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Mollie’s Birthday Card

May 23, 2016

My niece Mollie is having a birthday is later this week so I created a card for her. This is how the card will look when she pulls it from the envelope:

20160523 Mollie's Birthday Card Closed

And this is what it will look like when she pulls the green card at the notch on the bottom of the card:

20160523 Mollie's Birthday Card Open

I used the following products to create this card: Craftwork Cards Celebrations Stamps with Candle Cards, Jump Rope pattern (item #PG13012) from the Echo Park Paper Co. Playground collection and from Close To My Heart: Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2643), Sponge Daubers (Z726) or Value Pack of 12 (Z1938), Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (Z899), My Acrylix™ Tiny Typewriter Alphabet Stamp Set (D1222) – retired. I used a 2″ scallop circle punch to create a notch.

Here are close-ups of the flame and pull tab:

20160523 Mollie's Birthday Card - flame

20160523 Mollie's Birthday Card - pull out

There were four pieces to make the card that came in the Craftworks Card kit: the fold-over base, the pull tab (which I covered with the green dot from Echo Park and stamped), the candle (which I inked and stamped) and the “H” mechanism which makes the candle pop out when the green card is pulled. The instructions mention adding a strip of plastic (I used a poly bag that some Hunkydory Adorable Scorable came in) to make the sliding mechanism. I used a glass mat, kraft knife and ruler to cut the plastic.

The first time I assembled the card my plastic “sleeve” was not loose enough (even though it looked like it was loose enough) and I ended up ripping the “H’ mechanism. Fortunately I had not used adhesive to completely close the card yet, so I pulled up the “H” mechanism and used the “remains” left from popping out the “H” as a template and created a new “H”. I then slit the “sleeve” to fit it over the new “H” and added a small piece of plastic to make the “sleeve” longer and close the circle. If it would be helpful to you if I created a photo tutorial for how I assembled the card, please complete the “Contact Me” form to the right to let me know and I will try to post one in a few days.

A note about the stamps that came in the kit. They stamped beautifully. As a CTMH Independent Consultant I am often disappointed with the impressions created by other brands of clear stamps. This Craftwork Cards stamp set was an exception. I was extremely pleased with these stamps.

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  1. May 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Clever, I really like this x

  2. May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you! I’m happy you like it.

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