Cute little cards for my grandsons. These cards present like a stage and then pull open to show what's "on". Cards fold flat for mailing. Links to video tutorials are on the bottom of the page.
For this card I used Simple Stories Vintage Halloween papers. They are fun and colorful. The base is cut from Bazzill Basics Card Shoppe cardstock. This heavy weight cardstock allows for lots of handling as the young one opens and closes.
The cute little witch is stamped from Stampendous cling rubber stamp, Witch Selfie. She is attached with an action wobble to give a bit of life to the card. The ghosts are hand cut. I hung them from strings which were woven through the sides of the "stage".
I was thinking that a stage light might be kind of fun, but once the card was completed I found the opening was not big enought for a candle, so I balanced one on top of the card. Here's the result.
For the second card, I wanted something a bit spookier, so I used black as the background, and a wicked pirate stamp....
The black background paper is dotted swiss Bazzill cardstock. Because this is textured I had to do a bit of trimming to get the side pieces to open and close smoothly through the side slots. If you are using textured papers, it is probably best to make the side pieces about 1/8 inch smaller!
The stamp is also from Stampendous, a rubber stamp called Pirates Cove. I trimmed the stamped image and placed the pirate on the front panel with an action wobble and the ship on the side panel, so it would peek out as the card was opened. The other images on the card are from Simple Stories Vinage Halloween papers.
Here is the view with the light (again balanced on the top of the open card)
I am quite pleased with the results and will certainly make theater cards again. Give it a try!
This is the tutorial I used. It has cutting measurements and a video to show you exactly how to put the cards together:
And here is a link to another great tuturial. You can make some fancy cards with all sorts of different elements. So, watch this one, too:
Just for fun. Here is how the action wobble wobbles. The kids will have fun with these. You need to get yourself some action wobbles!