Hello friends! Welcome to the first MFT Stamps release countdown of the new year! We’re kicking off the countdown with some really fun new die-namics plus sentiment stamp sets. You can also head to the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks as well as a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher!
I have two cards to share with you today that feature the new Typewriter Die-namics combined with the Typewriter Sentiments: Friends and Typewriter Sentiments: Love Stamp Sets. I also combined these sets with the new Pull Tab Slider Die-namics to create two different interactive cards.
One thing that I’d like to mention is that you do NOT need to use the slider tabs in order to make your typewriter interactive. It’s definitely a fun element to add, but if you are pressed for time or don’t want to put in the extra effort to include a slider tab, you can simply pull the typewriter paper out manually to reveal the hidden message. It’s as simple as that!
For my examples today, I created one with a top pull slide tab as well as one with a reverse slider. Even though they’re a little more time consuming, I prefer to create reverse sliders because I think they look a bit more magical when the element moves in the opposite direction of the slider tab. That’s just my opinion! When creating your own card, make sure to pick a version that is your favorite to create!
You can see how my pink card on the left is the one with the reverse slider and my teal card on the right, is my regular one. Again, if you don’t want to add a slider tab, you can simply slide your paper into the typewriter and have your recipient pull it out with his/her fingers manually.
REVERSE SLIDER TAB TUTORIAL
I am going to quickly show you a step by step process as to how I made my reverse slider in case you wanted to try one on your own.
- Trim a piece of card stock to 4″ x 5.25″ and cut two slits into your piece. I used an old die that I had but you can use an X-acto knife or slot paper punch instead.
- Next, cut a long strip from a plastic storage bag. (I used a gallon bag since that is what I had on hand.)
- Run the plastic strip through the slots on your card stock
- Next, I used a mini stapler to stable the ends of my plastic strip together. (I went a little bit overboard lol. You don’t need to use as many staples as I did.)
- I then used the Interactive Labels Stamp Set to stamp the word “PULL” onto the slider tab that I had die cut from white card stock.
- Next, I stapled the tab to the back of my plastic strips (where my other staples were) and added 3D foam adhesive sheets to the rest of the back of my panel.
- I then removed the backing of my foam sheets, flipped my panel over, and adhered it to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Ripe Raspberry Card Stock. Make sure that you don’t accidentally adhere your slider tab to the card base when you do this! You want it to slide freely.
- I then assembled my typewriter as well as a background piece and slip of paper with my sentiment stamped to it to put into my typewriter. My background piece is the exact size of my white piece with the slider tab (4″x 5.25″) and blended with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.
- I cut a rectangular strip into my ink-blended piece exactly where the opening of my typewriter was so that the paper could slide through both pieces.
- I glued my strip of paper only to the bottom of the plastic strip so that the top of the paper could slide through my ink-blended piece as well as my typewriter.
- I adhered my typewriter to my ink-blended piece (aligning the rectangular openings) and then adhered that panel to my slider panel after I had slide the top of the paper through my typewriter opening.
- Make sure that you don’t add adhesive over top of the plastic strip or typewriter paper.
Leave a comment on today’s MFT Blog post for a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher!
I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed! Wishing you all a lovely day!