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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Good Morning Friends and welcome to my new follower, thank you so much for joining me in my little piece of crafty land. I hope you like what you see! I like to try different styles and techniques to keep me on my toes!

Today I'm sharing a card style I haven't used in ages, but after finding some old instructions whilst 'attempting' to begin a clear out of the craft room a few weeks ago, I re-discovered my liking for kinetic cards and instead of carrying on with the clearing, proceeded to make one.... and this is the result.
 I think it's called a swinging top's a small card with the fold at the base and is sealed each side to form the pocket. The front of the card is cut about 4cms shorter than the back and  second piece of card is attached to the top of the card with a brad, overhanging the 'join' slightly. 

Before doing all this, I covered the entire card (back, front and inside) with papers from my's a good way of using up small pieces, so in some way I was continuing my clear up!!! The top piece, which is the 'cover' must be covered in the same paper.

Sometimes when I'm in colouring mode, I will stamp and colour some images ready for use and this was the case with the two House Mouse stamps used on this card.They were all ready coloured with Promarkers, waiting to be added to a card!

The front hinged part of the card opens to reveal the pocket and whatever is hiding inside - I have used a tag, but it could be a gift card or ticket.

I hope you are all well and not snowed in...we are supposed to be getting quite a lot tonight and I'm not looking forward to that at all! Friday is a non work day for me, but Tom has a long drive to work, which isn't so good.

Take care all,
Carole Z X


  1. Such a gorgeous card Carol and love the hidden cute is that little mouse


  2. I haven't made any kinetic cards for a while Carole. This is great. The house mice are all always welcome additions. Christine

  3. Hi Carole, I had to smile at the thought of you clearing, finding something and then making something and what a lovely make! I can't remember the last time I made a kinetic card but I really love yours and such a great way to use up bits and pieces too - a result, I would say. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Oh! Wowser! I like this idea, love the hidden message.
    No more snow for us so far but the forecast is not that great.
    We still have a fair bit from last week, so here`s hoping it is not too much.
    Keep warm, keep safe

    Patricia xx

  5. I nearly missed this one Carole - and you know me and the HM stamps!!! I sat and digested how to do the card and have worked it out. It really is a great idea and I think I will try this one in future (if you don't mind). The mouse is the cutest and I love the embellishments you have used with him.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx