Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Action Cards

     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.

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Doris P. said...

LOVE them ALL. I never thought of the 3 circles and move them out!! creative!!! cookie monster is my fav :) -dt Doris

Laurie said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing all those different types of cards!

cema1cema said...

Great cards love them! Christina

TeresaK said...

Wow...you really did a great job with this! I love them all! I need to try some of them!
DT Sis

Liz said...

fantastic cards, so glad I found this post


Mary said...

Tonya these are great! I love the bee slider card. TFS, Mary M

Marji said...

Love them. You should do a video so we can see them in action. ;)

Adrian said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Amy said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOW aweasome stuff!!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

Erin Reed said...

Such a wonderful project, I love the use of embellishments on it.

Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week with our challenge of brads/eyelets, I hope you come back and play again!!

Erin Reed

Miranda said...

Super Cute Cards! I need to expand my card making abilities! LOL
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love all your cards with their unique capabilities, so great and beautifully done! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Thinking of You" challenge :)

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, what a great job you did. I love the Cookie Monster card!!
MCCR DT Sister,

Esther said...

All your cards are just wonderful!
Thanks for joining CTO this week

girlia said...

Wow you have been busy. thanks for joining us this week at CTO