Time for Boos

I managed another Halloween card last night (just 5 more to go!). This card was very much inspired by StampinUp’s Making Spirits Bright stamp set. I loved the holiday twist on the drinking glasses.

Even though a drink-inspired card would fit my brother and sister-in-law, since I already made a card for them (yesterday’s post), I figured I’d make this card for my sister. And she has decided that I have to up my card-creating game (someone sent her a pop-up card and she’s decided every card must be special now ;). That meant I needed to make her card interactive.

Time for Boos - by karen @ carefree creations

After she pulls the “zipper”, she’ll find this:

Time for Boos - by karen @ carefree creations

I should have taken a few more photos. The orange panel is just what you see – a rectangle of cardstock. The “inside” piece is printer paper (I chose that because I needed to make little flaps to attach the orange rectangle, and I didn’t want it too thick). Once the zipper is pulled, the top and bottom bits of the orange sentiment will be attached to the flaps of the white inside piece.

I arranged the sentiment the way I did because once the zipper is pulled, the sentiment that is on the zipper will no longer be a part of the card (and will get lost)…but the words that are left will still make sense.

The sentiment is computer generated (except for the “boos” which is an alphabet die). To print on a specific piece of cardstock, I first print my words on a piece of printer paper. Then I position the cardstock overtop that and run it through the printer again (this works best if you have a bypass tray so the paper doesn’t have to bend a lot). For those that are visual, I do have a photo showing the process in this post.

Thanks for taking a peek!

It’s Halloween
Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments (PTI);
Ink: Black (PTI);
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Black (PTI); Tangerine (SU); white printer paper;
Other: Halloween Prints pattern paper, Zipper die (PTI); Bubblegum Sans font; Drinking Glasses die (Paper Smooches); Parker Lower Alpha die (Memory Box);
Technique: interactive;