Saturday, 7 April 2012

Everybunny slider card

I was delighted when the lovely ladies over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge asked me to be a guest designer for them this week! The site was set up to inspire those who love Stampin' Up products and there's a new challenge every week. Why not join in? This week's theme is Easter and I've had great fun making a slider card using the gorgeous Everybunny stamp set. Come and have a look:


I do like interactive cards! I loved the idea of pulling the tab...


...  and watching my Easter bunny sail across the sky spreading his magic into the grass!  My grass was stamped with the large image from Just Believe and I added little punched flowers and half-hidden Easter eggs.


The eggs are from the Everybunny pot plant and were coloured with markers before being cut out with my sharp paper snips.


Here's a close up of that wonderful balloon image. It can be used all the year round not just for Easter - just add a circle of designer paper as I did in this card.

This technique for making these slider cards is so easy: I used the word window punch to make the slide-along aperture and cut a strip to fit behind it. The sky was sponged in next, both on the front panel and on the strip so they blended in together. With the strip in the closed position, I added a dimensional into the aperture and attached my cut out balloon. After decorating the bottom of the card, I put my card together with snail adhesive. TIP: It's a good idea to enclose the strip with adhesive on three sides but DO keep it about a centimetre away from the edge of the strip so that it doesn't interfere with the sliding mechanism and DON'T seal the bit where the strip comes out of the card for pulling!
Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Everybunny, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Just Believe
Ink: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Markers, word window punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, corner rounder, dimensional, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (Offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).

Don't be deceived into thinking that this card would only go down well with tots; my daughter was entertaining a roomful of hulking great teenage boys the other day and they must have spent half an hour cooing over this card and making the bunny fly to and fro across the sky! And when I rewarded them with juice and biscuits, they didn't turn those down either! Teenagers do get a pretty bad press this days but, I have to say, we know some lovely ones!

Have a wonderful Easter won't you. I'll be taking a few days off but will be back in time for next week's Three Minute Thursday. Hope to see you then,



27 comments:

  1. An adorable Easter card Vicky

    Anne

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  2. Congrats on your guest designer spot Vicky and what a fab card! Glad it went down well with the 'teens' :0)
    M x

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  3. Congrats on your GDT spot Vicky. Love the little Easter Slider.

    I'm all Easter'ed out now. x

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  4. What a fab fun card! Love that sweet bunny in the balloon, and a great technique.
    Have a great Easter xx

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  5. Congratulations on being a guest designer... and I'm not surprised you were asked as you inspire us all so much! This is such a fun card and the slider mechanism works wonderfully with the bunny in the balloon. Have a very happy Easter!

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  6. Vicky, your flower field reminds me of poppies, gorgeous and I love the eggs hiding between the stems. One thought though, I think the tab should be on the left side, then bunny would be floating towards the field, not away from it. He is such a cute fellow, I'm sure he wont really mind which way he flies!!! Helen (Sydney)

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  7. Lovely bright cheery card Vicky; I particularly like the little eggs peeking out from behind the tufts of grass ! I have never made a slider card, they always look too complicated !!!
    BTW, I'm with you on young people; my daughter Rosie also has some wonderful friends at uni and indeed did at school; they all support and look out for each other !
    Love the " Velveteen Rabbit too ! Exquisite illustrations !
    Hugs Jane x

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  8. Hi Vicky, Fabulous flying bunny, not surprised the boys liked it lots of fun LOL Have a wonderful Easter weekend:0) Gay xxx

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  9. This is so sweet, Vicky, I think these bunnies are adorable. Just to say a big thankyou as my wheel arrived today. Can't wait to start playing with it. Have a great Easter. xx

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  10. Is he that famous little bunny popping up again? He looks super in the basket of his hot air balloon. Such a fun card, Vicky...beautifully stamped and coloured. Congratulations on your GD spot...so well deserved, too xx Enjoy a lovely Easter break! xx

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  11. What a lovely card Vicky! Congrats on being a guest designer. Happy Easter to you and your family. Sharon (NI)

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  12. Such a sweet card, love the slider effect. Hope you have a lovely time over the Easter weekend x x

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  13. Congratulations you certainly came up trumps with this little beauty.
    Your daughter is very lucky to be entertaining lots of hulking teenage boys, especially ones who appreciate your cards!
    L x

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  14. Oh how cool is that !!! Congrats on being guest designer Vicky, it's long overdue that you get some recognition for your fabulous crafting with Stamping Up products :0)
    The hot air balloon is the perfect image for the slider and I love how you've inked the sky to imply movement too :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Well done on your GDT spot Vicky and this lovely card, it must have taken you ages. You are such a prolific cardmaker, I'm wondering when do you ever get your housework done ? Ha ha.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

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  16. What a great way to sat Happy spring or Easter! Very cute slider card!
    Lynn

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  17. What a lovely fun card!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

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  18. Fab card Vicky, I love the slider detail for the balloon! All of your work is lovely and so varied, it was great to have you as the Simply Stampin' Challenge Guest Designer this month! Happy Easter! Kirei x

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  19. Vicky love the card, it is truly delightful and fun! Have a wonderful Easter.

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  20. Hi Vicky , congratulations on being featured artist, thoroughly deserved. Once again an amazing card, great techniques and beautiful stamping and layout.

    Hope you are enjoying your Easter Sunday

    Marie

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  21. Love your slider card! Another super use of Everybunny. Well done on your Guest spot! It's well deserved. x

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  22. I just love this adorable card, what a great idea. Donna x

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  23. Congratulations on your GDT post Vicky!
    Isn't that wee buuny gorgeous, floating across the sky! Caleb's just come in and said, 'oh that's lovely - who made that?' you get his seal of approval too:) Sarah xx
    Hope you're all having a great Easter.

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  24. Ahhhhh this is soooooo sweet Vicky hope you had a good Easter Luv Sue x

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  25. What a fun little slider - I really like that pull tab!
    Cheers, Karen

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  26. Oh my goodness Vicky, this is adorable, what a wonderful card with a wow factor! I'm running my card group on Thursday and my ladies will now be making a slider card using the bird builder punch! I think the Sail Away a la carte stamp would be perfect for this technique too!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration your fab projects provide, you make such lovely cards!
    Ruth x

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  27. Beautifully done ... thank you for sharing the slider technique!! I'm looking forward to trying this soon.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x