I LOVE action cards so I was super excited to see the design team asked to create some. Whenever I'm looking for a fun fold or interactive card I always turn to YouTube and that's where I found the inspiration for most of these cards.
The first card I have to share with you today is a telescoping card. It starts out as three layered circles and then swings out into a line.
To make this card you'll need three circles (6", 5" and 4") and three scallops (5.5", 4.5" and 3.5"). I cut mine from Gypsy Wanderings. "Friends" is also cut from Wanderings. The butterflies and clouds are from Everyday Paper Dolls. The stamp is from My Creative Time, the Wow! So Many Candles set. The flourish is a random stamp I had floating around in the drawer. I stamped the sentiment once with chalk ink and then again with distress ink. (I encourage you to click on the pictures to get a better look at the cards.)
This second card is a pop-up slider. There is a slider inside that pops up your image, or in my case, chipboard. I used the October Afternoon Sidewalks line to decorate this card.
I'm not going to go into specific directions on this card because I tried to wing it from a couple of videos I watched. It works, but it's not very pretty. You can find great directions that will give you a more finished look by searching YouTube. I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the butterflies here too, but I modified them.
Here are three other cards that I've featured previously on my blog.
This card is a double slider that doubles as a hot cocoa slider. When you pull on the ribbon slides come out on both sides, one containing a hot cocoa packet.
Here we have a stand-alone pop-up card. It lays flat so you can mail it without any extra postage, but when you pull on the ribbon and push down on the base it stands up.
This is a spinner card. The track that you see is lifted off the page by a pair of foam squares. The bee spins because it is mounted on a sandwich of a penny, two round pop-dots and another penny. The weight of the pennies is what makes the die cut spin.
Be sure to head back over to Erica's blog and check out the other action cards as well as the Mari Gras cards.