Friday, November 4, 2011

For My Favorite Swinger!

Here's a kind of silly but fun little card I made to help celebrate dh's birthday last month...
Decided to use a recessed window for the front of my card for the monkey to peek out of. He comes from the Create A Critter cartridge and his banana from Preserves. Tree branches are from ZooBalloo, and wooden sign frame from Pooh and Friends. Happy Birthday sentiment is Ariel font, created and welded in MTC.

Here's how the card opens up...

A little difficult to simulate the motion with stills, but basically the little monkeys swing down on the vine as the card is opened. Yes, it's me trying to practice doing the old "v-fold pivot" mechanism again! You can get a better idea of the construction and workings of this mechanism illustrated and explained by Carol over at Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. Even after many tries at this, I still haven't figured this out completely. It usually takes me several tries at moving the position of the pivoting arm around before I can get it to swing just right. LOL, but when I finally got it placed correctly, it was so much fun to open and close the card (again and again...) to watch the monkeys swing!


6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey Eunice~
This recessed window card is so darn pretty.... love those chimps and HB to DH... Way to go with that Cricut - aren't they so fun to play with.....

sweet said...

This card is nothing short of amazing! It's just too cute!

Cami said...

This card for your DH is so cute, Eunice! Love this cute guy and his banana! What you can't do with a Cricut...and you always put your pieces together so creatively!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOWZER!! That is one amazing creation and such a HAPPY card.

Creations by Patti said...

Soooo very cute......love this happy monkey and especially LOVE the swing out mechanism. A great variety of carts used to make this fabulous card to share.
hugs,
P

Kelly said...

OMG Eunice, this is the cutest card ever! You just blow me away with your talents and creativity.