Last week in my monthly Island Hopping article, I shared a picture of this card (click here). The focus of that post was the paper that I used for the card front. It is a sheet from the Stampin’ Rewards collection of products in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Today, though, I’m sharing it so you can see how I created the card to work with both the Turtle Friends Bundle of products and the Give It A Whirl Dies.
Turtle Friends Is Really Cute
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I usually glance at the cute kids’ sets, smile, and move on. That’s what I did with the turtle set, as well as the space-themed set on the next page. But a friend who’s a good customer came over to go through the new catalog with me. She loves all things turtles, and stopped cold when she saw the Turtle Friends set. So that went onto her list of things to buy.
The good news is that she let me play with her new toys before she came to collect them as long as I came up with some designs for using them. I saw a design similar to the above card on Facebook, and off I went to make my own version. I made a few more cards with the set, one of which is in this blog post. I’m so glad I had a chance to use it and see what I could do with it. It’s so cute – especially this happy little guy.
Some Give It A Whirl Hints
I strongly suggest you use Thick Basic White Cardstock for the scalloped circle. While playing around a bit too much with one of the cards that I made. I found that the scalloped edge of the circle started to get a little bent after a while. It really is hard for me to keep my hands off an interactive card and I imagine others may be that way, too.
Another part of the card that gave me a bit of trouble was the little arrow that’s adhered to the card base just to the right of the notch through which you push the circle. My first instinct was to use Adhesive Sheets. Using those, you adhere a piece of the adhesive sheet onto the piece of cardstock before you cut the arrow. The arrows did stick, but I found it really difficult to peel the cover layer off the adhesive after I’d cut the arrow. For the last batch of cards that I made, I used a toothpick and applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the cut arrows. I did that before I started constructing the card front with the die set. Then, by the time I was ready to adhere the card front to the card base, the glue was all dry and those arrows were there to stay.
A Tutorial For Those Who Buy The Die Set
I’ve already started to write a tutorial to show how I’ve made these interactive cards. I’m not going to publish it anywhere for now. But I am going to send a copy to anyone who buys the Give It A Whirl Dies set from me. I’m sure you’ll have a great time with this fun set. Oh, and don’t forget to buy the Brads, too!