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Interactive Invitation

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The Design Teams brief was an invitation to Thanksgiving or Christmas that is Interactive.

I wanted to create something a little different I did contemplate just making a shaker but then I quite like the idea of revealing the date. I think it works really well. I wanted to step away from the tradition Christmas colours as well.

There is a video on my YouTube channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies
Polkadoodles digi stamp Winnie Rolling Snowball
Polkadoodles digi bundle  Winnie White Christmas Alphabet
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Silver Sequins
Nuvo Drops in Antique Rose
A4 blue card
A5 white card
Rust Card
Rose Gold Card
Pull Tab Die
Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies
Stitched Star Dies

Cardmaking Tutorial

To begin I sized and printed my image and the words you are invited, onto smooth card stock suitable for alcohol markers.
I then printed the same image with the date and time in the snowball on normal printed paper.

I coloured the original image and die cut with a stitched rectangle 

Using the rust card and a largest stitched rectangle die I cut a another rectangle

Using a craft knife I cut the snowball from the image

With my largest rectangle die I cut a piece of white card, and positioned my pull tab insert and a stitched star die

With the smaller stars I cut a number of rust and a number of rose gold stars

The image that had been printed with the date and time was mounted onto the rust rectangle and adhered to the white card with double sided tape.
The coloured image was then lined up over the top so the information could be seen through the cutout snowball

The slit was die cut in 

A piece of acetate was glued over the inside of the star.

The pull tab was secured. Foam tape was place around the edges of the star and it was filled with silver sequins

A piece of rose gold card was adhered to the back of this to secure the shaker element.

Foam tape was run around the edges and this was adhered to the blue a4 card to form a card base

The die cut stars were added around the edges

Then silvers sequins and nuvo drops were spotted around 

The pull tab was was accessorised with the rust card.

This card was very time consuming and one of those that you end up doing numerous times, I had the pull tab too high, then too low, then glued the acetate onto the wrong side.
But I am so glad I persevered as I really do love the finished product.

This is being entered into the following challenges

Thank you for reading

Happy crafting

Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous image and invitation, love the shaker element and hidden details, a fun way to give someone the party details

  2. Fabulous card, Claire! Love the clever kinetic elements! xx

  3. A super card Claire, a great interactive design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. This is fabulous and very clever Claire, i love the shaker element. Take care, Sue xx

  5. Love your invitation,very

  6. Beautiful card .. love the design .
    Have a lovely day.

  7. Love this Claire. So cute and fab idea! Maz xx

  8. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  9. You've got some skills. Great card!

  10. Me again. Cute card! Thank you so much for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week. Hope you'll link up again! Don't forget to click on LIKE for all the other entries you like. The Most Liked Project will be featured on Sunday along with some of my favorite picks.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member @ Crafting Happiness Challenges
    My Craft Blog:

  11. WOW stunning interactive card love the shaker part too-the beautiful result was well worth the trouble
    Carol x

  12. Such a pretty invitation, love the little star shaker elements. The pull tab is unique

  13. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria

  14. Fabulous tutorial and stunning card.Great design and colors.Hugs zelly xx

  15. Beautiful interactive card and lovely image

  16. Beautiful card - what a clever idea!

    Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. I absolutely love this so clever! Hayley xx

    1. Gorgeous Claire. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
      ~ Wendy DT Member for

  18. Beautiful Claire. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for


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