Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scrapping Cottage Challenge #05

Hello everyone, time flies and here we are again with a new challenge. Thanks to all those who participated in last months challenge.

Our random winner for August is. . .Drum Roll. . . . ?????

Entry #5

Theresa P.!!!!!

Congratulations to you, Theresa!  You've won a $25.00 gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottage.  Please email to claim your prize.

For this months challenge I have created a motion card,  you can create a card with any type of motion. it can be hand drive like this card or something can simply move when the card has been picked up. You can use any Cottage Cutz die from any season or collection. As you can see I used a Cottage Cutz Halloween and a Cottage Cutz Everyday Alphabet.

 Here I used the Cottage Cutz Halloween Stacked Frogs die. As you can see, there is a frog with a witch hat on.   . . @#$^&*$#@ Hocus Pocus. . .there is a second frog.
 The motion in the card is the second frog popping up. The hat you see on the first frog is really on the second frog.
 I mounted the second frog onto a stick. . in this case a small emery board. I mounted it in a horizontal strap of paper, the the emery board can slide up and down as needed. You do have to cover both sides of the emery board with paper.
 I know the huge question is why an emery board. Because it is tapered and strong. As you can see above I used a strap of paper to create the channel for the emery board to slide. Also notice the channel fits the width of the emery board but slightly higher space. The channel should fit the width of the emery board at the thinner 1/3rd end of the stick and as you slide or raise the stick it is harder to slide because the channel space is to small . .so the channel paper sides push out and use the extra paper above to create the space to slide. This will allow the stick (second frog) to be pushed up and stay up when you need it to. Than just slightly pull back down and it will release that tight grip and slide down and back behind the bottom frog .
 The bottom front of the card was mounted on a slight bow of paper. The biggest issue with a slide cards can be the item that is sliding sometimes gets caught. Rather than a flat raised area at the bottom of my card I bowed  the bottom of the card so the second frog would not get caught and there is plenty of room.
FI  also used the Cottage Cutz LOLLOPOP Alphabet die for the lettering on the card.

WE will choose one random winner and you will win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrapping Cottage! Link below and thank you for all your creativity.


carousellady said...


Cheryl Walker said...

Super CUTE!!! Love how the frog pops up :)

Unknown said...

Barry, another adorable card. Great idea to incorporate the movement!

Theresa's Studio said...

Thanks for selecting my entry. Doing a happy dance. Have sent my info via email.

Lorie said...

Awesome motion card, Barry! Soooo flippin' cute!!!

sonyaeverding said...

That is too stinking cute. I have GOT TO Scraplift.....

Theresa's Studio said...

I had fun making my entry with the Haunted House Border die that I won. Thanks for the challenge.