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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink February 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

This has been an exciting month at Papertrey Ink - Lots of fun and innovative products were released during their 5th Anniversary Celebrations. Several of the new dies and stamp sets focus on making interactive cards -Spinners, Poppers, Sliders and Zippers!!


This month's Blog Hop has challenged us to make a card with an interactive feature.  
I had seen an idea for making a swing card on the Papertrey Ink Forum 
and after watching this video I decided to try that style of card.

After many attempts (and lots of discarded stamping and papers) I was determined to keep trying. Giving up after investing so much time was not an option!!  It's not my most favourite card, but I think I will try this design again, now that I have figured out some of the tricks to making it work!!

Card Closed:


Papertrey Ink Supplies
Kraft card base; Tag-Its #12 stamps; Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circles; Tea Dye Duo
Other:  Close to My Heart: Clover Meadow ink; beige paper scraps; pink Prima flowers; pink pearls;  corner rounder; foam dimensionals

Card "Swing":

Card "Open":
Papertrey Ink Supplies:  Framed Out #1 Mini Stamp Set & Die;  Tag-Its #12 
Other:  Patterned paper from my stash;   CTMH: Clover Meadow ink;  Memento: Tuxedo Black ink;   The Twinery:Baker's Twine; foam dimensionals

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy hopping!!
Karen C.

14 comments:

Leigh said...

This is so cool! Great job with the challenge!

Marge said...

Another of my FAV interactive cards to create! I'm totally coveting that Framed Out set!!!

ashjoy said...

Great idea, and card!

Terri said...

Cool card. Love the inside.

Kristii said...

What a fun card!!! I love the interactive details and the colors are absolutely perfect!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty card, love the colours.

Peggysuez said...

I'm so glad to see someone made a swing card, I thought of this type but the folds almost always confound me. Great job!

Marybeth said...

Karen this is a wonderful interactive card, beautiful job with this one.

Joyce said...

Wow--I've never seen a card that does this. It looks very difficult to make. Your take on it is beautiful. I really like how you made that multicolored section.

Deb said...

So glad you stuck with it! This is a fabulous card. The center of your card really takes center stage. Thanks for sharing!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, this swing card is awesome, and that tie dye look in the middle is really neat :)

Rebecca said...

I love the colorful surprise when the card swings open. Great job.

Lorraine said...

So cool, Karen! Love your interactive card design!

Jen Adcock said...

I know I am a bit late to this post, but gosh is this card ever fabulous! I have never made a swing card before. Looks effortless in your capable hands, but I know it would be insurmountable in mine. LOL Loving the gradient colors and the floral edging along the Kraft base. And that twine bow...too cute! Marvelous job Karen.