Hello! And welcome to our "How Neat Is That?!" interactive item blog hop! We're all sharing things that move in some way, and you should leave us with several ideas to make your projects interactive. If you've arrived here from Dawns' blog, you're on the right track. If you are starting here, you may want to head over to Scraps To Treasures and start at the "beginning".
For my project, I chose to create a layout with a "spinner thingy" - it's called a Revolving Door. I used a pattern from the Magic book from Close To My Heart to design my layout, and followed the technique on the following pages to create my interactive door. The book even comes with a DVD of PDF patterns so you can print and cut the pieces. Or, as I did, import them into Make The Cut software to use with your digital cutter.*
Here's my entire layout:
Echo Park Paper. The coordinating cardstock is all from Close To My Heart, as are the stamps, and the Cricut cuts.
Here are a few important details for you:
This is the Revolving Door in it's original, upright position. Note that the door spins on a large brad. (I made this one using a sticker from the Echo Park Paper collection and a flat brad and epoxy sticker.) It is also thick, made by sandwiching foam adhesive between two layers of cardstock. This not only adds depth, but will allow the door to hold up better over time. Also, FYI, the original pattern from the Magic book showed a flower shaped base here, but I didn't feel that went with the Halloween theme. So, I found a neat looking doily shape on the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (available August 1 exclusively from Close To My Heart), on page 31 to be exact. I cut the top layer from a pattern and a solid layer from Sunset cardstock.
The broom and cat images are from Close To My Heart's stamp of the month set for August, and I added tiny little self-adhesive sparkles to the cat's eye's.
Close To My Heart. She is stamped in archival black on white CS. I colored her striped socks and the underside of her hat with a Sunset marker from CTMH, and I colored her skin with a Copic Marker.
Smooch for bling.
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Now, hop along to Jennifer's blog and check out her awesome project!