Fox Slider


I like to call myself a "budget crafter". I truly believe that less is more and that if you keep your stash small, you'll use what you own more creatively. I'm on a tight budget when it comes to crafting so I don't easily spend money on new material unless it's needed for a commission. Once in a while, I like to treat myself to a new stamp or die set, but that's the exception.

Free gifts from magazines come in handy as it means that I can add something new to my designs. Die-Cutting Essentials 26 came with a free hibiscus die which I decided to team with one of my favourite dies from Marianne Design. I wanted a card as colourful as the gift I had already wrapped and dressed up with handmade rosettes. Recently, I've been hooked to interactive cards and some will be featured in upcoming issues of Papercraft inspirations and Papercraft Essentials. So instead of keeping this design plain, I added a small slider so the fox's head moves up and down. It always feels like construction work when I put a card like this together. Everything needs to fit neatly for the slider to move.

Sometimes, there isn't enough space for a sentiment on the front, so why not stamp it on the inside of the card? This design features inlaid die-cuts (fox and circle with striped paper) and a telescopic aperture with three squares of different sizes stacked up to add depth.

Last but not least the gift which is a book that I found in the charity shop. The wrapping paper comes from WHSmith.

Get out your coloured card and create something amazing today!
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