Interactive Birthday Cake Card
(Inside: Wishing you the Best on your Special Day)
This card was made with the Die-namics “Interactive Birthday Cake” die set that was part of the “Twice the Wishes” card kit (retired?) from My Favorite Things. When the tab is pulled, the single layer cake becomes a double layer cake.
Next time, I would probably position the cake a little higher and would put the greeting either under the cake or on the hidden top layer so you would see it when the tab is pulled. I like the greeting above the cake when the top layer is hidden, but I’m not crazy about it being covered when the top layer is pulled up. As I said, next time…
HERE is a video by Jennifer McGuire showing the die set and how to use it to create an interactive card. (She also talks about how to make some of the elements by hand for a slider card like this without the dies.)
If you watch the tutorial video I just mentioned, you will see that MFT has these plastic slider elements that sandwich between the pull tab and the top cake layer which allow them to slide up and down smoothly in the die cut channel behind the cake. These slider elements do not have adhesive on them, and the glue I was using didn’t seem to want to stick to the plastic very will, so I used foam pop dots (1/4 inch diameter and 1/8 inch thick) instead.
I tried fun foam on one card and foam tape on the other to raise the front panels to allow the slider tabs to slide. Both worked well.
The greeting is from the “Notable Notes” set from Stampin’ Up and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Gina K white embossing powder. The stamp originally had a cake with the words, and I cut the stamp apart (creating two separate stamps) so I could just stamp the greeting on this card.
The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the “Birthday Sentiments” set from Honey Doo Crafts.
The brown and white striped card stock is called “Party Time” from the Spring Fling Collection from Pebbles (#733104). The tan mat is called “Nutmeg Boy Southwest Paper” from the Indie Chic collection from My Mind’s Eye (#IC0187). I used Recollections heavy weight white for the card base, and either Gina K Blue Denim or Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron for the main panel behind the cake. On the mint card, I used Recollections Printable Glitter Paper for the candles, flames, and cake trim. I colored the flames with Copic E35 marker.
I tried to make the tab obvious for the recipient by making it extend over the top of the card. As a result, I ended up creating a card that no longer fit in my standard A2 sized envelopes, so I needed to create a custom envelope with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. I started with an 8 3/8 inch square of heavy printer paper. Normally, when using this punch board, you measure the first “punch and score line” and then use the notch on the tool and the previous line to create the next line. Instead, for this envelope, I “punched and scored” the 1st and 3rd sides at 3 3/4 inches, and the 2nd and 4th sides at the 4 5/8 inch mark. This created the perfect envelope (not too big, and not too small) to accommodate the tab.
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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