Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!
I have a couple of large interactive cards for you this week using the Tres Jolie Kit Club’s December Cards, Tags, & More Kit, items from my stash, and a cut file, Magic Iris Shutter Card, from PreciousDelights4U.
These interactive cards were fun to make! I go over the Magic Windows Slider card in my video, but I used this video to help me do it. I did not show the assembly of the Iris Card because the woman who sells the cut file has her own video you get a link to when you purchase the cut file.
First I’ll go over the few details about the Magic Iris card that I have.
The original size of the cut file can fit all of the parts on one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I enlarged mine to the point where the top ring – the one cut from the Graphic 45 paper – was 6-7/8”. I actually enlarged it “by sight” until the inner circle was large enough for the candy canes to fit in. I do have a tip for people who are cutting this using Silhouette Studio and a Cameo! Make sure of your cut lines before hitting “Send”! On the shutter pieces, I had to select the shutter piece and the two squares that make up the tabs and weld them so they would only cut on three sides as intended! (The owner of the cut file has a video for Cricut users!)
I used the candy cane, Tres Jolie chipboard piece from the kit as my iris center, and kept it simple, just coating it in some embossing powders and setting it on some glitter coated cardstock! I sewed along the reindeer paper with some gold thread, and added the gold trim to cover the little bit of seam on the solid cardstock I pieced together to make my card base. To give a little “oomph” to the tab, I glued down one of the Graphic 45 chipboard pieces. This card is now ready for personalization!
This next card is made using a die I’ve had for a while, and in my video I said I got it from Amazon, but there is no packaging…so maybe I didn’t! I’ve had it a while, but this is the first time I’ve used it!
I just thought it was so awesome being able to change the image on this card! And to really make is show, I made sure to have a lighter paper as my “revealed” image so it really popped out!
Just like with the Magic Iris card, I used a metallic gold thread to stitch the patterned paper to my card base. Then I had to add the bling because I forgot to take into account the movement under the surface! When I went to test the mechanism, it wouldn’t turn! I used a craft knife to slit enough of the stitches to allow clearance, then added the bling as a “cover.” I used a piece of the Graphic 45 chipboard in the center – trimmed down a little – added bling to the “lever” and finished off with adding two gems to the goggles on the chipboard Santa’s hat.
Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed these two interactive cards and they gave you some ideas of what you can do using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit.
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In addition to the December Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima/Ingvild Bolme “Blossom Red” Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink; *Lindy’s Gang “Holly Berry Red Gold” Embossing Powder; *Darice Bling Roll; Angela Poole Slide & Reveal Die Set; PreciousDelights4U: Magic Iris Shutter Card; DCWV “Linen Closet” Cardstock Pad; Ranger Gold Embossing Powder; Ranger Emboss-It Pen; Martha Stewart Fine Glitter “Crystal;” tan cardstock; red cardstock; gold thread; gold ribbon/trim; Tim Holtz sanding block (or an emery board/nail file will work!); UHU Stic; Art Glitter Glue; Fabri-Tac; foam pop up squares; bone folder; 1/8” double sided tape; Ranger Brayer; adhesive sheet; EK Tools Scoreboard