Welcome to Chapter Three

Welcome to Chapter Three: Taking Life One Page at a Time -- a space to blog about those things that keep this retired gal from getting into ...

Friday, May 6, 2016

JB Shake, Rattle, and Roll!

Hi, everyone! I am so excited to be a guest designer over at Jingle Belles!


Thanks to Lauren and Stephanie for their kind invitation to join them in their Shake, Rattle, and Roll challenge.   :)

This fortnight, the focus is on interactive cards. That's right, cards that shake, rattle, roll, spin... anything that's interactive.

Since the majority of my cards go to Send A Smile 4 Kids, I couldn't wait to create something fun for a little one at Nationwide Children's. The idea of a tic-tac-toe card had been rattling around in my brain for a while now. So, I bought some Velcro at the local hardware store and came up with the following card.

Card Front (aka The Game Board)
Doodlebug Design north pole dp; Core'dinations white; Recollections black
card base: Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper (for sturdiness)
stash letter stickers; Marvy circle and Recollections snowflake punches
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Ranger multi-medium matte; roll Velcro

Card Interior (Velcro to hold game pieces on left, writing space on right)
  • The card is a standard A2 size. However, there is 0.25" scored section in the middle to create a book-like spine that allows for the storage of the game pieces inside the card. 
  • Game pieces were created by taping a piece of dp onto white cardstock, adhering punched-out snowflakes onto the dp, and punching out the circular game pieces. Then, Velcro was attached to the backs of the game pieces.

  • To create the card front's game board, two strips of dp were attached to a 3.25" square piece of white cardstock, dividing it into nine smaller squares. Then, pieces of Velcro were attached inside the smaller squares. (I used white cardstock because the Velcro was white, and then mounted the game board on black cardstock before attaching it to the card's front.)

  • When all game pieces are stored inside the card's front flap, the card closes flat -- perfect to slip into an envelope. It's a snug fit, but it's a fit! And, I'm hoping it's an envelope that contains a whole lot of fun for an SAS4Kids little one.  :)
  • All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way this card turned out. I just wish I had different letter stickers in my stash. This font is a little too cute when it comes to the "c" -- looking a little too much like a "g" for my taste. Oh, well. Guess tig-tag-snow it is. LOL

We'd love for you to join us this fortnight at Jingle Belles. This is sure to be one fun challenge, and we hope that you'll play along!   :)


  1. What a fabulous card, kid will just love it. I'm thinking my great grandson would be thrilled to get one. Thanks for the instructions, now to surf yard sales for game pieces.

  2. This is fab! I love the colours!
    Dawn xx

  3. I am very late in commenting, but I really do love this!