Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Movers & Shakers

At long last, time to satisfy that anticipation I know you all have had over Simply You, Movers & Shakers Sentiments, and the complete collection of Mover and Shaker dies. Oh lordy bees, prepare to be amazed as you blog hop along the PTI blogs this morning checking out the wide variety of ways you can now make interactive cards and the stylish sentiments that go along with them. When I opened up the preview post three weeks ago, I was literally rendered speechless. It was just so mind boggling that we were going to be able to easily make these engineered cards. I was ready to jump right in as soon as I could.

I picked the longer of the two slider sets to work with. They are nice to use on a vertical A2 card. Let me show you my two concepts together--one using an old stamp set and another using the new sentiments from Movers & Shaker sentiments. The white panels on the front slide up to reveal a sentiment underneath.

First one to explore in detail is the card using "Wise Owl". I've pulled that out twice in the last week, amazingly enough. How about some dies Nichole:)?

Hank was invited to a birthday party this past weekend that had a bird theme. I managed to wiggle out of attending (Hun-ey I have so much work to do for PTI! You take him). I couldn't contain my giggles when the hubby walked in the door from the 4 year old's party and immediately got himself a beer and needed a little quiet time to decompress. When he was capable of coherent speech again, I learned that there was a nature program featuring a live owl. I felt like I had a slam dunk with the card at that point. YES!  Score one for Hank's Mama. 

Falling Leaves, Background Basics: Retro (another one you'll see more of this release from me), and the Woodgrain Impression Plate round out my owl theme. Notice how nicely a white gel pen accents the design?

Now, I did something interesting with both cards that you might not realize until you either get the dies or see the short slider die set featured. The top panel is supposed to fold in the middle and the image is suppose to flip up over the fold. I just went again and cut full size panel without scoring the fold. When pulled, the full panel goes up. Just gives you a little more room to stamp. 

Here's the slider in the pulled position. Beneath is another "owl" message. Perfect for kids. And see how that front panel doesn't bend, but rather the panel underneath? I know, it's a bit confusing. But once you get these dies in your hot little hands, they are really very easy to figure out. 

Onto my Mover & Shakers Sentiments card. I was particularly drawn to the sentiment about rainbows. I can see myself sending an encouraging little message like this in the mail. Scattered Showers teams up brilliantly. This time I adhered some Bitty Dot Orange Zest Ribbon with Scor-Tape to the pull for a little extra somethin' somethin.

My favorite part is the surprise when the slider is pulled. A brilliant rainbow (I'm in heaven with new inks!) and a reminder that something wonderful is just around the corner. I'm going to wear this sentiment out. Wouldn't it put a huge smile on your face if you got it in the mail during a particularly tough time in your life?

So are you excited or what? Brilliant concept, awesome stamps. Raises the bar yet again. Looking forward to seeing the other types of interactive cards from the girls in the morning. I have barely scratched the surface with possibilities here today.

Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Ashley Cannon Newell
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders

I'm off to whip together some last minute Valentine's presents and watch Smash. Catch you tomorrow with the rest of my projects.


Rainbow Umbrella
Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Faux Ribbon, Scattered Shower, 
BB: Gingham
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Movers & Shakers Slider Collection, Scattered Showers 
Patterned Paper: Dot Spot
Ink: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow
Pure Poppy Button
Edgers #3, Pinking Sheer Border
Bitty Dot Orange Zest Ribbon

Owl Card
Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiment, Wise Owl, Falling Leaves, BB: Retro
Dies: Movers & Shakers Sliders
Woodgrain Impression Plate
Aqua Mist, Kraft, and Spring Moss Paper
White gel pen


  1. Super cute, Erin! Love them both, but the rainbow inside the second card is really inspired :)

  2. I love your cards! These dies are fantastic and will save so much time making interactive cards. Love the rainbow sentiment!

  3. Love the rainbow card ... totally expect to CASE it!

  4. Very nice slider cards! These dies will make it so much simplier to create interactive cards. Thanks so much for the two great samples, Erin! :)

  5. That is the most clever thing, to have the rainbow behind the slider with the umbrella! Very cute!

  6. Erin -

    Both of these cards are just so adorable. I really love how they turned out.

    Elaine Allen

  7. I love your cards. They would cheer anyone up! The dies would be so much fun to use.

  8. I especially love your rainbow card. So clever. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary month full of inspiration.

  9. Love both cards, and thank you especially for showing us how to make the bigger panel to put on the slider: such a great idea!!

  10. Love your cards, Erin! The rainbow card would definitely put a smile on my face! Actually, it already did! :)

  11. Love those cards!! This is one of the best releases ever :D.