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Interactive piggy card for April MFT & Friends

Interactive piggy card for April MFT & Friends.

Howdy! The big day has arrived and the April Release is finally available at the MFT store. To celebrate it, I’ve made a fun interactive piggy card that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

I love the big critter Die-namics and I knew that I also wanted to make an interactive card featuring the Little Piggy Die-namics. HERE you can see my interactive fox card and HERE you can check out the Interactive Raccoon Tutorial that I made for the MFT YouTube channel. But before I tell you more about the card, let’s look at it in action:

The poor thing is getting in shape for the summer and “sweating like a pig”, ha ha ha. I made a video tutorial (Interactive snow angel card tutorial) with the same mechanism a year ago, but here’s part of the process in pictures:

Interactivepiggy card tutorial. Tutorial de tarjeta de cerdito interactivo.

  • Die cut the pig’s body and draw the legs, like in the first picture, then cut them out.
  • Partially die cut the arms and draw a circular shape at the end of each one. Also cut these out.
  • Punch two small holes in each extremity.
  • Die cut one of the pull tabs from the Interactive Pull Tabs Die-namics and score it in the middle to double it up.

    • Die cut two of the bodies from the Raccoon Cutie Die-namics or just modify the piggy’s body by cutting its legs off… You’ll need one of them to position the body parts and the other one to cover the mechanism. The inner hole has to be on the pull tab and the outer hole off the pull tab (see the last picture).
    • Temporarily attach the pull tab and the body parts to the card panel.
    • Draw a mark at about 1″ above the body…

  • Use a craft knife to cut a slit for the pull tab (it’s going to be hidden by the head).
  • Use thread to attach the arms and legs to each other as well as to the pull tab: Insert the needle with thread through the left hole of the right arm, then through the upper right hole of the pull tab. Then out through the left hole of the pull tab and through the back of the left arm’s right hole. Tie the two thread ends together and secure with a drop of Glossy Accents. Repeat the same steps with the legs. It’s a lot easier to understand this in my Interactive Snow Angel Card tutorial.
  • Insert the pull tab through the slit and then use mini brads to attach the body parts to the card panel. They should now rotate in unison when you move the pull tab back and forth.
  • Add foam adhesive to the pull tab and attach the head.
  • Decorate the rest of the card.

Interactive pig card for the April 2019 MFT & Friends. Tarjeta interactiva de un cerdito.

Tell me, did the card make you smile? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Now, please head on to the MFT blog to be linked to the awesome projects that my teammates and a couple of MFT friends have created using the April Release.

Be sure to leave some love along the way for a chance to win one of the TWO $100 gift vouchers to the MFT shop. The random winners will be chosen from the comments throughout the hop.

List of products used for the interactive piggy card

 

 

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Comments (27)

  • Isabel Z 2 weeks ago Reply

    Love what you created!

  • Kelsey Thomas 2 weeks ago Reply

    This makes me happy. 🙂 Love that the arms and legs move!

  • Christina Hetzler 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is awesome! What a great, informational and idea-inspiring post!

  • Lisa Byers 2 weeks ago Reply

    What an adorable piggy!! This is a great idea!!

  • Heather Mills 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is soooo adorable!! And then, it dances!!!! Oh my goodness, so fun!!

  • NinaS 2 weeks ago Reply

    So cool. Love sweating drops.

  • Pam Sparks 2 weeks ago Reply

    Just fabulous! Love it so much!

  • JoAnne Malicoat 2 weeks ago Reply

    Love it, how fun!

  • Meghan Kennihan 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is AMAZING! I love this pig and the little scene you made for him!

  • Kristen 2 weeks ago Reply

    Love how you changed the textures of the grasses and this pig is just so cute!

  • Natalie s 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing how you made the pig do its exercises!

  • Sandra Bonagura 2 weeks ago Reply

    My helo! I love your work!

    Sandra Bonagura 2 weeks ago Reply

    whoops … that was supposed to be hero – my hero …. I do love your work!

  • Cynthia Cole 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is so fun and clever!

  • Liz O. 2 weeks ago Reply

    simple adorable! love this fun jumping Piggy! thanks for the fabulous inspiration Laura!

  • Tammy Hanson 2 weeks ago Reply

    Adorable! So much fun. Thanks for sharing the process.

  • Arianna Barbara 2 weeks ago Reply

    Awww!!! This is a beautiful idea about how use this lovely and funny die! This piggy is really cute!!! Love the little heart! Thanks for sharing this useful tutorial!

  • Craftyfield 2 weeks ago Reply

    The interactive part is such fun, I would love to make things like this but paper engineering isn’t my forte!

  • Jennifer Petersen 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is awesome! Love that you made this cute piggy interactive. Thank you for sharing how you did it too!

  • Wendi J 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is so clever. Thanks for showing us how you made it. Yes, it made me smile!

  • Tanja S. 1 week ago Reply

    Love that working out pig!

  • sabinevdk 1 week ago Reply

    That piggy is so cute! I love that you have him moving!

  • JaneenK 1 week ago Reply

    oh my, that’s adorable

  • Elizabeth B 1 week ago Reply

    A pig exercising! So darn cute. Love it!!!

  • Julia D. 1 week ago Reply

    This just makes me smile! Love the movement and the little water droplets!

  • shazz 1 week ago Reply

    that would make you smile

  • Stacey Kowbel 1 week ago Reply

    Oh my gosh, that is so cute!!!

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