Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI February Blog Hop: Interactive Cards

Over at Papertrey Ink, it's all about interactive cards this month - including the Blog Hop Theme! I decided to create an "easel card", because I've seen a few of them around (most recently, this cute card on Ted's blog), and I had a vision that involved using the Poppystamps Window die that I recently purchased. :) My new PTI order arrived while I already had this card in progress (can't wait to play with my new zippers and sliders dies and Movers & Shakers set!), so I used my brand new Lovely Leaves stamps to make the pretty little tree branch behind the window. :) The window is popped up on the base (which is layered with a piece of the new Aqua Mist patterned paper), with the tree image on white cut to fit just behind the window.

My color scheme is Aqua Mist and Canyon Clay, with a little bit of Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss and a touch of Raspberry Fizz thrown in. Here is the front of the card: The Canyon Clay rectangle mat is only attached to the lower 1" of the card front, below a score line in the front panel.

When you open the card up, this is what the inside looks like.


The inside of the card is created on a 4.25"x2" strip of Aqua Mist, which I scored and folded 1" up from the bottom. This piece is attached to the inside of the card, with the lower 1" adhered and the upper 1" able to fold up. I stamped Spring Moss with Polka Dot Basics 2, and then used a border punch to punch 3 layers of grass, which are layered together and adhered to the "flap", and then I used various flower die-cuts from the Flower Fusion series and adhered them, tucked down into the grass. The sentiment is stamped on the label die-cut and adhered to the lower part of the inside flap.

Now, when you fold up the front panel and the inside flap, and tuck the lower part of the front panel down behind the inside flap, this is what the card looks like:


How cute is THAT? :) Here are some more angles to get a view of how the whole mechanism "works".



And here is how I stamped the front of the card, with Background Basics: Sheet Music in Aqua Mist, layered with Turning a New Leaf in Hawaiian Shores. Most of this isn't really seen of course, unless you peek behind the front layer. :)


Well, this was a fun challenge - thanks PTI! I can't wait to make some more fun, interactive cards with my new PTI goodies!

44 comments:

Leigh said...

Wow, how cool is this?!
Fabulous design and colours, Debbie!

Lori said...

How fun! Love the colors and the little scene in the window.

Kara said...

this is awesome!

Amy said...

This is an awesome interactive card Debbie! Thanks for posting all the angles so we could see just how great of a card this is!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

How totally creative Debbie! I just love how after the recipient opens the card they can use the mechanism to display it. I am definitely CASEing this one. ;)

Kay said...

Very, very cool card! You've provided so much beautiful detail, in an obvious labor of love- just wonderful!

Melissa said...

Wow! How beautiful and fun! Thanks for showing all the great details!

kari bell said...

oh my goodness!! how stinkin' cute is that?! wow. great job!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

That is really cool! I love this card!

June K said...

Beautiful card.

Victoria said...

This is awesome, Debbie! I would love to get a card like this in the mail--it's a gift in itself! Super clever!

Ted said...

Ack! Debbie, this card is adorable! I love the flowers that pop up in front of the window! How cute is that! :) Thank you for the shout-out. :) How thoughtful of you! :)

ashjoy said...

Very pretty!

Luanne said...

wow. totally cool!!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

so cool. I love that window die!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card.Love how it looks like a flowerbox under the window when it is used as an easel. I must learn how to do this.

Ann said...

So sweet! I really love the gingham "wallpaper" and polka dot grass!

JJ Bolton said...

So cool! I'm definitely saving that trick in my mental rolodex! Awesome card Debbie!

Marybeth said...

Get out of here! This is just the best card! Cant wait to see if I can make one like this. I love my window die too. TFS this amazing card!

rebecca said...

What a happy card to receive! Great ideas and fun colors.

krismybliss said...

Gorgeous card! love how it looks inside!

Helen F. said...

WOW, Debbie, this is soooo cool.
Lovin' this window die and your choice of colors ~ just fabulous!

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Love it! I have never seen an easel card done that way. Will have to give it a try now.

Lee said...

Such a gorgeous card. It's literally beautiful iside and out.

The Paper Parade said...

Now THAT is a cool interactive card!! And you didn't need any movers and shakers dies to help you...I'm so impressed!!!

Ally said...

I think your easel card that opens into the grass is fantastic. ;-) You've used such pretty colors together, and the window scene is fun and delightful. Nice job. ;-)

Deb said...

Wow, this is really a beautiful, interactive card. The recepient will nevre tire looking at it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Abi said...

Love this, lovely colours..

Joyce said...

I knew I'd see something bright, cheery and beautiful when I came here, and I was right. Your card is stunning. I love all the different pictures you shared, because it gives a little idea of how it all comes together.

Suzanne said...

OMG this is SO awesome!

Juanita B said...

What a beautiful submission. I LOVE you card, I think it is exceptional...all of the photos are great too. TFS

maryrose said...

So sweet! Looks like spring!

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful easel card, Deb. Love the bright colors you chose also. WTG!

Gayatri said...

Wow! What a scene you have created with this easel card. Love the colours and just beautiful! Great work, Debbie!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super card and Beautiful! Love how you can make the flowers stand in front of the window.

Terri E. said...

I never would have figured this out without the pictuers! Way to rock out the PTI blog challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Peggysuez said...

So very pretty! I like the colors and your planning, the interactive element. This is wonderful!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful and gorgeous.

Lynn Put said...

What a fun card, and so pretty too! I love the whole idea of the window with the pop up flowers!

Chaitali Narla said...

Amazing card! Love the whole interactive idea! This definitely goes in my "to case one day" folder!

Kristii said...

What an absolutely fabulous card!!! I just love the sweet little scene it interactively creates!! So clever and fun!!!

Mayol said...

Great card! Genius! :)

Audrey said...

Once again, I am amazed! Beautiful work Debbie! Check out my blog today... there is an award there for you! :) http://pinkinkoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-award.html