Hey everyone! It’s Lynn again and today I am going to share with you one of my magic tricks. Now I know what they say, a magician never reveals her secrets, but I’m willing to share this nifty little trick with all of you so that you can have your friends and family “oohing” and “aahing” and wondering “how did she do that?!?”
I don’t know about you but we love to host Halloween parties around here. And what better way to invite friends to a Halloween bash than with a “magical” party invite using a simple slide technique.
First you will need a piece of patterned paper cut to 4” x 6 ¼” – this will be your card front. I am using patterned papers from the Hocus Pocus collection by Pink Paislee. Adhere a 2 ½” x 4 ¾ piece of patterned paper to the center of your card front. This is the paper that will include your invite details (or other sayings or sentiment). I added mine after I took this photo, which is why you see just a plain piece of patterned paper. Use your craft knife to create slits along each side of your patterned paper (in my photo the gray paper), starting ½” from the top and bottom edges.
Insert this piece into the slits created on each side of the card front (purple patterned paper) and use a tiny piece of tape to close the slit and create your slider mechanism. This is what your card will look like from the front …
Now it’s time to finish up your invitation! Adhere your card front to gray cardstock making sure to only use adhesive on the edges of your patterned paper so as not to interfere with your slider mechanism. Adhere a felt doodad to a cardstock element sticker and then adhere both to the slider mechanism using dimensional adhesive. When the slider mechanism is in the “closed” position these embellishments will cover the top part of your text and when the slider mechanism is “open” the bottom part of your text will be revealed along with your additional text on the orange patterned paper. To finish things up simply punch a hole in the orange patterned paper and a ribbon for your pull mechanism. I also added some pen stitching for additional detail. This is what your card will look like in the “closed” position …
And this is what your card will look like when it is “open” – your text at the top of the card (that was hidden by your embellishments) as well as any additional text on the orange patterned paper will be revealed like magic!
Thank you so much for joining me this week. I hope I’ve shown you that you can create the unexpected on your layouts and cards and “wow” your audience with just a few simple tips and tricks (magic wand optional). Take care! ~ Lynn Ghahary
A very special thank you to Lynn for sharing some fun projects this week! Do YOU have a Pink Paislee project (layout, card or altered project) that you would like to share with our readers? If so, send it to us TODAY at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on the SCT blog. And, don't forget to join us on Friday!!! Rebecca Cross is one generous girl and around here on a Friday...that's a good thing!
Also, don't forget that starting on Friday the SCT team will be at Creativ Festival in downtown Toronto at the Convention Centre! We have so many make n' takes to share that I have lost count! Vicki has some fabulous BasicGrey cards, a Studio Calico card designed by Davinie Fiero (so cute!), Sarah has some amazing Core'dinations projects and of course some Doodlebug goodness too! We will also be demoing the Creatopia by Xyron, the Texture Boutique by Sizzix and we have got a very special prize too! If you are anywhere near Toronto - this is one show you won't want to miss!
Off to finish packing for the show...have a great day!