A pull tab card with a rotating mechanism

Interactive T-rex card with a rotating mechanism.

Hi there, welcome! Is there a better way to launch a new blog than with a pull tab card with a rotating mechanism? Although I filmed this tutorial almost a month ago (hence my older watermark in the pics), I hadn’t been able to record the audio until recently. Flue season has been terrible in Spain this year, and it totally knocked me out for , but I’m finally feeling better. ^_^

In September, when I posted my triple interactive card for My Favorite Thing’s mega challenge (check out the winners here), I received some requests for a tutorial showing only the second mechanism, which makes the dino’s mouth open. Well, I’ve finally finished it…

A fun t-rex pull tab card with a rotating mechanism.

This card is less complicated than the first one, but just as cheerful. The “You’re Rawrsome” stamp set by My Favorite Things is so funny. For the cake and presents, I used stamps from the sets; “Birthday Bears” and “Happy Hippos”.

A fun pull tab card with a rotating mechanism, featuring a t-rex that opens and shuts its mouth.

When the slider panel is pulled, the upper jaw of the dino rotates, revealing the present that the little rascal ate, ha ha ha. I thought of making a totally new version with other characters and elements, but I didn’t want to confuse anyone, just explain the mechanism in a more thorough way. It’s actually quite simple. Here’s the tutorial. You can also watch it in HD on Youtube:

Video tutorial of the pull tab card

I hope that everything is now crystal clear (I simplified a few steps) and that you will try to make your own pull tab card with a rotating mechanism.

Free digital stamp

For that reason, here’s a freebie… a digital stamp of three big mouthed monsters, that I drew for the occasion (just right click on the pic and choose “save as…” to download):

Free 3 little monsters digital stamp by Laura Dovalo
International giveaway

I just couldn’t launch a new website without a giveaway. Here’s a fun pack of cardmaking material, that I’ve put toqether and that I hope that you like:

Giveaway at Bagatelas de Papel

To participate, you just need to leave a comment (one per person) to wish me luck, to leave a suggestion… or whatever. ^_^ I would especially like to hear from you English-speaking followers (that is, if I have any)… Do you want me to keep uploading tutorials in English? You have until Thursday March 1, to participate and on Friday, I’ll announce the two winners. Good luck!

Finally, here’s a list of materials that I used to make my card:

List of materials

My Favorite Things:

  • You’re Rawrsome” stamp set
  • “Birthday Bears”stamp set
  • “Happy Hippos” stamp set
  • “Interactive Labels” stamp set
  • “Blue Breeze Prestige” cardstock
  • 6″x 6″ “Sweet Celebration” paper pack
  • Dies from the set “Blueprints 15 Die-namics”
  • Dies from the set “Blueprints 28 Die-namics”
  • the smallest die from the set “Band-Aids Die-namics”
  • Cloud dies from retired sets

Other brands:

  • Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
  • Triangle-shaped enamel dot
  • Memento Dual Marker “Tuxedo Black”
  • Copic markers: G14, G40, G43 y G94, Y0000 and Y04
  • Glossy Accents
  • Double-sided 2″ Scor-Tape
  • 0,75″ 3M foam tape

This post is also available in: Español

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