Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Instructions for the Moving Birthday Card

On the 4th of this month I had a post about a moving birthday card (the godzilla/robot one). Here are the measurments, instructions, and photos so you can try to make a moving card too. You need to start with a double-sided 12x12 card stock. The diagrams are not drawn to scale so you will have to measure. Once you make a template you can just trace it rather than measure everytime you want to make this card. The diagrams are in a jpeg file so just click on them to print out a copy.

The next two photos show the pieces cut out of the cardstock.

Fold the pieces as shown and insert the tab into the opening on side one.

Tape the two pieces together(with Merikan double stick tape) on the left side as shown in the photo. The image that you want to move from left to right in the card should be attached to the tab. (Cut the tab if it is too long for your image.) After you finish the card and are satisfied with the movement, tape the top and bottom of the card so that the card will not come apart being careful not to tape the moving parts.

The following are other views of the card.

I hope that you are successfully able to complete a moving card using my rather crude drawings, vague instructions, and unprofessional photos. Is it obvious why I don't do tutorials? LOL!


Creations by Shirl said...

Thanks Lynn~
I will have to try this one out...

Cheryl said...

You did a great job on the tutorial! I hope to see you making more tutorials. I'll have to try this one out too.

SuiLan said...

Yay! Something I will have to try. Thank you so much for sharing.

Shirley N said...

Great tut Lynn, TFS!

Tammi said...

I'll have to try this sometime, great tutorial, thanks!