Tuesday, April 27, 2010

365 Cards - Day 59 - Moving Parts

Well, I hope you all are ready for another one of Pam's challenging challenges at 365 Cards. For today's challenge you need to have a "moving part" on your card. I got to use the adorable crab image from Digital Delights so my challenge was fairly easy! Just had to print off the image twice and use one for the legs only. Of course, I actually ended up printing the image several time to get the legs long enough to attach (kept cutting them off at the body!! UGH!). Anyway, the front is supposed to look like a submarine and you're looking through the porthole. Then you open and you get to the see the crab in action wishing you a "snappy birthday!"
I used the "Tilt card" toot at SCS to get the body of the crab to move and then you can really see those legs a-dancing! I made the sign for the crab to hold in Word, colored the crab with Prismacolor Markers, cut the seaweed from the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge, and tore a piece of sandpaper for the ocean floor! Once I got the crab figured out it went together pretty quickly.

So here are the other challenge inspirations for this one:
1. Bee Crafty - Whole lotta fun (want to see holes and a digi image)
2. Crafty Angels - Summer: anything beachy is summery to me!
3. Kaboodle Doodles - embossing
4. One stop Craft challenge - metallic
5. Quixotic Challenges - Make a splash (project featuring water as a them in some way)
6. Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes
7. SophistiCat Challenge Blog - Card for a child
8. The Crazy Challenge - buttons, brads, or eyelets

One last thing, my fellow DT member Amy Tsuruta posted something interesting on her blog yesterday and I thought it was great! I too have problems actually sending the cards I make (much better at giving them to friends nearby, but just can't seem to get those that need to be mailed into the mail in a timely manner!) So here's the idea:

♥♥Pay It Forward for Creative People♥♥

I hereby promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment that they want to participate in the PIF challenge. In turn, they promise to post this and send something they made to the first 5 posters on their blog. I promise that your items will be received before the end of June 2010.

Will you join us in the fun?

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you get "moving" on your creations!


~Jeri~ said...

This is absolutely adorable!! How creative and original!!! I LOVE IT!! You should be very proud of this card!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew ManY Challenges!!

Jill said...

What a really fun card, just love it!! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Anonymous said...

Kim.. your card is SUPER fun.. love it!!!!!! so creative...:D

~amy~ said...

check out your FUN card sista!!!!! You definitely rocked Pam's challenge...excellent use of the crab:)

woot woot...thanks for joining in the PIF fun girlie!!!

Anita said...

So cute, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Rose said...

well i told amy YES i want to join in on the fun of the PIF so will tell you also :)

ok your card is AWESOME!!!!! girl you totally rocked the challenge and with such a FUN card too :)

Carolyn V said...

Jaw-dropping! Fun, inventive and...well, FUN! Awesome card, girl!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a fabulous creation totally ace thank you for joining us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

kim.mom said...

Aloha!! What an AWESOME project!!! Mahalo for sharing with us at SMC!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, this is completely wonderful. I am almost afraid to try this challenge now !! What could even come close ??

Sew Many Cards said...

Oh gosh, you did a wonderful job- This crab is perfect for the challenge and I just can't get over your creativity!


Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!


Oh, Kimmy, what a darling cute crab! Reminds me of you getting up in the mornings...awe, just kidding! Love all the pictures so we can see the movement in your card, I love interactive cards. Maybe next time Pam challenges you with a moving card you can do a video to post! Hey, I'm full of good ideas!

Love, SAM aka MOM

ps sorry I commented so late!

Cheri said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for joining SMC challenges.

Itzuvit said...

Such a beautiful and cute card!
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
Hugs Itzuvit xx

Lilacanglia said...

Oh My this is fantastic,
Love the way crabby moves,
Thank you for joining in with the embossing challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles this week,

SuzanneK said...

Such a fun card, absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at SMC

shellshearer said...

lol, I love it, the little crabby is fab, love the way he moves

Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

hugs shell xx

Evonne said...

This is a great card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Angels this week. Good luck with the top 3!

Faye said...

Your card made me smile! That crab is cute! Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

gina g said...

What a fabulous fun card this is, brilliant work. Thanks for joining us at the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Nana said...

Wow, briliant idea and the front looks so real. :) Thank you for playing "Crazy challenge" this week!
hugs Nana

Regina said...

this is awesome! LOVE it! thanks for playing long at SMC!!

Georgia said...

Cute! I love the porthole!! Thanks for playing The Crazy Challenge.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a fabulous card!! Love the porthole!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Bee Crafty!!
Sheri-Bee Crafty DT

Moshie said...

Adorable!!! Love how you made the entire card....from port hole to dancing crab! So very creative! Thank you for joining us at Sophisti-cat.
hugs, Moshie

Bee said...

Great interactive card! Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

JanJay said...

Oh great card, love it!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x