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Moving Birthday Cards

Moving Birthday Cards
Why give a plain birthday card when you can make one that moves? Robert's Crafts shows how to make Birthday greetings that flip, slide, and turn.
Brett Lund from Robert's Crafts shows off some over-the-top birthday card designs.

Wiper card

Created By: Brett Lund

Skill Level: Beginning

Time to Complete: 1 hour

Supplies:

· All paper from Imaginisce

· Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge

· Cut the paper to the following dimensions

(2) 2 ¾" x 10"

(2) 2 ¾" x 4 ½"

(2) 2 ½" x 4 ¼"

Instructions:

1. Score the 2 ¾" x 10" pieces of paper at 2" and 3".

2. With one scored edges to the left and the other to the right, fold on your scored lines then glue the ends on top of each other.

3. On one of the 2 ¾" x 4 ½" mark 1" from the top horizontal right corner. Mark 1" from the top right vertical corner.

4. Connect the marks making a triangle in the top upper right corner.

5. Score on that line.

6. On the other 2 ¾" x 4 ½" mark 1" from the bottom horizontal left corner. Mark 1" from the bottom left vertical corner.

7. Connect the marks making a triangle in the bottom left corner.

8. Score on that line.

9. With the one piece of paper that has the triangle in the top right corner fold the triangle and attach the piece of paper to the right inside of the card.

10. On the other flap that has the triangle in the bottom left corner fold the triangle and attach the piece of paper to the left bottom of the card.

11. Cut out the alligator at 2 ½".

12. Cut out the birthday cake at 2 ¾".


Pop Up Card

Created By: Brett Lund

Skill Level: Beginning

Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Supplies:

· All paper from Imaginisce

· Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge

· Cut the following pieces of paper

(2) 5 ½" x 4 ¼"

(1) 4 ¾" x 3 ½"

(1) 3 ¼" x 2 ¾"

(1) 1" x 9 ½"

Instructions:

1. Slide one of the 5 ½" x 4 ¼" pieces of paper vertically. Line it up with the 3 ½" mark and cut from ¾" to 4 ¾".

2. Flip your piece of paper around to make the exact same cut to the opposite side that you just cut.

3. Take your cardstock out and put it back into the paper cutter horizontally and line it up at the 4 ¾" line. Cut from the ¾" to the 3 ½", connecting the two vertical lines.

4. Take the piece of paper out and with the end that is not cut, make a score line connecting both of the two cut lines.

5. Measure from the end of the paper at 2 3/8". Make a score line..

6. Make another score line at 4" from the left side of the edge.

7. Fold on all score lines.

8. Wrap the 1 x 9 ½" piece of paper around the 4 ¾" x 3 ½" piece of paper.

9. Slide the wrap up to the top of the 4 ¾" x 3 ½" piece of paper. Secure at the top of the card that has the flap cut out of it.

10. Punch out a ½" circle in the top of the flap.

11. Fold up the bottom flap and attach glue to it gluing it to the bottom of the sliding paper.

12. Glue the front of the card to the back of the card.

13. Glue the smaller square to the front of the card only on the bottom, so it can move when the card is opened.

14. Cut the dancing dog at 2 ¾".

15. Cut out the phrase "It's your day" at 3".


Slider Card

Created By: Brett Lund

Skill Level: Beginning

Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Supplies:

· All paper is from Imaginisce

· Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge

· 1" x 12" piece of plastic grocery shopping bag

· 1 ¼" square and circle punch

· Cut the materials to the following measurements.

(1) 6" x 11"

(1) 1 ½" x 5 3/8"

(2) 3" x 4"

(2) 1 3/8" x 2 ¾"

(1) 1" x 12" piece of plastic bag

Instructions:

1. Score the 6" x 11" at 3 3/8", 7", and 10 5/8".

2. Fold on all the scored lines.

3. On the 6" x 11" piece of paper that measures 3 3/8 x 6" measure in from one side 1". Measure in ¼" from the end. Connect the two lines and using the 1 ¼" square cut a notch out of the piece of paper.

4. Repeat making a notch on the other side of the paper.

5. Take the 1 ½" x 5 3/8" piece of paper and glue it between the two notches. (This is for reinforcement).

6. Take the 1" x 12" piece of plastic bag and wrap it around the notches and secure it together with the double stick tape. Check to see that the strip slides smoothly.

7. Take one of the sliders and place it down onto the plastic bag to the right. Mark where the piece of paper comes on the plastic bag. Take off the slider, and put a piece of double stick tape down where you have made your mark. Attach the slider to the bag.

8. Fold up the flap that has the slider on it.

9. Repeat the process with the other slider taped to the left side of the bag.

10. Fold the card together and check to see if the sliders move left and right.

11. Fold up the bottom flap and tape it to the inside of the card making sure you don't tape the sliders down.

12. Cut out the birds with the banner at 3".


Waterfall card

Created By: Brett Lund

Skill Level: Beginning

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Supplies:

· All paper is from Imaginisce

· 2 small silver brads

· Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge

· Cut the paper to the following dimensions

(1) 4 ¼" x 5 ½"

(1) 4" x 5 ¼"

(1) 9" x 2"

(4) 2" x 2"

(4) 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

(1) ¾" x 4"

Instructions:

1. Glue the 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" squares to the 2" x 2" squares.

2. Score the 9" x 2" strip at 2", 2 ¾" 3 ½" and 4 ¼"

3. Attach the ¾" x 4" strip ½" from the bottom of the inside mat with the two brads.

4. Attach the shortest end of the scored card to the ¾" x 4" strip.

5. Attach one 2" x 2" square to the bottom part of the strip.

6. Attach another 2" x 2" square to the next part of the strip. You will glue it right below the scored line.

7. Repeat with the other two 2" x 2" squares.

8. Cut the three images at 1 ¾".

9. Cut out the phrase, "Make a Wish" at 1".


For more information on today's giveaway go to: blog.robertscrafts.com

For other craft ideas or to find a store located near you go to: www.robertscrafts.com

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