A triple interactive Birthday card for the My Favorite Things “Card Design Superstar Challenge”

A triple interactive Birthday card

Hi there,I’m a big fan of My Favorite Things products, but their annual Card Design Superstar Challenge always catches me off guard… not this year! I’ve made a triple interactive card for the Innovation Master category. I hope you like it!

A triple interactive card by Laura Dovalo.
 I made the card for my nephew and godson Nico, using mainly the Die-namics Castle set and the BB Magical Dragons stamp set, but also many unexpected MFT products which you can see in my video tutorial (there’s also a list at the end of this post):

I had to edit the video quite a lot so that it wouldn’t be super long… if you feel like making the card and are uncertain about any of the steps, feel free to comment. I’ll be glad to help!
For example, I forgot to mention that the sliding panel of the second mechanism (that makes the Dino open its mouth) is attached to the base with the same brad that goes through the first band-aid shape in the right column… ***Edited on 4 March: HERE‘s a link to a simplified video tutorial of said mechanism, which will clear all your doubts.
The first mechanism, is a rotating disk that allows three different fairy tale characters to look out through the window…

My favorite mechanism is the second one… when you pull the tab, a message (from the retired “Super Boy” stamp set) is revealed and the T-rex opens its mouth! It ate the present and the dragon looks so confused, lol! ***Edited 4 March: Check out THIS blog entry in which, besides sharing a tutorial of just the above mechanism, I also have some free digital stamps of three cute monsters, that would be perfect for a card like this.


Here’s the card with the third interactive element, a hidden sliding tower, in full view. As I said in the video, my nephew Nico loves cows, so I had to add one to his Birthday card. The stamp, from the BB Whole Herd set, is also easy to color on gray cardstock…


Close up of the tower of the triple interactive card.
I paper pieced the balloons -which I stamped on thin red, blue and yellow cardstock and shaded with Copic markers- to the cow stamp.
I hope you liked my triple interactive card… it’s not quick to make but I bet any kid or MFT fan would love to receive one… ^_^


Here’s a list of all the My Favorite Things products that I used. I’ll be back very soon with another card!

List of MFT supplies

List of measurements

  • Dragon and dino panel: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (13,7cm x 10,5cm)
  • Dragon and dino sliding panel: 3 1/4″ x 2″ (8,2cm x 5,1cm)
  • Middle panel with window: 4 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (11,7cm x 9,5cm)
  • Rotating disk: 4″ (10,2cm) in diameter
  • Long white strip to which towers are adhered: 1″ x 5 1/2″ (2,5cm x 14cm)
  • Gray tower (with the bird): 1″ wide (2,5cm)
  • Middle tower (with “cow”): 1 11/16″ x 3 1/2″ (4,3cm x 8,9cm)
  • Card base: 9 1/4″ x 8″ -scored at 4 5/8″ (23,5cm x 20,3cm – scored at 11,75cm)
  • Cellophane strip: 1 1/2″ x 6″ (3,8cm x 15,2cm)

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