3 Interactive Birthday Cards | Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Craft Collabs Hop | Video

Today I’m part of a fun hop organised by Craft Collabs and sponsored by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! The hop has lots of talented crafters showing ways to use Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps, and there’s even a prize to be won. If you’d like to enter the giveaway be sure to click through to YouTube to find out all the details.

I began my creating by printing out my chosen digi stamps – Monty Monkey, Soar Above The Rest, and Blast Off, along with the Child Birthday sentiments – onto some Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, fussy cut the images out, and finished by going along the cut edges with a black, water-based, brush tip marker. A real-time video of the colouring process, with the caps shown for the colours used, is available for my Patrons over on my Patreon page.

Card 1 – Wild Birthday Wobbler

I created a background for my monkey by stamping a simple wreath of monsters leaves. I used a stamp from Skull and Cross Buns’ Tropical party, stamping it with Altenew Evergreen ink, and with the aid of the Gina K Wreath Builder in my MISTI for the perfect shape.

Once I was happy with the wreath I added my sentiment strip to the card base. I edged it with Love From Lizi Brown Mirror Pinstripe Peel-Offs.

I then popped the monkey up in the centre of my wreath on an action wobbler for the interactive aspect of the card, and finished the design with the addition of a trio of glitter drops to the top right hand corner of the sentiment strip.


Card 2 – Flying Birthday Plane

At first I was thinking of making a shaker for my aeroplane card, but instead I decided to make the plane ‘fly’. I created a frame with some light blue card, to which I added a stip of dark blue card embossed with a bird design. I edged the dark blue card with Ice Blue Pinstripe Peel-Offs. I the used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval Die to create a window in the panel.

I created the interactive part of the card by adhering a long piece of clear thread to the back of the aeroplane and then attaching it to foam tape on the back of the frame panel. I added another layer of foam tape, sandwiching the thread between the two, and adhered the panel to the card base, onto which I’d already printed some of the clouds from the same digi stamp set. I added some die cut clouds onto the background as well as a die cut sentiment in the foreground.


Card 3 – Rocket Blast Birthday Slider

I started the final card by covering a blue card base with a snippet of starry wrapping paper. I then worked on the slider mechanism. I used a strip of acetate to connect the rocket to the sentiment strip, positioning them such that when the mechanism is closed the rocket is more or less within the confines of the card. I used foam tape to build a channel for the slider to slide in, then added an alcohol inked panel to act as the planet that the rocket is flying over. I finished off by adding an arrow to make it clear that the slider mechanism is interactive, as well as by adding a touch of sparkle to some areas on the rocket using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.



These interactive cards are so fun to make, and to play with too! I hope that you enjoyed the cards and the video, and maybe this has left you inspired to make some interactive birthday cards of your own. I’d love to know which of the three is your favourite. Don’t forget that this is part of a hop – if you join in and comment along the way you will be in for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor. All the details are here.


Lady Joyful

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