Saturday, February 06, 2010

Another teaser...

Hi! Kathy here again.

We are still getting things lined up for our exciting new adventure here at Frantic Stamper Happenings, but in the meantime, to keep you coming back for more, I thought it would be fun to give you another little preview of things to come. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Changing Image Card

When the card is opened the image in the circle almost magically changes to a different image!
      * This card has been adapted from the Peek-a-boo card designed by Dawn Griffin


          (CoreDinations Super Assortment-Roy G Biv 12"x12" COR-Pk-12roy: $36.99)
            8 1/2” x 9 3/4" (card back)
            8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (card front)
            5 1/4” x 2 3/4” (top layer)
            5 3/4” x 3 1/2” (layer)
            2 scraps, about 2” square each
            1/2” x 8 1/2” strip
            5 1/2” x 3” (layer)
            scrap, about 3” square
            1/8” x 8 1/2” strip

       1 1/4” EK Success circle punch        (EK-PSPNP-11 -$13.99)
       1 1/2” EK Success circe punch        (EK-PSPNP-09 -$13.99)
       2” EK Success scallop circle punch        (EK-PSPNPCS-002 -$13.99)
    Ultimate Gel Pens 

       White Pastel        (AMC-ULT-wht-$1.59)
       Black        (AMC-ULT-blk-$1.59)


       4” of 1/2" wide black twill        (TWILL-Blk-75¢/yd)


       Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp
           Happy Birthday     (HS-CS-64179-$1.99)
       DMD Clear Stamp sheet
           Light the Candles     (DMD-CS-10405-$10.00)
       My Sentiments Exactly
           "B" Sentiments     (MSE-Y560-$14.59)
       Matching Borders/Focals
           Happy/ Day     (HOTP-CS-1022-$17.99)


           Onyx Black     (TSU-VFP-Blk -$8.99)
           Lemonade     (RAN-ADP-Lemon-$4.99)

    Adhesive of choice 


    • Score the card back, in landscape orientation, at 3” and 6”. Score the card front in portrait orientation at 1 3/4”.

    • Z-fold the card back by valley folding at the 3" score line and mounain folding at the 6" line. Mountain fold the front on the score line. The card should be able to be aligned as shown in the diagram

    • Use the edge of the folded-back panel of the front of the card as a guide to punch a 1 1/4” circle in the card front. The hole should line up just to the left of the edge of the folded panel, and should be punched into the card as far as the punch will reach.


    • Align the right edges of the back and front of the card. Using a pencil or disappearing ink pen, trace the punched circle from the front of the card onto the front of the first layer of the card back.

    • Punch the 1 1/4” circle through both of the top two layers of the card back, carefully, punching out exactly over the circle traced from the card front.

    • Affix front panel of the card back to the back of card front, aligning the right edges. (Apply glue to the front of the first layer of the back of the card ONLY. Otherwise, the card will not work!)

    • Using a pencil or disappearing ink pen, lightly trace the circle onto the inside of the card back. Open the card. Lightly trace the circle onto the panel that slides into place.
    • Open the card to find the traced circles. Stamp images in the traced circles and color. If pencil was used to trace the circle, carefully erase the pencil.

    • Using the 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punces, punch two rings out of black card stock scrap. Using the scalloped punch and the 1 1/4" punch, punch a scalloped ring out of yellow card stock. (To make a ring, always punch with the smaller punch first, then with the larger, punching with the first hole centered in the second punch.)
     • With a paper piercer and using a piece of plastic canvas as a guide, pierce a line of holes along the edge of the black layer. Draw lines between the holes with the white gel pen. Attach the black layer to the card front, centered at the top.
     • Stamp the white front layer with random swirls using the yellow ink. Stamp the “Happy”, “B”, and “Day” with black ink. Attach this panel to the yellow card layer then to the black card layer (the black layer is offset to the left, not centered.)

    • Attach the yellow scalloped ring to the card with the holes centered on the hole in the card front. Using the black gel pen, add a little dot to each of the scallops. Attach one black ring on top of the yellow one. Add drawn stitch lines to the black ring with the white gel pen. Draw little bows to finish the faux stitching.

    • Attach the other black ring to the inside front of the card. Add the black strip and then the yellow strip on the inside left of the card. Stamp the “Happy” and “Birthday” on the inside of the card using black ink.

    • Turn the card over to the back side. Open up the back of the card. Close to the fold, apply a narrow line of adhesive or glue.
    • Close the card and turn it back over. Attach the ribbon, which has been tied in a knot, to the card front.

    • The card is finished. Mail it in a standard A10 business envelope.


  1. looks fantastic, going to try it tomorrow when we get together on our funday, 10 girls playing together.

  2. Very cute. I saw this tutorial from Dawn and love thes card style. You did a great job!
    Can't wait to see what is to come on the blog.

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  4. Thanks for the great comments!

    I just wanted to point out that this card really is different from the one from Dawn. Because of its being narrower, all the measurements had to be re-determined. To me, the narrower width seems to make the mechanism move more smoothly. I think you'll like the way this one works, even if you use a lighter-weight card-stock.

  5. Anonymous4:49 AM

    How fun! I enjoy you sharing these projects on the blog.
    Vicki R in OH