Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Paddy Day Slider Card

I must say it is really fun having a grandboy to make really silly cards and treats for, and who thinks it's funny. You can't really get away with things like this for adults. But, I had so much fun designing this for him.

I made the cut file for this slider card, which is used for the cover of the mini book/card, in Photoshop, then turned into a svg file for cutting with my Sizzix Eclips.  I snatched some leprechaun images from google, and removed all of the faces and replaced them with said grandboy's face (2 years old). All of the clover and gold coins were covered with Wink of Stella to give it a shimmer.

 I designed the pages in Photoshop with the silliest of poems, and printed them booklet style, two sided. Then I used the Mini Album dies from Sizzix, by Lynda Kanase for the pages. I used only two die cuts, which made three inside spreads.

The binding was tied with some thin craft twine.

If you're interested in making a spinner card, there are lots of instructional videos you can watch on youtube. Also, you can find dies for your die-cutting machines (like the Big Shot) that will perfectly cut you slider tracks. I just happened to make mine from scratch.

Little Emmett's parents sent me a video of him opening the card, making the little leprechaun spin down the track, and reading through it. It was the sweetest! He chuckled through the whole thing, and each time it was over he would say, "More!"

Thanks, little guy. EB's enjoyment watching you with your little book was at least equal to the enjoyment you displayed reading it. Love you tutto il mondo!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!