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 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! :)