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Triple Pull Tab Hamster Card

Hi crafty friends! It's Jenn and I'm happy to back on the BRI blog sharing an interactive card with you today! As you can see, the new February Mama Elephant release has been a hit with the design team and we love creating cards with these cute hamsters!! When we were growing up, my brothers and I had a total of 12 hamsters over the years so these hamster stamps were an absolute must have for me!

For this card, I stamped, colored, and die cut the images from Mama Elephant's Celebration Hamsters and Little Hamster Agenda. For the ground, I trimmed a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped it with Lawn Fawn's Woodgrain Backdrops in Versamark ink and inked the edges with vintage photo Distress ink. To create the background, I cut a panel slightly smaller than 5x7 inches. I ink blended Distress Oxides (tattered rose, worn lipstick, abandoned coral) and then splattered with Lawn Fawn liquid stardust. The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide worn lipstick and cut out using a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner die.

To create the interactive pull tab, I used Lawn Fawn's Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On dies. I wanted to create a triple slider so I cut out three slots using the dies (I actually had to extend the slot by sliding the die down to cut extra). Then I assembled the 3 pull tabs as usual but connected them with a strip of cardstock. I trimmed the long tabs on the two outer pull tabs since I did not need them. I also reinforced the middle pull tab with extra cardstock. Hopefully you can see how I assembled it in my pictures below.

Once the mechanism was assembled, I glued on the images to the pull tabs and trimmed the excess flaps behind the images so all you see is the cute squishy hamster, and not extra cardstock. I used a single layer of foam tape to adhere the ground and used a double layer of foam tape to adhere the card front to my cardbase. 

To see the card in action, please head to my Instagram (@cre8iveli) to see the video! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day and happy crafting!


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