Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5th Birthday Sliding Froggie card

I needed a card last week for my nephew's fifth birthday. I had been wanting to use my new PTI Sliders dies, and I thought they would pair nicely with Boy Basics: Frog Hop (one of those sets that I've owned for a long time, and hasn't gotten much use!). I also used Big Birthday Wishes, By the Numbers die collection, Bitty Dots paper, and the heart border die (for the small scallops).


I used both scales of the Background Basics: Medallions. On the sliders panel, I cut a 2nd panel from Hawaiian Shores and trimmed it down to just the bottom half, then stamped with the small-scale pattern. I adhered that over the Lemon Tart slider panel. I used a Limitless Layers circle to mat the number (I couldn't decide whether to use yellow or blue, so you see how I handled that... lol), and popped both the circle and the number up on foam adhesive.


I used the "hoppy day" sentiment inside the slider, and added lots of little flies to buzz around.


I don't usually do so much to the inside of my cards, but this one was a fun design to carry over to the inside. I wanted something to tuck down into the grass, and that little snail from Flutterby Friend was just perfect!


I was really pleased with how the card turned out.... and slightly panicked when my nephew opened it and started to pull/yank at the "pull here" and I was afraid he was about to rip the whole slider apparatus off the card! LOL! But I was able to show him how to gently pull it up before that happened. The slider dies are awesome - it's so easy to put together the mechanism, and it slides out just perfectly smoothly!

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Debbie.........This came out super adorable! I haven't used my new dies yet, but now you've given me some inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Ooh I love this card. I bought the little froggie for just this purpose but haven't played with it yet. Seeing yours makes me motivated to get it out.

Tracey McNeely said...

Debbie this is a fantastic card! I love your interactive component. An excellent card for a 5 year old.

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Perfect for a little boy. Love all the little flies for the frog to catch. Great colors too!

Lisa H said...

This is so cute Debbie!! I love it.

Joyce said...

This is just so adorable. It's the perfect card for a 5 year old boy, and you have added so many cute details, too , like the flies and the grass and the snail. Glad to hear that those sliders work so well. I've yet to put this one to the test.

Baseret said...

Adorable!! Love the colors and thr flies,

Ingrid Danvers said...

What an adorable card, Debbie. Love the colors too.

Deanna Jean said...

This is great! Perfect card for a young one.

Luanne said...

Absolutely adorable! I love it!

Tracy said...

i don't know how i missed this on the first go around but i love your card! big fan of the Medallions here and i love the double 5 (more than if you'd just picked one color!) There are so many cute details in this - outside and in - I always mean to do the inside but never quite get around to it - this is just wonderful