Monday, March 19, 2012

A Special Graduation Card

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If you just came from Card A Day Blog then you are on the right track for hopping this blog hop. Welcome to my blog and my card is an interactive card:
This is, what is called a waterfall card. I had gotten one in a recent card swap and my husband just thought this was a fun card and wanted me to make this for our grand-daughter's graduation this year.
So I contacted the girl that made the card and she gave me the youtube site for the tutorial (the girl walks you right through it, easy)
The details of my card:
Britney's school colors are Black and Orange so that is the colors chosen for the card. The card base is in Ivory cardstock A2 size. the background piece is DCWV Siler Stag Star paper, The other papers are from my scrap pile in black and 2 oranges. I cut a few images to put on the scrap pieces from A Child's Year, Printing 101 and Wild Card. Silver brads, orange eyelet and silver ribbon. Stickers are from some freebies I got in the mail.

What you'll need for the card is a piece of card stock 2"X 9" and scored at 2"-2 3/4"- 3 1/2"- 4 1/4". Bend the score lines back and forth, even the other way to help it. You need 4 2"X 2" papers (they can be the same or different colors)(mine are the black). You need 4 1 7/8" X 1 7/8" square in maybe a neutral color (mine are the orange (see above picture)), These will have either your image or sayings on them. You will need the attaching border at 3/4" X 4 1/4" (this is what your waterfall attaches to. You attached this to the card towards the bottom with 2 brads. The long piece of cardstock is where you attached all the square pieces (and from here it would be best to watch her video for the placement of the pieces). The card was actually pretty easy to get together while watching the video tutorial.
 Here is the movement of the card
Here you can see the actual movement of the card:

Isn't that cool! The only thing I would change about this card is putting on the images before putting the pieces to the waterfall strip, it would have been nice to have the 2012 sitting right at the bottom now that I see the card put together,
Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed showing you the card I made today. Now I do have some blog candy but I don't have a picture of it on here today. So it's a surprise but it is dimensional. All you have to do to win is be a follower and leave a comment with an email to reply back to you. The comment is also needed for the big giveaway, too. Now hop on over to Cindys Creations and see what kind of card she has made.
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  1. Love the colors you chose! I've never made a waterfall card, and now I think I should! TFS

  2. Wonderful waterfall card!!


  3. Great card Tina. I haven't made a waterfall card but will have to give it a try now

  4. I love this card, you did a beautiful job on it, Tina. I've made waterfall cards before, and they are a lot of fun!

  5. Aren't waterfalls fun. This is just perfect!

  6. Thanks for all the comment and I agree that the waterfall card is a fun one to do.

  7. I love waterfall cards. Very cute!!

  8. Great job i have to try one of these! Thanks for inspiration

  9. Love your water fall card. Mine looked different but still love yours. Thank you for showing yet another way to use this card.

  10. That is a great grad card! Games

  11. Fantastic card. What a great job you did showing us how to make this card. I think I will need to make one of these cards very soon. Great hop!

  12. Great card-I've made a waterfall card before, they are pretty cool. I made mine with cars, so it opened horizontally so it looked like the cars moved, my nephew was amazed! Thanks for sharing this cool card!

    1. Now that sounds so cool, I may have to try that sometime for one of my grandsons. I betcha it was neat.

  13. What a wonderful card Tina! Your grand daughter is going to think you are so cool! Thanks for sharing your card and the instructional video!

  14. I love waterfall cards! Maybe once school is over, I'll get some made. :)

  15. Waterfall cards are so much fun!

  16. Hello Tina. You wrote a note on my blog and thought I would reply. I have not done much with my Cinch (bindery) yet. I have to get the things together before I do. I am making some autograph books for an upcoming cruise we are taking. So will post something on my blog (hopefully) when I get some made.
    Love the waterfall card. I have made a few and think they are wonderfully interactive.