Picture Changer

I discovered the Lawn Fawn Picture Changer Die cut about a year ago. When I purchased the die set and add on I also picked up a few Lawn Fawn Stamps to use with it. One set is not for the set, but it was so cute I just could not pass it up!

This sweet little Fortune Teller Tabby set is actually made for the spinner set.

To create the glass on the ball I covered it with a thin layer of Glossy Accents.

I used Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir markers to color in the image on Solar White Cardstock.

For the following two cards I used the Picture Changer Thin Cut and Shake Your Tail Feather’s Stamp.

I love the Peacock stamp set! There are so many things that it can be used for in addition to this kind of interactive card.

I created a nont-traditional Christmas card with this little gingerbread man — Oh Snap. I did not get my placement correct on the card. This is one of those times that I say “Oops! Oh well”, shrug my shoulders and move on. I will mail it to someone who won’t mind!

Here is a video on how to use these thin cuts along with Easter Before and After Stamps:

Here is another one using a Candy Corn Stamp Set:

Last, but not least, here is a video for all you Lawn Fawn Fans! I took the class at Creativation 2020 in which I learned how to create several cards with their new dies and saw the new products. I share them here:

I have had the pleasure of taking a couple Make and Take’s from Kelly — the Founder of Lawn Fawn. It truly is a pleasure! She is very personable and friendly. I am a Lawn Fan because of her. I like to support small businesses that are made of up genuinely good people — she is a great person!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

A Bug Deal Magic Iris Card

You are not going to believe this, but this card was super easy to make because I cheated.

I used the Magic Iris Die to create the interactive element of the card. You can see how here:

And here is another more in depth tutorial on how to put these types of cards together:

How did I cheat? I stamped the leaves from A Bug Deal Stamp Set on different shades of green cardstock (36 leaves were used to fill the outside ring of the Iris) and ran it through my Scan-n- Cut. I do not have the coordinating die for this stamp set, so I used my electronic cutter. The only thing I colored were the cute little critters.

The entire card came together in about 30 minutes! I still use my thin cut dies, but I must confess that with the Scan-n-Cut they are no longer a need. It is the best addition to my craft room I have made this decade!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

How to Add a Transparency to A Waterfall Card

Waterfall cards are a lot of fun, but sometimes I like to use die cuts on the piece that slides. This can be tricky because they tend to get stuck. I recently learned a trick through a Lawn Fawn class on how to make them slide easy and smoothly with dies cuts. A layer of transparency is the solution. Here is a video on how to do it: Video

Here is what the card looks like:

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

You Spin Me Round Round Round Right Round

…or something like that….I never claimed to get the lyrics right to a song, but chances are you know what song I am sing in my head (and now you are too — YOU ARE WELCOME!)

I have been creating a lot of interactive cards it seems as of late. My current obsession are spinners! People love to get them and are in awe that you made them. They are fun to make and super easy to create! Here are the ones I have recently made:

This sweet little tulip was the first spinner card I ever made. Lawn Fawn is where I learned how to make it. I took their class at Creativation 2020. Once I got home I remembered that I actually had a spinner die!

I made a slew of rainbow cards with Close to my Heart stamps. Here is how to do it!

A few months later I found this stamp and had to have it! I created this card with it:

Then Close to my Heart came out with an Around the Clock stamp and thin cut set that I just had to have. Not only can you make cards with it on it’s own that are super sweet, you can create spinner cards too! Here is how to do it.

This is how to create a card without the spinner aspect:

The possibilities for spinner cards is endless! Here is a list of supplies to help get you started on creating these interactive delights!

Card Front Spinner Die Cuts

Around The Clock Stamp and Thin Cuts

Fly By Greeting Stamps

Rainbow Wishes Stamp Set

Cut Cardstock

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Magical Easter Card

This is an unusual year with the Coronavirus that is sweeping our world. I am so grateful that my children are teenagers and young adults. I enjoy their company and they don’t need constant supervision or entertainment. With all of that being said, we are aware that Easter may be different this year. It may just be the five of us around the table. However, we do still love our family and want to show them even if we can’t be with them right now. We all helped make cards to send out to our extended family over the course of the next few weeks. To keep teenagers interested I opted to create interactive cards using dies from Lawn Fawn.

Family Craft Night Prepping

To have a successful Family Craft night a little bit of prep work is beneficial. I die cut and stamped images for 20 cards (5 of us only needed to make 4 cards – 2 of each style). The stamp and die storage sleeves were perfect to organize each card kit. You could also use sandwich bags. The first card we create together and they do the next on their own. We repeat the process with each new interactive card.

Each card was signed by who created it and a note stating this was a family effort. It really makes receiving the cards extra special.

Magic Iris

To create the Magic Iris Card check out the video.

.Here are a few of the completed cards in the different phase of the card:

Picture Changer

The Magic Picture Changer card was a fun one to create! You just need to run a powder pouch over it to help it slide smooth. Also, It is easier to stamp and color the image after you have die cut it. The video on how to create these cards is here:

Which Interactive card is your favorite? Please share!

Until next time — Happy Crafting!

Stop Hounding Me Foxy!

Lawn Fawn has the best interactive dies on the market. Usually I can withstand the temptation to purchase them, but then the Magic Picture Changer came along and I just had to have it. The Magic Picture Changer allows the card holder to pull a tab and reveal a different image.

Cute little card, right? Then start pulling the tab…

To reveal another picture!

Tips and Tricks

There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a card with this die.

  1. Stamp the images after you die cut your pieces.
  2. Use a little powder on the pieces to ensure a smooth transition.
  3. The scored lines are to be folded and adhered to create a track for the card.
  4. Adhere the pieces by placing adhesive in the corners and not along the edges. This will allow everything to move freely while holding it together.
  5. Place the tab on last. This will not only serve as a cute way to tell the holder to pull it, but it also is a blocker. It will stop the inside piece from poking out of the bottom of the card.

Tutorial:

I created a tutorial on how to assemble these types of cards. It will provide clarity on the above tips.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!