nice card.

    Smiles Sher