PTI February Blog Hop

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Once again, I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month's challenge is to include an interactive element in your project. I decided to make a card and a layout for the challenge...

First, the card:


I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, canyon clay), stamps (boy basics: game on, basic labels) and dies (tag sale #3, basic labels.) The patterned paper and label diecut (on the front of the card) are My Mind's Eye.

The interactive elements are the banners that lift to reveal...


And, finally...




And, here is the layout that I made:


I used American Crafts cardstock (12x12), PTI cardstock (soft stone, stamper's select white), stamps (tiny tags, tiny tags II), buttons, twine & dies (tag sale #5, half & half, tiny tags).  The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.

Some of the banners I diecut myself and others were MME diecuts...


For the title, I actually diecut it with my Half & Half die from the packaging from my My Mind's Eye product pack, thinking it was the perfect title. I trimmed down the edges slightly and then layered it over a piece of cardstock diecut from soft stone cardstock.


Then, when you lift the title, you reveal the journaling behind it:


Thanks for looking!

58 comments:

Elena said...

amazing! love how you have to life 2 banners! I'm definitely casing this at some point ;)

Kara said...

so cool!!love these!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun card Leigh and lovely layout too. Love the banners.

Suzanne said...

Leigh, you just blow me away with your layouts. I LOVE this! You took interactive to a whole new level today, friend!

kari bell said...

wow. talk about "the next level"! i love the double set of lift up banners.

Lori said...

Love how all the different layers work here--great idea for adding interactive elements.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Such a fun way to add journaling, and very clever to cut your title from the package insert! The card is so cute, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Victoria said...

I love both of your projects, Leigh! I wish I was as adept as you are with a sewing machine. :-) I like how you re-purposed the Bright Side packaging and added it to your scrapbook layout.

Deb said...

So fabulous, Leigh! I love gaining inspiration from you. Love how you use Tiny tags and all of your dies! Thanks for enabling!

Jessica Griffin said...

I LOVE your card, and your layout is amazing!! So inspiring!!

A Crafty Person said...

Very fun card and layout. You really die take it to the next level.

Karen514 said...

Both are fabulous! I'm bookmarking this layout--love the banner and the tiny tags!

ashjoy said...

Great projects Leigh!

Luanne said...

Awesome Leigh! Love that layout with all the banners. Definately on my wish list now....! TFS!

Jen Adcock said...

Beyond fabulous! What I love about your card is that is not at all hokey. I love that is looks very refined. I sometimes find the interactive cards a bit too over the top but this is rather handsome. Loving the layout as well. The banners are just perfect. As inspiring as always!

Laura B. said...

Love it! Your sewing is so impeccable!!!

Kay said...

Just beautiful! I love all the banners you used, in such delightful colors- I'm going to have to try a card with a banner that lifts!

Sandrine Heklinger said...

Thanks for your message on my blog.
I like your scrap, congratulations!
Sorry , my english is so bad!!! lol!!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Those are awesome!

JJ Bolton said...

Leigh, I absolutely love that you used the "boyish" stamps in such a "grown up" way (lol). Seriously though, you've really opened my eyes to using those stamps in other ways! Fabulous!

Marybeth said...

Great idea! The banners you made are wonderful. I love all the bright happy colors you used. Great sewing too.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love the idea of lifting the banners. The layout is so cool. Love all the colors you used.

rebecca said...

LOVE your card Leigh! It is so creative.

Tonya said...

Love everything about these! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Weber said...

I always look forward to your scrapbook pages Leigh, this one is wonderful as always. How great that you were able to make a three part interactive card too, very smart and one I think is so perfect for a boy. Great job.

Lindsey said...

I love that there is not only 1 but 2 flaps to lift. SO fun. And I LOVE your scrapbook page. Truly, I love everything about it. Amazing.

Helen F. said...

LOVE the interactive card and fabulous layout...such a fabulous banner idea!

Terri said...

Cool card. Love the layout too.

Lee said...

Those "interactive" banners are such a great idea. Beautiful card and LO Leigh.

The Paper Parade said...

An interactive layout?! Great idea!! Love the looks of both the card and the layout. I especially like that the card has more than one interactive part! And I love the colors and sweet banners on the layout :)

Joyce said...

Absolutely wonderful. I love how you made that card and layout interactive without any special supplies. The birthday card is especially fun.

Ally said...

Awesome card and layout. ;-) Love the colors and the fun way you've used banners as your interactive elements. Very nice. ;-)

Sherrie M. said...

Awesome! You are making me wish I could sew...interactive cards & layouts would be so much easier!

alittleability said...

Beautiful and inspiring as usual Leigh. Love them x

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh I love, love, love lifting two banners! It's like getting two cards in one. And that you sewed them on top with different stitches is fantastic! Also love the patterned paper for the smaller banners - very boy, which isn't that easy to do. You rocked this one!

IamDerby said...

I absolutely adore your layout! Nice work!

maryrose said...

Super cute card and scrapbook page! Love what you did with the banners!

Gayatri said...

Superb! I love the stitching and layering on the card. Gives so much to do inside :) The layout is so beautiful especially the banners. Love them both, Leigh!

Kelly Braund said...

Love both your projects!

Chunyuan said...

Love the layers of the card. Your layout is beautiful too.

Terri E. said...

Triple fold card, that is really fun! Way to rock out the PTI blog challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Peggysuez said...

Neat idea for an interactive card, I like the layers.

Steph Zerbe said...

Awesome interactive card! Two layers. Love the Big and little banners! And the layout.... OMGooness! Stunning layout, colors, kiddo and interactive journal spot! I'm so inspired. I might try to squeeze in one more card before nite nite. I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog! ;)

jen said...

oh.my.word.
LOVE these!!! Your double lift card is so fun- and what a great page!! :D
fantastic job with this challenge!

Tracey Cuccia said...

These are marvelous. I particularly love the title on your SB page, and how you upcycled it! Brilliant :) Thanks for sharing!!

Marge said...

You ROCKED this challenge with both that awesome interactive card & your fabulous scrapbook page!!! Great job!

Chaitali Narla said...

Such a cute interactive card. I'd never have thought of making a card interactive with stitching!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful projects, love your use of the tags...

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Great job Leigh! I love your layout, and the way you used the banner die on your card is awesome!

Kristii said...

What absolutely fabulous projects!!!! I love them both!!! The interactive tags are fabulous! I am hoping to join in on your layout challenges here in the near future!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherri said...

Gorgeous Leigh. I especially love the clever hidden journaling on your layout.

Mayol said...

Great projects, Leigh! I appreciate hidden journaling a lot, too :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both project are fabulous! Love the different banners. What a neat idea... and the hidden layers are just perfect!

Rebecca said...

I love how you made a card and scrapbook layout! I always tell myself I'm going to scrapbook but never do. Way to incorporate all the stitching too. Another element I love but don't try.

Chris said...

Both are such stunning layouts but the card is fantastic!

morefunthanemail said...

Your card shows such an original way to use banners! And the LO is darling. Nice job.

Jean said...

Oh, they are both great. I'll be casing the card for sure. I love the banners and tiny tags on the layout. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog hop card.

Nicky Hsu said...

Super cute. Love how you create the banner using variety of dies.

 
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