Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Interactive Owl Card Tutorial

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have my first of two tutorials ready to go. This one is from the Operation Owl Blog Hop this past weekend. I am going to show you how to make the interactive feature on the card: when you turn the lollipop, a new sentiment appears.
 I made my card a little bigger (6" x 6") so I could include all the elements.
  1. Gypsy (can use an x-acto knife or punches)
  2. George and Basic Shapes (or another cart that has shape images)
  3. Paper Cutter
  4. X-acto knife
  5. Paper (I used DCWV The Playtime Stack)
  6. Stamps you want to use (I used K Andrew's Amazing You stamps)
  7. Tape gun or glue
  8. Foam dots
  9. Foam tape
  10. Corner rounder punch (optional)
  11. Circle punch
  12. Embellishments
    1. Cricut Cuts
    2. Ribbon
    3. Gems/Bling

1. On your Gypsy, create a box that measures 5" x 5".
2. Insert a rectangle inside the box that measures 2" x 1/2" and is 1" from
    the top and centered in the middle. You may need to adjust the size of
    the rectangle to fit the stamps you want to use.
3. Center 1/2" below the rectangle a circle that measures 1/2".
4. Cut your image. It should look like this:
5. Attach the 5" x 5" square to the base of your card with foam tape. The
    foam tape is thinner than foam dots, which is why you want to use it.
6. With your x-acto knife, carefully cut out the rectangle and circle on the
    card base. You could do this with your Gypsy, too, but I wasn't sure where
    I wanted to position the 5" x 5" paper on my card base.
7. With your paper cutter (or Gypsy) cut a 3 1/2" square.
8. With a corner round punch, round the corners.
9. Place the 3 1/2" square behind the front of the card, centering it behind
    the 5" x 5" square.
10. You want to make sure that the 3 1/2" square does not show around the
      edges, which is why I used a corner rounder. Since the 5" x 5" paper is
      attached to the card base, the only edges that you have to worry about
      are the top and right side. (In the picture below, the 5" x 5" square hasn't
      been adhered to the card base yet. I just wanted to show you how to
      center the 3 1/2" square behind the 5" x 5" one.)
11. Punch or cut a circle that measures 3/4", enough to cover the round hole.
12. Attach a round foam dot to the back of the circle. I use the largest size of
      round foam dots, and you want to make sure it is thicker than the foam
      tape you used to adhere the 5" x 5" square to the card base.
13. Carefully holding tight to the 3 1/2" square flip the card over.
14. Attach the circle with foam through the round hole. This will be your
      turning mechanism.
15. Test your turning mechanism and make sure the back square does not
      show around the edges. Also, you don't want the hole in the 5" x 5"
      paper much bigger than your foam dot, just enough for it to turn. It if
      is too large, the back square might shift. If you use a small foam dot,
      you should adjust the size of the hole you cut into the 5" x 5" paper.
16. Line up your stamp in the box and stamp your sentiment. I flipped
      the card around and stamped upside down so the foam circle didn't
      get in the way.
17. Rotate the back square a quarter turn and stamp your next sentiment.
18. Continue until you have your four sentiments stamped.
19. Decorate card as desired.
NOTE: You may want your rectangle where the stamps show through in the center of the paper. You can move it where ever you want, as long as you make sure the back 3 1/2" square does not show around the edges when you rotate it.

I hope this was easy enough to understand. It would have been much easier making a video tutorial but again, I don't have a decent video camera. I will have the tutorial for the ice skater card from Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop up either later today or tomorrow at the latest. If you make one of these interactive cards, please let me know so I can come see it!

Also, is anyone else having trouble with posts not showing up in the dashboard? For the last few days, I have to publish my posts three or four times before they finally show up...so frustrating!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day :)


MyCuriousCrafts said...

So awesome Lisa...you did such an amazing job with your card and all of them, of course. Thanks for the tutorial also. I have an award for you, you can pick whichever you want from the variety pack my super talented friend. ~Shen

Amy said...

OMG Lisa! This is so clever! I love it!!!! What a great tutorial and the owl and lollipop are adorable- reminds me of the commercial of how many licks to a tootsie pop! AWESOME JOB! :)Amy

Shelly said...

Amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share this with all of us! Have a great day.

Karen said...

Lisa, thanks so much for the tutorial on this amazing card! I'm looking forward to seeing the tutorial for the ice skater card also! Thanks again! :)


Amanda said...

I love this! Thank You for showing us how to do it! I cant wait to try it!

Jayne said...

Lisa,such a great card. I love that you used the lollipop as the turner instead of the usual side ones! Awesome!

Adrian said...

Wow, great job!

DIANA L. said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, and a great tutorial also.
I always love when you come to my blog you leave the nicest comments. Thanks for visiting.


Pam said...

Great job on this tutorial. It was so kind of you to do it. It was very clear directions too. I have some more awards for you on my blog, I know! just had to. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Wow, how clever!! I am going to try this!! Thanks for adding my Button to your blog.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tutorial! I haven't had any problems with dashboard lately (knock on wood!)


Anonymous said...

What a cool card, I've never tried anything like this, thank you for the fantastic video.
Hugs, Lori m

Pam said...

Thank you Lisa for telling me about the GAB win, I would have never known. Thank you Love!! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how wonderful!

Trish and Treasure said...

I love your owl card and I had trouble with my blog post and had to repost the other day as well, I thought it was my Internet speed as gorgeous son 15yrs has used all our monthly downloads in 5 days and we are back to go slow, but it must be my blog then. All your cards are so fantastic, it's like another world on your blog..Love it!

Amy said...

WOW Lisa! This is an awesome tutorial! I can tell that you worked really hard on this, and it was worth it! :) I really want to try making one of these.... Cards with interactive elements are so fun! I've also had some issues with Blogger lately... You're not alone...

Lolis said...

Great card! Thank you for the tutorial!

Tracey said...

I love your card.......thankyou so much for the directions to make it.

Arlene said...

Love this owl card...thanks for the tutorial! Love the way you inspire the rest of us! :)


Jenni said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. All of your projects are so amazing!
Hugs, Jenni

Karen H said...

Thank you for this tutorial, too! You're so very kind to put in the effort to share this with us... I'm excited to make a card of this nature. I wish I could this very instant! :o) I haven't been able to get here for a few days, so I can't really answer the Blogger issue... but can say that I almost always have issues on the weekends. Frustrating, indeed! :( (You're amazing! Just thought I'd share that again.. hehe.)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Tiffany said...

Great tutorials! Can't wait to try them :)

Atif said...

So awesome work you have done a brilliant work with this card....

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Plastic card
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