In Stitches for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  Wow, this week has really been flying by!  I seem to think this almost every week, but I know when the weather starts getting warm, I seem to get more busy outside and perhaps that’s why with the weather being so nice, warm and sunny.  I am enjoying it!

Today starts a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week and the theme is “Stitching (faux or real)“.  There are all types of ways to incorporate stitching into your papercrafting and I enjoy adding it to my creations.  So here’s how I’ve added it to my card for today:

Above is just a quick 20 second video to show the interactive details of the card.  I thought this would be such a cute idea for a get well card.

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To make the slider for my card design, I have used the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer and the Magic Picture Changer Add-On dies.  It looks pretty intimidating, but it actually wasn’t that bad to put together as the measuring and cutting is done with the die.  I’ve used the adorable Get Well Before ‘n Afters stamp set to create this and I know I’ll be making another one with the whale to make another card as I’m in need of one.  The turtles were colored with Copic markers and I’ve used them to also create the grass and sky background behind the turtle as he needed something to “ground” him and not be up in the air.  I took a water-proof pen and added a scribble above his head as he’s not happy being up-side-down!

I’ve cut the “add-on” pieces and the background of the card with the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes and Really Rainbow paper packs.  But before attaching the “add-on” papers to the turtle frame, I took a needle and some linen thread and added a few cross-stitch marks around the blue frame.  I’ve also cut a few clouds from a retired LF die set and added the die cut “bottle” that I colored from the same “Get Well” stamp set.

Before I attached the turtle mechanism onto the card, I also die cut a strip of grass with the Grassy Hillside Pop-Up Add-On die in some green cardstock.  I then took one of the sentiments from the same “Get Well” stamp set and white heat embossed it at the bottom of this piece.  The turtle mechanism was popped up over the card front base with some foam tape which was all mounted to an A2 sized top folding card base.

I thought it would be fun to decorate the envelope too, so I die cut a piece of the grass again and used it as a stencil to sponge in some grass along the bottom of the envelope and then I also stenciled some clouds over it.

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And here’s what the turtle looks like when you pull the tab out.  He is much happier now that he’s back on his feet again!  I think I played with this card and pulled that tab to watch that turtle get on his feet over and over! LOL!  I hope it will have the same effect on the person who receives it too!

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Here’s a closer view of the coloring that I’ve done.  It was a small image and so I’ve kept the coloring pretty simple.  For the “happy” turtle I’ve made a few clouds in the sky.  To make the slider part work, you don’t want to add anything other than the coloring so that it slides smoothly.

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Here you can sort of get a better look at the coordinating envelope that I’ve made to go with the card.  Although I have made some hand stitched marks on my card, the dies themselves already have lots of cool stitch details in them when you cut it out, so I think it just helped add to the design.  This card is going to a male, so I didn’t want to create anything that was too over done.  I think this might bring a smile, what do you think?

Please be sure to hop on over to the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the design team and be sure to enter YOUR “stitched (faux/real)” to the gallery this week!  Would love to see what you come up with!

P.S.  If you remembered my post the other day, I shared a photo of the Robin’s nest with one egg in it.  Well, since I’ve last checked, there are a couple more in there now:

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Every time we go out there, the mother watches for us to leave as she wants to sit on her eggs!  This is why we can’t get a photo of her actually sitting on it.  But we will see if anything happens in a few weeks! 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I hope you are enjoying your week and I’ll see you soon!!

Challenges:

  1.  Sweet Stampers – Animals
  2. Pammies Inky Pinkies – PIP1919 Anything Goes
  3. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  4. A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stitches
  6. Watercooler Wednesday – masculine anything goes WWC221WWC221 - Tristan's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

24 thoughts on “In Stitches for Cute Card Thursday”

  1. Love the fun slider card, Vicki, and apologies for not having been regular in my visits and comments. My shoulder is still giving me fits and typing is the hardest thing I do. Spectacular photo of the robin’s nest!

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  2. Oh my so much to admire in your post today. The card is absolutely fabulous! It looks difficult and I often stick to super simple, but this is so fun and interactive. And your little eggs are so sweet! We have lots of robins too. Please keep us updated for when the babies comes.

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  3. Fabulous get well card Vicki love the interactive design and the sentiment is perfect-can’t wait to see when the babies hatch and did’t realise what a beautiful colour the eggs were
    Carol x

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  4. Those robin eggs don’t even look real, their coloring is so amazing! Vicki, I’ve decided your hands are pure magic! Every time you post a card, I’m in awe. This one is absolutely magical! XXOO

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  5. Oh my, Vicki this is adorable!! I love that sweet little turtle and the fun interactive design, great to see it in action on the video! Gorgeous pictures of the nest, the eggs are so colorful!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  6. What an adorable slider card – this would bring a fast smile to just about anyone. Love your cross stitch on each side – clever. Mama Robin has been busy – it will be fun to watch the nest.

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  7. Yay to the robin eggs, so glad there are more x
    Thank you for the short video on your fabulous card. This would surely bring a smile to anyone face and I love it….very creative x

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  8. What a fun interactive card! Beautiful and creative. 🙂 Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  9. I’m just flipping over this cute and fun get well card! What a great message to give someone with all the cuteness of this turtle flipping right side up! Loving the pull mechanism and every little detail about this cute card! Adorable!

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  10. This card is so amazing! I love that cool die- and how the scene changes on your card! And, the added wow of decorating the envelope too! I am a bird crazy lady- so love your nest pics- hope you will post when the little ones hatch!

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  11. Wow, Vicki, what a fun card you’ve created with that turtle. Love that he managed to get back on his feet. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  12. Your interactive Turtle card is absolutely adorable! Such a fun card! I love your picture of the pretty blue robin eggs! We had a robin make a nest in our front yard, but I was only able to pictures of the baby birds! I love when the birds make nests in my trees and bushes!

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